DVM Veterinary Medicine

If you meet the following conditions, you may include a letter requesting a waiver of the CCT. Your letter must cite compliance with each of these requirements:

Scores must be reported directly to the board from VIVA. If you tested in Oregon, you do not need to request a score transfer.

North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE): Administered via computer during two periods in spring and winter. Passing score as established by National Board Examination Committee.

NBE/CCT: Passing score before December 1992 is 75.00 based on 1.5 standard deviations. After December 1992, passing score is the criterion-referenced score of 425.

Jurisprudence Exam: An open-book 40-question test on veterinary laws and rules of Oregon. The exam and regulations will be sent to applicants upon receipt of the license application and $75 fee. A passing score of 95 percent (38 correct answers) is required.

Complete and submit the application and fee. The Jurisprudence Exam will be sent to you to complete and return. When you pass the JP exam, you will be sent an activation form. You may not practice in Oregon until you activate your license or intern permit. Complete and send in the activation form, along with the $100 fee. Your permanent license or intern permit will be issued upon receipt of all necessary documentation.

Permanent Licenses: If you have at least one year’s documented veterinary clinical experience, you may activate your permanent license.

Intern Permits: New graduates or veterinarians with less than one year’s experience must obtain an intern permit. This permit expires one year after the date of issue or less if prior experience is documented. Renewal notices are sent approximately six weeks prior to expiration date, at which time interns may activate their permanent license or request another intern permit if one year’s experience has not been acquired. Current veterinary school seniors may submit application materials prior to graduation; however an intern permit will not be issued until the board receives either a dean’s letter confirming graduation or a diploma copy.

Continuing Education: Active licensees are required to report 30 credits of CE every odd year, i.e., ’11, ’13, ’15, etc.

Major Code: 9970

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$33,460 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025
  • August 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time