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News affecting the practice of veterinary medicine and the care of animals.

July 17, 2024

Toxic Algae Advisories

Health advisories for toxic algae levels have been issued for bodies of water in Oregon. Pets and people should avoid contact with the affected water.

July 5, 2024

International Pet Travel Requirements

What pet owners need to know about international travel with their animals, including the new CDC rules for bringing dogs into (or back into) the US.

May 29, 2024

Handling and Securing Schedule V Drugs

The OVMA has received queries from veterinarians as to what their responsibilities are for securing and storing Bonqat, the Schedule V nerve pain medication for cats.

May 9, 2024

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.