Texas Animal Health Commission CE Sessions

The Texas Animal Health Commission is now offering several CE seminars that are mandatory for certain certifications. The following sessions will be offered at no additional charge to veterinarians attending the 2014 TVMA Annual Conference in College Station. Veterinarians interested in attending should go directly to the Mockingbird Room at the Hilton Hotel the day of the seminar.

Friday, February 28, 2014 (Hilton Hotel - Mockingbird Room)

8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. (1-CE Credit)
TAHC Orientation, Certificates of Veterinary Inspection and Animal Disease Traceability

9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. (1-CE Credit)
Brucellosis, Tuberculosis and Trich

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. (1-CE Credit)
Epidemiology of TSE's (CWD, BSE) and Tickborne Disease, Emergency Management

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. (1-CE Credit)
Swine/Equine Diseases (Piro and EIA)

Saturday, March 1, 2014 (Hilton Hotel - Mockingbird Room)
8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.  (1.5 CE Credits)
CWD w/cadaver lab

10:20 a.m. to Noon (1.5 CE Credits)
Trich Lecture

USDA-APHIS Training Modules

By now all veterinarians who wished to retain their U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) veterinary accreditation should have reapplied and received a new accreditation number from the USDA with a renewal date. 

USDA APHIS now requires veterinarians to complete supplemental training prior to their renewal date in order to renew their accreditation.  Veterinarians will have 3 years (depending on the renewal date assigned to them) to complete the Category I, 3 hours of Supplemental Training or Category II, 6 hours of Supplemental Training. This supplemental training cannot be substituted with any other continuing education. Veterinarians may take the required supplemental trainings modules on the internet by clicking HERE. However, if you prefer a more personal setting and do not want to take the classes online we would like to invite you to attend the Texas Veterinary Medical Association annual conference in College Station, Texas.  If you are not registered for the annual conference, there is a $25 fee to attend these courses for Sunday ONLY. Stop by the TVMA Registration Desk in the lobby of the College of Veterinary Medicine to register and pickup a name badge.

Sunday, March 2, 2014 • 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.
Module 1 - Introduction to the New National Veterinary Accreditation Program

Speaker: Joe Garrett, DVM

9:00 a.m.
Module 9 - Interstate and International Health Certificates for Category 1 Animals

Speaker: Dr. Lee Jan

10:30 a.m. Module 22 - Animal Welfare: An Introduction (45-55 minutes)
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Pannill

11:30 a.m.
Module 23 - Use of Antibiotics in Animals (1-hr.) 
Speaker: Dr. Lee Jan

PLEASE NOTE: If you have questions concerning USDA APHIS certification, please do not hesitate to call or email Elizabeth Choate, JD, TVMA’s director of government relations/general counsel at or 512/452-4224.


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