News

October 15, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.

October 10, 2014

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, Recalls Human and Veterinary Sterile Products

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled veterinary products include: Apomorphine HCL 3mg/ml injectable, Cyclosporine-E Plus 2% Ophthalmic, and Polysulf Glucosamin Glycan 10% injectable.

October 8, 2014

Animal Welfare Update: Fall 2014

With three months left in the calendar year, 2014 already has been significant for the welfare of animals, and for Oregon in particular. Following is a look at recent developments as well as highlights from several court cases that have bearing on the state’s approach to animal welfare.

October 8, 2014

Do You Need Your Own DEA License?

While not having your own DEA license may save an associate or the practice the cost of the license fee, there are several reasons why this is not advisable.

September 29, 2014

Bravo Recalls Select Lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken Pet Foods Due to Salmonella

Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

September 19, 2014

Hydrocodone Combination Products to Become Schedule II Controlled Substances

Concerned about the diversion of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) and the potential for abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rescheduled all hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II, effective October 6, 2014. The new scheduling impacts all HCPs, including liquids such as Tussionex, Hycodan and all generic equivalent products. Single-entity hydrocodone has always been a C-II drug.

September 9, 2014

Salmon Poisoning Disease

Salmon poisoning disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs who have ingested certain types of raw fish found in the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the coast of Alaska. It is most prevalent from northern California to the Puget Sound. It is also seen inland along the rivers of fish migration.

September 8, 2014

Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—man-made or natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Put a preparedness plan in place now to keep you and your pets safe. Remember, your pets depend on you for their safety.

September 5, 2014

Oregon State Fair Wellness Exam Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to Midnight and owner Peter Wong! As the winners of our Oregon State Fair Wellness Exam contest, they won $100 towards a preventive health exam, as well as a complete bloodwork panel (courtesy of Idexx).

September 5, 2014

OVMEB Proposes Two Rule Changes: Comments Due by 9/22/14

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has proposed two rule changes related to background checks for licensees and CVT licensure reciprocity. Comments on these two proposed rules are due by September, 22, 2014.