Important Contacts

Veterinary Associations

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) (800) 248-2862, www.avma.org
American Animal Hospital Assciation (AAHA)- www.aahanet.org
California VMA-  (916) 344-4985, www.cvma.org
Oregon VMA- (503) 399-0311, www.oregonvma.org
Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association- www.ovtaa.org
Puget Sound VMA- (206) 205-4394, www.psvma.org
Washington VMA- (800) 399-7862, www.wsvma.org

Special Interest VMAs 

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association- www.ahvma.org
The Lesbian and Gay VMA, www.lgvma.org
Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative, www.wvldi.org

For a complete list of AVMA Constituent Allied Organizations: www.avma.org/About/AlliedOrganizations/Pages/Allied-Veterinary-Medical-Associations.aspx

West Coast Veterinary Colleges

Oregon State University- oregonstate.edu/vetmed
Washington State University- www.vetmed.wsu.edu
University of California- Davis- www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu
Western University College of Veterinary Medicine- www.westernu.edu/veterinary

Veterinary Technology Programs

Portland Community College- www.pcc.edu/programs/vet-tech
Central Oregon Community College- www.cocc.edu/veterinary-technician

AVMA accredited distance learning programs:

AAHA Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)- https://devtp.aahanet.org/eweb/startpage.aspx?site=devtp
Penn Foster-  www.pennfoster.edu
Purdue University-  http://vet.purdue.edu/vettech/DL/goDL.php

Federal, State, and Local Agencies

Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board- www.oregon.gov/ovmeb/Pages/index.aspx
Oregon OSHA- www.orosha.org
Oregon Board of Pharmacy- www.pharmacy.state.or.us
Oregon Radiation Protection Services- www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/rps/index.shtml
National Animal Poison Control- www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
Drug Enforcement Agency-(206) 553-5990,  www.dea.gov/index.shtml
US Food and Drug Administration- Seattle Office: (425) 498-4938, www.fda.gov
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Federal Veterinarian,  (360) 753-9430

Animal Control Agencies, Humane Societies, and Adoption Facilities

Cat Adoption Team- www.catadoptionteam.org
Clackamas County Dog Services – www.co.clackamas.or.us/dogs
Columbia County- www.co.columbia.or.us/
Multnomah County Animal Services- www.MultCoPets.org
Oregon Humane Society- www.oregonhumane.org/index.asp
Humane Society for Southwest Washington- www.southwesthumane.org
Washington County Animal Services- www.washingtoncountypets.com

Local Animal Non-Profits

Animal Aid- www.animalaidpdx.org
Shelter, rescue, spay/neuter efforts, urgent vet care assistance

Feral Cat Coalition- www.feralcats.com
The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon is dedicated to the humane treatment of feral cats and to the prevention of future generations through spay/neuter programs and education.

Portland Animal Welfare Team- www.portlandanimalwelfareteam.org
Helping people and pets stay together, through veterinary care for the pets of people going through the toughest times in their lives.

Other

ASPCA (212) 876-7700, www.aspca.org
National Animal Poison Control Center, (888) 426-4435
Pet Loss Support Hotline – WSU (509) 335-5704, plhl@vetmed.wsu.edu

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