• Texas Prescription Monitoring Program

    Texas PMP (PDF)

  • Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

  • Upcoming License Application Deadlines

  • Requirement to Update Licensee Contact Information

Temporary Emergency License Application - Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

On August 23, 2017, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster proclamation, which provided this agency the opportunity to assist individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Based on this proclamation, The Texas Board of Veterinary Medicine (TBVME) is pleased to offer a Temporary Emergency License (TEL) to out-of-state veterinarians who wish to come to Texas to provide relief veterinary services, but do not hold a Texas Veterinary License. 

Please do not self-deploy to Texas. TAHC (Texas Animal Health Commission) has a phone line dedicated to the Animal Response Operations Coordination Center (AROCC).  That number is 512-719-0799.  This office does not coordinate the rescue efforts, so please know where you are needed before you apply for the license and make plans to come to Texas. More information can be found at http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/emergency/index.html 

Please click HERE to obtain the application packet and instructions.  Processing your Emergency Temporary License applications will be a priority during this tragedy and we plan to issue the licenses within 1-2 business days, if possible, depending on the demand.  Please provide an email address on your application, as your license will be emailed to you.  We appreciate you reaching out to help those affected by this tragedy in Texas.

Any questions about this process can be directed to Marilyn Hartman, the Director of Licensing/Interim Executive Director, at marilyn@veterinary.texas.gov or (512) 305-7558. 

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Registration Information and Violation Matrix

Board rule 573.43 becomes effective on September 1, 2016. This rule requires a veterinarian to hold a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration if such registration is required by other law.

Generally, DEA regulations require a veterinarian who administers or dispenses controlled substances to hold a registration. This matrix, adopted by the Board on July 19, 2016, sets out Board guidelines for evaluating violations of rule 573.43.  

Drug Log Violation Matrix

Board rule 573.50 contains record keeping requirements for a veterinarian's use of controlled substances, including a record of the total balance on hand of each scheduled drug. This matrix, adopted by the Board on July 19, 2016, contains Board guidelines for evaluating violations of rule 573.50.

Notice to all Controlled Substances Registration Registrants:

Senate Bill 195 (84th Legislative Session), eliminates the requirement for a practitioner to have a Controlled Substances Registration with the state of Texas, effective Sept. 1, 2016. To implement this change, all active/current Controlled Substances Registrations (CSR) expired on Aug. 31, 2016.  The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has been transferred to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).  In order to establish and maintain this new program, the TSBP will need to assess a $7.85 fee to all individuals licensed by this board and authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances.  The $7.85 fee was added to the active DVM license renewal fees effective September 1, 2016.  Official prescription pad ordering information as well as additional information about the PMP may be found on the Texas State Pharmacy Board website.  

Licensing and Renewal Fees have changed for 2017.     

Please see Licensing and Renewal Fee amounts here.

Notice to Military Veterans, Active Service Members, and Military Spouses

Senate Bill 807 (84th Legislative Session) eliminates the application and examination fees for military veterans, active military service members, and military spouses.  To implement this change, the application instructions have been changed to reflect the type of documentation required to claim the military fee waiver.  The fee waiver applies only to applications received after September 1, 2015. Please see the application instructions for more information.  All license types are eligible for this fee waiver.