News

September 5, 2014

OVMEB Proposes Two Rule Changes: Comments Due by 9/22/14

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has proposed two rule changes related to background checks for licensees and CVT licensure reciprocity. Comments on these two proposed rules are due by September, 22, 2014.

August 28, 2014

Pigeon Fever

Although rarely fatal, pigeon fever is bacterial disease that affects horses and ruminants. The disease is seasonal, with peak incidence in the dry/fall months, and the incidence fluctuates from year to year within a site. A vaccine has been developed by a Bend-area veterinarian and is expected to be available by 2016.

August 26, 2014

Preventive Health Exams Are Key to Your Pet's Good Health

Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.

August 22, 2014

Oregon State Fair: Volunteers Needed for 2014 Fair

Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians, technicians and assistants about caring for their animals. We need you to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. Help the OVMA promote your profession!

July 16, 2014

OVMEB to Require Background Checks for New DVM and CVT Licensee Applicants

At its July meeting, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board approved moving ahead to require that veterinarians and veterinary technicians undergo a criminal background check before licensure is granted.

July 11, 2014

Summer Pet Care Tips

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

July 2, 2014

Cargill Recalls Select Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed Due to Excess Sodium

Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium.

July 2, 2014

Tramadol to Become Schedule IV Controlled Substance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its decision to add Tramadol as a controlled substance. The rule becomes effective August 18 of this year.

June 30, 2014

2014 Compensation & Benefits Survey Results Now Available

This survey updates our data from 2012, when we previously published similar survey results. The OVMA is one of only a few state associations that compiles and provides such information to its members. We are asking practice owners and/or managers to complete this survey on behalf of their clinics. The more who participate, the more accurate and relevant the data will be, especially in more rural areas of the state.

June 27, 2014

Compensation & Benefits Survey Results (2014)

This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2014 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.