Veterinary Medical Examining Board
In 1903, the Legislature enacted the Veterinary Practice Act, which authorizes the board to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in Oregon. The board licenses veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians and euthanasia technicians, ensuring that every applicant meets state and national requirements for education, testing and experience. The board protects the public and the public’s animals by making and enforcing rules for competency, health and safety standards for veterinarians and facilities. With a staff of four, the board processes license applications and renewals; proposes and adopts or repeals rules and investigates complaints alleging violations of the Veterinary Practice Act; and regularly inspects veterinary facilities throughout the state. Board members include five veterinarians, two members of the public and one certified veterinary technician. Oregon’s veterinary board was the first in the country to elect a certified veterinary technician to serve as chair.
Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407, Portland 97232
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS 686
Records, Publications and General Information
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
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