Official Veterinarians

Online TB test submission

Do you know?

- Which date should be entered in Sam when a TB test has been arranged?

- The type of TB test OVs can create? - Updated 03/04/14

- You can use a ‘wildcard’ when searching for a client?

- How to tell when a TB test is ready to be submitted?

Click here to find out.

Sam - Online TB test submission

Changes to Veterinary Delivery – Information for OVs

OVs can electronically receive notifications
and submit TB test results to APHA.
See the advantages and how to register page
for more information.

Service status

The service status is manually updated when there are Issues or Planned Maintenance which may affect Sam and/or the Government Gateway.

Sam has been updated to support the forthcoming management of work by Delivery Partners in England and Wales. Further information is available in the documents below:
Important changes to the way APHA commissions TB testing and other services and Enhancement to Sam work baskets

Service status
Last updated




Government Gateway



Planned maintenance and reported issues

Planned Maintenance

Sam Downtime - Updated 15th May 2016

Friday 24th June 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Monday 27th June 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 9th August 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 10th August 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 13th September 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 14th September 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 4th October 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 5th October 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 25th October 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 26th October 2016 for Maintenance.

Tuesday 6th December 2016 from 19:00 to 07:30 on Wednesday 7th December 2016 for Maintenance.

Government Gateway Downtime - Updated 25th May 2016
07th June 2016 from 22:00 to 06:00 on 08th June 2016 for Maintenance

Reported Issues Updated 25th May 2016

No reported issues

Working offline during planned maintenance

To minimise potential disruption users are reminded that they can download a Working Form from Sam in Excel. Test data can be captured in excel and uploaded back into Sam later. Guidance on using excel can be found in Section 10, Part 2 and Section 12 of the Sam Official Veterinarian Practice Guide and the online e-learning module.

Sam OV support

For queries about using Sam or the initial registration process please contact the Sam support desk on:

0870 242 4996
Email Sam support desk

Log on to Sam button

Sam Government Gateway registration and maintenance links