December 17, 2012

Proposed Bylaw Changes: Membership Categories

At its December 2012 meeting in Salem, the Board of Directors considered two proposals for a bylaws change to add two new categories of membership: one category for Veterinary Students and a separate one for Affiliate (practice managers, technicians, individual industry representatives, etc.)

December 13, 2012

Claudia's Cuisine Recalls HoundDog Treats Due to Possible Mold Contamination

According to PetSmart, Claudia’s Cuisine has issued a voluntary product withdrawal on Dog Candy Fruit Hound Cake (7.5oz) and Dog Candy Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5oz).

December 10, 2012

Resources for Responsible Horse Ownership: Financial Options & Assistance

There are many reasons why horse owners are unable to keep their horses, including illness, injury, age, and expense. If you are a horse owner who is facing a difficult decision, please know that there are options.

December 5, 2012

Giving Pets as Gifts: Consider the Choice Carefully

Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.

November 21, 2012

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips (5 Count Package) Recalled: Salmonella

Carolina Prime Pet Inc. has recalled Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package due to a positive Salmonella test.

November 16, 2012

Magnolia Bird Farm, Inc. Recalls Peanuts and Bird Seed Mixes: Possible Salmonella

Magnolia Bird Farm, Incorporated, of Anaheim, California, is recalling Raw and Roasted In-shell Peanuts and Magnolia Bird Farm Bird seed mixes that contain peanuts, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The peanuts contained in the mixes are being recalled by Sunland, Incorporated, of Portola, New Mexico.

November 16, 2012

Pet Medications: Issues to Consider When Purchasing Online or at a Retail Pharmacy

Are you considering purchasing your pet's medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having its prescriptions filled at a retail pharmacy? Before you purchase medications from a source other than your veterinarian, you may want to consider these issues.

November 16, 2012

Veterinary Prescriptions Survey Results (2012)

Since late April, the OVMA has had an ongoing discussion with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy on the issue of pet prescriptions and the dispensing of products via an online outlet or brick and mortar pharmacy. In order to obtain better information on what veterinary practices are experiencing across the state, the OVMA conducted this survey in early fall 2012.

November 9, 2012

Student Mentorship Program