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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 works in the interest of  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.


Self Service Portal

Using the Self Service Portal, you'll be able to find a Veterinarian or Certified Veterinarian Technician, File a Complaint, Apply for Licensure, or manage your License. 

For current diciplinary information please contact us at ovmeb.investigator@oregon.gov

IMPORTANT RENEWAL INFORMATION

The renewal portal is now open. To renew your license:

1. Go to https://ovmeb.us.thentiacloud.net/webs/ovmeb/service/#/login Use the e-mail on file and password to login. (Trouble logging on? Please read below)

2. Click on License Renewal. This is a DVM continuing education reporting year. All DVM licensees, please remember to enter at least 30 hours of continuing education. Please note that section "5" of the renewal states:

"CE Activities

Licensees wishing to renew their license must complete the minimum required number of CE hours every two years.

The current certification period for Veterinarians is January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020. The number of hours required for Veterinarians during this time period is 30 hours. Veterinarians must submit documentation of their continuing education by December 31, 2020."

This should read: The current certification period for Veterinarians is January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022. The number of hours required for Veterinarians during this time period is 30 hours. Veterinarians must submit documentation of their continuing education by December 31, 2022."

3. Go through the renewal process and pay via credit or debit card. If you wish to pay with a check please click on “pay with check" and send in your payment with a check or money order with your license number and note indicating it is for your 2023 renewal.  Please note that your application will not be approved until we receive and process payment.

Common Issues and Questions

  1. I forgot my password: Click on “forgot password" be sure to check your junk folder as it is commonly sent to junk mail.
  2. I know where I was born, my secret question is not working: this is case sensitive. If you initially made your secret answer “OregOn" you must capitalize the “O's".
  3. The renewal did not prompt me to enter CE: After you submit the renewal go back to the main screen and click on “continuing education" to the left. 30 hours is due.
  4. I submitted my renewal, where is my confirmation? Once you submit your renewal staff will process it. You will receive an e-mail letting you know your renewal was approved.
  5. My renewal was approved, where is my license? Please log back on to the portal and click on Wallet card/wall certificate to the bottom left of the main portal screen. Copies will not be sent out.
  6. I need more time to complete CE. The extension for CE is March 31, 2022. If you need more time, you must complete the online renewal and enter CE you plan to complete. Once complete please log back on and enter completed CE before March 31, 2022.
  7. Where could I find CE on the required 1 hour of antibiotic CE? https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/COMMUNICABLEDISEASE/ANTIBIOTICRESISTANCE/Pages/Resources-for-Veterinarians.aspx

           https://amrls.umn.edu/

          Please note this is the only link to CE we will provide links to. All other CE must            be RACE or Board approved. A link to CE requirements can be found here.

  1. If you need more help resetting your password, changing your e-mail, or if you have any other questions please EMAIL Bertina.balajadia@oregon.gov or ovmeb.info@oregon.gov this is the quickest way to receive a response.

2022 Annual Performance Progress Report

Annual Performance Progress Report

Rule Changes

Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board voted to approve the proposed rule changes to OAR 875-010-0006 Procedures for Obtaining Permits and Licenses. The rule amendment was unanimously approved during the public Board meeting conducted on October 28, 2022.

OAR 875-010-0006 was amended to remove the reference to the Clinical Competency Exam (CCT) which is no longer being administered and to streamline and organize the rule contents.

View the permanent rule filing which becomes permanent effective November 15, 2022. View the updated and current copy of OAR 875 effective 11/15/22. 


Executive Director Recruitment

December 1, 2022

Interested Parties,

After initial interviews in October and November, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) has named the three final candidates for Executive Director. They are:

  • Pete Burns, Compliance Manager, Oregon Mortuary & Cemetery Board
  • Anna Sanger-Reed, former Executive Director of Programs, Western Energy Institute
  • Troy Wood, Regulatory Counsel, Oregon State Bar

Candidates will meet with members of the community, employees of OVMEB and the Governor's Behavioral Health, and Health Licensing Policy Advisor on December 14, 2022. The final interview will be held during the board meeting scheduled for December 16, 2022. The public meeting will be hosted virtually via:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81111202986?pwd=RENOck15UjZwUkR2MHBHTnVtMVJqdz09

and will start at 8:30 a.m. The Board will meet in executive session per ORS 192.610(2)(a) to consider employment of the director.

The governing Board consists of eight members appointed by the Governor for a term of four years, confirmed by the Senate and appointed by the Governor. The Veterinary Medical Examining Board was established in 1903 to test, license, monitor and regulate practitioners of veterinary medicine in the state. The Board works in the interest of 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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