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Oregon Bulletin

April 1, 2011

 

Veterinary Medical Examining Board
Chapter 875

Rule Caption: Eliminates application screening requirement for candidates for the North America Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

Adm. Order No.: VMEB 1-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-2-2011

Certified to be Effective: 3-2-11

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2011

Rules Amended: 875-010-0006, 875-010-0016, 875-010-0021

Subject: Eliminates the need to NAVLE applicants to be screened by the Board.

Rules Coordinator: Lori V. Makinen—(971) 673-0224

875-010-0006

Procedures for Obtaining License or Permit

(1) Graduate from a veterinary college or veterinary department of a university or college as defined in OAR 875-005-0000(8).

(2) To apply for a veterinary license, the applicant must complete an application form available from the Board office. A completed application includes:

(a) An application form completed and signed by the applicant and notarized;

(b) A copy of a college diploma or a letter from the graduate’s school verifying satisfactory graduation, or, if a graduate of an unaccredited foreign veterinary school certification of satisfactory completion of requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG), or verification of completion of other foreign graduate equivalency programs approved by the Board;

(c) A completed Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test;

(d) Verification of veterinary experience and certification of status of license(s) in other states if applicable;

(e) The license application and Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test fee of $75.00.

(3) To register for the NAVLE, the candidate shall apply to the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME), www.nbvme.org.

(4) The applicant may take the NAVLE in another state. For licensing in Oregon, NAVLE scores must be directly transferred to the Board through the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA).

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

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

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

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

(d) Has met continuing education requirements at least equivalent to 10 hours per year during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.

(e) The Board may request other documentation of competent clinical practice.

(7) Neither NAVLE nor the National Board Exam (NBE) requirement shall be waived.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.075 & 686.255

Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11

875-010-0016

Veterinary License Examinations

“North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)”: The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) provides this examination to test a candidate’s qualification for entry-level clinical practice and comprehensive veterinary knowledge. Effective November 2000, the NAVLE replaces the National Board Examination (NBE) and Clinical Competency Test (CCT). The NAVLE is required for licensing in Oregon, except as provided in OAR 875-010-0005(6).

(1) NBVME is the sole provider of the NAVLE. The NBVME will report the scores of NAVLE to the Board.

(2) The passing score for NAVLE shall be 425. If the National Board Examination (NBE) and/or Clinical Competency (CCT) was taken December 1992, or later, the candidate must receive a passing score according to the criterion-referenced scoring method implemented by the Professional Exam Service in December 1992.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.075

Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11

875-010-0021

Recalculation, Review and Appeal of Examination Results

(1) The Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test may be taken more than once.

(2) Any applicant who does not pass the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test may request a review of his or her examination results. A request shall be made in writing to the Board within 30 days following the notification of exam results, and the reason(s) for the review request. The applicant may inspect his or her Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/regional Disease Test answer sheet at the Board office in the presence of the Executive Officer or Board member. The applicant may request a review of the NAVLE examination results according to the review procedures of the NBVME.

(3) Any applicant may request a formal appeal before the Board if not satisfied with the review of the exam. An appeal shall be submitted in writing to the Board office no later than 21 days following notification of the results of the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test review. The Board will consider only those appeals concerning significant errors that result in substantial disadvantage to the applicant and if the results of the appeal could result in the issuance of a license.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.075

Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11

 

Rule Caption: Aligns Oregon rules with eligibility revisions for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) implemented by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).

Adm. Order No.: VMEB 2-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-2-2011

Certified to be Effective: 3-2-11

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2011

Rules Amended: 875-030-0010, 875-030-0020, 875-030-0025

Subject: Eliminates on-the-job experience as an eligibility criterion for the Veterinary technician National Exam (VTNE). Updates VTNE information and application process.

Rules Coordinator: Lori V. Makinen—(971) 673-0224

875-030-0010

Criteria for Becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician

In order to become a certified veterinary technician, an individual must:

(1) Pass the examinations referred to in OAR 875-030-0020; and

(2) Hold a certificate in veterinary technology (or a comparable certificate) from a college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, or other program approved by the board; or

(3)(a) Have at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in a field approved by the Board, e.g., pre-veterinary or animal husbandry, and a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training that meets the requirements of (4); or

(b) Have at a minimum an Associate’s degree in a field approved by the Board and a minimum of 3,000 hours of on-the-job training and that meets the requirements of (4); or

(c) Have acquired a minimum of 30 credit hours of training from a school or program approved by the Board in a field approved by the Board, and a minimum of 4,500 hours of on-the-job training that meets the requirements of (4).

(d) For purposes of this section, on-the-job experience must have been obtained in Oregon and must be verified by a licensed Oregon veterinarian.

(4) Applicants who have not graduated from a college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association must provide proof of on-the-job training by submitting W-2 tax forms and payroll-to-date information that substantiates the number of experience hours claimed. Competency in the following technical procedures must be certified by the veterinarian or veterinarians with valid Oregon veterinary licensure who provided or supervised the training:

(a) Medical Terminology;

(b) Basic Comparative Animal Anatomy and Physiology;

(c) Veterinary Office Procedures;

(d) Basic Pharmacology;

(e) Practical Animal Nutrition;

(f) Nursing Care and Handling of Animals;

(g) Animal Behavior;

(h) Applied Radiography;

(i) Applied Anesthesiology;

(j) Applied Clinical Laboratory Procedures;

(k) Principles and Practices of Medical and Surgical Assistance;

(l) Animal Diseases;

(5) The Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) eligibility criteria in 3(a)(b) and (c) are effective through 2012. Effective 2013, only applicants who have graduated from a college approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association will be eligible to sit for the VTNE.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.350 - 686.370

Hist.: VE 5, f. & ef. 8-3-76; VME 3-1983, f. & ef. 1-21-83; VME 2-1989, f. 8-29-89, cert. ef. 10-1-89; VME 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-91; VME 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-91; VME 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; Renumbered from 875-010-0025; VMEB 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-00; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-08; VMEB 15-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-08; VMEB 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; VMEB 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-10; VMEB 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11

875-030-0020

Examinations for Certified Veterinary Technicians

(1) Applicants for certification as veterinary technicians shall pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) with a criterion score of 425 or greater. The Board will accept VTNE scores transferred to Oregon through the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA) if the examination was taken in another state.

(2) In addition to the VTNE, applicants must successfully complete an open book examination on the Oregon Veterinary Practice Act and Administrative Rules relating to veterinary medicine and veterinary technology, with a passing score of at least 95 percent, and the Regional Disease Test, with a passing score of 100 percent.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.350 - 686.370

Hist.: VE 5, f. & ef. 8-3-76; VME 3-1983, f. & ef. 1-21-83; VME 2-1989, f. 8-29-89, cert. ef. 10-1-89; VME 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-91; VME 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-91; VME 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; Renumbered from 875-010-0025; VME 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 11-6-96; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; VMEB 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11

875-030-0025

Application for Certified Veterinary Technicians

(1) Applications for certification shall include:

(a) An application form available from the Board office signed by the applicant;

(b) The application fee of $25 payable to the Board;

(c)(A) Copy of diploma or verification of impending graduation from school; or

(B) Proof of experience as required in OAR 875-030-0010(4).

(d) Completion of the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam and Regional Disease Test; and

(e) The VTNE score report if the examination was taken in another state.

(f) Letters of good standing from any other state the applicant is or has been licensed in as a veterinary technician.

(2) All applications for the VTNE, including those from applicants claiming on-the-job experience, must be made directly to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB, www.aavsb.org). Applicants referred to the Board from AAVSB will be evaluated on an individual basis according to the requirements of (2)(b), (c) and (d). The application fee for certification if the VTNE was taken in another state is $25 payable to the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.225 & 686.350 - 686.370

Hist.: VE 5, f. & ef. 8-3-76; VME 3-1983, f. & ef. 1-21-83; VME 2-1989, f. 8-29-89, cert. ef. 10-1-89; VME 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-91; VME 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-91; VME 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; Renumbered from 875-010-0025; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; VMEB 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11

 

Rule Caption: Repeals Euthanasia Task Force rules.

Adm. Order No.: VMEB 3-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-2-2011

Certified to be Effective: 3-2-11

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2011

Rules Repealed: 875-020-0005, 875-020-0010, 875-020-0015, 875-020-0020, 875-020-0025, 875-020-0030, 875-020-0035, 875-020-0040, 875-020-0045, 875-020-0050, 875-020-0055

Subject: The Euthanasia Task Force ceased to exist in 2008. Division 20 rules are obsolescent and are repealed.

Rules Coordinator: Lori V. Makinen—(971) 673-0224

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