AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 7, 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, July 7 – Saturday, July 13
: 62
Daily Average: 8.9
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


Smithsonian Mobile Exhibit Explores the Human–Animal Bond
Smithsonian News
“. … Of the more than 74 million American households that include pets, nearly two-thirds consider their pets family members,” said Dr. Doug Aspros, president of the AVMA. “The deep connection Americans have with animals and the pivotal role veterinarians play in our relationships with all animals are so wonderful and worthy of celebration on our 150th anniversary. …”

Parlez-vous meow? Cat-filled cafe to open in Paris
The Today Show
. … Dr. Gregory Hammer, the former president of the American Veterinary Medical Association and a veterinary practitioner in Delaware, thinks Gandelon may be on to something. “The human animal bond has been well documented, and I do believe the ability to pet and interact with purring cats is a stress reducer,” he said. …

Cat poop parasites may pose public health hazard, study suggests
NBC News
. … Indeed, responsible cat owners are likely at lower risk than others, said Kimberly May, a veterinarian and spokeswoman for the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

LMU gets approval for state’s second veterinary college
Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.)
. … LMU recently received its letter of reasonable assurance from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education, the Harrogate-based university announced Tuesday. …

Animal Care Services saves puppy
Houston Chronicle
. … Gina tested positive for parvo, which according to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website can lead to severe dehydration and can cause infected dogs to stop eating, sometime resulting in death. …

Why the US pork industry wants to shut down the debate over pig crates
The Guardian (U.K.)
. … On its website, the NPCC quotes the American Veterinary Medical Association as saying that housing sows in well-managed gestation crates minimises aggression and competition between sows, protects them from extreme weather and provides each animal with the right amount of food and water. …

Happy hour, yoga: 5 D.C. activities to do with your dog
. … According to a 2012 survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association, 50.3 percent of Maryland residents own a pet and 21.9 percent of D.C. residents own a pet — and 36.5 percent of all pet owners own dogs. …

Dog Attack in Cougar Country
Beaumont Enterprise (Texas)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, “controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. …”

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