Oregon State Fair: Volunteers Needed for 2014 Fair

Member of the public looking to find out what we are doing at this year's Fair? Please visit this page.

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!

Booth Theme

 

This year, the OVMA booth will focus on the importance of regular veterinary exams for all animals.

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Thank You!

A big thank you to these people and companies for donating supplies or assistance:

  • IDEXX ~ Donated a blood panel as a prize for a our contest about the importance of veterinary exams.
  • Andover ~ Donated bandaging for our play veterinary clinic for kids.
  • Terrie Corcoran (Henry Schein) ~ Helped us source donations.
 

Volunteer Duties & Guidelines

  • You will receive free admission to the Fair, 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.
  • The first 25 volunteers who sign up for a shift will receive an admission pass for a guest. All passes claimed. Thank you!
  • 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 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, run AV items, etc. Veterinarians are asked to participate in our Ask a Vet booth, which will include a mock exam area with dummy animal (bring your stethoscope!).
  • 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. White coats are nice, but not required.
  • 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.
  • Outside of the guest admission pass available to the first 25 volunteers to sign up for a shift, 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 Animals in Training

Once again, we are thankful 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!

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.

2014 State Fair Volunteer Schedule

 

10 am
Noon

Noon –
2 pm

2 pm –
4 pm

4 pm –
6 pm

6 pm –
8 pm

Friday,
Aug. 22

Filled
 

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Open

Filled

Filled

 

Saturday,
Aug. 23

Filled

CCI Dogs


 

Filled

CCI Dogs
 

Open

CCI Dogs

Filled
 

Filled

 

Sunday,
Aug. 24

Filled
 

Open
 

Filled
 

Filled

Filled

 

 

Monday,
Aug. 25

Filled
 

Filled
 

Filled

Filled


 

Filled

 

 

 

Tuesday,
Aug. 26

 

Filled

 Filled
 

 Filled

 Filled
 

Filled

 

 

 

Wednesday,
Aug. 27

 

Filled

CCI Dogs

 

Filled

CCI Dogs

Filled

CCI Dogs
 

Filled

 

Filled

 

 

Thursday,
Aug. 28

 

Filled

Filled

Filled

Filled

Filled

 

 

 

Friday,
Aug. 29

Filled
 

Filled
 

Open
 

Open

WVPFP (GDB) Dogs

Filled

WVPFP (GDB) Dogs

 

Saturday,
Aug. 30


Filled

WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

Filled

WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

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WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

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WVPFP (GDB) Dogs

 

Filled

 

Sunday, 
Aug. 31

 

Filled

WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

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WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

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WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

Filled

WVPFP (GDB) Dogs
 

Open
 

 

 

Monday,
Sept. 1


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