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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 October 18th meeting, the Board voted to adopt rule amendments that expand eligibility for Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) licensure.  Effective October 21, 2014, other states’ applicants who have not graduated from an AVMA accredited program are eligible for licensure if they:

A)    Have been actively licensed in good standing as a CVT, RVT or AHT in another state or states for a period of at least five years and:

B)  Have been employed as a licensed or registered veterinary or animal health technician or instructor of veterinary technology for a minimum of three of the last five years; and

C)  Pass the examinations referred to in OAR 87-030-0020 (VTNE and JPE/RDT), and

D) Provide notarized confirmation of clinical competency as a veterinary technician or instructor from at least one veterinarian or school official (dean or program head) who supervised you pursuant to B of this section.  Confirmation must be provided in section 6 of the application form, and must match the information provided pursuant to E below; and

E) Provide W2 federal tax forms or other Board-approved proof of employment as a licensed veterinary technician or instructor; and

F) Provide proof of CE as required in OAR 875-010-0090 that is current at the time of application.



The Board also adopted a rule change that will allow it to conduct criminal background checks for license applicants.  Please watch this site for updates on implementation.  Current licensees will not be subject to criminal background checks for license renewal.  


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