AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 21, 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, October 21 – Saturday, October 27
: 98
Daily Average: 14.0
High Avg:  56.9 (Week of September 30)


Billions of dollars at stake as pet medication controversy reaches FTC
Healthcare Finance News
. … Doug Aspros, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, believes the new legislation is unnecessary because the majority of veterinarians already give a written prescription upon request. …

AVMA Convention ranked as one of 50 fastest growing conventions by Trade Show Executive
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention has been named one of the fastest-growing trade shows in the United States by Trade Show Executive magazine in its August issue.

Controversies in animal welfare
Drovers Cattle Network
. … Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACAW, director of Animal Welfare for the American Veterinary Medical Association, said there are three areas of controversy: …

Controversial Procedure Devocalizes Dogs To Silence Barking
KNDU-TV (Wash.)
. … They’re part of the Coalition to Protect and Rescue Pets, an activist group that helped get the practice known as “debarking” or “devoicing” outlawed in Massachusetts two years ago. Now they have set their sights on the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

West Nile Fall Warning
. … According to the Journal of the American Veterinarian Medical Association, “As The avian immunity diminishes, the number of human West Nile cases increases. …”

VET Q&A: Ounce of prevention starts with annual exams
Edmund Sun (Okla.)
. … Two important organizations in veterinary medicine — the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association — have collaborated to develop both canine and feline preventive health guidelines. …

Halloween de perros y gatos
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association recuerda a las familias de no abandonar mascotas disfrazadas y desatendidas. …

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