AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 26, 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, July 26 – Saturday, August 1
: 205
Daily Average: 29.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Burton sets trend in dog-friendly office culture
Burlington Free Press (Vt.)
. … Other companies seem to be catching on. Dr. Ted Cohn, former president of The American Veterinary Medical Association, said dog-friendly workplaces have seen an uptick in the past three to five years. …

Lil Bub to star in Denver County Fair’s Kitten Pavilion
Denver Post
. … Of course dogs are more popular. Nearly 37 percent of American households have dogs, compared to about 30 percent with cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

My Pet World: Dog can learn not to jump on guests
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Veterinary behaviorists attending the 2015 Veterinary Behavior Symposium on July 10 in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association chimed in to answer your questions this week.

UW-Madison professor receives lifetime achievement award
Wisconsin State Journal
. … Dr. Ian Duncan received the 2015 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Duncan, 67, is world-renowned for his work on the development and disease of myelin, a material that protects nerve fibers and is essential for proper nervous system function, according to university spokesman Nik Hawkins. …

Dog dies after being left in hot car
Memphis Commercial Appeal (Tenn.)
… It was unclear how long the dog had been left in the car, but the temperature inside the vehicle at that point may well have hit 140 degrees, based on estimates posted by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

UF professor finalist for ‘America’s Favorite Vet’
Gainesville Sun (Fla.)
. … The winner of America’s Favorite Vet receives $500, a trip to the 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association convention, a year of space on the AMVF website and a community celebration for their clinic. …

Three ways to prevent dog flu
Rochester Post-Bulletin (Minn.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says the dog flu virus left on surfaces can be killed with disinfectants, so make sure you feel comfortable with the cleanliness of the veterinarian office or day care facility you choose for your dog. …

How to keep your pets cool in the heat
Daily Advertiser (La.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association said to never leave a pet in a vehicle on warm days. Those temperatures can quickly reach dangerous levels. Pets can succumb to heatstroke easily. …

Do You Live In A Cat State Or A Dog State?
. … Which beloved domestic animal reigns supreme by state? To find out, we took a deep dive into pet population data from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Getting those “born in the wrong place” to the “right” place and a 2nd chance
Spot Magazine
. … While cautioning that incubation periods may allow animals to appear healthy even while infectious diseases are beginning their quiet assault, the AVMA recommends pre-screening all animals for signs of disease, providing a full regimen of vaccines and parasite control before transport, then allowing time before newly-arrived animals are introduced to the general public or a shelter population. …

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