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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 is currently seeking a veterinarian board member.  The Board licenses and regulates the Oregon veterinary industry, and by establishing standards of practice, licensing requirements, complaint investigations, education and outreach, protects the public and supports positive health outcomes for animals in Oregon.  The Board is comprised of both licensed members as well as members of the general public, who are essential to the governance process. Please consider dedicating your time and expertise to the Board and the Oregon veterinary industry.


Members to Boards and Commissions are appointment by the Governor, and for the Health Regulatory Boards, are confirmed by the Oregon Senate.  To get started, click here for more information and how to apply on the Governor's website.

 Deadline: The next deadline for consideration of applications is June 28, 2023 for Senate confirmation, anticipated in September. Applications received after the 28thth will be considered for the next round, should a position still be open. Applications are kept on file for any openings for two years.

 If you have any questions, please reach out to OVMEB Director, Peter J. Burns: 971-673-0023 |

OVMEB strives to support our licensees during this very challenging time. We would like to remind you that the OVMA and PVMA offer numerous well-being offerings: monthly wellness days, guided discussion and art therapy events, financial planning workshops, etc. Please find a list of additional resources for the broader profession and locally here: &

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 875-040-0010 Certification of Technicians. These rule amendments were unanimously approved during the public Board meeting conducted on February 24, 2023. 

OAR 875-040-0010 was amended to allow a  Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET) Intern to obtain the required hands on training with any licensed DVM or CET. This will give the interns additional options for obtaining the required hands on training.

Copies of the permanent rule filings which became permanent effective 03/01/23 as well as an updated and current copy of OAR 875 effective 03/01/23 can be found here: Notice of Proposed Rule Amendment OAR 875 03_01_23

Policy Changes

Staff will no longer be proving letters of good standing.  Our online system provides the official Oregon verification for licenses regulated by our office and is updated in real time. The verification system is available to the public, at no charge, and can be accessed by visiting . The system allows for individual verification searches, as well as the ability to download lists of professionals. The printable verification will provide information about the license including the date the verification was generated, the initial date of licensure, the expiration date, and any discipline information. The online system is the only primary source license verification system available. Oregon will not complete state-specific forms or complete verifications manually.

Additionally, online verifications from other states are acceptable as the primary source of verification. 

Notice of Proposed Rule Making

The Board has scheduled a public rules hearing to be conducted on 06/14/23 from 9-10 am to hear and receive comments on the proposed rule amendment. The deadline to submit written comments is 6/14/23 at 5:00 pm. Please submit written comments to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board at 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 407, Portland OR 97232 to the attention of Brenda Biggs, Rules Coordinator"

Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 3247 1962 

Passcode: 76K2LW

NEED FOR THE RULE(S) OAR 875 is in conflict with ORS 686 and needs to be amended to match the statue. ORS 686 allows a veterinarian who is not licensed in this state to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon for up to 30 days. OAR 875 states that a person holding an Inactive license may not practice veterinary medicine in the state of Oregon. The proposed rule change will amend OAR 875 to indicate that a person holding an inactive license may practice veterinary medicine in Oregon for up to 30 days. This will correct the rule to correspond with the statue. 

DOCUMENTS RELIED UPON, AND WHERE THEY ARE AVAILABLE OAR 875 and ORS 686 available on the Secretary of State Website: