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Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices

The OVMA has arranged for its members to receive a special 15% off the retail price of $117 of Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices, by Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. This 4th edition book is an important reference that provides a review of why legal consents are necessary in the veterinary practice.

Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab Mix, Inducted Into Oregon Animal Hall of Fame

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond. Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab mix, is this year's inductee in the Companion category.

USDA Seeking Volunteers to Help Select Student Loan Repayment Recipients

The Department of Agriculture needs volunteers to help select the veterinarians who will receive money to repay student loans in exchange for work in underserved areas.

FDA Approves Equidone Gel to Prevent Fescue Toxicosis in Equines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Equidone Gel (domperidone) for the prevention of fescue toxicosis, a disease that can cause serious reproductive problems in horses.

OVMA Testifies Against Proposed OVMEB Rule Change Allowing Vaccinations Without Exams

At its July 23rd meeting, the OVMEB voted to rescind the proposed rule changes regarding exams and vaccines. The current rules regarding VCPRs, exams and vaccinations remain in effect.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF): A Message From the State Veterinarian

As a friendly reminder and disease risk “tune up” to help prevent MCF or other disease occurrences in livestock in Oregon, Dr. Don Hansen, State Veterinarian, has sent out the following information to Fair Managers and livestock exhibitors. Your clients may have questions about MCF.

Springfield CVT Earns VTS Accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Certified veterinary technician Angie Price of Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates in Springfield has earned the VTS accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

H1N1: Information for Veterinarians & the Practice Team

Information for veterinarians and the practice team about the H1N1 virus, handling potential cases, and testing options.

OVMA Awards of Excellence Given to Worthy Recipients

The OVMA has honored several worthy individuals for their service to the veterinary profession.

Health Care Reform: Employer Requirement to Offer Coverage and Small Business Tax Credit

Find out more about the new health care legislation, specifically the Employer Requirement to Offer Coverage and Small Business Tax Credits, and their effect on the veterinary profession.