Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners:

An Inventory of State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1985, 1987-2000, 2002-2006



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Title: State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners minutes
Dates: 1985, 1987-2000, 2002-2006
Abstract: The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners administers licensing exams, issues licenses for the practice of veterinary medicine, and regulates the profession by enforcing the Veterinary Licensing Act and the board's rules of professional conduct. These functions are documented by these records, consisting of minutes of meetings of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, dating 1985, 1987-2000, and 2002-2006.
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners was created in 1911 (House Bill 62, 32nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to ensure that Texas citizens have adequate veterinary services for their livestock and other animals. The board administers licensing exams, issues licenses for the practice of veterinary medicine, and regulates the profession by enforcing the Veterinary Licensing Act and the board's rules of professional conduct.

The original Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners consisted of seven qualified veterinarians appointed by the governor for two-year terms; none of the members could be a stockholder or faculty member of a college of veterinary medicine. In 1953 (House Bill 325, 53rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) the number of veterinarians on the board was reduced to six, to serve for staggered six-year terms. Sometime between 1967 and 1987, the number of veterinarians on the board was raised to seven, and two members of the general public were added, for a total membership of nine. In 1987 (Senate Bill 1497, 70th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) the membership was amended to reduce by one the number of veterinarians, and to increase by one the number of public members.

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners consists of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, for staggered six-year terms: six members must be veterinarians (not more than one of which is a faculty member of a college of veterinary medicine), and three represent the general public. The governor selects the chair, and the board hires an executive director.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners web site (http://www.tbvme.state.tx.us/index.htm), accessed November 29, 2006; and the enabling legislation, 1911, 1953, 1967, 1981, 1987.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners administers licensing exams, issues licenses for the practice of veterinary medicine, and regulates the profession by enforcing the Veterinary Licensing Act and the board's rules of professional conduct. These functions are documented by these records, consisting of minutes of meetings of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, dating 1985, 1987-2000, and 2002-2006. The minutes describe, in a thorough yet summary form, the discussions and actions of the board, including the following: docketed cases, approval of candidates completing exams to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas, lists of candidates refused a license, lists of individuals approved for special licensure, citizen comments, continuing education agreed orders, agreed orders, requests of license transfer, petitions for waiver, proposed rules, adopted rules, legislative appropriation requests (LARs), operating budgets, strategic plans, legislation, executive director's reports, and committee reports. There are few supporting documents as such, although the full texts of all proposed and adopted rules are included.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by State Archives staff chronologically by the date of the meeting.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room (Room 100). Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Veterinarians--Legal status, etc.--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Veterinarians--1985, 1987-2000, 2002-2006.
Functions:
Regulating veterinarians.
Licensing veterinarians.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Animal Health Commission records, 1990-1991, 2 cubic ft.
Texas Animal Health Commission meetings records, 1962-2000, 4.25 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2003/057, 2004/099, 2005/162, 2006/264, 2007/050, 2007/112

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners on October 21, 2002; February 25, 2004; June 16, 2005; and March 27, 2006; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on November 3, 2006; and March 9, 2007.

Processing Information

Tony Black, September 2005, December 2006, March 2007

Accruals

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners transfers minutes to the Texas State Archives on a regular basis.

Other Formats for the Records

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners mounts its most recent minutes (in PDF format) on the agency web site (http://www.tbvme.state.tx.us/agency.htm).

Location of Originals

The record copies of minutes are maintained by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners minutes, 1985, 1987-2000, 2002-2006,
0.5 cubic ft.

Box
2007/050 May 1985
October 1987-October 1998
Box
2003/057 February 1999
June 1999
October 1999
February 2000
June 2000
August 2000
October 2000
[Missing minutes of meetings in 2001 and part of 2002.]
June 2002
October 2002
February 2003
June 2003
October 2003
February 2004
April 2004
June 2004
October 2004
February 2005
June 2005
October 2005
February 2006