News

July 1, 2015

Toxic Algae Advisories: Lake Billy Chinook Advisory Lifted

Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red. When in doubt, stay out!

July 1, 2015

Oregon State Fair: Volunteers Needed for 2015 Fair

Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians, technicians and assistants 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!

June 30, 2015

Marijuana & Pets

Cases of marijuana poisoning in pets, and specifically in dogs, increased dramatically in states such as Washington and Colorado after recreational use was legalized. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon on July 1, 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.

June 30, 2015

Fourth of July Safety for Pets & Horses

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.

June 22, 2015

Household Hazards for Pets

Help keep your pet safe by being aware of these common household hazards.

June 22, 2015

Rabies

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal. Recent cases of rabid bats throughout the state, as well as foxes, are a good reminder to keep your pet, including cats, who are more likely to play with a sick bat, up to date on their rabies vaccinations!

June 18, 2015

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 some examples of media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians. This page will be updated frequently so check back for "new" news.

June 5, 2015

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Recalls Five Nutrish® Wet Cat Food Varieties For Potentially Elevated Vitamin D Levels

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection, and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

June 2, 2015

Statement on House Bill 3494 A-Engrossed

Veterinarians want to help encourage and preserve the special relationship between people and their pets – to keep the family together.

May 18, 2015

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.