State Veterinarian

The State Veterinarian is responsible for monitoring and protecting animal health in Tennessee, working with private veterinarians, animal pathologists, and a network of animal disease diagnostic laboratories to identify diseases and make a definitive diagnosis in cases of animal deaths.

The State Veterinarian is also responsible for the certification and enforcement of animal health standards required for interstate commerce of livestock and livestock products, as well as cooperation with federal animal health officials in accrediting Tennessee's practicing private veterinarians.  

The State Veterinarian's Office may be contacted at (615) 837-5120.

State Veterinarian Orders and Waivers

Animal Health Listserv

Licensed, accredited Tennessee veterinarians may sign up here to receive email updates from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division.