October 22, 2013

Canine Influenza (H3N8) Virus: Information for DVMs

Influenza A viruses, such as CI (family Orthomyxoviridae), are known to cause acute respiratory disease in humans, horses, pigs, and domestic poultry. Influenza A virus subtype H3N8 has emerged as a respiratory pathogen in dogs, associated with outbreaks of acute respiratory disease.

October 17, 2013

Canine Influenza (H3N8) Virus: Three Oregon Cases in 2013

Canine influenza is a flu virus, subtype H3N8, that causes respiratory infection in dogs. There were 3 confirmed cases in Oregon in 2013.

October 10, 2013

Reportable Diseases

Oregon Administrative Rules require veterinarians to report certain diseases to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

October 8, 2013

OSHA Changes Take Effect December 1, 2013

December 1, 2013 is the deadline set by OSHA for employers,  including veterinary practices, to have trained their healthcare team on the new label elements and safety data sheet format.

September 30, 2013

West Nile Virus

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.

September 24, 2013

Fall's Seasonal Hazards for Pets

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.

September 17, 2013

Employer Requirement to Provide Notice of Healthcare Exchange

Recently we sent a letter to all practice owners informing them of their duty to provide notice to all employees of the healthcare exchange that will be starting in 2014. We have received some calls about this issue in relation to the requirement to notify employees by a letter sent through US mail (using a stamp). We cannot recommend to you how to inform your employees; we are just passing along the notice of the requirement to inform. If you have any questions about this issue, please feel free to contact us.

September 11, 2013

Oregon Animal Health Foundation Human-Animal Bond Photo Contest Winner Announced

The Oregon Animal Health Foundation's Human-Animal Bond Photo Contest was held during this year's Fair, and we received many wonderful and touching entries. We're so pleased to see the depth of the connection between you and your pets and equines. Congratulations to Jason Larsen, who submitted the winning photo (taken by Erin Coates) and was chosen as our Grand Prize winner!

September 11, 2013

Veterinarians Not Eligible for NPI Numbers

An increasing number of pharmacies – mostly box-store outlets – have been asking veterinarians for an NPI number in order to fill prescriptions that are called in by the practitioner. However, the AVMA has recently learned from the Department of Human Services (DHHS) that veterinarians are definitively not eligible to procure National Provider Identifier numbers.

September 5, 2013

Oregon State Fair Coloring Contest Winner Announced


Congratulations to Kayla Greenwood, age 10, of Mount Angel! Her entry was selected as the winner of our Oregon State Fair coloring contest.