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About the OVMA

About the OVMA

We are the only statewide association in Oregon devoted to you and your practice of veterinary medicine. Join over 1,000 of your colleagues in OVMA membership.

Advocating for Your Interests

  • Saved Oregon’s practices more than $52 million
  • Protected your personal information from public access
  • Easing the burden of restrictive laws
  • Addressing scope of practice concerns

Freeing Up Your Time

  • Available 24/7: Contact us or find answers to common questions in our Resources section
  • Responding to your needs and concerns about veterinary medicine and business ownership
  • Providing quick, personal answers to your queries
  • Keeping you informed through this mobile-friendly Web site, our e-News service, our bimonthly newsletter, and social media

Seeking Balance & Fairness for the Profession

  • Mitigated restrictive radiography rules
  • Obtained flexibility with compounded drugs
  • Engaged the Oregon Pharmacy Board in discussions regarding their licensees changing prescriptions without DVMs' knowledge or approval
  • Monitoring prescription drugs

Protecting Animals: Our Shared Mission

  • Changed law on tethered dogs
  • Rescued abuse bill from being shuttered
  • Published booklet on recognizing abuse and neglect
  • Supported tougher penalties for crimes against animals

Updated: February 6, 2020