Stakeholder Meetings

Staff of the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is seeking stakeholder input on possible amendments to rule 573.80, relating to the definition of "designated caretaker." Stakeholder meetings will be held on March 22 and March 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hobby Building (333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas) to open a discussion and hear from stakeholders who may be affected by any amendments.  You can review background information and some initial questions for consideration by clicking here. While the March 22 meeting will be directed mainly at shelter vets and city/county shelter representatives and the March 30 meeting will be directly mainly at rescue organizations, all interested stakeholders are welcome to attend either meeting or both meetings.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Maggie Griffith, General Counsel, at (512) 305-7572 or by email:


Proposed Rules

Click on the links below to access proposed rules approved by the Board for publication in the Texas Register and available for public comment.  Comments will be accepted for 30 days (March 19, 2016 - April 17, 2016)

Rules proposed at the January 26, 2016 meeting.



Downloadable Complete Board Rules (pdf)
(Updated 03/22/2016)

Downloadable Chapter 571 Licensing (pdf)
(Updated 03/22/2016)

Downloadable Chapter 573 Rules of Professional Conduct (pdf)
(Updated 03/22/2016)

Downloadable Chapter 575 Practice and Procedure (pdf)
(Updated 03/22/2016)

Downloadable Chapter 577 General Administration and Duties (pdf)
(Updated 03/22/2065)

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Texas Administrative Code, Sections 571-577

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