AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 14, 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, September 14 – Saturday, September 20
Hits
: 218
Daily Average: 31.1
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)

Highlights:

Congress should let more veterinarians serve America’s communities
The Hill
By Ron DeHaven, DVM, executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American Veterinary Medical Association and former administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Officials Warn Virus Could Sicken, Kill Dogs
ABC News
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says the virus is highly contagious and can affect all dogs, although puppies and unvaccinated pets are most at risk. …

My Little Zebra: It Might Be Legal. That Doesn’t Make It A Good Idea
National Public Radio
. … But it’s hard to say for sure how many there are. Many states don’t require zebra owners to file paperwork, and neither the American Association of Equine Practitioners nor the American Veterinary Medical Association tracks zebra ownership. …

One in 10 American households has an exotic pet
Boston Globe
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 1 in 10 American households owns an exotic pet. Exotic pets include fish, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, turtles, snakes, lizards, pigeons, poultry, livestock, and other rodents, birds, and reptiles.

Concern grows over pet pills and care products
Statesman Journal (Ore.)
. … The National Sea Grant program recently partnered with the American Veterinary Medical Association to promote the reduction of improper PPCP disposal. The national survey is a first step in that process. …

Dental Care for Hunting Dogs
Buckmasters
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports the organs most often affected are the lungs, heart, kidneys and liver, and even the nervous system.

Face-to-face relationship essential for good veterinary care
Post and Courier (S.C.)
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, a veterinary-client-patient relationship is established “only when your veterinarian examines your animal in person, and is maintained by regular veterinary visits, as needed, to monitor your animal’s health. A valid VCPR cannot be established online, via email, or over the phone.”

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