|(a) Eligibility and Application Requirements. An application
for a temporary veterinary license shall be submitted to the Board
on the form provided by the Board. To be complete, an application
must include at least the following items:
(1) a letter of good standing issued within the previous
six months from another state or jurisdiction of the United States
or foreign country with substantially similar licensing requirements
in which the applicant is currently actively licensed;
(2) an attestation that the applicant is a graduate
of a school or college of veterinary medicine that is approved by
the Board and accredited by the Council on Education of the American
Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or that possesses an Educational
Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) Certificate or
a Program for Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE)
(3) a copy of the applicant's driver's license, passport,
or other government-issued photo identification; and
(4) the license number and signature of the Texas veterinarian
who agrees to provide general supervision of the applicant's practice
of veterinary medicine for the duration of the temporary veterinary
(b) Scope and Duration.
(1) A temporary veterinary license is valid only for
a specific patient, client, continuing education course, or task.
(2) A temporary veterinary license is valid for 60
days from issuance. A temporary veterinary license may not be renewed
or reissued. A person may not be issued more than two temporary veterinary
licenses in a calendar year.
(1) A person who exceeds the scope or duration of a
temporary veterinary license, or who violates the Act or Board Rules
while practicing under a temporary veterinary license, is subject
(A) disciplinary action under Occupations Code §801.401;
(B) a cease and desist order pursuant to Occupations
(C) future denial of any type of license issued by
the Board for which the person may otherwise be eligible;
(D) referral to any jurisdiction in which the person
is currently licensed; and
(E) referral to an appropriate law enforcement agency.
(2) A Texas veterinarian who signs an application for
a temporary veterinary license agreeing to provide general supervision
of the applicant's practice of veterinary medicine for the duration
of the temporary veterinary license is subject to discipline if the
Texas veterinarian fails to provide such supervision.