Our mission is:

  • to protect the animal industry from, and/or mitigate the effects of domestic, foreign and emerging diseases;
  • to increase the marketability of Texas livestock commodities at the state, national and international level;
  • to promote and ensure animal health and productivity;
  • to protect human health from animal diseases and conditions that are transmissible to people; and,
  • to prepare for and respond to emergency situations involving animals by conducting agency business in a responsive, cooperative and transparent manner.

In the News

  • 10/19 Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines. Click here to learn more.
  • 10/18 Medina County Elk Tests Positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Click here to learn more.
  • 9/26 Trichomoniasis Testing and Entry Requirement Rules Adopted. Click here to learn more.
  • 9/14 Accepting Nominations for Areas Experiencing Veterinary Shortages. Learn more here.