AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of January 18, 2015

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, January 18 – Saturday, January 24
: 185
Daily Average: 26.4
2014 High Avg.: 117.71 (week of October 5)
Notes: The mid-week spike in coverage was due to AVMA’s mention in a widely distributed article on common cat myths.



Fascinating felines: The surprising truths about 5 common cat myths
Los Angeles Times
Americans’ love affair with pets continues to grow with approximately 69 million households owning a pet, according to American Veterinary Medical Association.

The Dog and Cat Wing: Hospital Sets Up a Scanner Center for Pets
Scientific American
. … The market for animal scans appears to have grown in recent years, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), citing anecdotal evidence. …

Indianapolis Will See Tourism Boost In Coming Years
Indiana Public Media
. … Gahl says the bookings are directly linked to the planned return of the National Rifle Association‘s Annual Meetings, which will return to Indy in 2019 and 2023, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation‘s 2017 Conference and the American Veterinary Medical Association‘s 2017 Annual Convention — in addition to other medical conferences. …

Idaho Chihuahua mix born with both male and female organs
Idaho Press-Tribune (A.P.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says animals born with both male and female reproductive organs are rare, but not completely unusual. The association says numbers aren’t tracked. …

Honolulu Zoo euthanizes giraffe suffering from old age
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
. … Zoo veterinarians followed American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines to avoid any further pain, the city said. …

A Who’s Who of Helpers at the Vet’s Office
WTOP Radio (D.C.)
. … No specific educational training or credentials are required for someone to become a veterinary assistant. Licensed veterinary technicians, on the other hand, must complete a two-year program at an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited college or technical school and hold a professional license that must be renewed annually. …

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