One-Third of Texas Veterinary Board Resigns

Three top board members overseeing the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) which is responsible for regulating Texas veterinarians recently stated that “they’re resigning after a scathing review prompted recommendations for change including a sweep of the board’s membership” according to SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS.

The president, vice president and secretary of the nine-member board made their announcement on the same day that the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recommended that current board members’ terms end Sept. 17, 2017.

The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission staff stated that the Texas veterinary agency hadn’t properly carried out basic responsibilities such as proper fiscal management, enforcement and ensuring oversight of controlled substances meant for animals.

RELATED:

-TEXAS STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS (TBVME)
http://www.veterinary.texas.gov/

TEXAS SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION – State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
-https://www.sunset.texas.gov/reviews-and-reports/agencies/state-board-veterinary-medical-examiners
-STAFF REPORT – October 2016

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