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OVMA Responds to Multnomah County Animal Services Taskforce Report

We have been monitoring the progress of the Taskforce’s activities. A prohibition on veterinarians providing services to unlicensed animals is not one of the seven recommendations the Taskforce has submitted to the City Council and County Commissioners in its final report.

Make a Wish Contest Winners Announced

In honor of Oregon's 150th birthday, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association held a Make a Wish contest at this summer's Oregon State Fair. Fairgoers were able to make a wish on behalf of their pet or someone else's.

Histoplasmosis Infections in Indoor-only Cats in Non-Endemic Areas

Three clusters of feline histoplasmosis infection have been reported in indoor-only cats in the non-endemic states of Colorado, California, and Texas.

"Too Big to Miss" State Fair Contest Winners Announced!

Thank you to all who visited the OVMA booth at the Oregon State Fair and to those who entered our "Too Big to Miss" contest.

VCPR/Exam Q&A

Answers to questions commonly posed to the OVMA office about exams and VCPRs.

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.