News

February 8, 2016

Canine Influenza (H3N8/H3N2)

Canine influenza is a viral respiratory infection in dogs. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2.

February 5, 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 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.

February 4, 2016

OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide (2016)

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

February 1, 2016

Dental Care for Your Pet

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

Carnivore Meat Company, LLC Recalls One Lot of Frozen Pet Food Due to Salmonella

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.

January 4, 2016

Big Dog Natural Recalls Chicken and Fish Supreme Dog Food Due to Salmonella and Listeria

Big Dog Natural of Brick, NJ is voluntary recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme potentially contaminated with Salmonella and Fish Supreme potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that was shipped in the week of 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers.

December 16, 2015

Stella & Chewy's Recalls Frozen Dinner Morsel Products Due to Listeria

Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S and 26 cases in Canada).

December 14, 2015

2015 AVMA Economic Summit

In mid-October the AVMA held its third economic summit in Chicago, where a lineup of economists and others revealed a look at the profession’s economic health. Glenn Kolb, OVMA executive director, attended this year’s program. Over the course of the day, there was a mix of good signals and concerns for the veterinary profession.

December 14, 2015

Oregon Sick Leave: New Law Takes Effect Jan. 1, 2016

With passage of Senate Bill 454 during the 2015 legislative session, all Oregon employers are required to implement a sick leave policy for employees. The law takes effect January 1, 2016.

December 11, 2015

Bravo Recalls Select Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods Due to Salmonella

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16 due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella, but were manufactured on the same day.