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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Education

ORVP

Continuing Education for Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Registered Sanitarians and Animal Control Officers

The Texas Department of State Health Services Oral Rabies Vaccination Program (ORVP) is an innovative program that uses oral rabies vaccine to control rabies in wildlife. The program was implemented to address two rabies epizootics, including one in coyotes in South Texas and one in gray foxes in West-Central Texas. The baits containing the oral rabies vaccine are distributed aerially in designated areas.

Animal control officers, registered sanitarians, veterinarians and veterinary technicians can receive continuing education credits for visiting the ORVP field locations to learn about the epizootics and the field work being conducted to control them.
 
Attendance at the Texas 2020 ORVP is available in Zapata (Jan. 8-10), Del Rio (Jan. 12-16), and Alpine (Jan. 18-20). Please note that all dates are approximate; they are contingent upon weather conditions at each location.

Please contact Dr. Laura Robinson, ORVP Director, Zoonosis Control Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, to make arrangements for visiting the ORVP Command Center. Or call (512) 776-7255 and ask the receptionist to forward you to the Zoonosis Control Branch.

Last updated August 26, 2020