AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 5, 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, August 5 – Saturday, August 11
: 228
Daily Average: 32.6
High Avg:  47.7 (Week of June 10)
Low Avg:  12.1 (Week of July 29)


Pet ownership declines, but more households loyal to dogs
USA Today
Americans had 2 million fewer dogs and 7.6 million fewer cats at the end of last year than at the end of 2006, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says.

Pound Ridge’s Aspros named president of American Veterinary Medical Association
Journal News (N.Y.)
Dr. Douglas Aspros of Pound Ridge has been installed today as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association during the organization’s annual convention in San Diego.

Highlights from American Veterinary Medical Association Convention
Much of what’s here will take your behind-the-scenes of the great education conference – the American Veterinary Medical Association annual Convention, in San Diego, CA from August 3 to 7.

Ventura County Veterinarian Receives National Honors
KCLU-FM (Calif.)
A Ventura County veterinarian has received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s highest honor.

Miami’s decades-old pit bull ban up for repeal
Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.)
. … The AVMA concluded that because of the lack of solid data, “it is difficult to support the targeting of this breed as a basis for dog bite prevention. …”

Dairy industry continues to lure veterinary professionals
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter (Wis.)
. … The starting mean wage for veterinary medical college graduates taking full-time employment working with food animals was around $70,000 last year, according to figures from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Some Pet Owners Swear By Raw Diets For Their Animals
CBS Chicago
. … The CDC and the American Veterinary Medical Association do not recommend feeding your pet raw food because of the risks. …

Top 10 questions for your veterinarian
. … Once you have selected a veterinarian, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) suggests this list of the top 10 things you should talk about with your veterinarian during a visit: …

Veterinarian offers pet hospice care in Blount
Daily Times (Tenn.)
“. … The American Veterinary Medical Association came out with a statement just last year recommending veterinarians refer patients and make hospice available whether it’s through their own practice or by referral. …”




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