AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 1, 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, September 1 – Saturday, September 7
: 75
Daily Average: 10.7
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


Weighty problem: Dogs, cats face obesity issues
The Pantagraph (Ill.)
“. … We are transposing a lot of our societal values to our pets,” said Dr. Kimberly May, assistant director for professional and public affairs of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Experts: Pit bulls aren’t dangerous
KWWL-TV (Iowa)
“. … There is a stigma that they are more dangerous, and it’s not fair,” said Bonnie Beaver, the former president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Ex-senator swaps political braying for sound of household pets
Las Vegas Review Journal (Nev.)
. … Dog owners dropped $19.1 billion on veterinary care in 2011, up 18.6 percent from 2006, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Spending on cats crawled up 4.2 percent in the same period, to $7.4 billion. …

Cat euthanized with only one shot
Miami Herald
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2013 edition of their guidelines for the euthanasia of animals, “Barbiturates administered [intravenously] may be given alone as the sole agent of euthanasia or as the second step after sedation or general anesthesia. …”

Planning can help families protect pets during natural disasters
Taunton Daily Gazette (Mass.)
. … In addition to taking care of the human members of your family, it’s important to have a plan in place for your pet. Approximately 70 million pet dogs and 74.1 million pet cats live in the United States and nearly 64 percent of owners consider their pets to be family members, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown to host traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit
Independent Press (N.J.)
. … The exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films, touch-screen videos, and three-dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in zoos, in the wild, and in the veterinary clinic. This informative display is provided by the Smithsonian Institution, the American Veterinary Medical Association and Zoetis. …


One thought on “AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 1, 2013

  1. This sounds so much like a high schooler who has to track how popular they are. Humility is the beginning of true wisdom.