Membership Benefits

TVMA Keeps Members Informed

TVMA’s constant monitoring of legislative and regulatory activities ensures that our members receive an opportunity to have their voices heard when agencies seek comments on proposed changes. When changes to rules or laws occur, such as DEA licensure changes, TVMA distributes information about how those changes impact the veterinary profession and what veterinarians need to know to stay in compliance.

During the last two Texas legislative sessions, TVMA tracked close to 200 bills related primarily to animals or veterinary medicine and took action to pass or defeat bills as needed. Some of TVMA’s more recent successes include keeping veterinarians out of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and ensuring veterinarians were included when the $200 occupations tax was removed.

Our annual meetings—TVMA Annual Conference & Expo and the Southwest Veterinary Symposium (co-owned by the Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma VMAs)—provide members with opportunities to obtain continuing education without wasting valuable time and money on out-of-state trips. Meeting attendees can visit expansive exhibit halls and renew old friendships with Texas colleagues at fun social events while learning the latest advances in veterinary medicine.

TVMA committees, made up of veterinary professionals, identify and act on issues, laws, regulations, and trends that impact the veterinary profession. They are vital to helping veterinarians, LVTs, CVAs, practice managers and industry stakeholders stay competitive and competent in a rapidly and dramatically changing environment. Committees serve as the main resource in leadership decision-making.

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When you need information quickly, visit TVMA’s website: There you will find the latest news, information on TVMA meetings, links to government agencies and much more.

Through award-winning publications like the Texas Veterinarian magazine, The Source newsletter and the TVMA Membership Directory, you can keep abreast of the latest news in the profession within the state. Whether you need information on the latest regulations or want to locate the phone number of a state agency, you can find it all in our publications.

Legal and regulatory issues surrounding veterinary practice can be confusing and complex. To better serve our members and give more immediate access to answers to some of the more common questions, we have compiled them into this helpful FAQ.

If you don’t find what you need in the Veterinary Legal Center, call 800/489-7347. This toll-free number provides direct access to TVMA's general counsel who is able to answer your question or concern regarding legal or regulatory issues, including veterinary practice, ethics and employment law. One call to TVMA can save you both time and money.

If you or someone you work with has a mental health or substance abuse problem, TVMA’s Peer Assistance Program can help. Professional Recovery Network is operated with strict confidentiality. If you care about someone in need, call the PRN helpline at 800/727-5152, available 24 hours a day.

Whether you need health certificates for pets traveling to another state or a drug inventory book to help you track the drugs coming into and going out of your practice, TVMA has the products you need.

TVMA and Veterinary Career Network (VCN) offer options for employers and job seekers. TVMA’s classifieds are published in print and online and focus on Texas-based clinics. VCN offers a nationwide online job board for those interested in opportunities outside the state. Click HERE for more information.

Free online continuing education is just one of many member benefits TVMA offers. Already a member and ready to get started? Look for “Free Online CE” under the Education/Opportunities tab. You will need to create a separate login and password for the online CE website as it is managed by a third party. You may use the same login and password as the TVMA website if you choose.


Please call our office with any questions you may have at 512/452-4224 or email Donna Eberhart at