The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Department of Human Services are interested in obtaining serum samples from equine cases that may have an encephalitis-like-illness to test for West Nile virus. Serum samples should be collected and sent to Oregon State University VDL for testing. There is no charge for this testing.
Get the facts about the H1N1 virus, your pets and other animals.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board rule changes have taken effect.
Historically, state law in the United States prevented non-veterinarian ownership of veterinary practices. The purpose of this piece is to examine the original justifications and whether or not these justifications continue to apply. We will examine current trends in changes to state laws and veterinary practice acts in the United States relating to non-veterinary ownership of veterinary practices.
Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel
The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Veterinary Infection Control Committee 2010 has published the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel PDF.
United Egg Producers & Humane Society of the United States Agreement on Commercial Egg Laying Hens: Q&A
A Q&A by United Egg Producers regarding their agreement with HSUS on commercial egg laying hens, posted by OVMA as a courtesy and point of information for our members.
A study indicates that veterinarians in Britain appear to be four times as likely as the general public to commit suicide. Factors include stress, comfort with euthanasia, and access to lethal means.
Veterinarians understand your concerns both about your pet’s health and saving money. Before buying the over-the-counter product, such as a generic flea and tick control product, consult with your veterinarian to make sure it is the best fit for you, your pet and your wallet.
AAHA has created the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, a free, internet-based resource that assists with microchip identification; helping reunite pets and owners by checking participating pet recovery services’ registries to determine which registry should be contacted. The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool can be accessed online at www.petmicrochiplookup.org.
Improved staff utilization is a more critical element of successful practices now than ever before. Practices that want to become more profitable can no longer just count on fee increases to achieve this goal. Improved profitability and patient care must come from improved business practices.