AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 3, 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, August 3 – Saturday, August 9
: 124
Daily Average: 17.7
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)


Animal behavior experts share their study results
Chicago Tribune
. … The event, held in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, drew veterinary behaviorists, veterinarians with a special interest in animal behavior, and veterinary technicians from around the nation. …

Is Texas a dog or a cat state?
San Antonio Express-News
. … The Washington Post published a report, with data from the American Veterinary Medical Association, stating Texas ranking third in dog-loving states with a 1.29 ratio of dogs to cats. New Mexico ranks second with a 1.32 ratio, an Arkansas ranks first with a 1.35 ratio. …

Column: Dogs aid our health; let’s tend to theirs
The Coloradoan
. … Based on estimates from the Larimer Humane Society, there are 21,425 households in Fort Collins that own at least one dog, and there are a total of 36,400 dogs in the city limits. These estimates were made using 2010 census data and a calculation from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Drug may help dogs with cancer
The Sun-Sentinel (Fla.)
. … Opening experimental drugs testing to dog and cat owners is becoming more common, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, with more than 300 small animal clinical trials active nationwide. …

Check the Chip Day aims to bolster microchipping and updated microchip registration in pets
Ann Arbor News (Mich.)
. … Beyond touting how easy, fast and affordable the procedure is to have done, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association also wants to spread the word on what those with pets who are microchipped can do to keep existing chips effective. …

The practice of horse soring must end
The Tennessean
. … The PAST Act has been advocated for and endorsed by the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, National Sheriffs’ Association, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the veterinary medical associations from all 50 states. …

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