An outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) began in December in the Bay Area of California. We are closely watching as more information becomes available and we have shared recommendations with the Portland veterinary community to help minimize the impact on dogs in our community. The outbreak of CIV is in the South Bay Area of California as well as smaller incidence in Fresno, Reno, and around Sacramento. As of February 15th, two positive cases have now been identified in Idaho and one in Grants Pass, Oregon. Details of the current outbreak...

The Portland Veterinary Medical Association is a professional membership organization representing 600 veterinarians and their practices across the Portland Metro area. The PVMA is dedicated to supporting and representing its members and the local veterinary community. Along with many other local organizations and agencies, we strive to educate the general public in an effort to improve animal welfare and promote the human animal bond. The recent Fox 12 News call for followers to submit their veterinary bills in an effort to determine variability between costs is concerning to the veterinary profession...

Changes to this year’s drive We will be unable to accept any prescription medications whether new, opened, or expired. Please contact PAW Team directly if you have some of the items they are in need of, listed on their website: www.pawteam.org/donate/#anchor-medical-donations-wishlist Recipients of the donations will be: Portland Animal Welfare Team:  www.pawteam.org The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Coffee Creek Puppy Program: www.cci.org A small group of female inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility...

On Thursday, September 28th, the Coffee Creek Puppy Program held its annual matriculation celebration to recognize dogs who have or will be moving on to professional training as well as all the inmates, volunteers, and veterinary sponsors who participate in the program. Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is the state women's prison located in Wilsonville, Oregon. The puppy program was created in the late 1990s in partnership with Canines Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that provides adults and children with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities with highly trained companion dogs. In 2005, due...

We are thrilled to celebrate our amazing members and affiliated individuals by recognizing just a few of those who have given to our community and profession in exceptional ways. Veterinarian of the Year Dr. Jo-Anne Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin Nominated by: Dr. Nicole Chamberlin, Bethany Family Pet Clinic “I first met Jo-Anne 10 years ago, when I was a young veterinarian with two kids under the age of two years.  I submitted my CV and a cover letter for relief work at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin. I was trying to find a way...

Thank you to all those who submitted applications for our first Power of Ten class! What is Power of Ten? The Power of Ten Program will offer ten early-career veterinarians the opportunity to complete a personal and professional development program comprised of in-person educational opportunities and activities over a 12 month period. The PVMA will provide topic experts, meals, and meeting expenses at no charge to the participant. Modules will be held at locations around the Portland area and mid-Willamette Valley with the exception of attendance at the AVMA’s Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago. Our 2017-18...

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