Oregon State Fair

August 22 - September 1, 2014

Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem
Americraft Center (Jackman Long Building)
Our booth is right next to the main entry doors.

Check out what's happening in the booth in our Facebook photo album!


The Importance of Regular Veterinary Exams

This year we will discuss the importance of regular veterinary exams for all animals.

Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets.

A health exam will help determine the general well-being of your pet and can identify potential problems. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.

Pets Age Faster Than Humans

Pets age at a faster rate than humans; they may experience age-related health changes before you realize it. Taking your pet to the veterinarian once a year is equivalent to you seeing a doctor or dentist about only once every seven years!

Keep your pets healthy with yearly preventive health exams. A happy, healthy pet starts with a plan:

  1. An annual health exam (twice a year recommended, especially for senior pets)
  2. Disease prevention, including parasite prevention and vaccinations
  3. Pet health insurance

Read more about what to expect at your pet's wellness exam.

Ask a Vet

Come by our booth and Ask a Vet your pet, equine or animal-related question!


Midnight ~ Courtesy of Peter Wong

Congratulations to Midnight and Peter Wong and family! They won $100 towards a preventive health exam with their veterinarian as well as a bloodwork panel (courtesy of Idexx). Midnight's veterinarian is OVMA member Dr. Dan Matthiesen of Family Pet Clinic in Newberg.

Pretend Veterinary Clinic

Kids can put on a white coat and play veterinarian in our mock veterinary clinic area.

Service Animals in Training

Once again, we are excited to have service dogs in training (aka cute puppies!) from Canine Companions for Independence Cascade Chapter and Willamette Valley Paws for People (raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind) visit the booth. Check the schedule below for their times and come get some puppy kisses!


Saturday, August 23: 11 am - 4 pm

Wednesday, August 27: 11 am - 2 pm

Willamette Valley Paws for People

Friday, August 29: 4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, August 30: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday, August 31: 10 am - 6 pm

Note: Subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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.