AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of February 17, 2013

To provide a look at where and how often the AVMA has been mentioned in the media in the past week, the AVMA Media Relations Division has developed this weekly AVMA@Work blog series, “AVMA in the News,” showing the number of times AVMA appeared in the media, as well as a sampling of those hits.

We hope you find these reports informative. As always, we appreciate any questions or feedback you might have on our media relations efforts.

Sunday, February 17 – Saturday, February 23
: 72
Daily Average: 10.3
2012 High Avg.:  109.3 (Week of November 11)


High Debt and Falling Demand Trap New Vets
New York Times
. … This would seem less alarming if vets made more money. But starting salaries have sunk by about 13 percent during the same 10-year period, in inflation-adjusted terms, to $45,575 a year, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. … The current president of the veterinary medical association, Dr. Douglas G. Aspros, isn’t talking about unmet needs. Instead, he sounds like a man ready to rethink many of the premises his organization has long espoused. …

FOX19 Investigates: Tri-state pet dies after pharmacy error
FOX-19 (Ohio)
. … To avoid a pet prescription mix-up, the American Veterinary Medical Association says communication is key. Make sure the pharmacist speaks to your vet if there are any questions. Meanwhile, the FDA advises you to verify the name and dosage of your pet’s drug. …

Central Jersey residents, organizations fighting stigmas tied to pit bulls
. … Just last year the American Veterinary Medical Association, or AVMA, published a report scrutinizing multiple controlled studies, all of which “have not identified this breed group (pit bulls) as disproportionately dangerous. …”

Robot Love
. … Yet it isn’t clear that dog-lovers are turning out in droves to replace their flesh-and-fur mutts with metal and plastic. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association reports that (live) pet ownership has increased steadily since their first surveys in 1986, showing a dip only recently, a decline that is more likely due to the poor economy than the allure of robo-dogs. …

No chocolate
Culver City News (Calif.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association 7,600 calls were made to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center over concerns about ingested chocolate in 2011, the most common human food that prompted such a call. …

Sterling native takes aim at tail docking
The Journal-Advocate (Colo.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association opposes the practice, as does animal rights groups such as the Humane Society of the United States, which has worked with Lebsock on HB 1231. …

Op-Ed: State bill would threaten farmers
Boston Globe
. … For sow housing, both the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians both find that maternity pens provide for animal welfare. For hen housing, the AVMA finds that cages provide lower mortality rates and protection from disease and predators. …

City will study how to promote dog licenses
St. Cloud Times (Minn.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association provides an equation to estimate the number of dogs in a city. Based on the number of households counted in the U.S. census, that formula predicts that about 9,285 St. Cloud homes have dogs. …


One thought on “AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of February 17, 2013

  1. All these little Kudos being self administered to the AVMA by the AVMA are fine, touchy feely, and totally missing the important points. You guys have assisted or stood with your heads in the sand with the manpower/cost of education issues, lack of backbone with the FDA, USDA, and FTC, do you want to put your lack of action on the blog for that????? This effort rings very hollow in the face of the Health Care issue, the professional economics, the manpower overload, and the lack of oversight and control over quality of educational institutions.