With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.
Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a recall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Be on the lookout for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.
Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.
Fromm Family Foods is issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 5,500 cases of Fromm Four-Star Shredded Entrée dog food due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
We will continue to update Oregon veterinarians with important developments regarding COVID-19 that impact the veterinary community. We are all in this together.
FDA is alerting veterinarians and animal owners/caretakers not to use compounded products intended to be sterile from Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy. Animal owners/caretakers who have received compounded drugs produced by Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy and have concerns should contact their veterinarian as appropriate.
OVMA President Dr. Heidi Houchen presented the OSU CCVM Class of 2025 with their White Coats.
Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.
West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.
If you believe that you or someone you know is in a crisis, please seek help immediately by calling 1-800-273-8255 or contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Crisis chat team.
Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company of Monroe, Washington is recalling approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food, due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Those who wish to bring a pet into their families are encouraged to consider their ability to provide for a pet's care, grooming, food, and medical bills. Pet owners should plan for the costs of unexpected illness or injury.
To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is recalling certain products due to potentially elevated levels of Aflatoxin above the acceptable limit. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring by-product from the growth of Aspergillus flavus and can be harmful to pets if consumed in significant quantities. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date.
Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.
4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.
Purina Animal Nutrition is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of one lot of Purina® RangeLand® 30-13 (125#) beef cattle feed. This recall is being initiated as a precaution related to tubs that are too soft, allowing over-consumption, which could result in urea toxicity.
Freshpet Inc. is announcing a voluntary recall of a single lot of Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 lb. bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021, due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date.
Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling select Green Pea & Chicken Formula dry cat food products listed below due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This was discovered from a routine state surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—man-made or natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Put a preparedness plan in place now to keep you and your pets safe. Remember, your pets depend on you for their safety.
Dr. Houchen graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University Veterinary School in 1992. She joined VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Clackamas, OR in 2006, where she is the Intern Director as well as the director of the Northwest Veterinary Specialists Critical Care Blood Bank. Her term as OVMA president runs through February 2022.