Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board

Rule Rule 875-010-0050
Supervision of Interns


An intern license is issued for the purpose of providing supervised training and mentorship to veterinarians who have less than one (1) year experience following graduation from a veterinary school or college as defined in OAR 875-005-0005 (Definitions)(8).

(1)

“Supervision,” as used in ORS 686.085 (Serving internship before being eligible for license), requires an Oregon licensed veterinarian to provide supervision of the Intern as follows:

(a)

Direct supervision of the Intern for each and every procedure until such time as the supervising veterinarian reasonably concludes that the Intern has sufficient training and experience to competently conduct a particular procedure, or class of procedures, independently;

(b)

The supervising veterinarian shall document and make available to the Board, if requested, the documentation used in making the decision to allow the Intern to work independently.

(c)

The supervising veterinarian need not continue to directly supervise that procedure or class of procedures, upon the supervisor’s determination that competency has been achieved by the Intern; however, the supervising veterinarian shall continue to reasonably monitor the results thereof;

(d)

The supervising veterinarian shall continue to directly supervise all procedures for which the supervisor has not yet made a competency determination.

(2)

The supervising veterinarian may not:

(a)

Be absent from the veterinary clinic for more than 14 consecutive days, or more than 21 total days, in a six month period, exclusive of weekends; or

(b)

Conduct the supervision from a separate clinic, unless and until such time as the supervising veterinarian reasonably concludes that the Intern has sufficient training and experience to competently conduct a particular procedure or class of procedures independently.
(3) The supervising veterinarian shall notify the Board within 10 calendar days if an Intern is no longer under that veterinarian’s supervision. Notification may be via electronic mail.
(4) An Intern shall notify the Board within 10 calendar days of any change in supervision. Notification may be via electronic mail.
(5) An Intern may have more than one supervisor during the internship.
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