West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.
Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians and the health care team about caring for their animals. We need you to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. Help the OVMA promote your profession!
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
The OVMA office receives frequent requests for compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Oregon. To answer these inquiries, we have prepared an Oregon-specific compensation and benefits survey.
To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has stated that “Veterinarians may discuss veterinary use of cannabis with clients, and are advised to inform clients about published data and toxicity in animals, as well as lack of scientific data on benefits.”
Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.
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.
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina® Lamb Grower® B30 Medicated Sheep Feed packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES® Feed bags.
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. (Portland, OR) has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8oz., 16oz., and 24oz. tubs, and free 1oz sample cups, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes.
4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.
Pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this drug. Please keep all marijuana plants, as well as products and foods containing marijuana, in secure locations such as pet-proof containers and in locked cabinets.
The U.S. Department of Labor released new federal overtime regulations that expand time-and-a-half pay for salaried employees who work more than 40 hours per week.
Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.
Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling a single lot (MADE 11/23/15 WP-2) of Manna Pro Chick Starter Medicated, UPC 0 95668 10555 6, packaged in 25 pound bags because it may contain excessive salt. Symptoms of excessive salt intake include increased water consumption, anorexia, and weight loss, and may lead to death. Symptoms may be more pronounced when water intake is limited.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has launched a Web site for the public to report unusual bat activity. In response to the recent findings of White-Nose Syndrome in Washington state, ODFW is asking the public to report unusual behavior observed in bats, such as trouble flying, flying during the daytime, dying or sick bats (on the ground, unable to fly), or bats that have a white fungus on their face or wings.
This form of influenza (called canine influenza) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. Documented cases have been found in cats in a shelter environment. The risk to most household cats is considered low.
Heartworm is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The infection may cause inflammation and thickening of the pulmonary arteries, damage to the heart, liver and kidneys, and, if untreated, can lead to heart disease and death.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.
The following remarks were shared by Dr. Jean Hall as she accepted the office of president during the Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis. She is the Association’s 91st president and is a Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University.
Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The potentially affected lots of dog duckbatch sliders were distributed to retail pet food stores in Oregon, California, Washington and Colorado. Eighty cases of this product were sold between the dates of 2/23/16 – 3/10/16.
Welcome to the OVMA Student Mentorship Program information page. Here you will find important information about the program.
With the dynamic nature of healthcare costs, insurance, and employee benefits continuing to burden families and businesses, more people are turning to strategies like Health Savings Accounts as a possible solution to rising expenses. Because of the Affordable Care Act, most people now have access to more healthcare options than before; but understanding how those options work can be very difficult. By learning the basics of these plans, an individual or practice manager may better understand the potential benefits to their family or clinic.
Purina has recalled select wet dog food 10-oz. tubs under the Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals brands as they may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals.