Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.
Senior pets should have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible.
In 1997, the OVMA’s Board of Directors called for an end to an ongoing dispute over Keiko and urged all involved to refocus on their shared interest in Keiko’s health.
The OVMA receives queries from veterinarians and practice managers as to the requirements for issuing and verifying prescriptions by various means. Here is a summary of pertient information from DEA and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.
With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.
The AVMA Trust’s PLIT program often sees professional liability claims related to medication errors. The following will describe the most common causes for medication errors, offer five useful tips for avoiding these errors, and share some stories from the field.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board's rule on minimum standards for veterinary telemedicine (VTM).
Be on the lookout 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!
Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
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.
Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.
Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—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.
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.
In the first documented case of human-to-animal transmission of monkeypox, a 4 year old dog in France was infected by its human owners, both of whom had confirmed cases.
The most common reason for skin problems in our pets is an underlying allergy. Allergies are one of the most common causes for recurrent ear infections in companion pets.
Twenty-three years ago, the OVMA became the first state veterinary association to present each first year student with a White Coat.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw cat food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. These foods have been associated with cases of illness in three kittens in a single household.
Rabbit Hemorraghic Disease is a highly contagious virus that can spread quickly among rabbit populations and causes sudden death.
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds (especially wild waterfowl such as ducks and geese), often causing no apparent signs of illness. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease.
Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat products due to a potential contamination of Salmonella.
Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single lot (#W10068709) of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (6-pound), with best by date of 05/22/23, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Right now, family leave is protected, but often unpaid unless you have vacation, sick, or other paid leave available to use. Paid family leave is coming to Oregon in 2023.