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

April 9, 2024

2024 Legislative Update

An overview of each piece of legislation the OVMA monitored during the short 2024 Oregon legislative session.

March 6, 2024

OVMA Awards of Excellence

At ceremonies held during the 2024 Oregon Veterinary Conference, the OVMA honored three individuals and one larger group of veterinarians for their service to the veterinary profession and animals. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.

February 14, 2024

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

In the summer and fall of 2023, the Oregon Department of Agriculture received reports of an atypical canine infectious respiratory disease. Cases are waning across the country.
February 5, 2024

Dental Care for Your Pet

February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.

December 20, 2023

Avian Influenza (HPAI) Found in Oregon Birds

Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds (especially wild waterfowl such as ducks and geese), often causing no apparent signs of illness. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease.