News

March 22, 2016

Understanding Health Savings Accounts

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 Recalls Select Wet Dog Food in 10-oz. Tubs

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 is New President of the OVMA

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

OVMA Awards of Excellence: 2016 Recipients

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

Oregon Animal Hall of Fame™: Vladmir the Cat is New Inductee

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 for Veterinary Practices

Legal consents are necessary in the veterinary practice.

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.