AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 13, 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, October 13 – Saturday, October 19
: 71
Daily Average: 10.1
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


VIDEO: How Does the Government Shutdown Affect Animal Care?
Rural TV/Market Day Report
AVMA’s Chief Executive Dr. Ron DeHaven interviewed with Rural TV to explain how the government shutdown is affecting he health and welfare of animals and the ability for federal workers to guard the country against disease outbreaks and ensure food safety.

AVMA, European veterinary group, issue joint statement
Drovers CattleNetwork
“. … Diseases don’t respect national or international boundaries,” says AVMA President Dr. Clark K. Fobian. “By working with our colleagues around the globe, we can do more to protect the health, safety and welfare of animals, people and the environment worldwide. …”

Vet Tech Week Celebrates Your Vet’s Partner in Health Care
The Horse
“. … Veterinary technicians are often the first person a client will talk to when their pet has a problem, they help translate complex medical terms, and facilitate communications between the veterinary practice and the client,” explains Clark K. Fobian, DVM, president of the AVMA. …

Raw pet food: Is it right for your dog or cat?
Tampa Bay Times
. … In August 2012, the AVMA adopted a policy that discourages the use of raw pet food. “Our full concern is the risk to animal health and public health from bacterial contamination,” says Gary Chico, chairman of AVMA’s council of public health and regulatory medicine. …

Understanding Cats
The Scientist
These days, scientists know quite a bit about the relationship between people and their dogs. But much less is known about human-cat interactions, even though more cats than dogs live in the United States according to the American Veterinary Medicine Association.

‘Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month’
KMVT-TV (Idaho)
. … With shelters full, the American Veterinary Medical Association reminds pet owners to consider your family, home, and lifestyle. …

About hippotherapy
Reading Eagle (Pa.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association has officially recognized animal-assisted therapy programs since 1982. Since then, a range of animals have provided what the organization calls opportunities for motivation, education or recreation to enhance quality of life. …




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