News

August 26, 2014

Preventive Health Exams Are Key to Your Pet's Good Health

Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.

July 16, 2014

OVMEB to Require Background Checks for New DVM and CVT Licensee Applicants

At its July meeting, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board approved moving ahead to require that veterinarians and veterinary technicians undergo a criminal background check before licensure is granted.

July 11, 2014

Summer Pet Care Tips

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

July 2, 2014

Cargill Recalls Select Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed Due to Excess Sodium

Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium.

July 2, 2014

Tramadol to Become Schedule IV Controlled Substance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its decision to add Tramadol as a controlled substance. The rule becomes effective August 18 of this year.

June 30, 2014

2014 Compensation & Benefits Survey Results Now Available

This survey updates our data from 2012, when we previously published similar survey results. The OVMA is one of only a few state associations that compiles and provides such information to its members. We are asking practice owners and/or managers to complete this survey on behalf of their clinics. The more who participate, the more accurate and relevant the data will be, especially in more rural areas of the state.

June 27, 2014

Compensation & Benefits Survey Results (2014)

This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2014 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.

June 12, 2014

Foreclosing on Liens Involving Unretrieved Animals

Learn how to foreclose on liens involving animals left at your clinic after services were rendered.

June 5, 2014

PGG/HSC Feed Company Recalls 50 Pound Packages of Champion Lamb Texturized B30 Due to High Copper Levels

PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC has recalled 50 pound packages of its Champion Lamb Texturized B30 product due to higher than allowable copper levels. The product was manufactured in February 2014 and carries the UPC code UPC-748252483805 located in the bottom left corner of a white label attached to a Payback bag with a photo of a lamb.

June 3, 2014

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Recalls 62 Bags of “Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™” Dry Dog Food (CA, NV, HI) Due to Salmonella

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. of Topeka, KS is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014.