|(a) A veterinarian must personally sign any official
health documents issued by the veterinarian, and/or any official health
documents for which the veterinarian has received compensation, regardless
of whether said compensation is ultimately refunded, provided, however,
that rabies certificates may be authenticated by either:
(1) the veterinarian's personal signature; or
(2) the use of a signature stamp or electronic signature
by a non-licensed employee under direct supervision of the veterinarian.
(b) The issuance of any pre-signed or pre-stamped official
health documents by a veterinarian is prohibited.
(c) Unless otherwise prohibited by law, and except
as provided in subsection (d) of this section, a veterinarian may
permit a non-licensed employee under the veterinarian's direct supervision,
or under the immediate supervision of a licensed veterinary technician,
to collect samples from animals for official tests.
(d) A person approved by the Texas Animal Health Commission
(TAHC) and under the general supervision of a TAHC approved veterinarian
may perform testing for brucellosis at a livestock market or collect
blood samples on animals to be consigned directly from the ranch to
slaughter and submit them to the state/federal laboratory for brucellosis