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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.

COVID-19 Information

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


Instructions for Activating your Account:

  1. Go to the Licensee Portal 
  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!

COVID-19 Update

Governor Brown has announced that, effective July 1st, 2020, face coverings will be required for indoor public spaces statewide.  Current data from OHSU and the University of Washington indicates a surge in cases affecting the 20-40 year age group.  This is the average age of employees in the veterinary workforce.  For these reasons, veterinary facilities should require clients and staff in facilities to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing to every extent possible.  Continuing to officer curbside service is strongly recommended.

These requirements and recommendations are made in hopes of preventing another statewide shut-down.  Ideally, veterinary staff should wear face shields if interacting with clients who enter the facility and may be exempt from wearing face coverings.  (Exempted are children under 12 years of age and individuals with conditions that preclude wearing a face-covering.  For further information on exemptions, please go the Oregon Health Authority website, below.)   It is critical that veterinarians remain mindful of the uncertainties of the times and be considerate of their employees, clients and the public.  

As a reminder,

  • Face coverings should be worn inside the facility at all times.
  • Wash your hands every time before and after patients and every time you touch your mask
  • Maintain a 6-foot physical distance between yourself and others whenever possible
As licensed members of Oregon’s scientific community, you can significantly influence public health and safety by supporting and reinforcing these requirements.  Please continue to monitor the Oregon Health Authority website for updates and guidance.


Pursuant to authority under ORS 401.168(2) Governor Kate Brown hereby orders waiving the following fees:

  • Certified Veterinary Technician, application and license fee of $35.
  • Veterinary Intern, application $75, license $150.
  • Initial Veterinary License, application $75, license $150.

This order is made in recognition of current economic uncertainty and to maintain the workforce and facilitate new applications for veterinary professional licenses.

It is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

Applicants should complete forms available on this webpage and must meet all other requirements except for payment of fees. If unable to obtain notary services, applicants may instead include with the application a copy of a government-issued ID, such as driver’s license, school identification card, or passport.



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