AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of March 24, 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, March 24 – Saturday, March 30
: 225
Daily Average: 32.1
2013 High Avg.:  90.3 (week of March 10)
2013 Low Avg.: 12.7(week of March 17)
Notes: Thursday’s spike in stories was driven by pick up of a Royal Canin press release that references AVMA’s pet ownership statistics.


Pets provide sense of family
Edmonton Journal
A survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association reveals that singles, especially men, are increasingly turning to pets for love and a sense of family.

Everything Animals: Keeping Gardens Safe for Pets
. … However, what pet owners may not know is lilies are deadly to cats. This is especially pertinent as a recent American Veterinary Medical Association survey shows Vermont tops in the nation for cat ownership, with almost 50 percent of households having at least one cat. …

Pfizer launches externship program
Dairy Herd Network
The future of animal production agriculture will be missing a critical piece—veterinarians—without support for students to pursue large animal veterinary careers. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, fewer than 10 percent, or about 200 students, graduating each year from U.S. veterinary schools are interested in large animal medicine.

Senators reintroduce bill to boost veterinarian pool
Tri-State Neighbor (S.D.)
. … This bill has the support of more than 140 animal, agricultural and veterinary medicine organizations nationwide, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, National Farmers Union and American Farm Bureau Federation.

More Photos Of Boom, The Pit Bull With A Bird On His Head (Because Awww)
Huffington Post
. … Although pit bulls are often portrayed as overly aggressive (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals notes that they may become belligerent faster than other breeds of dogs), the American Veterinary [Medical] Association says that “controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. …”

Small business spotlight: Perry Veterinary Group
Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.)
. … The American Veterinary [Medical] Association’s annual survey shows the average starting salary in 2012 for veterinarians working outside of advanced education programs was $65,404, a decline of 1.6 percent from 2011. …


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