News

April 28, 2016

Oregon State Fair: Volunteers Needed for 2016 Fair

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!

April 26, 2016

Rabies: Rabid Bats Found in Benton & Josephine Counties

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.

April 21, 2016

Members in the News

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.

April 15, 2016

ODFW Asks Public to Report Unsual Bat Activity

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.

April 12, 2016

H3N8/H3N2 Influenza Strains Affects Dogs, H3N2 Can Also Affect Cats

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.

April 4, 2016

Heartworm Disease

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.

 

April 4, 2016

Lyme Disease & Ticks: April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.

March 30, 2016

OVMA President Dr. Jean Hall on the OVMA's Past, Present & Future

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. 

March 28, 2016

Smallbatch Pets Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria

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.

March 23, 2016

Student Mentorship Program: Practices Sign Up Now for Summer 2016

Welcome to the OVMA Student Mentorship Program information page. Here you will find important information about the program.