Oregon State Fair

August 26 - September 5, 2016

Columbia Hall
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem
Our volunteers are staffing the booth from 10 am - 8 pm, most days.


Booth Theme


This year, the OVMA booth will focus on recognizing the signs of pain in pets, equine and large animals, as well as traditional/non-traditional treatments, and first aid for emergencies.

Ask a Vet

Come by our booth and Ask a Vet your pet, equine or animal-related question! (Veterinarian volunteers available at various times throughout the course of the Fair.)



Learn the signs of pain in animals and enter our contest to win a $50 credit towards your animal's veterinary care.

Congratulations to Vina Brown and Skipper, a 12 year old Beagle--the winners of our contest! Skipper's veterinarian is Dr. Bret Hixson at Alpine Animal Hospital in Corvallis.



Service Animals in Training

We will have friends from Canine Companions for Independence Cascade Chapter (CCI) and Willamette Valley Paws for People (raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind) visiting the booth at various times. Come get some puppy kisses!


Willamette Valley Paws for People

Friday, August 26: 12 pm - 2 pm

Sunday, August 28: 10 am - Noon

Thursday, September 1: 10 am - 2 pm

Friday, September 2: 6 pm - 8 pm



Saturday, August 27: 11 am - 5 pm

Wednesday, August 31: 11 am - 5 pm

Note: Subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.



Thank you to the OVMA's charitable foundation, the Oregon Animal Health Foundation (soon to be Animal Health Foundation of Oregon), for its support of this year's Oregon State Fair booth through a generous grant.

Volunteers Needed

Are you a veterinarian or veterinary team member who wants to volunteer in our booth at the Fair? Please view our volunteer roster here.