September 9, 2014

Salmon Poisoning Disease ("Fish 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.

August 26, 2014

Preventive Health Exams Are Key to Your Pet's Good Health

Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.

July 16, 2014

OVMEB to Require Background Checks for New DVM and CVT Licensee Applicants

At its July meeting, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board approved moving ahead to require that veterinarians and veterinary technicians undergo a criminal background check before licensure is granted.

July 11, 2014

Summer Pet Care Tips

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

July 2, 2014

Cargill Recalls Select Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed Due to Excess Sodium

Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium.

July 2, 2014

Tramadol to Become Schedule IV Controlled Substance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its decision to add Tramadol as a controlled substance. The rule becomes effective August 18 of this year.

June 30, 2014

2014 Compensation & Benefits Survey Results Now Available

This survey updates our data from 2012, when we previously published similar survey results. The OVMA is one of only a few state associations that compiles and provides such information to its members. We are asking practice owners and/or managers to complete this survey on behalf of their clinics. The more who participate, the more accurate and relevant the data will be, especially in more rural areas of the state.