AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 21, 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, April 21 – Saturday, April 27
: 376
Daily Average: 53.7
2013 High Avg.:  90.3 (week of March 10)
2013 Low Avg.: 10.3 (week of April 14)
Notes: The large spike in stories on Monday and Tuesday was driven by pick up of press releases from the AVMA and AAVMC on the 2013 U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study.


2013 AVMA Veterinary Workforce Report Confirms Excess Capacity in U.S. Veterinary Profession
“. … As a veterinarian, I would hope policy makers across the profession, including those responsible for existing veterinary colleges and those planning future educational programs, closely study the report and carefully consider its implications,” said AVMA President Dr. Douglas G. Aspros. …

AVMA Workforce Study Important Step for Veterinary Medicine
Dallas Morning News
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) recently released workforce study, “2013 U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study: Modeling Capacity Utilization,” is an important step among many taken in recent years to help the veterinary medical profession achieve a more appropriate state of economic equilibrium, according to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

AVMA report indicates excess veterinary capacity
Drovers CattleNetwork
. … During a news conference, Michael Dicks, PhD, director of AVMA’s Veterinary Economics Division, said the study indicates somewhat less of an oversupply of food-animal veterinarians compared with other specialties, with considerable variation between states and regions. …

VIDEO: Dog fatally poisoned by one penny
CBS News
. … That’s because pennies minted after 1982 contain zinc, which is a toxic substance to pets such as dogs and cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

New Law Limits Options For Putting A Pet To Sleep
CBS Miami
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association is urging people to contact their lawmakers and urge them to support a bill that would allow vets to treat animals outside of a clinic. …

SD’s Unique Pet Population Ranks Near The Top
A survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association says more than 65 percent of South Dakotans own at least one pet.

Push to spay roaming cats draws fans, foes
The News-Press (Fla.)
. … On one side: the Humane Society of the United States, American Veterinarian Medical Association and groups like the Best Friends Animal Society, who say the only practical way to control stray cat populations is through trap-neuter-release programs like the one being considered by the state. On the polar opposite is bird and wildlife advocates National Audubon Society and the Florida Wildlife Federation, who say domestic cats left outdoors kill millions of animals across Florida each year and that cat colonies, outdoor domestic cats and feral felines just plain aren’t acceptable. …

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