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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.   The proposed amendments will be filed with the Secretary of State ​by August 10th.  The text of the proposed amendments will be posted on this website, along with dates for public hearing and comment.  The Board will vote on whether to adopt the proposed rule amendments at its next meeting, which has been scheduled for October 18, 2014.  Please continue to check this site for updates.


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Protect yourself, your family and your co-workers by staying informed. The Governor of Oregon has asked that this site be posted to all state agency web sites. It is always a good idea to check with your doctor on your health care, especially at this time of year.
The fewer of us who get sick from either seasonal influenza or pandemic H1N1 influenza, the more we can reduce the impact in our schools and workplaces. Visit the state's flu Web site at www.flu.oregon.gov or call the state hotline at 1-800-978-3040.