Enforcement

The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners receives and reviews complaints regarding the practice of veterinary medicine and equine dentistry as well as complaints against individuals believed to be practicing veterinary medicine or equine dentistry without a license.  Please click here for a brief overview of the complaint process.

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 at that practice location. 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 veterinarianís 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.