OAR 875-010-0000
Qualifications for Veterinary Licenses and Permits

Applicants for Oregon veterinary licenses shall meet the following requirements:


Graduate from a veterinary college or veterinary department of a university or college of good standing and repute as defined in OAR 875-005-0005 (Definitions)(9)(a)(b) or, if a graduate of an unaccredited veterinary school, completion of all requirements of the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education (PAVE); and


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Pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) or the National Board Exam (NBE) and Clinical Competency Test (CCT), and Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test as required by OAR 875-010-0015(3).


An applicant may request a waiver of the Clinical Competency Test requirement if all the following conditions are met:


The applicant has graduated from an accredited veterinary school or earned the ECFVG or PAVE certificate or completed another equivalency program approved by the Board, as described in OAR 875-010-0000 (Qualifications for Veterinary Licenses and Permits), prior to and including 1990;


Has been engaged in active veterinary clinical practice for at least five contiguous years immediately preceding the date of application;


Has held license(s) in good standing in other state(s) or U.S. territories since graduation; and


Has met Continuing Education requirements at least equivalent to 10 hours per year during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.


The Board may request other documentation of competent clinical practice.


Temporary and active licenses may be issued to applicants who have at least one year experience, as set out in ORS 686.045 (Qualifications for license)(3) and 686.065 (Issuance of temporary license to certain applicants)(1)(b).
(4) The Board may conduct background checks on intern, initial and renewing license applicants. Applicants and licensees shall be required to provide any police and court records for any arrests and convictions.


The Board may refuse to issue a license or permit to an applicant for any of the following:


Violations of veterinary practice laws and rules in other states, provinces or countries;


Evidence of previous veterinary incompetence or negligence;


Violations of other laws substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of veterinary medicine;


The sale or use of illegal drugs or substance abuse; or


Making a misrepresentation or omission on application or otherwise to the Board.

Source: Rule 875-010-0000 — Qualifications for Veterinary Licenses and Permits, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=875-010-0000.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 875-010-0000’s source at or​.us