News

October 23, 2014

Support VOTE PAC

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.

October 22, 2014

Pet Prescriptions: Your Animal's Health Always Comes First

Your veterinarian has extensive education in animal medications and is best qualified to prescribe the correct medication for your pet in the right form at the appropriate dosage. There are important differences between pets and people in terms of dosages, potential adverse reactions, and reasons for use of various medications. It is important that your veterinarian is involved in all decisions regarding your pet’s medications.

October 16, 2014

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.

October 15, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.

October 10, 2014

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, Recalls Human and Veterinary Sterile Products

Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The recalled veterinary products include: Apomorphine HCL 3mg/ml injectable, Cyclosporine-E Plus 2% Ophthalmic, and Polysulf Glucosamin Glycan 10% injectable.

October 8, 2014

Do You Need Your Own DEA License?

While not having your own DEA license may save an associate or the practice the cost of the license fee, there are several reasons why this is not advisable.

October 8, 2014

Animal Welfare Update: Fall 2014

With three months left in the calendar year, 2014 already has been significant for the welfare of animals, and for Oregon in particular. Following is a look at recent developments as well as highlights from several court cases that have bearing on the state’s approach to animal welfare.

October 3, 2014

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 29, 2014

Bravo Recalls Select Lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken Pet Foods Due to Salmonella

Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

September 19, 2014

Hydrocodone Combination Products to Become Schedule II Controlled Substances

Concerned about the diversion of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) and the potential for abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rescheduled all hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II, effective October 6, 2014. The new scheduling impacts all HCPs, including liquids such as Tussionex, Hycodan and all generic equivalent products. Single-entity hydrocodone has always been a C-II drug.