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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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The deadline to renew veterinary and CVT licenses without incurring a late fee has been extended to January 31, 2020.  Beginning February 1, 2020, customary late fees will apply.        


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​




Governor Kate Brown has issued Executive Order 20-12, which contains updates for individuals, businesses, public organizations, and outdoor spaces.  To comply with the Order’s efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon and protect employees and the public, for the duration of the Order the Oregon Veterinary Medical Board will cease in-person interactions between staff and the public.  All r​egular business will continue to be done by phone or email during regular business hours (8am to 4pm).  USPS or other ground mail will be processed as quickly as possible. 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to keep Oregonians safe and healthy.
For jurisdictions seeking license verification, please use the primary source information available in the licensee lookup portal on the left side of this page.​

See Executive Orders here:  https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19

Report noncompliance with Executive Order 20-10 here: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/osha/hazrep/​

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 offer 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.