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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


With Oregon expected to reach high temperatures of over 100 degrees across much of the state this week, please use these resources to learn the rules and access information to work and play safely:


Upcoming Board Meeting:

December 01, 2023 - Board Meeting by webconference
Executive Session | 8:30 AM  Executive sessions are closed to the public.
December 01, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting webconference
Public Session | 8:30 AM | Zoom information will appear here
Meeting Documents: Will appear here when available

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


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