AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 16 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, June 16 – Saturday, June 22
: 447
Daily Average: 63.9
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)
: The spike in stories peaking on Thursday was driven by wide pickup of press releases on new AVMA policies and AVMA’s movie theater trailer.


Veterinary association in Schaumburg celebrates 150 years
Daily Herald (Ill.)
The American Veterinary Medical Association celebrates its 150th anniversary this month, with 38 of those years spent at two headquarters in Schaumburg. The group spent years in other cities before moving to the Illinois suburbs, said Doug Aspros, association president.

The Truth About Cat and Dog Owners
ABC News
“. … We didn’t ask survey respondents why they may no longer own a pet, but we’re fairly certain that the economy played a pretty good role in the drop of pet owners,” said AVMA spokesperson David Kirkpatrick. …

New Tool To Help Pet Owners Make Tough Choices
Medical News Today
. … In a new paper in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, MSU researchers describe a survey they created to help pet owners monitor the quality of life of dogs undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. …

Prepare your pet to survive disaster
Culpeper Star Exponent (Va.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association has developed resources to help both pet owners and government officials in planning for natural disasters.  The association has provided free access to their materials through www.avma.org/disaster/. …

Study shows differences between dog and cat people
WEAR-TV (Fla.)
A report from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA),  a non-profit organization representing veterinarians, on the demographics of U.S. pet ownership found that the preference for cats or dogs sometimes run along regional lines.

Plastic surgery for dogs, cats a growing trend
WHIO-TV (Ohio)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United State is also against surgery purely for cosmetic reasons. …

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations at AVMA
The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) will first the first time ever meet at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and in fact for the first time ever share their accumulated science at a U.S. meeting (July 19-23, 2013 in Chicago).

AVMA passes 3 new policies on drug compounding
KCOY-TV (Calif.)
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Executive Board recently approved three new policies to provide guidance on compounding to veterinarians and also legislators on Capitol Hill currently considering legislation on the issue.

AVMA film trailer hits theaters Friday, promotes veterinarians
Seattle Times
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is releasing an advertisement in movie theaters in select cities across the country beginning tomorrow to promote veterinary medicine during the AVMA’s 150th anniversary celebration.


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