Veterinary Authorized Personnel

This section of the website was developed to become a quick reference for you as a Texas veterinary practitioner to find information regarding the Texas Animal Health Commission Authorized Personnel Program. The Veterinary Authorized Personnel Program regulations and requirements apply to Texas veterinarians engaging in an activity that is part of a state or federal disease control or eradication program. Veterinarians issuing certificates of veterinary inspection for livestock, exotic livestock, fowl, and/or exotic fowl must also be TAHC Authorized Personnel.

The TAHC Authorized Personnel Program: What Veterinarians Need To Know — Dr. Susan Culp, Staff Veterinarian: Authorized Personnel Program Leader

Questions about the TAHC Veterinary Authorized Personnel Program not answered here? Contact us at or call Ms. Laura Leal at (512) 719-0761 or Dr. Susan Culp at (512) 719-0716.

Upcoming Training Webinar Opportunities

TAHC Certified CWD Veterinarian Webinars:

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

TAHC Bovine Trichomoniasis Certification Webinars:

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
  • Monday, May 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
  • Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST

Fever Tick Veterinary Continuing Education Webinars:

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM CST

To register for an upcoming TAHC training webinar, please review the list of webinars above and send an e-mail to: with your preferred date and time. A Skype webinar invitation will be e-mailed to you.

Veterinary Authorized Personnel Application Process

If you had brucellosis-approved status with TAHC as of March 1, 2014, through training as a Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine student or training at one of our TAHC Region Offices, no additional training is required at this time. To transfer your brucellosis-approved status and apply for Authorized Personnel status, please print the application from the link below and mail the completed original signed document to the P. O. Box listed on the application.

If you did not previously have brucellosis-approved status with TAHC, you must complete TAHC Authorized Personnel orientation.

The next in-person orientation class is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the TAHC Office in Austin. To register for that free continuing education class, contact

If you are unable to attend an orientation in person, contact to discuss completing your orientation electronically.

Requirements for Applying for TAHC Authorized Personnel Status:

  1. All applicants much have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine
  2. All applicants must have an Active Texas license in the State of Texas
  3. All applicants must be currently Category II Accredited with USDA

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