Veterinarian Resources

USDA accreditation

The USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program authorizes veterinarians to perform state-federal regulatory work such as issuing Certificates of Veterinary Inspection and performing program disease work including Equine Infectious Anemia or TB testing, and Brucellosis vaccination. Veterinarians must be initially accredited by the USDA and then authorized in each state in which they practice.

Two different categories of accreditation are available. 

  • Category I accreditation allows veterinarians to perform accredited work only on companion animals (dogs, cats, amphibians/reptiles, furbearing animals, laboratory animals, and non-human primates).
  • Category II accreditation allows veterinarians to perform accredited work on any species of animal.​​​​

USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program

USDA National Vet Accreditation Program website

USDA Tumwater Area Office

Debra Freelove
360-753-9430
Debra.J.Freelove@aphis.usda.gov

​​​​Initial accreditation

Veterinarians who wish to become USDA accredited, will need to complete the Initial Accreditation Training, attend an Orientation Program, complete the Oregon state-specific orientation, and submit a VS Form 1-36A to the USDA area office.

Oregon state-specific authorization

Currently accredited veterinarians who wish to become authorized to perform accredited work in Oregon, must submit a VS Form 1-36A to the USDA area office, and complete the Oregon state-specific orientation.

Oregon Accredited Veterinarian Resource Booklet (2018)

Oregon Accredited Vet Resource book

Accreditation renewal

USDA accreditation must be renewed every 3 years. Category I Accredited Veterinarians must complete 3 units of NVAP training modules anytime within their three-year renewal period to renew their accreditation. Similarly, Category II Accredited Veterinarians must complete 6 units of NVAP training modules anytime within their three-year renewal period.

Oregon veterinarian licensure

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board handles licensing of Veterinarians and Certified Veterinary Technicians.​

Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board

971-673-0224
Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board website

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​Contact​

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Animal Health
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4680

​​USDA Tumwater Area Office
Phone: 360-753-9430

Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board
Phone: 971-673-0224