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Updated: 3/20/2014
Description: Veterinary Technicians assist veterinarians in the treatment of animals, usually in animal hospitals and clinics. The skills may be learned in a two-year community college program. Veterinary Technicians are awarded a certification upon meeting the requirements for licensure.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: ORS 686
OAR 875-030
Duration: Annual
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  Examination: $35.
Renewal: $35 yearly.
Responsible Agency: Veterinary Medical Board
Examination Information: Applicants must pass the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). This test is administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards. VTNE application and information is available at www.aavsb.org. Applicants who have passed the VTNE at any time in the past do not need to retake this test for licensure in Oregon. Applicants who registered for the VTNE through Oregon do not need to have their scores transferred. Once the application form and fee have been received and screened, the Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test will be provided to the applicant. Application fees are non-refundable; please review the eligibility requirements carefully before you apply.
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: 1. Graduate from a two year accredited program in Veterinary Technology.
2. Pass the Veterinary Technicians National Exam (VTNE).
Application Form: Veterinary Technician Application
Renewals: Renewal application form will be mailed to you at the address you provided the Board. 
Service Links:  Certified Veterinary Technician Application
 Directory of Licensees
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Completed application

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Veterinary Medical Board
E-mail Address: ovmeb.info@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0224
Mail Address: Oregon Veterinary Medical Board
800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407
Portland, OR 97232
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/ovmeb/Pages/index.aspx

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