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

June 27, 2023

2023 Legislative Update

Updates on the OVMA's advocacy efforts in the 2023 Oregon Legislature on behalf of the veterinary profession.

June 8, 2023

Compounding Rules Expected to Change

A work group, assigned by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy (OBOP) to address compounding in human and veterinary medicine, has developed an initial draft of regulations that will be taken into consideration by the agency’s board of directors. 

April 19, 2023

Oregon Paid Leave

The program is paid for by employers and employees. Employers with over 25 employees pay 40% and employees pay 60% of the contribution rate, which is 1 percent for 2023.

March 6, 2023

OTC Antimicrobials Changing to Prescription Only In June 2023

As of June 11, 2023, all medically important antibiotics approved for use in animals—both companion and food animal—will no longer be available over-the-counter (OTC). The drugs will also display the following statement on the label “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian."