This will be the tenth year the PVMA Board of Directors has honored our amazing members and affiliated individuals by recognizing those who have given to our community and profession in exceptional ways. Any current PVMA member veterinarian will be eligible to submit one nomination for each award. Nominations will be accepted through October 15th.  Award recipients will be decided by the PVMA Board of Directors and announced at our November General Membership Meeting. The three award categories are:   PVMA Veterinarian of the Year (any current PVMA member veterinarian is eligible) Awarded...

We are now accepting applications for our next class- Due Monday, August 28th Undoubtedly, the early years of your veterinary career are both exciting and challenging and everything in-between. The PVMA offers this program to provide support, tools, and guidance to our early career members for personal and professional development. While our community continues to grow and evolve, we are making every effort to help our members connect and support one another. This has been the foundation of our organization for many years. The Power of Ten Program offers approximately ten early-career...

The Portland Veterinary Medical Association has partnered with CorpCare Associates, a national EAP program since 1991, to assist PVMA member hospitals and their employees with personal concerns and family related issues. EAP services are designed as one of the many cost-effective solutions to prevent employee problems from becoming an obstacle at work. Personal challenges can feel overwhelming sometimes and the thought of trying to handle it alone can cause significant anxiety. Stress, compassion fatigue, and mental health concerns often go untreated and are the leading causes of employee underperformance, absenteeism, and...

The Portland Veterinary Medical Association would like to congratulate Dr. Alexandra Moore on her election to the PVMA Board of Directors. She has been an active member of the PVMA for the past 5 years and began her membership when she moved to Portland. Dr. Moore stated, “This organization has been a very important part of my professional and personal life, and I look forward to getting to know more of the members and helping to make the many offered programs a success as part of the Board.” Dr. Moore is...

The 2023-24 Oregon Veterinary Technician & Assistant Association annual membership renewal period has begun. The membership year runs from July 1st-June 30th. New memberships are being accepted at this time and are available to veterinary professionals with the exception of veterinarians. The OVTAA offers free student  membership to those currently enrolled in a veterinary technology program. Over the past year, the OVTAA has strengthened their foundation and supports over 300 members. OVTAA highlights from the past year: Dedicated monthly learning opportunities: CE webinars, Recover CPR workshops, townhalls  Member social events Proposal for veterinary...

The Portland Veterinary Medical Association is intentionally planning to take a brief pause from events and continuing education presentations during the summer months so everyone can enjoy this limited fair-weather time. We will be returning to our full event/CE schedule beginning in September. A few social opportunities will be available to members over the summer to keep everyone connected. Members can look forward to receiving invitations for those soon! The office will be fully staffed over the summer however, as we work on solidifying the scheduling for the upcoming year and...

On March 31st, 2023, the Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association (OVTAA) board of directors submitted a proposal to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) for the addition of Title Protection for Technicians in the state of Oregon. This request is supported by organizations at both the state and national levels including the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). The OVTAA board strongly believes that creating title protection for Veterinary Technicians is necessary...

The Oregon Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association is honored to recognize individuals  that have gone above and beyond for the veterinary profession, our community, and the people in it. We are proud to announce the following 2023 OVTAA Awards recipients: Veterinary Assistant of the Year Tiana Ross Frontier Veterinary Hospital Nominated by Chantal Faraudo CVT,  CVPP - I had the pleasure of meeting Tiana in a RECOVER CPR class in April 2023, given by RESPOND CPR for the veterinary team. Tiana demonstrated innate leadership qualities in this class. She was the least experienced...

Passing the gavel to our new President! On the evening of May 11th at McMenamins Kennedy School, the Portland Veterinary Medical Association conducted the last membership meeting & continuing education lecture of the Spring. The evening was sponsored by Storz and Dr. Timothy McCarthy presented on the Application of Laparoscopy in Small Animal General Practice. The meeting also served as the annual ceremony where board transitions take place. This year, we celebrated the passing of the gavel from the previous President Dr. Amanda Veatch to the new President, Dr. Matt Dowling. Dr. Veatch...

In an effort to provide additional ways for PVMA and OVTAA members to access information and resources, and connect more easily, we have launched a new smartphone app! Features Digital Membership 'Card': This will be used along with your Columbia (4x/yr) and Adidas (3x/yr) Employee Store Passes when visiting each store. Groups: Quick and simple group messaging. Share about open houses, inquire about available services/procedures in the community, and share resources with colleagues. News: Quick access to community news blasts and valuable timely information Member Directory: Simplified searchable directory of member...

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