AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 2, 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, November 2 – Saturday, November 8
: 174
Daily Average: 24.86
2014 High Avg.: 117.71 (week of October 5)
Notes: The spike in stories midweek was driven by AVMA’s mention in an AAVMC press release on the creation of a task force on antibiotic resistance in production agriculture.

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Public Universities & Veterinary Medical Colleges Groups Announce Creation of Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture
Yahoo! News
. … The task force’s members include: … Christine Hoang, Assistant Director, Division of Scientific Activities, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). …

What You Need To Know About The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
Beef Magazine
. … Ashley Morgan, DVM, assistant director of governmental relations for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): For large animal veterinarians, this act legalizes the ability to transport and dispense controlled substances at their clients’ farms and ranches—an indispensable part of the job. …

Ebola Patient Nina Pham Reunites with Her Dog
. … It’s true dogs can get the Ebola virus, and as far as scientists know – they don’t get sick. So, it’s unknown whether a dog might be carrying the virus, which makes it more scary. Also, unknown is whether or not dogs can transmit the virus to other dogs, people, or cats. (For more on pets and Ebola, the American Veterinary Medical Association has created a resource information page HERE). …

7 Facts About Aurora, Colorado’s Breed Ban Before Tuesday’s Vote
Huffington Post
. … These organizations of professionals are basing their reputations on their opposition to breed-specific laws. And these organizations are very diverse, and include the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Animal Control Association (NACA), American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the American Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and the American Bar Association all agree that laws targeting breeds are ineffective and should be replaced with laws targeting aggressive dogs based on their behavior, not their breed. …

Wisconsin entrepreneur’s Cat Dancer still entertaining pets after 30 years
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 56% of cat owners consider their pets to be full family members, far higher than the 41% who relegate their felines to the category of mere “pets/companions. …”

Veterinary medicine field paws-itively good for women
Erie Times-News (Pa.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, women represented approximately 55 percent of the U.S. veterinary profession in 2013. Why has the veterinary profession moved so dramatically from a male-dominated field to one where women are edging ahead? …


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