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About the Board

Our Mission

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.


Annual Performance Measures
In addition to its licensing functions, the Board conducts inspections, imposes disciplinary action, and supports rehabilitation, education and research to further its legislative mandate to ensure quality veterinary services for the citizens of Oregon. The Board currently regulates the following animal health care providers:
  • Veterinarians
  •  Certified Veterinary Technicians
  •  Certified Euthanasia Technicians
Although the Board is a state agency, no money is received from the state's General Fund. Operating funds are generated through application and licensing fees.

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