In this issue...
News briefs .................................. 2 New resources on the web site ...... 9
Highlights of board session ........... 1 Classifieds .................................... 10-14
Oregon Veterinary Conf. preview . 4-7 An active AVMA agenda ............... 15
Foundation update ....................... 8 Business poster requirements ........ 16
Online CE: new benefit
The OVMA is a member of the consortium that OVMA members receive reduced prices on the
2004 developed the ASVMAE Online CE Program, now
offering a total of 29 courses in scientific topics, practice
courses; the price for ASVMAE-developed sessions is
$30 per course for members and $45 for non-members.
management, general management, and professional The price for non-ASVMAE-developed courses is set
development. (The acronym stands for the American by the designer of the course, but there is a $15 price
Society of Veterinary Medical Association Executives). differential between OVMA member and non-
The courses were developed by ASVMAE, the members. (Courses are approved for CE credit).
Canadian VMA, and other experts. Topics include: Visit the OVMA website at www.oregonvma.org
canine hypothyroidism, replacing your vaccine and click on the link to Online CE. From there, OVMA
business, small animal reconstructive surgery, use and members can log into our site for access to exclusive
misuse of antiepileptic drugs, fluid resuscitation for members-only pricing on the courses. If you haven’t
a publication of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
the acute small animal patient, and preparing a yet set up an account to access the Members Only
winning business plan, among others. resources on the web site, contact us with your e-mail
Additional ASVMAE-developed scientific courses address and a 5 to 7 character alphanumeric password.
on the horizon include: the GI tract with Dr. David Note: The ASVMAE site (through Learning
Twedt; oncology with Dr. Cathy Mitchener; Library) is best viewed using Internet Explorer. The
dermatology with Dr. Gail Kunkle; and laser surgery site also details the software and hardware requirements
with Dr. Ken Bartles. for viewing and listening to the courses.
Are records privileged?
County Commissioners in Lane County are Counsel for the county believes such records can
expected to approve a rule in early December that be restricted from viewing under a section in the law
would require veterinarians to provide authorities with on Trade Secrets. Under this scenario, the county has
recorded information on rabies certificates. The indicated it can withhold divulging information if an
information would contain, among other items, the individual or company were to request to see rabies
name, address and telephone number of the client. records of doctor X.
To the best of our knowledge, Lane County would However, counsel suggested that if an individual or
become the second county in the state (Klamath is company asked to view records of all animals
the other) to mandate that veterinarins present such innoculated with a rabies vaccine (without specifying
information to local agencies. a particular veterinarian’s name), then the county would
Lane County authorities want to ensure that they be obligated to provide this information.
have important rabies information, should the need Why is this important? In Florida, rabies
arise. At times discussion at county commission information was accessible to that state’s records law
meetings has also centered on licensing dogs and and, according to reports, at one time accessed by a
whether or not information on the rabies forms would internet pharmacy. The Florida VMA went to court,
be used by animal control agencies as a cross-check of contending that such information was proprietary and
who has had their dog licensed. should only be accessible to the appropriate authorities.
A broader issue that has raised additional concerns The courts upheld the FVMA’s contention
among many local veterinarians as well as the OVMA Oregon public records laws are much more open.
Board of Directors is accessibility of such information The OVMA presently is looking at areas of the law
through Oregon’s public records law. What can be that possibly could be amended to provide veterinarians
restricted and what can be accessed? with privacy protection on this topic.
Election Results public relations, membership, equine welfare, and 50th
anniversary committees. He previously served on the
Three new board members are moving into
Oregon Veterinary AAEP board of directors from 1995-1998.
positions to address an direct policy for the OVMA.
Medical Association Within the equine community, Dr. Corey has
Dr. Linda Blythe, the associate dean with the
devoted much of his time to welfare issues. With the
1880 Lancaster Dr. NE College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, he helped
University, steps in as Vice President.
Suite 118 to develop standards of care. And he recently
Dr. Laird Goodman was elected to serve as the
Salem, OR 97305 completed serving six years on the AVMA’s Animal
representative in District 3, which covers Clatsop,
Welfare Committee, including one year as chair.
Columbia, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill
counties. He is the owner of Murrayhill Veterinary
(800) 235-3502 Political Future on Hold
Hospital in Beaverton and fills an open seat on the
(503) 399-0311 board. After six years on the Independence City Council,
Fax (503) 363-4218 Dr. Brad Frank is the new representative for District Dr. Bob Archer is looking forward to reshuffling his
6, which encompasses Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson schedule -- for the near future, anyway. At the moment
www.oregonvma.org he is continuing his career as a veterinarian, where he
and Josephine counties. He is the owner of Jacksonville
email@example.com Veterinary Hospital and assumes the position from Dr. shares a practice with his wife, Laura. He is a graduate
Howard Miller of Ashland who generously remained of the veterinary program at Washington State
on the board until the election in Southern Oregon. University, and she is a graduate of the program at
Executive Director Oregon State.
In other news from the board of directors, Linda
Glenn M. Kolb Melton of Idexx Veterinary Services was appointed by In an article in the Statesman Journal (Salem) on Dr.
firstname.lastname@example.org the board as the Allied Industry Representative. Bruce Archer’s political participation, the current mayor of
Mackey of Hill’s Pet Nutrition previously served in Independence had this to say: “He’s a community
this capacity. oriented person. He’s got a quiet toughness, always
Administrative Assistant warm and friendly. He’s the kind of city councilor that
Jenny Page any mayor would love to have.”
Conveyance of Gratitude While Dr. Archer served on the council, the city
We would like to thank Dr. Quin Christensen of built a new library, improved the downtown core and
Willowbrook Veterinary Hospital in Tigard for renovated the park along the Willamette River.
Public Relations Director reviewing this client education poster for this issue of
the newsletter. The poster on “Overweight Pets” National 4-H Congress
addresses holiday no-nos and takes a look at health Each year the OVMA contributes to the 4-H
email@example.com risks for the heavy and obese animal, tips for preventing Congress, helping to send young students to the
obesity in pets, and directs clients to their veterinarian organization’s national convention in Atlanta.
if the client suspects their pet is tipping the scales. In 2004 three 4-Hers attended the recent meeting
Note: The OVMA web site, located at and thanked the Association for its ongoing support of
www.oregonvma.org contains an assortment of client a program that is designed, in part, to help build leaders
Our Mission education posters that you can download in a PDF for the future. The students are: Genevieve Bliesnew
format. The posters are in the newly-revised Resource and Kaci Sinfek of Sandy, and Travis Stolk of Salem.
▼ section of the web site and are restricted to members. Congratulation to each of the recipients.
So if you want to check this out, send us your e-mail
“To serve veterinarians, the address and a five-to-seven alpha-numeric password
and we will provide you with access.
veterinary profession and After years of providing relief veterinary services
the public through public across Oregon, Dr. Janet Henkel is settling down. She
National Leader of Note recently purchased the Tillamook Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Doug Corey of Adams in Eastern Oregon has from Dr. Kathy Blevins, who left for Idaho to care for
education and political been elected Vice President of the American Association her ill mother. Dr. Henkel and her husband live in
action, and by promoting of Equine Practitioners. He practices at Associated Tillamook, and she has worked in nearly every practice
Veterinary Clinic, a five-doctor mixed animal practice in the county as a relief veterinarian.
in Walla Walla, Wash. Over in Central Oregon, Dr. Marie Vandaveer set
the highest standard of Dr. Corey is a past president and regional director her sights on building a new practice. In 1990 she
animal care and of the OVMA and he also served two terms with the bought Bush Animal Hospital in Bend from Dr. Dale
Veterinary Medical Examining Board. Bush. Fourteen years later she and her associate Dr.
With the AAEP, he has taken on many roles and Joy Gyorgyfalvy have moved into a much more
standards.” responsibilities, serving as chairman for the research, spacious 3,000 sq. ft. practice.
Summary of board discussion Board of
Your Association’s board of directors gathered in The Veterinary Practice Act contains a term
Reno for an evening discussion that was held in “agent” that may be problematic with regard to lay ▼
conjunction with the Wild West Veterinary Conference people treating animals.
in October. (As the OVMA is a partner of this The Practice Act reads: “Nothing in ORS 686.020 Dr. Tom Keck
conference, along with the Arizona, California and (1) shall be so construed as to prevent any person or Dallas
Nevada veterinary associations, we conduct one meeting the agent or employee of the person from practicing
a year in Nevada). veterinary medicine and surgery or dentistry in a Dr. Doug McInnis
Following are highlights of some of the key humane manner on any animal belonging to the person, Klamath Falls
discussions at the October 6 meeting. agent or employee or for gratuitous services or from
The Office of Degree Authorization, a state dehorning and vaccinating cattle for the person, agent Dr. Linda Blythe
agency, earlier in the year indicated it had full authority or employee.” Corvallis
to decide the validity of college degrees for the State of What exactly does “agent” mean is open for
Immediate Past President
Oregon. This would include veterinary degrees of interpretation. The jury is out on this issue and answers Dr. Kurt Schrader
foreign graduates. vary widely, depending on who is asked the question. Canby
The Veterinary Medical Examining Board claims The Board of Directors decided at this time not to
that it has the authority on such matters pertaining to puruse a legislative change with respect to amending Dr. Jay Fineman
veterinarians and will be drafting legislation that the section on agent. Instead, it believes it is appropriate Newport
exempts it out of an ODA statute. for the issue to be tested before the VMEB and,
The OVMA Board of Directors supports the possibly, in a court of law. Dr. DuWayne Penfold
VMEB’s approach, and the Association will be prepared The board agreed to co-sponsor legislation with Eugene
to write its own bill, should the Examining Board’s regard to dogs in open vehicles. The Association has
AVMA Alternate Delegate
proposal falls through. previously supported such legislation. Any law that is Dr. Marty DeWees
President Tom Keck will assign an ad hoc to pass will require broad exemptions for rural areas. Springfield
committee to review the current committee structure The board is tracking the issue of drug pre-
and report to the board at its next meeting. The purpose cursors -- those products that are used to manufacture Dr. Bob Hall
is to revise committee protocol to make discussions more methamphetamines. Pendleton
nimble and effective and to provide a broader forum The drug pre-cursor law that was adopted two
for interaction with the general membership at large. sessions ago and modified in 2003 still requires Dr. Bill Young
The board continues to look at the ownership “tinkering” to more effectively protect veterinarians and Eugene
vs. guardianship issue. Dr. Kurt Schrader (who also is a their clients. In talking with the “architects” of the bill,
State Senator) will ask legislative counsel for an opinion we believe it will be addressed in the 2005 session. Dr. Laird Goodman
on ownership relative to the state’s definition of However, the Association is prepared to introduce Beaverton
guardianship. legislation, if necessary, to protect your interests.
Dr. Keck has assigned an ad hoc committee to The Association submitted a proposal to the Dr. Jacqui Neilson
quickly assess the issue and report to the board with American Veterinary Medical Foundation for a Disaster Portland
recommendations on how to approach the topic. Preparedness and Response start-up grant. Key
The issue of confidentiality was also discussed elements of the proposal are: 1) to educate veterinarians, Dr. Michael Foland
in detail. In the medical profession it has long been veterinary staff, government representatives, and Salem
held that more free and ready communications between humane and other animal assistance organizations on
the doctor and patient would be expedited if those the importance of establishing a response protocol; and Dr. Brad Frank
discussions were privileged so that there could be no 2) to conduct the requisite training it would take to Jacksonville
disclosure of information without the client’s consent. develop and implement a program at the local and
Medical practice acts contain a statement of this state levels. Dr. Susan Loomis
privilege, but veterinary practices generally do not. The board approved membership applications Bend
Oregon’s Veterinary Practice Act does not provide for 25 veterinarians at the October meeting.
veterinarians with confidentiality protection. Some We want to welcome the following to the Dr. Jean Hall
believe veterinarians already have the right to refuse Association: Drs. Maura Gibson, Benjamin Hendrix, Corvallis
divulging doctor-client-patient information upon Emily Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Rhonda Kirkman,
AVMA Distric XI Rep
request, even though this is not expressly written in Susan Kirschner, Dave Klugh, Julie Krygier, Mindy Dr. Richard Coon
law. The exceptions would be if the information were Lenardson, Anne Maichel, David Mallov, Katherine Forest Grove
subpoenaed, is part of litigation, or becomes important McKinsey, Erica Moore, Devin Newman, Bonnie
Industry / Ex-officio
in the control of animal and/or public health. Oberlander, Erica Reay, Trisha Roisum, Catherine Linda Melton, Idexx
Dr. Keck assigned an ad hoc committee to study Rowan, Kasey Rysdam-Nash, Patti Smith, Erin Tripp, Eugene
this issue -- to determine to the best of our ability Amy Twardzik, Jodi Wiktorowski, Melody Williams,
Practice Managers / Ex-officio
whether or not such legislation would have merit. and Xenia Zawadzkas. Michelle Campoli
OVMA Oregon Veterinary Conference
Meetings The 2005 conference is scheduled for March 4-6 Ehrlichiosis and Lyme Borreliosis
▼ in Corvallis at Oregon State University. Following is a From diagnostic dilemmas to treatment strategies,
preview of some of the sessions that you will find at this seminar provides you with an update on THE
the meeting. most current diagnostic tools available to identify
March 4-6, 2005 infected patients. Emphasis is placed on testing strategies
Oregon Veterinary Small Animal Medicine and interpretation. Treatment modalities, treatment
Conference The planning committee has enlisted the talents of failures (probably much more prevalent than we
Corvallis, Oregon three visible figures in veterinary medicine for the realized), as well as West Coast vaccination strategies
various tracks: Dr. David Biller, Dr. Richard Ford, and will be presented.
October 5-9, 2005 Dr. Dennis Macy. Here is a look at what each will be
Wild West Veterinary presenting. Vaccines and Vaccinations: Issues & Controversies
Conference In this session with Dr. Dennis Macy, we will present
Reno, Nevada Dr. David Biller an overview of the Canine and Feline Vaccination
Production of a Great Thoracic Radiograph Guidelines that includes three critical areas: 1)
For more information, call the Accurate interpretation of radiographs depends on developing the vaccination protocol; 2) vaccine safety
OVMA office at (800) 235- the quality of the X-ray. Dr. Biller will provide issues; and 3) new vaccines and new vaccine technology
techniques for capturing exceptional radiographs. (and there is new information here). Several key issues
3502 or visit our Web site at
include duration of immunity facts on canine and feline
Interpretation of a Normal Thoracic Radiograph vaccines, use of antibody titers in clinical practice, and
Knowledge of normal anatomy of the thorax is vaccination site sarcoma update.
critical for a great thoracic reading. In this session you
will learn a technique to interpret thoracic radiographs, Chronic Cough in the Dog
concentrating on normal and using abnormal This presentation centers on one of the most
examples. common, and clinically frustrating, respiratory signs in
dogs: chronic cough ... when the cough is NOT related
Other Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract to pneumonia, neoplasia, or cardiac disease.
Meetings Dr. Biller will discuss survey and contrast Chronic bronchial disease in older dogs is a condition
radiography as well as ultrasound of the GI tract, using that commonly occurs, but it still is underdiagnosed
▼ clinical cases. (or inappropriately treated) in practice. Practical
diagnostic strategies as well as long-term treatment
January 28, 2005 Old Radiographic Techniques Revisited recommendations are outlined in this session.
Metabolic Problems Compression radiography, positional radiography,
in Endurance Horses pneumogastography, and pneumocolons and partial Diagnostic Dilemmas of the Upper Respiratory
Portland, OR barium enemas are techniques that we may have been Localize ... localize ... localize ... and the clinical signs
(360) 833-8975 taught in school but no longer use. Dr. Biller will tell all. Practical diagnostic techniques needed to isolate
firstname.lastname@example.org discuss these techniques, plus their advantages and the location and the cause of upper respiratory signs in
indications for clinical practice. the dog will be reviewed. From sneezing and nasal
discharge to stertor to stridor ... there is a BIG difference.
March 3-6, 2005
Dr. Richard Ford (Sponsored by Merial) Understanding where to look, when to look, and what
International Camelid Conf.
FeLV/FIV to do when you get there is the objective.
Corvallis, OR This clinical update stresses key issues pertaining to
(800) 235-3502 the diagnosis, treatment and especially important, the Feline Viral Upper Respiratory Infection
prevention of two of the most serious infections Despite the routine use of vaccines against feline
April 18-22, 2005 affecting domestic cats ... the good, the bad, and the herpesvirus-1 and calicivirus, these infections are still
Pet Birds & Pocket Pets ugly. In addition, the presentation will address the recognized as THE most common infections affecting
Corvallis, OR new transdermal recombinant FeLV vaccine just cats. How can this be? Have the vaccines failed?
(541) 737-2268 licensed for use in the U.S. Recognizing the chronic carrier-state and managing
chronic sneezing in the adult cat will be the focus of
April 25-29, 2005 FIP: More Complex Than We Thought this presentation.
Canine Sports Medicine FIP is among the most biologically complex viral
Corvallis, OR infections to infect domestic cats. This seminar covers Dr. Dennis Macy (Sponsored by Merial)
(541) 737-2268 the spectrum of clinical signs asociated with “wet” and Dr. Macy will appear over the course of three days
“dry” forms of FIP, the difficulty in establishing the and will participate with Dr. Ford in the broad
A more complete listing of diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention, discussion of vaccines and vaccinations as well as the
CE programs is available including why isn’t there an effective vaccine? current issues and controversies on this topic.
on our Web site at
Vaccine Associated Sarcomas surgical treatment, and hospitalized care at referral
Ten years later, what do we know about them now? institutions.
And how do we prevent and treat them?
Management of Clinical Complications and Endotoxemia Web Site!
Diagnosis and Treatment of Fungal Disease Associated with Colic
New diagnostics and antifungals will be addressed. This discussion will center around the recognition ▼
The new agents are safer and more effective. and management of complications, such as
endotoxemia, laminitis, and various peri-operative www.oregonvma.org
Use of NSAIDs in Cancer Management complications associated with the acute abdomen.
Cheap and often effective adjunct to traditional Visit our Web site, where
cancer treatment, these drugs play a big role in Challenging Colic Cases and Practitioner Discussion
metronomic chemotherapy. Principles from the day’s discussion will be applied you will find the following
to clinical cases with respect to the diagnosis, treatment, information:
Feline Oncology: What Makes the Cat Different? management, the decision for referral, and prognosis Latest news and events
Cat’s have few types of tumors but they tend to be in the horse with the acute abdomen.
more malignant. Some, however, are less malignant OVMA services
when compared to the canine. Dr. Gary Magdesian CE calendar
In a daylong program, Dr. Magdesian will cover Legislative updates
Chemotherapy for the Cat the following topics: Management of the Critical Neonate
Some drugs given to dogs to treat cancer will kill in the Field, Respiratory Distress in the Weaning Foal, Pet care information
cats. Learn which ones to use -- and not to use. Therapies for Acute Diarrhea, New Thoughts on Fluid for your clients and the gen-
Therapy in the Field, and Acid-Base Made Easy? eral public
Common Cat Tumors
Case studies of cat tumors and their diagnosis and Dr. Craig Mosley Large animal care infor-
treatment will be presented. On Sunday, Dr. Mosley, a recent addition to the mation
veterinary program at Oregon State University, will And more!
Equine Medicine present Field Anesthesia: Review and New Techniques.
Dr. Eric Mueller and Dr. Gary Magdesian will be
the key presenters of the equine tracks in 2005. Dr. John Schlipf Access to Members-Only
The equine program concludes with Dr. Schlipf Content
Field Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen looking at I Have These Blood Values - Now, What Do
In this opening session, Dr. Mueller will explore a They Mean? and Why Is the Old Gray Mare Gray? To gain access to the
critical review of the physical exam, clinicopathologic members-only sections of
paramaters, and ancillary diagnostic tests and their Food Animal Medicine the OVMA web site, please
significance used to evaluate the horse with an acute Over the course of two days, the program for food
abdominal crisis. animal practitioners will feature a series of speakers. send an e-mail request to
Rectal Exam for Colic: What Am I Really Feeling? Dr. David Anderson and include a five-to-seven
A review of rectal examination findings in the normal In three different seminars, Dr. Anderson will
horse and interpretation of rectal exam findings in the examine Lameness Surgery with Emphasis on the Foot, character alphanumeric
horse with an acute abdomen will be presented. C-Sections: Living or Dying in Three-Quarter Time, password. You’ll have
and GI Surgery in the Field: Updates on Abomasal unrestricted access within
Medical Management of the Acute Abdomen Techniques.
Here Dr. Mueller examines medical therapies, both 24 hours.
old and new, that are used to treat the horse with colic. Dr. Barrett Slenning
Specific medications and therapies, doses, and efficacy In two sessions, Dr. Slenning will focus on Hood
will be covered. of the Truck Statistics and Epidemiology as well as
Agroterrorism and Disaster Planning.
Field Colic: Treatment or Referral, and Prognosis
Because of client and economic pressures, the Dr. Don Hansen
decision to refer the horse with an acute abdomen for Dr. Hansen, Oregon’s new State Veterinarian, will
further medical treatment or surgery may be difficult. address Electronic ID Systems.
Indications for referral and prognosis of specific
abdominal conditions will be addressed. Dr. Mark Kirkpatrick
A consulting veterinarian with Pfizer Animal
Surgical Management: Referral Institutions Health, Dr. Kirkpatrick will discuss Vaccinology,
Dr. Mueller will take a look at the diagnostic Using Power Point Presentations for Client
evaluation, decision making process for medical or Communications, and Analyzing Herd Milk Records.
Veterinary Technician Program considerably. And there is (no surprise here) controversy!
The 2005 OVC sessions for technicians and
Vote (PAC) now assistants will feature discussions by Harold Davis, Dr.
Veterinary technicians working in clinical small animal
practice MUST be aware of these changes and have
and help your Richard Ford and Dr. Dennis Macy, among others. fundamental awareness regarding WHY these
recommendations are in place now ... and what the
profession Harold Davis, RVT, VTS implications are for the future.
Triage in the Emergency Room
Triage is the sorting or prioritization of emergent Dr. Dennis Macy (Sponsored by Merial)
patients, determining which are stable and which Why Clients Should Sign Informed Consent Forms
We ask you to consider Vote require immediate treatments. This discussion will cover Communication is everything, but regardless of
PAC--Veterinarians Organized telephone and waiting room triage. what you said, only the medical record is recognized in
to Elect. Make your indi- court.
vidual $50 contribution for Management of the Hypovolemic Shock Patient
2004 ($100 for a married This discussion will provide an overview of the Handling/Administering Chemotherapeutic Agents
couple filing jointly) to the shock. It is a dynamic and complex syndrome; the Why did the leg fall off? Yikes! Prevent those adverse
Association’s political action focus of therapy and monitoring is oxygen delivery. events associated with cancer chemotherapy while
committee today. Having a basic understanding of the pathophysiologic protecting your health.
and compensatory mechanism of this complex
syndrome will aid the veterinary technician in meeting Dr. Ty McSherry (Sponsored by Idexx)
We ask that those of you who
therapeutic and monitoring goals. Hematology & Clinical Pathology Boot Camp
contributed to the OVMA’s
The two separate lectures on hematology and
PAC in 2003 to do so again.
Life Saving Emergency Room Techniques clinical pathology are open to all registrants but a
And if you did not make a Often the veterinary technician may have to requirement for those who will be signing up for the
contribution to Vote PAC last perform or assist in emergency life saving techniques. “Boot Camp” labs on Sunday morning.
year, we encourage your Several techniques will be discussed and will include Dr. McSherry’s lecture on hematology will be more
support this year. indications, equipment needed, how the procedure is advanced in terms of examining and identifying
performed, and the potential complications associated abnormal red blood cell counts and white blood cell
The State of Oregon will with the procedures. morphology and associating them with particular cases.
provide you with a tax credit His cytology lecture will be more basic and cover
on your 2004 return. This is Critically Ill Patient Nursing Care normal and abnormal morphology with case examples.
not a tax deduction, but rather Core nursing care principles for the critically ill There will be limited enrollment for the labs, in
a dollar-for-dollar tax credit. patient will be covered in this session. which participants will take part in a timed challenged
base lab on hematology and clinical pathology cases.
We hope that you will make Monitoring Techniques: Tools of the Trade
your contribution now, but It is incumbent upon the technician to be familiar Practice Management/Staff Development
the last day to take advantage with a variety of monitoring techniques, as well as have Dr. Tom Watson, a national veterinary consultant,
of this tax credit is an understanding of what they tell us. Tools of the returns to the OVC for a varied presentation to
December 31, 2004. trade used by technicians in watching over the critically veterinarians, practice managers and paraprofessional
ill patient will be examined. staff. He was a highly successful multiple practice owner
Make your check payable to: in Tucson, Arizona, and today presents his insights and
Management of the Traumatic Brain Patient experience in a straightforward, practical manner that
Vote PAC and mail to 1201
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an acute is directed for the entire practice team.
SW 12th Ave., Suite 200,
neurological emergency. Recognition of subtle changes
Portland, OR 97205. and the initiation of appropriate therapy will ultimately Practice Budget & Management Statistics Lab
affect the outcome. This discussion will provide you This will be a special limited enrollment lab where
Should you have any with an overview of care for the TBI patient. attendees will learn how to track and analyze your
questions, please do not practice’s finances as well as identify trends for ongoing
hesitate to call the OVMA Dr. Richard Ford (Sponsored by Merial) management.
office at (800) 235-3502. Zoonoses ... How Real the Threat? Attendees will be sent advanced material and
Thank you. This is a provocative presentation that not only expected to bring their laptops where they will examine
focuses on the most common infections of dogs/cats in an Excel spreadsheet year-to-year analysis of finances
that pose a health risk to humans but will challenge and procedures.
everyone of what is, and what is NOT, a zoonotic
infection. This is a graphic presentation and depicts Team Building: Leadership
infections in animals and the same infection in humans. Leadership is the single most important element in
creating a successful practice. It is also the least
Small Animal Vaccines and Vaccinations understood of practice success skills. We will discuss
Within the last four years, vaccination the role that leadership plays in team building, who
recommendations for the cat and dog have changed needs to develop the skills and what these skills are.
Team Building: Practice Governance and, more importantly, a foundation to This session focuses on exploring internal
Practice owners usually understand the need customizing a fee schedule for each practice. marketing concepts and techniques to build
for making decisions for the practice and staff. veterinary practices, sell services, and shorten the
Problems arise because there generally is a lack of Team Building: Communications “yes time” for recommended procedures.
understanding that there is a systematic process One of the most frequently registered
that works to establish order and avoid complaints by staff about how practices are Building Client Trust Through Estimates
miscommunication in the practice. This session managed is lack of communication. While practice Veterinary medicine is a fee for service
discusses appropriate methods of decision making, owners perceive this is invalid, it is much more profession. Most of our clients understand this,
policy setting, and staff communication that keeps likely that there is a gross misunderstanding about and our staffs believe they do. But do they really?
everyone in the practice on the same page. what communication is, what is involved with it, This session is for all the practice team and covers
and how to accomplish it. This session reveals building estimates, preparing the client, preparing
Team Building: Human Relations concepts of effective communication in the the health care plan, and presenting the estimate.
Of all the elements of practice management, practice for all levels of staff, including how we
human relations tends to provide the most can communicate specifically with individuals Animal Welfare
consistent headache to practices. Reasons for this with different behavior styles. Enid Traisman, MSW, developed and runs the
are numerous: lack of training, lack of interest, client bereavement program at Dove Lewis
poor or no employee review procedures, poor Team Building: Training Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland.
policies or policy setting, and a lack of systems in If an employee cannot perform a task or tasks Sponsored by the OAHF.
place to deal with the human relations issues in a adequately, the problem usually is not that they
logical manner. Learn how to avoid problems and are incapable. Most likely it is that they have Pet Loss and the Grieving Client
tackle them efficiently as they arise. inadequate or inappropriate training. This session Ms. Traisman will address the significance of
deals with systems for training and efficient the human-animal bond, the grieving process,
Fee Schedule: It’s More Than A Price List operation of a quality veterinary practice. identify the various stages of grief, the vital role of
Financial success in a practice requires a base to the veterinary practice during this time, and how
build on. An appropriate fee schedule provides Marketing: Client Education with a Purpose both the practice and client address euthanasia.
an important part of such a base. However, As a profession, we have tended to avoid the
building an appropriate fee schedule involves whole area of marketing, questioning its ethics or Working Through Grief
more than putting together a list of numbers. need. Yet we staunchly support client education. Ms. Traisman will facilitate a discussion on the
Practice philosopy, level of commitment, level They are one and the same, but on different levels. importance of working through one’s own feelings
of service, demographics, marketing, niche Our clients do not know how to take care of their around grief. Attendees can share their own stories,
availability, real value, perceived value and furry family members or the range of services we address “unfinished business,” and learn tools for
competition are but a few factors to consider. This can offer them. How will they acquire this sought personal growth. You are encouraged to bring
program addresses some methods of setting fees after information if we don’t teach them? photos of any pets you would like to talk about.
International Camelid Health Conference
March 3-6, 2005
held in conjunction with the OVC
Current use/abuse of anthelmintics Neuro outbreak Adaptation to altitude
Chorioptes Caseous lymphadenitis Diurnal rhthyms
Parasites OSU case studies Glucose transport
E. Mac life cycle Nutrition IV fluids
E. Mac clinical experience Renal disease and other issues Surgical cases
New techniques in pain management Heat stress Orthopedic challenges
West Nile Virus Reproduction Joint study presentation
Cerebral disease Reproduction in the male camelid Procedures lab for DVMs and technicians
Mycoplasma Herd evaluation
CONTACT the OVMA
(800) 235-3502 for details
Foundation’s fall gathering
The board of the Oregon Animal Health recent client education brochure: Dealing with the Loss
Health Foundation met at the OVMA office in Salem the end
of Your Pet. The OVMA, through the PR Committee
(The Oregon Plan) is considering additional brochures
Foundation Under New Business, the board approved the on disaster planning, etc., that the OAHF might also
following: consider supporting.
▼ Establishing an annual $2,000 scholarship for In other Foundation news, Dr. Howard Wagner,
a veterinary student at Oregon State University. the not-for-profit’s chair, noted that the OAHF’s
The Oregon Animal Health Sponsoring the Animal Welfare track at the 2005 investment portfolio has a total value of $218,000.
Foundation promotes the Oregon Veterinary Conference. The 2005 seminar will Combined with funds in the checking account, overall
health and welfare of all feature Enid Traisman, MSW, founder of the Pet assets are just under a quarter of a million dollars.
Bereavement Program at Dove Lewis Emergency The board also reviewed some of the programs it
animals, including our loyal Animal Hospital in Portland. She will address how the supported in 2004. This included, among others,
companions, by funding a veterinary team can best assist clients through the sponsorship of the Animal Hall of Fame ceremony;
variety of charitable, grieving process. plus grants for a bronzed dog statue at the Oregon
Supporting, in part, the annual Pet Day Gardens in Silverton (in a pet celebration area); and to
educational, and scientific Celebration put on by veterinary students at OSU Sustainable Living, a children’s workshop group that
programs. during National Pet Week. promotes responsible animal care to their peers.
Providing ongoing sponsorship of the Animal The OAHF is also continuing to explore a
Hall of Fame Awards Program, held in conjunction at sponsorship with the Red Cross on a series of workshops
The OAHF is supported by the Oregon Veterinary Conference. on animal medical and emergency care.
private gifts from the Exploring having the Oregon Community Foundation board members include: Drs. Howard
general public and dona- Foundation (Portland) manage the assets of the OAHF. Wagner (Grants Pass), Jerry Boggs (Eugene), Steve
A meeting with the OCF is being scheduled for the Brown (Newport), Lynn Erdman (Portland), Patt Huff
tions from veterinarians. end of January or the first of February 2005. (Hillsboro), and Kurt Schrader (Oregon City); plus
Looking in to providing veterinary practices with public members Susan Mentley (Portland), Gerald
Many veterinarians contrib- a brochure holder and copies of the OVMA’s most Peterson (Corvallis), and Glen Pfeffercorn (Dallas).
ute to the Foundation in
memory of their clients’
beloved pets. Consider a Silent Auction donation
To partcipate in the Once a year, in conjunction with the Oregon Veterinary Conference, the Oregon Animal Health
Foundation holds a Silent Auction to raise funds for the charitable work of the organization. Established in
memorial card program, 1983 under the auspices of the OVMA, the Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable entity supported
contact the OVMA office at through its Memorial Card programs and through individual contributions and planned giving bequests.
(800) 235-3502. The Silent Auction has been successful in past years because of support from veterinarians, allied
industry and others. Your generous donation for the 2005 Silent Auction is tax deductible. So please
consider donating an item for the coming year’s Auction. (Minimum value of $50, as bids for all items start
at half the value).
SILENT AUCTION DONATION
Phone Number _______________________________________________________________
Item(s) Donated _________________________________ Value ________________________
_______ I will send the item(s) to the OVMA office by February 15, 2005.
_______ I will bring the item(s) to the Oregon Veterinary Conference.
Fax this form to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association at (503) 363-4218
New resources on web site Oregon Plan
The OVMA web site at www.oregonvma.org now materials, including downloadable posters; access to
includes a new section desgined to provide online CE courses offered by the OVMA and
ASVMAE; the CE calendar; and more.
veterinarians, practice managers, and paraprofessionals
improved and efficient access to resources offered by
the Association. We encourage you to check it out by Practice Managers and Paraprofessionals
Thank you to the sponsors
visiting the site and clicking on Resources. Resources for practice managers and veterinary staff who support our public
This new section includes access to past issues of include: classified ads; the CE calendar; and articles of relations and education
the newsletter (for members only), as well as open access interest and practice tips on such topics such as
to links to useful web sites and our Frequently Asked reportable diseases, teamwork, effectived listening, and
Questions section. handling disagreements among team members. Architectural Werks
Veterinarians Note: Access to the newsletter and some of the
Veterinarian resources include: articles of interest veterinarian resources is restricted to OVMA members.
and practice tips on such varied topics as purchasing a If you haven’t yet set up a password to access the Supply
practice, the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, Members Only content on the web site, contact the The Butler Company
training a new receptionist, IV catheter placement and Association office by calling (800) 235-3502. It’s quick
more; classified advertisements; client education and easy. We promise.
Fort Dodge Animal
Dogged demographics Group
Hanzlik & Associates
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
From the most recent AVMA census on animals, With respect to cats in 1991, Oregon was eclipsed
based on year 2000 information, we can share some only by the state of Vermont in the number of
results of how we stack up in Oregon. households with cats, 46.2 percent to 46.9 percent, Services
Those finicky felines top the list, with 1.3 million respectively. The total cat population at the time was a Michael Kovsky,
cats in households across the state. Of course, this does little more than 1 million felines. (Note: state rankings
not take into account feral cats or cats that are fairly no longer are compiled).
well domesticated and hang out around the back yard Oregon was further down the rankings in the MWI Veterinary
but are not declared by anyone. number of households with dogs, coming in at 13th Supply
Dogs total 766,000 in households in Oregon, and place and with 720,000 plucky pooches. Canines were
this number continues to either stay relatively flat or in 42.3 percent of the households back then, compared
decline some. to the country’s leading state, Arkansas, where dogs Pfizer Animal Health
Next in line are birds, with a total of 133,000 (this were in 42.8 percent of the homes. Planning Resources Cor-
estimate is based on current state population and a There wasn’t a breakdown for birds in the 1991
mathematical formula provided by the AVMA). survey, but the Pacific States (California, Oregon and
Horses come in at 66,000 (and this estimate is also Washington), topped the chart with birds in 8.3 Summit Medical
accounted for by population and a mathematical percent of the homes. Equipment
formula). A breakdown also was not available for horses, and
For perhaps nothing more than pure interest, here the Pacific states figured somewhere in the middle of
are how numbers in Oregon turned out during an the pack, with 2.3 percent of the households having Veterinarians!
AVMA census 13 years ago. horses.
To become an Oregon Plan
sponsor, call the OVMA
office at (800) 235-3502.
consider enthusiastic “people person” regardless of
▼ experience. Please respond to Dr. Sheri Morris by calling
(503) 635-3115. 02/05
PORTLAND METRO AREA
PT or FT veterinarian for a three-doctor SA practice in
The OVMA newsletter is Associate, PT, with a SA practice in Tigard. Established in
1970. Well equipped facility with an excellent clientele. Hillsboro. We are high tech and patient-centered, and
published every two we care about our team members. Newly built facility.
Competitive salary, with no evening or weekend hours. Several
months: February, April, years of experience preferred. Please call Jerry or Ann Cox, Please contact Scott Loepp, VMD, at (503) 648-1643.
June, August, October, and evenings, at (503) 538-2442. Or send an e-mail to: Or send an e-mail to email@example.com. 12/04
December. Classified ads firstname.lastname@example.org. 02/05
FT veterinarian for a four person SA practice at the rural
must be received at the PT associate for an AAHA-certified SA practice. Join our edge of the Portland metro area. Three certified technicians
OVMA office by the 15th team. We have a wonderful, diverse clientele and a warm, on a 17-member staff with a friendly, teamwork
caring, competent staff. We are seeking an enthusiastic associate atmosphere. Unmatched variety of casework available for
of the month prior to pub- pursuit of special interests, with mentors on hand at all
who enjoys medicine and surgery and who is comfortable
lication (eg. July 15th for the running the show as a single doctor on days they work. Please times for recent graduates. No night calls, Sundays or
August issue). Please keep send a cover letter and resume to: Dr. Deborah Sanders, holidays. Contact Dr. Robert A. Alford, 2366 E. Powell
Lombard Animal Hospital, 607 NE Lombard St., Portland, Blvd., Gresham, OR 97080. Or fax resume to (503)
your ad to about 50 words 492-3522. 12/04
OR 97211. Or send fax to (503) 285-2177. 02/05
or less. All ads are subject to
editing. Portland is one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. Centrally Established, thriving two-doctor SA practice seeks a FT
located around beautiful countryside, it is one hour from the veterinarian. Experience preferred, but recent graduates
ocean and Mt. Hood. Big city amenities with a small town welcome. Well equipped newer building located in a
Your ad will run in two is- feel. A great place to raise a family. We occupy a new 5,200 sq. park-like setting. Competitive salary and benefits. Please
sues of the newsletter and ft. building in Hillsboro, 12 miles west of Portland, have a 4- send resume to: Canyon Pet Hospital, PC, 14705 SW
Allen Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97007. Send your resume
will be posted on the year AAHA certification, offer lots of benefits, and have a great
by e-mail to: email@example.com. 12/04
OVMA web site. Should clientele and a wonderful staff. We are looking for someone
who is excited about practicing medicine. SA only. No
you fill the position (or sell SA associate, PT, leading to FT. Brand new hospital,
emergencies. Send your resume to Richard Thoresen, DVM,
great clientele, flexible hours, beautiful bedroom
your item), please contact 110 NE 25th Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124. 02/05
community in a rural setting in Scappoose. Fast, easy
the OVMA office so that we
Immediate opening for a SA veterinarian in a busy Oregon commute to Portland. Call (503) 543-6464. 12/04
may remove your ad. City clinic. FT position for an experienced DVM or new
Second doctor, FT or PT, for a f ast growing, busy SA
graduate. Emphasis on quality and thorough exams and
only practice. Great staff, great clients, great facility, and
Fees: workups. Potential buy-in for the right veterinarian. Stable
great equipment. Experienced or new graduate. Fax or
and experienced support staff. Send resume to: Dr. Doug
It’s a free service for OVMA Ferro, Barclay Hills Animal Clinic, 865 Molalla Ave., Oregon
mail resume to: Dr. Greg Bean, Kindness Family Pet
Clinic, 2835 19th Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116. Fax
members and $25 per issue City, OR 97045. 02/05
is (503) 357-3575. 12/04
Opportunity for an experienced PT veterinarian. AAHA
Enjoy a great quality of life along with a challenging
hospital in the Hollywood area of NE Portland. Fridays,
career. Banfield, The Pet Hospital is seeking experienced
Responding to blind ads: Saturdays and Mondays. Occasionally other days. Salary plus
veterinarians FT and PT veterinarians to help our practice
Please indicate which ad you percentage. Call for further details or to schedule an interview:
reach its highest potential. Work with our state-of-the-
Dr. Robert Ward, Hollywood Pet Hospital, 3565 NE Sandy
are responding to when you Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Call (503) 234-9229. Fax to
art equipment. Outstanding compensation/benefits.
inquire with the OVMA of- Contact Dr. Bob Lester at (503) 407-2644. Send an e-
(503) 234-1584. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 02/05
mail to email@example.com or visit our website at
SA veterinarian to join two doctors in an established practice www.banfield.net. 12/04
in Estacada. Great opportunity to practice good medicine close
Send us your ad: Veterinarian for PT work in Beaverton. A seasoned
to Portland and the beautiful outdoors. New facility, well
professional is preferred. We have a great staff and a
Fax: equipped, a caring staff. A four day work week, plus benefits.
wonderful clientele. Compensation and hours negotiable.
Contact Dr. Kay Edwards at (503) 630-3538. Fax resume to
(503) 363-4218 Please fax your resume with a cover letter and
(503) 630-7447. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail: responsibilities desired to Dr. Don Scarpinatto at (503)
614-9960. Or mail to Best Care Animal Hospital, 12515
1880 Lancaster Dr. NE,
Staff veterinarian for an AAHA-accredited multi-veterinary Schendel Ave. #105, Beaverton, OR 97006. 12/04
Ste. 118 hospital in Clackamas. Five veterinarians on staff daily. busy
Salem, OR 97305 PT SA associate for a practice in SW Portland. Contact
paced pet practice with some exotics. A fun and enthusiastic
Dr. Janine Buckley, Arbor Pet Clinic, 4704 SW Scholls-
E-mail: atmosphere and staff. Applicant must be a group player with
Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97225. Call (503) 291-1717.
email@example.com a desire to perform the best medicine and surgery our clients
demand. No on call emergencies. A 4.5 day work week, includes
medical and dental benefits, 401k, CE, etc. A highly mentoring We are looking for a FT associate for a busy, progressive,
and group practice atmosphere with a large surgical caseload. eight-veterinarian, AAHA hospital. Our hospital is SA,
Equipment includes laser surgery, ultrasound, access to avian and some exotics. Needed is an energetic, positive
endoscopy, sevoflurane anesthetic, all in an effort to maintain individual to join our excellent staff and top-notch
the clinic on the forefront of general veterinary practice. Will
clientele. Please contact Pam Saunders or Dr. Dave Barno at high tech, high touch practice with a quality, professional
(503) 645-4458. Or send a resume to: Rock Creek Veterinary team. Visit us at www.salemvet.com. Mail resume to: Pet
Hospital, 1445 NW 185th, Aloha, OR 97006. 10/04 Medical Center, 4053 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302.
Veterinarian for a SA practice in Tualatin. We are looking for
Or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 02/05
an enthusiastic, motivated individual who enjoys interacting Veterinarian, FT or PT, for an established, growing SA practice
with clients and providing high quality medical care. in Eugene. We value client communications, a friendly work To ensure prompt delivery
Competitive salary and benefits. Send your resume to Meridian environment, and lifetime learning. No emergencies. New of your OVMA newsletter
Park Veterinary Hospital, 6650 SW Nyberg Rd., Tualatin, graduates considered. Reply to Mick Helton, DVM, The Ark
OR 97062. Fax to (503) 691-9518. 08/04 Veterinary Clinic, 4965 Barger Dr., Eugene, OR 97402. and other mailings, as well
Call days at (541) 689-4657 and evenings at (541) 689- as an accurate listing in the
Our nine-doctor practice in Portland is seeking an energetic 8520. Send a fax to (541) 689-8520 or an e-mail to
FT associate. We are a 24-hour AAHA hospital with a highly email@example.com. 12/04 directory, please notify the
varied caseload, including emergency medicine and critical OVMA office at (800) 235-
care, surgery, wellness, routine care, and dentistry. This is a FT associate for a busy, well-equipped, recently remodeled,
great place to develop strong clinic skills and experience a full AAHA MA practice. Located in the mid-Willamette Valley, 3502 when your address or
range of SA medicine and surgery. Equipment and resources one hour from the coast and mountains. Vehicle provided, other contact information
include: endoscopy, ultrasound, IStat blood analyzer, ABC comprehensive benefit plan, CE, and paid vacation. New
machine, blood bank on site, sevoflurane anesthesia with graduates welcome. Mail your resume to Linn Veterinary (telephone, fax or e-mail)
Halowell ventilators, and certified technicians on all shifts. Hospital, Attn: Dr. Mike Reynolds, 6011 Pacific Blvd. SW, changes. Thank you.
Portland is known for its perfect blend of nearby beaches, Albany, OR 97322. Fax your resume to (541) 928-2957.
accessible mountains for skiing and snowboarding, world- Or call (541) 926-0291. 12/04
class hiking, kayaking, and windsurfing. After a long day of
recreation, try out the great restaurants and enterainment. FT or PT associate for a MA (90% SA) practice in the mid-
Contact Dr. Chris Bonnell or Dr. Rod Both at (503) 255- Willamette Valley. Close to mountains, coast, and universities.
8139 and leave a voice message. Send an e-mail to: Excellent support staff, well-equipped lab and surgery,
firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. 12/04 ultrasound, equine dental power equipment, SA dental X-ray,
and full dental unit. Experience preferred, but new graduates
PT veterinarian wanted to work in a busy clinic in SE Portland. considered. Contact Dr. Connie Schmidt, Lebanon Animal
Place an Ad
Spacious and clean hospital. In-house diagnostic equipment. Hospital, 2505 S. Santian Hwy., Lebanon, OR 97355. Call
Great support staff and working environment. Schedule (541) 259-3447. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Insert
flexible. Please send resume to: Don Deschenes, 8401 SE 12/04
Ellis St., Portland, OR 97266. 12/04 ▼
WILLAMETTE VALLEY The OVMA newsletter is
Live in an outdoor paradise on the beautiful Oregon coast.
Immediate opening for a FT associate for a busy, progressive Beach comb on your lunch break. One/two veterinarians needed published every two
three-doctor practice with both rural and town locations. No for a SA/Exotics practice. Established 30 years. New hospital months: February, April,
emergencies. Great staff and good benefits. Contact Bill Young, stocked with progressive equipment. Happiest and funniest
DVM, West Eugene Animal Hospital, 1175 City View, support staff. Excellent salary and benefits. Love to mentor. June, August, October, and
Eugene, OR 97402. Call days at (541) 342-5858 and Good opportunity for friends or married couple. Contact Dr. December. Ad inserts must
evenings at (541) 687-7549. Fax to (541) 687-7549. 02/05 Jill Hanson at (541) 269-2413. Or contact by e-mail at
email@example.com. 12/04 be received at the OVMA
FT/PT veterinarian for an AAHA qualified SA practice in office by the 15th of the
Eugene. High quality, client-centered medicine, with Got crab? Harvests abound in beautiful Florence. Busy two-
ultrasound and endoscopy. No emergencies. Insurance, CE, doctor practice looking for a third FT veterinarian. Primarily month prior to publication
401k, production based bonus. Contact Joann Voss, DVM, SA or MA. Located on the central Oregon coast, one hour west (eg. July 15th for the August
at (541) 485-4595. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. of Eugene. Come join our common-sense practice and fun-
02/05 loving staff. Recreational opportunities, friendly small town issue). Your ad may be
make this a great place to live and work. Excellent salary and single or double-sided, but
Looking for a PT veterinarian for a small, friendly SA practice benefits. Call (541) 271-5824. 12/04
in Springfield. Need an associate two or three days a week. must be printed on 8.5 x
Experience necessary, as you should be solo for those days. FT associate for a three-doctor SA (dogs and cats only) practice 11” paper and remain un-
Possibility of sharing with another clinic to make FT. Call in Astoria (north Oregon Coast). A 4.5 day work week and on
Catherine Rowan, DVM, at (541) 747-0780. Fax your resume call for the area one evening per week and one Sunday every folded. We need 1,200 cop-
to (541) 747-0781. Or mail your resume to 1814 Q Street, two months. Open on Saturdays, so some Saturday work ies, or we can make copies
Springfield, OR 97477. 02/05 required. We are offering a better-than-average starting salary
(45k to 75k), three weeks paid vacation, health insurance, etc. from your original for ap-
SA and exotics practice is seeking a FT/PT veterinarian. Our We live in an area of almost unlimited recreation sources. proximately $55.
practice is a 5,000 sq. ft., well-equipped facility. Centrally Please call Dr. Larry Goza at (503) 325-2250 or write to
located in Salem, close to rivers, mountains, and the coast. No Columbia Veterinary Hospital, 576 - 31st St., Astoria, OR
evenings or weekend emergencies. Send a resume to Stephanie 97103. 12/04 Insertion Fee:
Hazen, DVM, 4089 State St. SE, Salem, OR 97301. Visit our
web site at www.thepetclinic.com. 02/05 Progressive and diversified SW Oregon MA practice looking $125 per issue
for a FT associate to help with growing clientele. On the ocean
FT or PT veterinarian for a growing four doctor practice. A and and nearby world-class golf course and bountiful outdoor
recreation. Call Alice Baum at (541) 347-9471. Or email@example.com. Att: Office Manager. 12/04 a great support staff, seeks a client-oriented associate who
mail your resume to PO Box 295, Bandon, OR 97411. enjoys challenging cases. Vancouver is a suburb of
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 12/04 MA associate for a three-veterinarian, progressive, well- Portland and just across the Columbia River. Excellent
equipped, excellently-staffed, and recently remodeled outdoor activities. We offer quality medicine, a great work
Expanding SA practice in Florence, OR. Need third clinic. Our practice is 50 percent SA and 50 percent LA schedule, no emergency calls, and a full benefits package.
veterinarian. Large new facility. Serving Florence for over (cow/calf and equine). Our community of 5,000 is Call Dr. Jud Witherspoon or Mari Coryell at (360)
40 years. Contact Dr. Jack Eichelberger at (541) 997- located between the high desert and mountains, with 892-0032. Or fax your resume to (360) 892-0032.
2114. Oceanside Veterinary Hospital, PO Box T, many opportunities for outdoor recreation. For more 12/04
Florence, OR 97439. 12/04 information, contact Dr. Leon Pielstick, Harney County
Veterinary Clinic, at (541) 6450 days or (541) 573- Northern California MA practice is seeking an associate.
SOUTHERN OREGON 2501 evenings. Send a resume to 1050 Crane Blvd., The practice is 75% SA and 25% LA. Includes on doctor,
Burns, OR 97720. 12/04 an office manager, two FT/PT techs/assistants and two
Veterinary position, PT, for a SA practice in Rogue River. other PT employees. Office environment is friendly, with
One to two days per week. Upbeat staff and a wonderful OTHER STATES most clientele from the surrounding agricultural
clientele in a cozy small town. Call days at (541) 582- community. Outdoor recreation is plentiful, and the
1440 or evenings at (541) 582-2061. Or fax your Veterinarian with outstanding client communication climate is mild. The practice is well-equipped with
resume to (541) 582-0661. 02/05 skills and strong work ethic needed in a 4.5 doctor AAHA ultrasound, pulse oximeter, two isoflurane units, new
SA hospital. Our services include ultrasound and bone state-of-the-art X-ray equipment for both SA and LA, SA
Why should work be work? Be happy and enjoy living plating. Contact Dr. Michael Murphy, Steamboat Animal dentistry equipment and top EQ dental equipment.
in beautiful Southern Oregon. Immediate opening for a Hospital, 6531 Sexton Dr. NW, Olympia, WA 98502. Seeking an individual with MA experience or a recent
SA veterinarian in a long-established three-doctor SA Call (360) 866-6101 or send an e-mail to: graduate with MA track training. Must interact well with
practice. Rotating schedule includes every third Saturday email@example.com. Visit our web clients and have a kind, compassionate concern for our
with a three-day weekend following. Local emergency site: www.steamboatanimalhospital.com. 02/05 patients and clients. Salary is commensurate with
clinic precludes emergency on-call. Wonderful staff and experience. Benefits include CE, paid time off, paid
positive work environment. Good people skills and sense Busy veterinary clinic seeks to add an additional vacation, dues for local, state and national VMAs, license
of humor a must. Benefits include CE, profit sharing, veterinarian. Well equipped hospital. Friendly staff. reimbursement, and medical insurance. Owner is
retirement plan, 401k, bonuses, health insurance, Competitive salary. Please send resume to Dr. Joseph positioning for retirement. A desire by applicant for
vacation, and sick leave. Medford is a friendly, growing Giffoni, Companion Pet Clinic, 11516 SE Mill Plain ownership will be an important consideration. More
town with a healthy economy, great weather, and lots of Blvd., Suite 2M, Vancouver, WA 98684. Or call (360) immediate ownership is also possible. Call Art Neves,
culture and outdoor recreation. Please send resume to 254-8811. 02/05 DVM, at (530) 934-3801. Or write to 915 N. Tehama
Kay Boydtson, Practice Manager, 100 W. Stewart Ave., St., Willows, CA 95988. Or you may send an e-mail to:
Medford, OR 97501. Fax to (541) 772-3654. Or call Associate wanted for a SA practice on the beautiful Wash. firstname.lastname@example.org. 02/05
(541) 773-1335. 02/05 coastline. A small town that is growing quickly and full
of activity. Great place to start a family and for anyone
SA veterinarian needed between two busy AAHA interested in outdoor recreation. Clam digging, beach Relief Veterinarians
practices. Enjoy a 4-day work week with no emergencies. combing, and a national rain forest nearby. A great place
This is yoru chance to practice high quality medicine to develop strong clinical skills and experience a full Melinda Ann Knox, DVM, Tufts 1998. Experienced
with a great staff and have some variety between two range of SA medicine and surgery. Newly remodeled and available for SA and Feline exclusive relief work in
hospitals. Send resume to: Dr. Robert Landon, Rogue office with updated equipment. Experience preferred, Oregon. Conscientious, flexible, reliable, will uphold
Animal Hospital, 1455 N. Riverside, Medford, OR but new graduates welcome. Call Dr. A. H. Abrishami your practice standards and relate well with your clients
97501. Or call (541) 779-4414. 02/05 at (360) 589-1314. Or send a resume to 800 Ocean and staff. Resume and rates, upon request. Please e-mail
Shores Blvd. NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569. 02/05 to email@example.com or call (503) 675-8061.
PT/FT veterinarian for SA practice in Southern Oregon.
Well-equipped, modern practice with an emphasis on FT or PT veterinarians for a 24-hour SA hospital in Sara Grimes, DVM, WIS 1996. Available for SA and
diagnostics and client service. Long term association Vancouver, WA. All small animals, including exotics, exotic relief work in the greater Portland area. Call (503)
desired, partnership possible. Call Dr. Joe Albachten at are treated. We are equipped with full in-house blood 761-3635. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(541) 858-9686. Fax resume:(541) 772-6330. 02/05 lab, ECG, ultrasound, Doppler blood pressure,
defibrilator, infusion pumps, oxygen cage, etc. We are Marc Cohen, DVM. Now booking my 2005 calendar.
looking for veterinarians interested in providing excellent Available weekends only. More than 20 years of practice.
medical and surgical care and client communications. experience. TPLO certified. References available. Contact
Emergency clinic veterinarian for clinic in Bend. Clinic New graduates welcome. Salary competitive, health me at (503) 539-4879.
will house board certified surgeon and internal medicine insurance, CE, paid dues,paid vacation, etc. Send resume
specialist during the day. Emergencies and critical care to Dr. Suzanne Baker, St. Francis Animal Hospital, 12010 Melanie Haase, DVM. Available for SA relief work in
for area hospitals during evenings and weekends. Please NE 65th St., Vancouver, WA 98682. Send an e-mail to the southwest Portland area and Sherwood. Comfortable
call Dr. Jim Bauersfeld at (541) 548-6114. E-mail to: email@example.com. 10/04 with all routine and soft tissue surgeries. Please call (503)
firstname.lastname@example.org. 02/05 625-1643.
Busy four-doctor practice in Reno, NV, seeks a fifth
Veterinarian for rapidly growing, fast paced SA practice. doctor to keep up with rapid growth. Experience Patti Smith, DVM, CSU 2000. Compassionate,
The outdoor recreational capitol of the Pacific NW. preferred, but will consider new graduate. New state-of- efficient, reliable SA relief. Available in Portland and
Attractive salary, benefits, and percentage of production the-art facility under construction. General SA practice surrounding areas. Flexible schedule. Send an e-mail to
package. Partnership potential for the right person. Please and referral practice for advanced dentistry, email@example.com. Call (503) 467-8127.
contact Dr. Steve Myrin at Companion Pet Clinics of ultrasonography, exotics, laser surgery, and cancer therapy.
Central Oregon. Call (541) 388-0262. Or fax resume Providing top quality service to our clients is the key to Sabra Thomas, DVM, for SA/MA relief in the mid-
to (541) 388-3737. 02/05 Willamette Valley. Flexible, friendly, compassionate,
our success. CE strongly encouraged. Development of competent. Call (541) 758-7280.
area of expertise encouraged but not required. Beautiful
EASTERN OREGON area in which to live -- 35 miles from Lake Tahoe, outdoor Cheryl Lopate, DVM, DACT, Ohio State 1991.
recreation paradise. Please call or e-mail Dr. John Koehm, Available for PT relief work in EQ, SA (or MA) practice
FT/PT veterinarian for a well-established four-doctor or fax your resume. Phone is (775) 746-033; fax is
MA practice in Eastern Oregon. New graduates welcome. (775) 746-2479; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 12/04 from mid-late August to January in the mid-northern
Sharerd emergency rotation. Vehicle provided. Send Willamette Valley. Committed to high quality medicine,
resume by fax to (541) 567-6467 or by e-mail to Our extremely busy three-doctor practice, complete with patient care, and client communications. Call (503) 537-
1123 or (503) 381-4982. Or send an e-mail to email@example.com or (971) 219-1016. Animals, 4525 SW 109th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Send by fax to (503) 529-9659. 12/04
Rachel Hawley, DVM, ’01 graduate of University of
Katherine Yackley, DVM. Available for LA and SA relief Wisconsin. Completed one year internship at Dove Lewis Lead Surgical Technician: Northwest Veterinary
work. Emergency and weekends okay. Experienced with Emergency Animal Hospital. Available for relief work in Specialists, Portland. Is surgery your passion? Do you
dairy production and companion animal medicine. Please the Portland metropolitan area. Call (503) 625-2760. like orthopedics, soft tissue or both? We are looking for
call (360) 600-2824 or send an e-mail to the right person to lead a team of skilled surgical staff.
email@example.com. Holly M. O’Brien, DVM, WSU 2001. SA relief work They need to possess the right combination of anesthesia/
available in greater Central Oregon region, Salem, and surgical skills, commitment, motivation and
Larry Peterson, DVM. Available for relief work in Central Portland. Short notice is okay. References available. Call organizational talents. Our surgeons offer a wide range
Oregon. SA and maybe some MA. Call (541) 771- (541) 280-4348. Send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. of surgical procedures using fluoroscopy, arthroscopy,
0586. laparascopy, and CO2 laser. Please visit our website at
Dr. R. H. Anderson available Fridays and Saturdays for www.northwestvetspecialist.com for more information.
Lorraine Beaumont, DVM. Available for relief work in both large and small animal relief work. Thirty-two years We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefit
Oregon and Northern California. Twenty plus years of experience. Call (541) 301-6134. package. If you’re looking for new opportunities, please
experience in SA and emergency veterinary medicine. e-mail or fax your resume with a cover letter to Pat Dudley
Contact email@example.com or call (530) 753-1013.
Relief Technicians at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax to (503) 557-
Shelley Barlow, DVM, providing excellent SA relief
Rhesa Carley, CVT, RVT, available for relief technician
service in the Willamette Valley for more than five years. CVT, FT or PT, (would consider experienced assistant)
work. Licensed in both Oregon and Washington. Will
In SA practice 10 years prior to beginning relief service. for SA practice. Experience required. Benefits. Candidates
travel throughout both states. Twelve plus years of
At home in the exam room or surgery suite. Call (503) should possess strong interpersonal, communication and
experience, with considerable amount of specialty surgery
831-0592. technical skills. They should be committed to quality
training. Call (503) 492-0614 or (503) 709-5061.
animal care. Fax resume to M’lissa at (503) 614-9960.
Patricia Joy Shea, DVM, ORS ’99, SA internship AUB
Or mail to: Best Care Animal Hospital, 15915 NW
’99-’00. Available for SA relief and emergency in the Paraprofessional Staff Schendel Ave. #105, Beaverton, OR 97006. 12/04
Willamette Valley (Salem to Cottage Grove, preferred,
Portland okay). Conscientious, flexible, good internal PORTLAND METRO AREA Rock Creek Veterinary Hospital is now hiring licensed
medicine skills. Call (541) 607-3918. veterinary technicians. Must be able to work weekends
Veterinary assistant/receptionist or technician wanted and evenings. We are looking for dedicated,
Marilyn Waters, DVM, available for SA relief in the PT at a SA hospital in Tigard/King City area. Experience
compassionate individuals to join our very busy,
mid-Willamete Valley. Flexible, friendly, committed to preferred. Fax resume to Dr. Quin Christensen at (503)
progressive SA practice with eight veterinarians. We are
quality care and client relations. Call (541) 752-7859. 968-9861. For inquiries, call (503) 968-2911. 02/05
open seven days a week until midnight. Please call Pam
Diane Cascia, DVM. Available for SA relief in the mid- Saunders at (503) 645-4458. Or send an e-mail to:
Licensed technician for an expanding veterinary
to northern Willamette Valley. Twelve years SA experience email@example.com. Mail resume to: 1445 NW
dermatology clinic. Full benefits, profit sharing,
(IL ’90). Compassionate, reliable care. Please call (503) 185th, Aloha, OR 97006. 02/05
continuing education. Fax your resume to (503) 775-
363-9727. 9212 or call (503) 777-8999. 02/05
Arthur Lahm, DVM, available for relief work in Oregon. Licensed technician for progressive three plus doctor
Technician/veterinary assistant for an EQ surgery and
Call (503) 784-8224. practice in downtown Lake Oswego. Position is open
medical center in Aurora. Some experience required.
immediately. FT, plus benefits. Experience necessary.
Elissa Jonas, DVM, for SA relief in the Portland area. Beautiful area. Fax resume to (503) 636-3001. 02/05 Benefits. FT, Thursday through Sunday. Candidates
Call (503) 235-9582. Or contact me by e-mail: should possess strong communication and technical skills
firstname.lastname@example.org. Certified technician for our busy five-doctor practice in and be committed to quality animal care. Send or fax
Beaverton. We offer a competitive wage, dental and health resume to: Willamette Valley Equine, Attn: Michelle,
Giovanna Rosenlicht, DVM. SA relief in the mid- insurance, retirement plan, uniform, and a generous pet 23200 Hubbard Cutoff Rd. NE, Aurora, OR 97002.
Willamette Valley. Six years experience. Reliable and discount. A four-day work week. FT, long term position. Fax is (503) 678-4265. 02/05
competent. Call (541) 757-8681. Excellent tech and people skills, great attitude, and
Receptionist for an EQ surgery and medical center in
attention to detail required. Contact Claire, Murrayhill
Sandra Waugh, DVM. Fourteen years of SA experience. Veterinary Hospital, at (503) 579-3300. 02/05 Aurora. Busy four-doctor practice needs a highly
Available for SA relief or PT in NW Oregon. Call (503) motivated individual to join our team for a 32-hour
579-7713. MA clinic in Warren (25 miles north of Portland) is work week, Monday through Thursday. Mail resume to:
seeking an experienced technician. Salary is commensurate Willamette Valley Equine, Attn: Michelle, 23200
Donna Keirn, DVM, WSU ’83. SA or MA relief in OR with experience. Send your resume to Midway Veterinary Hubbard Cutoff Rd. NE, Aurora, OR 97002. Or fax to
and WA. Fourteen years experience in a MA practice, Hospital, 34453 McGary Lane, Warren, OR 97053. (503) 678-4265. 02/05
surgery, and emergency. Six years of relief work. Call Fax to (503) 397-3010, Attn: Dr. Rieger. 02/05
(509) 773-3510 or (509) 250-0750. E-mail: Eugene: Lead technician/assistant. Three-DVM equine
email@example.com. FT or PT CVT for a close-in, urban veterinary hospital. practice needs a dedicated team player. Horse handling
We are made up of caring individuals who stress the skills imperative, as is genuine customer service skills.
Carol Beck, DVM, available for SA and emergency relief importance of the human-animal bond. Our new, well- Will oversee other assistants and be responsible for lab
work in Oregon and Washington. Please call (541) 908- equipped facility is in a pleasant SW Portland location work, stocking trucks, assisting doctors, etc. Certification
3289. with state-of-the-art equipment and a staff that enjoys would be helpful, but not required. The right attitude,
working with each other. Learn more about us at personality and fit is what we are looking for. Send cover
Experienced relief veterinarian. Sheri Hensley, DVM. letter, with salary requirements and resume to Del Oeste
www.hillsdalevet.com. Please send your resume to:
SA/EQ, in OR, WA and CA. Easygoing, flexible. Please Equine Hospital PC, 90238 Prairie Rd., Eugene, OR
firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax to (503) 892-1821. 12/04
call me at (541) 327-1033. 97402. 02/05
FT technician opening in a world-renowned minimally
Dr. Jacquelyn Works, WSU ’97. Available for SA/ Veterinary technician. Immediate opening for overnight
invasive surgical practice. We are dedicated to quality
Exotics/Small Ruminant relief work in NW Oregon and shift at a specialty hospital. State license required.
medicine and to our clients. Competitive salary and
western Washington. Based in the Portland area. Licensed Experience preferred, but will consider new graduate.
benefits. Send resume to: Surgical Specialty Practice for
in WA and OR. Please contact me at Must be able to work independently. Wage is $15 to
$18 per hour (negotiable) and commensurate with a plus, but not necessary. We are dedicated to quality Dynamic Imaging Concept MLV Ultrasound. With
experience. We offer health insurance, PTO, a 4-day medicine and our clients. Benefits available. Salary accessories. A 7.5 MHZ rectal/tendon probe. Bought
work week, uniform allowance, pet health care, and paid commensurate with experience. Send resume to Practice new February 1999 and has been stored on shelf ever
holidays. Please send resume and a handwritten cover Manager, Rogue Animal Hospital, 1455 N. Riverside since. Used less than 10 times. New cost more than
letter to: OVRA, Att: Office Manager, 444 B Street, Ave., Medford, OR 97501. Fax to (541) 779-0648. E- $10,000. Will sacrifice for $4,000 or best offer. Call
Springfield, OR 97477. Fax resume to (541) 726-4269 mail to email@example.com. 12/04 (541) 689-0205.
or call (541) 726-1100 for more information. 12/04
CENTRAL OREGON Veterinary hospital: SA and LA facilities, 3,120 sq. ft.
Positions for receptionist and technician. Woodburn Excellent location on major highway in Lakeview, OR.
Veterinary Clinic, a five-doctor MA practice. PT We are looking for an experienced veterinary technician Good schools, doctors, and hospital. Hunting, fishing,
Receptionist: Assisting on Friday and Saturday and to join our fun and creative SA practice in Bend. Ski, and skiing. Price: $185,000. Contact Dr. William Barry
occasionally as fill in for FT receptionist. Must have bike, and hike in the beautiful Cascade Mountains and at (541) 947-3212.
excellent people skills and attention to detail. FT enjoy the lively town of Bend. Three great doctors and a
Technician: Must have excellent experience. License positive staff are looking for a cheerful and reliable Mendocino County SA clinic for sale. Established in
preferred. Seeking a dedicated team player. We need a technician to help us with innovative treatments and 1972. I have owned it since 1978. Was originally a MA
person who is caring, friendly, energetic, organized, and compassionate care. Salary is commensurate with ability. practice but has been a SA practice since I bought it.
who has excellent communication skills. Please fax your A licensed technician is preferred, but not required. There is potential for a livestock veterinarian in the area.
resume to (503) 982-2425, Attn: Ruth Markham. Contact Dean Bolinger, DVM, Blue Sky Veterinary Practice is grossing $353,000 with a 23% net. Room to
12/04 Clinic, 61575 American Lane, Bend, OR 97702. Call improve the practice. Price: $250,000 with $50,000
(541) 383-3833. 02/05 down, owner will carry the balance. No rent or payments
Are you ready to make a difference in your career? Our for the first six months. Call Dr. Grasse at (707) 459-
four-year accredited single-doctor practice would like to Receptionist and technician for a MA clinic in Bend 5236 or send a fax to (707) 459-9048.
help. We have an opening for a licensed technician, but near Sisters has two openings. Previous experience is
not just any technician. We are looking for a person required. Interviewing for FT and PT positions. Contact Coastal practice for sale. For information review our
ready to utilize their skills and full potential. Someone Craig, Broken Top Veterinary Clinic, at (541) 389- web site at www.orcoast.com/vet.
who is excited about learning and expanding their 0391. 10/04
personal and professional goals. We offer a well-equipped Gresham. Small animal practice in shopping center.
clinic, a four-day work week, full benefits, and a Come to beautiful Central Oregon. We are searching for Well-equipped and on a busy highway. Seller is motivated
wonderful group of people to work with. If you are an experienced FT technician to join our busy four- to travel this summer. Contact Dr. Michael Kovsky (IBA)
ready, please send a handwritten cover letter and resume doctor practice. Our clinic offers a wide variety of medical at (800) 218-4422.
to Emerald Valley Veterinary Clinic, c/o 3003 W. 11th and surgical services for small animals, exotics, and pocket
Ave. #227, Eugene, OR 97402. Fax to (541) 484- pets. We DO NOT perform declaws, ear crops, Milwaukie. Small animal practice in shopping center.
2415. 12/04 convenience euthanasias, etc. Competitive salary and Good opportunity for solo doctor, with 100% financing
benefits. No on-call or holiday work. Some weekends. available. Contact Dr Michael Kovsky (IBA) at (800)
OREGON COAST Consideration for an unlicensed assistant with excellent 218-4422.
skills and abilities. A sense of humor is a must. Send
Oregon Coast. Small animal practice with real estate.
Veterinary technician for a busy MA practice. Duties resume to: Deschutes Veterinary Clinic, 25 NW Olney,
primarily SA. Contact emerjaz.oregoncoast.com. Or call Bend, OR 97701. Call (541) 382-2481. 12/04 Solo doctor practice, with owner willing to stay part time.
(503) 392-4132. 12/04 Contact Dr. Michael Kovsky (IBA) at (800) 218-4422.
For Sale or Lease SW Portland metro area. SA practice in leased space.
Well-equipped. No emergencies. One plus DVM
A 6’ bowie insert for a small truck. Priced at $2,000. practice. Projected 2004 gross: $517k. Price: $398k.
Veterinary technician for a SA clinic in Grants Pass. We
Call Justin at (503) 630-4458. Contact Simmons and Associates at (800) 846-0062.
provide medical, vacation, and pay commensurate with
ability. Good working atmosphere, with flexible hours. An 8’ Porta Vet Express equine unit. Reconditioned 1997.
Aloha, OR. SA practice in free-standing facility. Well-
Contact Dr. Bob Cole at (541) 476-8546. 02/05 Excellent condition: $3,750. Call (541) 332-2039. equipped. No emergencies. Single-DVM practice.
Third licensed technician for a three-doctor SA hospital. 2000 Ford F-250 4 x 2 super cab short bed with a Projected 2004 gross: $475k. Price for practice AND
Do what you were trained to do with an excellent staff 2000 ultra-bowie unit. Excellent condition (both): real estate: $525k. Contact Simmons and Associates at
and an excellent clientele. No grooming and only $16,000 or best offer. For the Bowie Unit alone: $5,000 (800) 846-0062.
minimal boarding. Come live the good life in a small or best offer. Contact Phyllis or Suzanne at (503) 648-
Washington. Most desirable part of Spokane. Compact,
town within minutes of Ashland and Medford. Contact 5341.
efficient, grossing $560k. Lease real estate with option to
Kiz Raddeman, head technician, at (541) 899-1081.
buy. Price for practice: $545k. Contact Simmons and
02/05 2001 4-ft. pony Porta Vet for small pickup. Day/night Associates at (800) 846-0062.
heater, hot water, used only two times. Excellent
Join our SA veterinary hospital with three doctors. Our condition. Call Horizon Veterinary Services at (406)
Washington. In high growth area of Issaquah. Two
new hire will need two years of experience or certification. 538-6134 days or (406) 538-6133 nights.
locations. Includes four bedroom apartment. Grossing
Required: Caring team player, sense of humor, great
$380k. Lease or buy real estate. Price for practice: $240k.
work ethic, plus excellent communication, people and Two Suburba kennels. 5’ x 3’ fiberglass and aluminum,
Contact Simmons and Associates at (800) 846-0062.
technical skills. We emphasize quality preventive care self-plumbed: $200 each - available in August. Two
and client education. Benefits: health insurance, pet health Burton Halogen spot lamps; one floor model for $150
care, uniform allowance, CE, retirement plan, and and one wall hung for $75. Also stainless steel X-ray Consultant Services
bonuses. Wages DOE. Our current technicians rotate processing tank, free to good home. Call Dr. Vandaveer
working one out of three Saturdays. New emergency at (541) 382-7671. Business/legal. By the job or hour. Practice valuations,
clinic in the Rogue Valley means no after hours emergency profit enhancement, employment contracts, noncompete
on call. Send a resume to: Kay Boydston, Practice Manager, Storz Vetcam XL multipurpose rigid endoscopy system. agreements, buy-sells, practice start ups, representation
100 W. Stewart Ave., Medford, OR 97501. Fax to (541) Includes Sony monitor, Sony color printer with remote, before the licensing board. Also practice brokerage service
772-3654. Or call (541) 773-1335. 02/05 150W halogen light source with air, Hopkins telescopes, for a flat fee. K.R. Salzsieder, DVM, JD. Call (360)
operating sheath, biopsy forcep, grasping forcep, and 577-8115. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FT veterinary technician opening in an AAHA-accredited medical cart: $9,550 for all. Contact Dr. Joann Voss at
busy SA hospital in beautiful Southern Oregon. Certified email@example.com.
Report from your AVMA delegate
Dr. Richard Coon of Forest Grove is the veterinarians. The convention offered more than Governmental Relations Division
District XI representative on the AVMA Board of 900 hours of CE, including 95 hours of wet labs. The AVMA, through the GRD, was successful
Directors. Dr. Coon is a past president of the The 2005 convention, scheduled for July 16- in lobbying for passage of three pieces of legislation
OVMA, and in his capacity with the national 20, will be held in Minneapolis and in in the 108th Congress.
association he represents veterinarians in Alaska, conjunction with the World Veterinary Congress. The Animal Drug User Act reduces delays in
Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. the release of new drugs to veterinarians and
Following is a summary of AVMA activities Mentoring livestock and poultry producers.
and subjects of interest. AVMA has launched a web-based mentoring The National Veterinary Service Act provides
program that is available to all members and student loan repayments to veterinary graduates
Membership student AVMA members. It is designed to facilitate who agree to work in underserved areas.
As of September 2004, there were 71,191 the growth of all participants through a needs The Minor Use and Minor Species Act
members, with 86 percent of active veterinarians assessment evaluation. You can check this out at addresses the critical shortage of approved animal
a member of the AVMA. Sixty percent of the www.avma.org. drugs for minor species, such as sheep, goats, fish,
annual income (approximately $24 million in poultry.
2004) is derived from membership dues. The President’s Address In other GRD news, the Congressional
remaining income comes from publications, In her inaugural address during the AVMA Fellowship Program is coordinated through the
brochures, the convention and investments. Convention, Dr. Bonnie Beaver stressed the AVMA offices in Washington. This program has
The majority of AVMA staff is located in the importance of animal welfare and called upon the been instrumental in the AVMA’s broadening its
five-story 76,000 sq. ft. headquarters in profession to become more informed and active effectiveness on national issues of importance.
Schaumburg, IL. Half of the square footage is in this high-profile arena.
leased to other parties and generates $500,000 in Veterinary Supply and Demand
income. Task Forces Estimates indicate that the veterinary
Eight staff members are located in Washington, The Association, in recent times, has adopted profession is facing a critical shortage in nearly all
DC, where they address legislative and regulatory four task forces. clinical specialties. The veterinary colleges do not
matters pertinent to the profession. The Task Force on State Legislative and have the capacity to satisfy the current and future
In addition, AVMA has more than 450 Regulatory Affairs is looking at how the AVMA demand for veterinarians. In 1994 for example,
volunteers serving on seven councils, 23 can take a more active role in supporting state there were 2,101 veterinary graduates, and this
committees, four task forces, and two trusts. VMA efforts with respect to legislative challenges. number is expected to reach 2,573 in 2007. Ten
The Task Force on Communications is years ago 56,000 veterinarians were active in the
ECFVG examining overall communications and public profession, compared with today, where there are
In August the Executive Board approved relations, from top to bottom, for enhanced 70,000 colleagues actively engaged in our
$800,000 in funding over a three-year period for effectiveness. profession.
a temporary Clinical Proficiency Exam testing site The Task Force on Housing of Pregnant Sows In the year 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics
in Las Vegas, as part of the Educational is addressing animal welfare concerns brought to expects there to be 28,000 job openings for
Commission on Foreign Veterinary Graduates the House of Delegates on the subject. veterinarians. There are severe shortages of
program. There currently is a backlog of applicants The Task Force on the Legal Status of Animals laboratory animal veterinarians to supervise the
waiting to be assigned a date for the 3.5 day is discussing informational packets on topics such use of animals in biomedical research. In addition,
hands-on clinical skills assessment. as ownership vs. guardianship of animals. 43 percent of veterinary pathology positions are
unfilled and many current pathologists are near
Committee on Wellness Council Positions retirement. Also, 50 percent of public health
The Executive Board is looking at all councils Nominations can be made by organizations service veterinarians are eligible for retirement. The
and committees for relevance and effectiveness. represented in the House of Delegates or by USDA predicts a shortage of 500 veterinarians in
and discontinued the Committee on Wellness. petition of 10 active AVMA members and are 2007. Veterinary academia will need more than
due by February 1, 2005. You can check out 800 new faculty members witin the next five
NCVEI open council positions by logging on to the years.
The National Commission on Veterinary AVMA web site at www.avma.org.
Economic Issues received $150,000 from the Contacting Dr. Coon
AVMA to develop benchmarking tools for food Committee Positions In his submitted report, Dr. Coon noted that
animal practitioners. This is in addition to tools Appointments to AVMA committees are made these are but a few of the many issues being
already developed for small animal and equine from nominations by a local or state VMA, an addressed by the AVMA.
veterinarians, plus office management. allied association in the House of Delegates, or by If you would like more information on any
an individual member. Deadline for nominees for AVMA activity or want to share issues or concerns
Convention appointment by the Executive Board is March 4, that you may have, you are welcome to contact
The 2004 program in Philadelphia had more 2005. You can review open committee positions Dr. Coon. You may reach him at the following
than 9,000 attendees, including 4,126 by logging on to the AVMA web site. e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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are younger than 20 years of age, what constitutes required of all employers with one or more employees.
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standing receivables, the more
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provider, has more than 60 to all businesses engaged in commerce and identifies mentioned Oregon posters are also available by
years of experience and has what is and what is not permissible relative to using lie download (in a PDF file) at no cost and accessibl at the
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practices. I.C. System has during the course of employment. You may also order the Family Leave Poster by
collected more than $2 million sending your order with a $7.50 check (payable to
for OVMA members. Family and Medical Leave Act: Employees with 50 BOLI) to Technical Assistance for Employers, Bureau
or more workers during 20 weeks of the year mus of Labor and Industries, 800 N.E. Oregon St. #32,
Insurance: Through Founders place this poster in “plain view.” It does not apply to Portland, OR 97232.
Financial Group, you can find most veterinary practices, but there is a similar Oregon For the Oregon OSHA Job Safety and Health Poster,
an array of coverage to meet requirement (see below). you can obtain a copy by calling OR-OSHA’s Resource
your varied needs. And check Center at (800) 922-2689.
out other OVMA-endorsed Equal Employment Opportunity: The Law poster, as
services as well. it is known, applies to employers with 15 or more Other Oregon Compliance Poster Requirements
employees during 20 weeks of the year. It contains The state also requires two other postings that
Workers’ Compensation: The information on employment opportunities relative to veterinary practices must keep in mind.
OVMA’s group program with race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. It also
addresses the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Workers’ Compensation Notice of Compliance: All
SAIF Corp. continues to pay
the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, in addition to employers with one or more workers are obligate to
dividends for qualifying
sex discrimination that is prohibited by Title VII of post this notice. The Workers’ Compensation Division
practices. The annual discount
the Civil Rights Act of 1964. issues this notice after it receives the “Guaranty
traditionally has been above Contract” from the insurer. Employers should be in
and beyond already-controlled Where can you get copies of these posters? All federal receipt of the notice after purchasing workers’
premiums. posters noted above can be downloaded for free at the compensation insurance. If you have not received such
BOLI web site: http://www.boli.state.or.us/ a notice, you can call the division for another copy. The
To learn more about any of The Equal Opportunity Law Poster can be ordered telephone number in Salem is (503) 947-7815.
these benefits of membership through the Equal Employment Opportunity
in the OVMA, contact us at Commission in Seattle, Wash., by calling (800) 669- Employment Insurance Notice (Form 11): Employers
(800) 235-3502. 3362. with at least a $25 payroll in a calendar quarter and
All other federally-required posters can be ordered employers with one or more workers during 18 different
through the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and weeks in a calendar year must post this notice.
Hour Division, in Portland by calling (503) 326-3057. The Employment Department automatically sends
this notice after an account is set up or reopened, and
Oregon Posting Requirements employers can order a duplicate if necessary. When
State Minimum Wage: This poster is mandated for ordering a duplicate, you should have your business
all Oregon employers, except federal government identification number ready when you call the
employers. It addresses compliance with respect to Employment Department, Unemployment Insurance
payment of the minimum wage, overtime and general Tax Unit in Salem. The Forms Hotline is (503) 947-
working conditions. 1488, Option 3.