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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Veterinary Medical Examining Board regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in the state under authority granted in the Veterinary Practice Act in 1903. The board establishes license qualifications for veterinarians, Certified Veterinary Technicians and Euthanasia Technicians. It sets minimum standards for veterinary medical practice and facility conditions by continuously reviewing and updating the rules in the Veterinary Practice Act. The board investigates complaints against veterinary practitioners. Licensees found to have acted in violation of the Veterinary Practice Act may face sanctions ranging from a warning letter to license revocation depending on the nature and severity of the misconduct. The board has implemented mandatory pain management requirements for patient care and expects to begin regular facility inspections in the 2015–2017 biennium. There are currently three employees: a director, an investigator, and a licensing specialist.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-0224
Fax: 971-673-0226
General Email: ovmeb.info@state.or.us
Contact: Lori Makinen, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Lori Makinen
Records Officer Email: Lori Makinen
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 686.210
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog