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

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.

Career Opportunities - Current Openings

Job Opening Job Classification Opening Date Closing Date County Location Type Application
Veterinarian Staff Veterinarian Staff 07/21/22 08/17/22 Davidson County Full Time APPLY HERE
Search "Job ID 34221"
Veterinarian Staff-Asst State Vet Veterinarian Staff-Asst State Vet 07/21/22 08/17/22 Davidson County Full Time APPLY HERE
Search "Job ID 34231"
Veterinarian Staff Veterinarian Staff 08/04/2022 08/30/2022 Henry County Full Time APPLY HERE
Search "Job ID 35051"