AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 4, 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, October 4 – Saturday, October 10
: 149
Daily Average: 21.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Pet Talk: Oregon’s veterinary community concerned about certified technician shortage
The Oregonian
. … To become a licensed or certified veterinary technician in Oregon, a person must graduate from a veterinary technology program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Stem cells to treat pets
KGAN-TV (Iowa)
. … Doctors say stem cell therapies are safe and effective, and the American Veterinary Medical Association supports the use of stem cells in treating animals. …

How do cats catch bird flu?
Sacramento Bee
. … The strange but true answer is yes, cats can become infected with avian influenza, although their risk of contracting the disease in the United States is currently considered very low, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

46 police dogs died in hot squad cars
Green Bay Press Gazette (Wis.)
. … Temperatures in a closed vehicle can rise as dramatically as 40 degrees in one hour, according to The American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Tips to help kids avoid getting bit by dogs
The Columbian (Mo.)
. … But the biggest victims are children and senior citizens, who can be overpowered by dogs. Of the 4.5 million people bitten every year, more than half are kids, said Dr. Jose Arce, an American Veterinary Medical Association board member. …

Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania Veterinarians
The Horse
. … More than 30 states, including Pennsylvania, have laws requiring veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse cases to local authorities, said Michael San Filippo, spokesperson for the American Veterinary Medical Association. Of those states, 27 have statutes protecting veterinarians from civil or even criminal prosecution if they report suspected animal abuse cases. …

VETERINARY VIEWPOINTS: It’s national Walk Your Dog week
Stillwater News Press (Okla.)
Walking your dog is a great way to exercise both you and your pet! Here is some advice from the American Veterinary Medical Association on how to make walking your dog safe and enjoyable.

Medical Researchers Suggest Fewer Mice, More Cats and Dogs
Healthline News
. … Each year in the United States, about 26 million animals are used in biomedical research. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately half of the 118 million U.S. households in 2011 had at least one pet, and two thirds of those visited the vet at least once in the previous year. That’s roughly 44 million animals already in a clinical setting each year. …

Even With Cooler Temperatures, Don’t Leave Your Pet In The Car!
The Journal (N.Y.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association completed a study on Estimate Vehicle Interior Air Temperature v. Elapsed Time and at an Outside Air Temperature (F) of 70 degrees here is what they found: …

Preventive Medicine: for Healthy Pets, and their People, too!
Republican Journal (Maine)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association now recommends two physical exams per year. Twice-a-year visits give pets a better chance to live longer, healthier lives because diseases can be detected and treated more quickly. …

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