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Social Media a Must in Today's Veterinary Practice

Not a single day goes by that you don’t see some reference to social media in your life. Whether you are an avid Facebook participant or if you simply hear your local news anchor state their Twitter account, social media has completely changed how we gather information and make decisions about goods and services.

Incoming President Dr. Rob Shimek's Remarks

At ceremonies held during the recent Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, Dr. Robert Shimek of Salem became the new OVMA president.

Canine Heartworm Guidelines (2010, American Heartworm Society)

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) has released new canine heartworm guidelines for 2010. These guidelines are considered the official veterinary industry perspective for epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease and include some notable differences from previous versions.

Creating a Budget & Calculating Debt: Financial Simulator Tool

The University of Minnesota financial simulator tool will assist you in creating a budget for a variety of real-life circumstances: internships, residency and entering practice.

2011 Legislative Session Recap

A recap of the 2011 legislative session.

Layer Hen/Poultry Housing Issues: Resource List

A list of resources related to the issue of layer hen/poultry housing.

USDA APHIS Issues Conditional License for Canine Influenza Virus Vaccine

USDA APHIS announced that it has issued a conditional license to Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health for a canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine.

Buprenorphine Shortage: Alternatives for Analgesia

Heidi L. Shafford, DVM, PhD, DACVA of Veterinary Anesthesia Specialists LLC, Portland, has provided the following information to assist you in providing adequate analgesia for your patients without buprenorphine, which is on backorder.

Layer Hen Housing: Legislative Update

The OVMA supported Senate Bill 805-B, which provides new standards for layer hen housing in Oregon.

Pigeon Fever in Oregon DVM

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis lymphadenitis in humans is a rare entity that principally affects persons in contact with animals. An Oregon veterinarian contracted pigeon fever from working with infected horses.