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RULE §573.71Operation of Temporary Limited-Service Veterinary Services

(a) Requirements for operation. Veterinarians operating temporary limited service clinics shall:

  (1) maintain sanitary conditions at the clinic site, including, but not limited to, removal of animal solid waste and sanitizing/disinfecting of urine and solid waste sites;

  (2) provide injections with sterile disposable needles and syringes;

  (3) utilize a non-porous table for examining and/or injecting small animals;

  (4) maintain biologics and injectable medications between temperature ranges of 35 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit;

  (5) perform and complete blood and fecal examinations before dispensing relevant federal legend medications;

  (6) maintain rabies vaccination records and treatment records for five years, indexed alphabetically by the client's last name and by vaccination tag numbers, if issued; and

  (7) provide clients with a printed form that contains the identity of the administering veterinarian and the address of the places where the records are to be maintained.

(b) Required notification to the Board prior to operation. Before any temporary limited-service clinic may be operated, the veterinarian is required to provide notification to the Board office at least 48 hours before the clinic begins operation. Notice may be provided no more than 90 days prior to the clinic operating for a particular day and any cancellations of operation must be provided to the Board within 48 hours before the clinic was to operate. Notice must include the veterinarian's full name, license number, and daytime phone number; the date the clinic will be held, the specific location of where the clinic will be held, and times of operation; and the permanent address where records for the clinic will be kept. Notice may be by electronic transmission or mail. Mailed notice will be considered to have met the notification requirement if the written notice is postmarked at least five days prior to the operation of the clinic.

Source Note: The provisions of this §573.71 adopted to be effective June 14, 2012, 37 TexReg 4229; amended to be effective December 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 9937; amended to be effective May 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 3428; amended to be effective August 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 5154; amended to be effective November 22, 2015, 40 TexReg 8028

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