Serving internship before being eligible for license
(1)Except as provided in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, an applicant for a license shall serve an internship of not less than one year following passage of the examination required under ORS 686.075 (Examination of applicants) before receiving a license. The internship period may be served in any one of the following ways:
(a)By association with and under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian engaged in the active practice of veterinary medicine, surgery or dentistry in this state.
(b)By engaging in some special form of educational, regulatory or research work under the supervision of a veterinarian licensed to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine, dentistry or surgery in this state.
(c)By engaging in livestock sanitary control work pursuant to employment by the state, the federal government or a municipality of this state.
(2)Internship permits shall be issued for the purpose set forth in this section. No internship permit shall be valid for more than two years but the period may be extended by the Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board for reason.
(3)Time spent by an applicant while a veterinary student engaged in any of the activities listed in subsection (1) of this section may be counted toward the one-year internship required in subsection (1) of this section, subject to the approval of the board.
(4)The requirements of this section shall not apply to applicants who come within the provisions of ORS 686.065 (Issuance of temporary license to certain applicants), or applicants who hold a valid current license to practice veterinary medicine in another state or territory of the United States and who have actively practiced veterinary medicine in such state or territory for not less than one year. [1953 c.624 §6; 1977 c.399 §4; 1993 c.491 §4; 1997 c.241 §2]
Section 686.085 — Serving internship before being eligible for license,