AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 4, 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, November 4 – Saturday, November 10
: 145
Daily Average: 20.7
High Avg.:  56.9 (Week of September 30)


Dr. Douglas G. Aspros, DVM – AVMA President joins Jon and Talkin’ Pets to discuss AVMA/AVMF strive to help pets after Sandy
Talkin’ Pets Radio
. … “The storm has really been far more devastating than anyone could have anticipated, particularly along the shore. The flooding was extensive, transportation issues unbearable and the loss of power has really been overwhelming,” says Dr. Douglas Aspros, a veterinarian in Pound Ridge, NY, and president of the AVMA. … [Audio is available here: http://archives.warpradio.com/btr/TalkinPets/111017.mp3].

AVMA/AVMF strive to help pets after Sandy
Yahoo! News
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is offering both aid and leadership, including trained volunteers who are helping rescue wildlife.

How surgery for pets could save human lives
The Guardian (U.K.)
. … In 2007, the American Veterinary [Medical] Association launched a drive “to unite human and veterinary medicine to improve animal and public health”, while in Britain the Wellcome Trust is now funding five years of research at Imperial College into the historical convergences between human and animal medicine. …

Shopping Around Could Save Owners Money On Pet Medications
. … Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association have concerns about retailers offering pet medications, including inappropriate counseling, dosing and substitutions by pharmacists and the failure of pet owners to fill the prescriptions. …

Businessman asks for help to care for Detroit’s pregnant strays
Detroit Free Press
. … In a city of nearly 300,000 households, American Veterinary Medical Association calculations suggest about 189,000 Detroit households have a dog. …

Pets: ‘Scooting’ isn’t just an embarrassing thing that dogs do, it’s indicative of a medical problem
AnnArbor.com (Mich.)
. … Parasites can cause scooting, and mainly tapeworms are the culprit, as Dr. Ernie Ward, featured veterinarian on the Rachael Ray Show and founder and chief-of-staff of Seaside Animal Care in Calabash, N.C details in a recent American Veterinary Medical Association podcast. …

Woman with service dog could be barred from apartment
Baltimore Sun
The case that led to the ruling did not involve a Rottweiler, but the 25-page opinion quotes from a study published in 2000 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association that examined dog attacks in the United States between 1979 and 1996. …

Pet identification: the best care for your cat
News-9 Oklahoma
Microchipping is one of the favored forms of pet identification by veterinarians. It’s relatively inexpensive, ranging from $30 to $40. “For all practical purposes, it’s permanent,” explains Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a veterinarian and past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) who now teaches at Texas A&M University. …


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