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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


Basic Chapters Information

Education (Training, Continuing Education)

Texas Department of State Health Services
Animal Control Officer Training Manual

Basic Chapters:

Introduction (PDF) revised 9/21
Animal Identification (PDF)
Animal Capture and Handling (PDF)
Animal Transportation (PDF)
Animal Impoundment (PDF)
Disposition of Animals (PDF) revised 9/21
Controlled Substances (PDF) revised 9/21
Shelter Safety (PDF)
Sanitation (PDF)
Animal Health (PDF)
Rabies (PDF)
Records (PDF)
Communication Skills (PDF)
Court Conduct (PDF)
Animal Cruelty Investigations (PDF)

Last updated October 7, 2021