September 17, 2013

Employer Requirement to Provide Notice of Healthcare Exchange

Recently we sent a letter to all practice owners informing them of their duty to provide notice to all employees of the healthcare exchange that will be starting in 2014. We have received some calls about this issue in relation to the requirement to notify employees by a letter sent through US mail (using a stamp). We cannot recommend to you how to inform your employees; we are just passing along the notice of the requirement to inform. If you have any questions about this issue, please feel free to contact us.

September 11, 2013

Oregon Animal Health Foundation Human-Animal Bond Photo Contest Winner Announced

The Oregon Animal Health Foundation's Human-Animal Bond Photo Contest was held during this year's Fair, and we received many wonderful and touching entries. We're so pleased to see the depth of the connection between you and your pets and equines. Congratulations to Jason Larsen, who submitted the winning photo (taken by Erin Coates) and was chosen as our Grand Prize winner!

September 11, 2013

Veterinarians Not Eligible for NPI Numbers

An increasing number of pharmacies – mostly box-store outlets – have been asking veterinarians for an NPI number in order to fill prescriptions that are called in by the practitioner. However, the AVMA has recently learned from the Department of Human Services (DHHS) that veterinarians are definitively not eligible to procure National Provider Identifier numbers.

September 5, 2013

Oregon State Fair Coloring Contest Winner Announced


Congratulations to Kayla Greenwood, age 10, of Mount Angel! Her entry was selected as the winner of our Oregon State Fair coloring contest.

August 31, 2013

Nestlé Purina Recalls Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Due to Salmonella

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

August 8, 2013

OVMEB Proposed Changes to Administrative Rules

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has proposed revisions to current administrative rules, and now is your opportunity to review the suggested changes and share your thoughts. Public comment on the proposed changes will be accepted through August 30, 2013.

July 31, 2013

2013 Legislative Session Update

Each legislative session the OVMA and its lobbying team review and monitor a wide range of legislation -- from animal welfare to business to veterinary-specific bills. Following is a look at but a handful of the 30+ pieces of legislation your Association has tracked thus far.

July 31, 2013

Partners for Healthy Pets: Tools for Your Hospital

The OVMA supports Partners for Healthy Pets, a national coalition of veterinary associations and animal health companies under the umbrella of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This alliance offers tools and resources to enhance the overall vitality of pets and veterinary practices, the delivery of preventive healthcare services, and communication with pet owners about the value of routine care.