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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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In accordance with ORS 686.420, the following license types expire December 31, 2019:

                        n Veterinarian

                        n Certified Veterinary Technician

                        n Veterinary Facility


The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has moved to a new licensing database, so renewal will look a little different this year. 

Before you can renew your license, you’ll need to activate your account. Activation is easy, and allows the Board to match your existing license information to your new Licensee Portal. 

Instructions for Activating your Account:

2. Click “Activate Now” at the bottom of the screen.

3. Enter your email address, SSN, and Birth Date.

Important: You’ll need to provide the email address that the Board has on file for you. If you no longer have access to this email account, or if you’re not sure what email address the Board has on file, contact Board staff by email to verify or update your address.

4. Check your email to get your temporary password

Note: If you don’t receive an email, remember to check your spam folder!

5. Return to the Licensee Portal login page and login with your temporary password

6. Set a new password and security questions.

7. You’ve activated your Licensee Portal!​

What can you do in the Licensee Portal?

Update your contact information

Update your work location

View and pay any invoices or receipts

Update and track your continuing education

Update supervision information for veterinary interns

Manage facilities for which you are the managing veterinarian

Print a copy of your License

Renew your license!

Renewing your License:

When you’ve logged into the Licensee Portal, click on “License Renewal,” then follow the steps to complete your renewal for the year. Be prepared to update your contact information, report on your continuing education, and answer questions about your personal history since your last renewal. 

You can pay by credit card or by check. If you choose to pay by check, you’ll need to make sure that your check is postmarked by December 31st, and you’ll need to either print your invoice to mail with the check, or write your license number on the memo line.

Renewing a Veterinary Facility:

The managing veterinarian will need to activate their licensee portal, then navigate to the Facility Renewal option on the left-hand menu.  Then, follow the steps to complete the Facility renewal!

As the Board’s staff learns our new system, we appreciate your patience! If you have any issues or concerns as you work through the renewal process, email us at ovmeb.info@state.or.us. We have one staff member processing all renewals, so we’ll help you as soon as we’re able. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Board office hours are generally 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  However, staff availability varies. To speak in person with Board staff, please call or e-mail in advance of your desired visit.​

Useful Links​
Oregon Department of Agriculture/Animal Health

American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB)

NAVLE (NBE/CCT) Score Transfer​

Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)​

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration-Registration and Diversion C

Educational Commission on Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration/Veterinary

Oregon Health Authority-Radiation Protection Services

National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE)

Program for Assessment of Veterinary Equivalence (PAVE)

Public Health for Veterinarians

AVMA - Accredited​ Online Veterinary Technology Programs ​

Compound Drugs: Info for Veterinarians​



Proposed New Administrative Rules October 2019



Minimum Standards for Veterinary Telemedicine (VTM)

Click here​ to view proposed rules.

If the new rules are adopted, this change will be made to 875-001-0005 (Definitions):

(14) "Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR)": Except where the patient is a wild or feral animal or its owner is unknown; a VCPR shall exist when the following conditions exist: The veterinarian must have sufficient knowledge of the animal to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition of the animal. Subject to the exceptions in OAR 875-015-0035, this means that the veterinarian has seen the animal within the last year and is personally acquainted with the care of the animal by virtue of a physical examination of the animal or by medically appropriate and timely visits to the premises where the animal is kept.​



Minimum Standards for Drugs and Biologicals

Click here​​​ ​to view proposed rules.

If the new rules are adopted, the following redundant language will be removed from 875-015-0030 (Minimum Standards):

(7) Biologicals and drugs: The minimum standards for drug procedures shall be:

(a) All biological substances shall be stored, maintained, administered, dispensed and prescribed in compliance with federal and state laws and manufacturers’ recommendations;

(b) Controlled substances and legend drugs shall be dispensed, ordered or prescribed based on a VCPR and shall be labeled with the following:

            (A) Name of client and identification of animal(s);

            (B) Date dispensed;

            (C) Complete directions for use;

            (D) Name, strength, dosage and the amount of the drug dispensed;

            (E) Manufacturer’s expiration date;

            (F) Name of prescribing veterinarian and veterinary medical facility.

(c) No biological or drug shall be administered or dispensed after the expiration date, for a fee.

(d) Rabies vaccine shall be administered only by an Oregon-licensed veterinarian, a Certified Veterinary Technician under direct supervision of an Oregon-licensed veterinarian, or a person authorized by the Oregon Public Health Veterinarian pursuant to OAR 333-019-0017.

(e) If requested, a prescription shall be provided to a client for medications prescribed by the veterinarian under a valid VCPR.



Please submit public comments no later than

December 31, 2019, 5:00 P.M.