Oregon State Fair: Thank You to All Our 2013 Volunteers!

Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians, technicians and assistants about caring for their animals.

Members of the veterinary profession are needed to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. We encourage veterinarians, technicians, assistants, veterinary team members and OSU CVM students to join us!

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Booth Theme

 

This year, the OVMA booth will focus on the human-animal bond and the special relationship we have with animals of all species, as well as how the veterinary team is an important part of that relationship.

Supporters

Thank you to the Oregon Animal Health Foundation for its support of this year's booth through a grant.

Thank you also to Kathi Lamm of Lamm Photography for loaning us some of her photographs for display in the booth.


 

Volunteer Duties & Guidelines

You will receive free admission to the Fair, a refreshment, the chance to win an Amazon.com gift card, and our sincere thanks!

  • We need ONE volunteer for each 2 hour shift. Volunteers who wish to pair up are asked to sign up for TWO 2 hour shifts.
  • Members of the veterinary profession and OSU CVM students/faculty are encouraged to volunteer. We regret that we cannot accept volunteer requests from the general public.
  • Volunteers for the OVMA booth talk with fairgoers and answer general questions about animal care and the exhibit. In addition, volunteers are asked to keep the booth organized, materials replenished, etc.
  • As a volunteer, you are the face of the OVMA and also represent the profession to the public. As such, you are asked to wear semi-casual or professional working attire.
  • Non-certified practice team members and CVM students are strongly encouraged to pair up with a DVM or CVT; in these cases, two people for one shift is OK.
  • We regret that cannot provide free fair admission to family members or guests of volunteers.
 

Plan a Day at the Fair for Your Practice Team

Plan a Day at the Fair for your practice team! In past years, we've had practices send several members of their team as a group to volunteer in the OVMA booth for several shifts. Team members pair up to work the booth in 2 hour shifts, then enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fair with their coworkers. It's a great team-building exercise that also allows you the opportunity to share your team's veterinary knowledge with the public. Contact Raina directly to set up a Day at the Fair for your practice team.

Make the Most of Your Free Fair Admission

Schedule your shift for the day when your favorite performer is in concert. Check out special events or exhibits you've had your eye on. Make a day of it!

Service Animal Visits

Need your puppy fix? Canine Companions for Independence (Cascade Chapter) and Willamette Valley Paws for People (affiliated with Guide Dogs for the Blind) dogs will be in the house! See the schedule below.

How to Sign Up

Please send us an e-mail with your name, clinic name and address, phone number, and date and time of the shift you'd like to volunteer for, or call the OVMA office at (800) 235-3502.

2013 State Fair Volunteer Schedule

 

10 am
Noon

Noon –
2 pm

2 pm –
4 pm

4 pm –
6 pm

6 pm –
8 pm

8 pm –
10 pm

Friday,
Aug. 23

Filled
 

Filled
 

Filled

Open

Open
Willamette Valley Paws for People dogs (6-8)

Open

Saturday,
Aug. 24

Open

 

Filled
 

Willamette Valley Paws for People dogs (12-4)
 

Filled
 

Willamette Valley Paws for People dogs (12-4)

Filled



 

Filled

Open

Sunday,
Aug. 25

Filled
 

Open
 

Filled
 

Open

Filled

 

Building closed.

Monday,
Aug. 26

Open
 

Filled
 

Filled
 

Open
 

Open

 

 

Building closed.

Tuesday,
Aug. 27

 

 Open

 Filled
 

 Open

 Filled
 

Open

 

 

Building closed.

Wednesday,
Aug. 28

 

Filled

 

Filled

 

Filled
 

Filled

 

 

Open

 

Building closed.

Thursday,
Aug. 29

 

Filled

Filled

Filled

Open

Open

 

 

Building closed.

Friday,
Aug. 30

Filled
CCI dogs (11-5)

Filled
CCI dogs (11-5)

Filled
CCI dogs (11-5)

Filled

Filled

Open

Saturday,
Aug. 31


Filled
Balloon animal artist (11-2)

Open
Balloon animal artist (11-2)

Open
 

Filled

 

Open

Open

Sunday, 
Sept. 1

 

Filled
CCI dogs (11-5)

Filled
CCI dogs (11-5)

Filled
CCI dogs (11-5)

Filled
 

Filled
 

 

Building closed.

Monday,
Sept. 2


 Open

 Filled

 Filled

 Filled

Filled

 

 

Building closed.