News

June 16, 2016

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!

June 13, 2016

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 1, 2016

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 1, 2016

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.

May 31, 2016

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.

May 17, 2016

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.

May 16, 2016

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.

May 10, 2016

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.

April 26, 2016

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

April 15, 2016

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

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

March 30, 2016

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 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

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

March 22, 2016

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.

March 14, 2016

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.

March 8, 2016

Dr. Jean Hall, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Physiology at the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will serve as OVMA president until March 2017.

March 7, 2016

At ceremonies held during the 2016 Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, the OVMA honored several individuals for their service to the veterinary profession. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.

March 7, 2016

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond.

February 9, 2016

Legal consents are necessary in the veterinary practice.

February 4, 2016

The 2016 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.

February 1, 2016

February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.

January 22, 2016

The FDA notified Carnivore Meat Company that one of samples collected, tested positive for Salmonella, bacteria commonly associated with fresh and frozen poultry, in human and in pet products. The company has received no complaints or reports of illness. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall.

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