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    The Veterinary Medical Examining Board was established in 1903 to test, license, monitor and regulate practitioners of veterinary medicine in the state. The Board's mission is to protect animal health and welfare, public health, and consumers of veterinary services. The Board's authority comes from the Veterinary Practice Act, Chapter 686 of the Oregon Revised Statutes and Chapter 875 of the Oregon Administrative Rules.
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At its July 12th meeting, the Board voted to propose rule amendments that will allow it to conduct criminal background checks for license applicants and expand Certified Veterinary Technician licensure opportunities.   Notice of rulemaking has been published in the September issue of the Secretary of State’s Bulletin.  The text of the proposed may be viewed here:    (link)

Written public comment will be accepted through September 22, 2014 (close of business).  Written comments may be mailed, emailed or faxed.  Testimony may also be given orally or in writing in a public hearing, scheduled for September 26, 2014 in room 445 of the State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland.  The Board will vote on whether to adopt the proposed rule amendments at its October 18, 2014 meeting at the PCC Cascade Campus.  Please continue to check this site for updates.​

Proposed​ Rule Amendments - September 2014

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