AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 27, 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, September 27 – Saturday, October 3
: 436
Daily Average: 62.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



‘Depopulation’ Takes Spotlight In Avian Influenza Epidemic
Wisconsin Public Radio
. … Gail Golab, who leads the animal-welfare division of the AVMA, which is generally considered the authority on humane treatment of animals, isn’t necessarily joining the anti-big-ag chorus on this issue. …

Chicago among the worst cities for pet lovers: study
RedEye Chicago
. … Michael San Filippo, a spokesman for the American Veterinary Medical Association, whose headquarters are in Schaumburg, thinks Chicago is a good city for pets and their owners. …

5 Things to Know Before Buying Pet Health Insurance
Money Magazine
. … As pets live longer and have access to more life-saving—and expensive—treatments, you might be considering health insurance, which many providers now offer. (The American Veterinary Medical Association has a list of providers here. …)

UA to put veterinary school in Oro Valley
Arizona Daily Star
. … Some details are still being worked out, such as where the UA students would live in an upscale community not known for affordable housing. As well, the proposed veterinary program has yet to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

For vets, putting down pets takes a toll
Bend Bulletin (Ore.)
“. … A good death is tantamount to the humane termination of an animal’s life,” according to a 102-page report published by the American Veterinary Medical Association on guidelines for euthanasia. …

Kingwood vet assistant class lets students study pet health
Houston Chronicle
. … Once they complete the clinic hours, students obtain an official checklist from the American Veterinary Medical Association. “It’s a long list,” Young said. “It’s a lot of work to prove that they have learned all of this in a school year. …”

Every nine minutes, someone in the world dies of rabies
Medical Xpress
. … To combat rabies, CDC works with many partners, including the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Health Organization, Humane Society International, National Association of Public Health Veterinarians, and American Veterinary Medical Association. Together, these partners have made great strides toward eliminating rabies in countries hard hit by rabies. …

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