AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 22, 2014

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 22 – Saturday, June 28
: 144
Daily Average: 20.6
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
Notes: Tuesday’s spike in coverage was driven by AVMA’s mention in a press release from PetPremium, Inc.



VIDEO: Where’s The Beef?
Chicago Tonight
. … We discuss the controversial legislation and what the effects would mean for restaurants, meat producers, and consumers with Ina Pinkney, longtime Chicago restaurateur and co-founder the Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition, Dr. Christine Hoang, assistant director of the scientific activities division of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Susan Vaughn Grooters, public policy analyst and executive committee member for the group “Keep Antibiotics Working,”and Brent Scholl, a fifth generation farmer in Polo, Illinois and former president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association. …

Did Toddler Die in Hot Car, As Dad Says?
. … The American Veterinary [Medical] Association calculates car temperatures to warn people against leaving their pet in a car. They estimate a vehicle left for more than one hour in 88-degree weather could reach 130 degrees inside. …

Needling change: Acupuncture for dogs goes mainstream in NJ
The Star-Ledger (N.J.)
. … In January, the Schaumburg, Ill.-based American Veterinary Medical Association voted to accept the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture as an allied organization. Because acupuncture and other Chinese medicine are often utilized by human holistic providers, pet owners have become comfortable with the concept, says Ted Cohn of Denver, president-elect of the association. …

7 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know
Woman’s Day
. … Simply curious about something? Wendy Hauser, DVM, recommends HealthyPet.com, VeterinaryPartner.com, HealthyCatsforLife.com and AVMA.org for free, reputable information. …

Bringing Fido Home: How To Move Internationally With Pets
. … Additional resources on protecting the health of your pet include The American Veterinary [Medical] Association, The American Animal Hospital Association and The American Association of Feline Practitioners. …

Preventing dog bites requires community effort
Cincinnati Enquirer
. … We agree with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s assertion that “a well-planned proactive community approach can make a substantial impact.” This approach does not include breed-specific legislation, but rather a well-organized multidisciplinary strategy tailored to the community. …

Area woman fighting to stop cruel horse abuse tactics
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel (Ind.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association backs the PAST Act, as well as numerous other organizations. As Lightner says, “It’s not even a complicated bill. It’s not going to cost any money. …”

Cats are America’s Most Popular Pet, More Expensive than Dogs
Times Warner Cable News – Austin (Texas)
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are about 74 million house cats compared to 70 million dogs.

Feral cat policy under review by vet group
The Examiner
. … Michael San Filippo, spokesman for the Illinois-based AVMA, said June 24 that “impacts on cats and wildlife are being carefully considered” during the ongoing policy review. …


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