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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – On July 7, 2020, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis virus, also known as VSV, at a premise in Washington County. This horse showed lesions in its mouth and on its muzzle. VSV is a viral disease of horses, donkeys, mules, cattle and swine. Initial symptoms include excessive salivation and reluctance to eat or drink. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, ears, teats and coronary bands of their hooves. Lameness or...

As America fights to curb the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that its OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar will be a virtual event on June 26 and 27. “We are committed to the health and safety of our faculty and staff and those seeking continuing education,” said Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, director of continuing education and beef cattle extension specialist at the veterinary college. “In line with OSU’s mandate regarding face-to-face events through July 1, we moved Summer Seminar online. Attendees can kick back, relax, save transportation...

For Immediate Release – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – May 4, 2020 – The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Board of Directors is tasked with reviewing and monitoring multiple facets of the association to ensure that the association is serving its member’s needs, being financially responsible and secure, and abiding by guidelines set in place. One item that they had been assigned with reviewing was the practice membership. Practice memberships were discussed in multiple board meetings and a large amount of data was presented at the board’s request to ensure they could...

Are you a veterinarian that has graduated within that last ten years? Are you looking to create relationships with your peers and grow your skillset outside of veterinary medicine to further your career? Then the Power of Ten Leadership Program is for you! Applications are will be accepted starting April 1, 2020, and are due in the OVMA office by April 30, 2020. Completed application can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed in to the office at: 13917 Quail Pointe Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73134 Tentative Schedule for the 2020 Power of Ten Leadership Program: May...

While many things are fluid as our nation and state address COVID-19 the OVMA is dedicated to supporting our members and helping to provide quality information to help you with your day to day operations. Resources: Borrower Paycheck Protection Program Application - Click Here Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Fact Sheet - Click Here Essential Employee Authorization Sample Letter - Click Here Critical Infrastructure Employee Sample Letter - Click Here  Essential Business Letter - Click Here   Department of Homeland Security Memo regarding Essential Workers - Click Here AVMA's FAQ on Small Business Loans - Click Here AVMA's CARES Act Section-by-Section...

As of 10:00 am CST, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released an FAQ regarding COVID-19. Please note that this is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated by the AVMA as it becomes available. As always we suggest following recommendations set forth by the CDC and AVMA. FAQ for veterinarians and veterinary clinics - click here. FAQ for pet owners - click here....

The 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy concluded during the 2020 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference. The Power of Ten Leadership Academy is a seven-session program that provides an in-depth leadership opportunity and 20 hours of continuing education credit at no cost to the participant. It is designed for veterinarians who have been in practice for 10 years or less since graduation and are OVMA members. We will be featuring individual “spotlights” on each 2019 participant over the weeks ahead. Our next individual is Katie, DVM. Dr. Tyler is a 2010 Oklahoma State University...

The 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy concluded during the 2020 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference. The Power of Ten Leadership Academy is a seven-session program that provides an in-depth leadership opportunity and 20 hours of continuing education credit at no cost to the participant. It is designed for veterinarians who have been in practice for 10 years or less since graduation and are OVMA members. We will be featuring individual “spotlights” on each 2019 participant over the weeks ahead. Our next individual is Jacquelyn Boehm, DVM. Dr. Boehm is a 2018 Oklahoma State...

The 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy concluded during the 2020 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference. The Power of Ten Leadership Academy is a seven-session program that provides an in-depth leadership opportunity and 20 hours of continuing education credit at no cost to the participant. It is designed for veterinarians who have been in practice for 10 years or less since graduation and are OVMA members. We will be featuring individual “spotlights” on each 2019 participant over the weeks ahead. Our fourth individual is Kristen Rivers, DVM. Dr. Rivers is a 2018 Oklahoma State...

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