AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 24, 2012

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, June 24 – Saturday, June 30
Hits: 104
Daily Average: 14.9



13 Tips for Traveling with Pets
Woman’s Day
. … Make sure your pet’s tags have current information, including your cell phone number. “Also, attach a luggage tag to his collar with information about where you’re staying in the area,” says Kimberly May, DVM, assistant director of professional and public affairs for the AVMA. …

UA Symposium to Address Food Animal Well-being
Arkansas Business
. … Speakers will include … Gail Golab, director of the American Veterinary Medical Association Animal Welfare Division; …

Tufts Test Evaluates Quality Of Life For Pets With Heart Disease
Grafton Daily Voice (Mass.)
. … Results of the CATCH evaluation were published in the May 15 edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, building on the earlier publication of the FETCH study.

How to protect your pet from the heat
Canton Repository (Ohio)
. … Another bad idea is to leave your dog in a car on a hot day, even with the windows cracked. The American Veterinary Medical Association, reports that temperatures in a car can rise 20 degrees in just 10 minutes, and 30 degrees in half an hour. …

Delaware SPCA announces Cat Days of Summer spay/neuter special
Cape Gazette (Del.)
. …  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, spay/neuter is known to improve the health of the pet, including a reduced risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections. …

Expert tips on daily care and maintenance of guinea pigs
Gulf Daily News
For more information on care and feeding of your guinea pig (or any pet), look at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website www.avma.org. …

 Op-ed: Title IX success reaches beyond sports
The Patriot-News (Pa.)
. … Title IX has pretty much leveled the playing field for women in the veterinary profession, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In 2010, the membership of the AVMA reached equilibrium: 50 percent male and 50 percent female. Today, there are more women members of AVMA than men. …

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