Animal Shelters and Non-Profits

Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

TVMA’s Shelter Medicine Committee believes the state of Texas could benefit from a sensible, research backed set of veterinary approved guidelines to help improve the consistency and quality of care in the states animal shelters. These guidelines should promote high standards in animal welfare which can be used as benchmarks and self-assessment tools for continual improvement in animal care. Based on these beliefs TVMA’s Shelter Medicine Committee with approval of the Board of Directors recommends the guidelines developed by theAssociation of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV). 

To access these standards please click on the following link-- Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters