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July 6, 2022

Right now, family leave is protected, but often unpaid unless you have vacation, sick, or other paid leave available to use. Paid family leave is coming to Oregon in 2023.

July 6, 2022

To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.

June 21, 2022

Freshpet Inc. is announcing a recall of a single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag), with sell by date of 10/29/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

June 1, 2022

Blue-green algae toxin poisoning, also known as cyanobacterial poisoning, is an acute, sometimes fatal, condition caused by the ingestion of water containing high concentrations of cyanobacteria.

May 12, 2022

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.

May 9, 2022

On May 6, 2022, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) in Linn County—the first confirmed case in Oregon since 2015.

April 26, 2022

FDA is alerting patients, health care professionals, veterinarians, and animal owners/caretakers about a voluntary recall by Drug Depot, LLC, doing business as APS Pharmacy, of certain unexpired compounded drugs due to a lack of sterility assurance. This recall includes “cyclosporin” and “tacrolimus” for animal ophthalmic use.

April 13, 2022

The FDA has released Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances, also known as Guidance for Industry (GFI) #256. The document describes the agency’s approach to situations where veterinarians need access to unapproved drugs compounded from bulk drug substances (BDS) to provide appropriate care for the medical needs of the diverse species they treat when no FDA-approved (including conditionally approved) or indexed drugs can be used to treat the animal.

April 8, 2022

Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.

April 5, 2022

At ceremonies held during the 2022 Oregon Veterinary Conference, held virtually, the OVMA honored three individuals for their service to the veterinary profession and animals. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.

March 10, 2022

Summary of OVMA activities during the 2022 legislative session.

February 15, 2022

By June 2023, all medically important antibiotics will require veterinary oversight to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production.

January 5, 2022

In cooperation with Pet Brands Products, LLC, and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI is voluntarily recalling Pure Being Cat Advent Calendars and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendars as a precautionary measure due to a potential choking hazard.

December 27, 2021

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.

December 9, 2021

Have a peaceful and restorative holiday season.

December 8, 2021

A look back at how the OVMA helped to support and advocate for you in 2021.

November 10, 2021

Cancer is a leading cause of disease-related death in older pets. Just as in humans, early detection can make the difference in treatment options and outcomes. Your observations of your pet's behavior and health are important. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult with your veterinarian.

November 2, 2021

We will continue to update Oregon veterinarians with important developments regarding COVID-19 that impact the veterinary community. We are all in this together.

October 28, 2021

Purina Animal Nutrition has recalls one lot of certain products for cattle livestock and for wildlife such as deer, antelope, and wild sheep due to the potential of elevated urea levels.

October 26, 2021

The CDC says that, at present, there is no evidence to suggest that pets such as dogs or cats will become a source of COVID-19 infection in humans. Regardliness, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets to help avoid transmission of other illness-causing agents, such as E. coli and Salmonella.

October 13, 2021

Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a recall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

October 5, 2021

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.

October 4, 2021

Fromm Family Foods is issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,500 cases of Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

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