October 29, 2020

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.

October 9, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is expanding its voluntary recall of certain pet food products that were made with corn that contained Aflatoxin at levels above FDA’s action levels. Brands include Champ, Field Trial, Good Dog, and others.

October 1, 2020

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

September 23, 2020

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.

September 22, 2020

Real Pet Food Company is voluntarily recalling Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe 4 lb. bags because it has 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.

September 15, 2020

Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.

September 15, 2020

Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.

September 8, 2020

The state’s workplace and safety division will soon approve regulations that require all employers to implement risk-reducing measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. The temporary rule, which could take effect no later than Monday, September 14, would remain in effect for 180 days.

September 3, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products due to levels of Aflatoxin that are potentially above the acceptable limit.

August 31, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

August 21, 2020

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association has serious concerns regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed guidance for animal compounding contained in draft guidance #256.

August 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly upended our lives these past five months, presenting challenges with our personal and professional lives.

July 28, 2020

The new Minimum Standards for Veterinary Drugs, adopted by the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board earlier this year, require facilities to have written policies and procedures on the procurement and management of drugs. In addition, they must be readily retrievable if requested by the OVMEB during an inspection of the facility.

July 7, 2020

The J. M. Smucker Company has recalled one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.The J. M. Smucker Company has recalled one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride.

June 23, 2020

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.

June 10, 2020

The 2020 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.

June 1, 2020

PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC, dba CHS Nutrition of Hermiston, Oregon, is recalling 510 bags (50 lbs. each) of Champion Meat Goat Pellets R20, Medicated Feed due to elevated level of Rumensin (monensin).

April 8, 2020

Without a doubt, the circumstances we are all going through meet the ultimate definition of a “tough time.”

March 26, 2020

The defining characteristic of the coronavirus pandemic, and of the history-making market decline it has engendered, is unknowability.

March 23, 2020

IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats because some of the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991.

March 9, 2020

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond.

February 28, 2020

While hemp is no longer a controlled substance, CBD products derived from it that have not been evaluated and approved by the FDA for use in animals are considered unapproved animal drugs. Currently, there are no hemp-derived CBD products approved for use in animals.

February 14, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets one lot of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food after a sample collected from a store in the District of Columbia tested positive for Salmonella.

February 11, 2020

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board approved its proposed rule on minimum standards for veterinary telemedicine (VTM) and, in the process, preserved the traditional VCPR.