AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 28, 2013

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, April 28 – Saturday, May 4
: 369
Daily Average: 52.7
2013 High Avg.:  90.3 (week of March 10)


National Pet Week May 5 – 11
WDSI-TV (Tenn.)
“. … Regular veterinary visits are important because many times pets will hide symptoms of illness, so you need your veterinarian’s skill and expertise to keep your pets healthy,” says Dr. Douglas Aspros, president of the AVMA. …

Vet Says Pot Use on Pets Could Put Off Putting Them Down
ABC News
. … Lynne White-Shim, assistant director with the division of scientific activities of the American Veterinary Medical Association, said legalizing medicinal marijuana use for pets is a “brand new” idea for her organization – so new that it does not have a policy on the issue. …

Rise of the cat ladies: Survey says more pets are in rentals
Deseret News (Utah)
The Associated Press
. … This year, 75 percent of renters surveyed said they are pet owners, compared to 43 percent in 2012. These findings align with the improving U.S. economy; according to an American Veterinary Medical Association survey released last year, the difficult economy played a very strong role in the first decline in pet ownership since 1991. …”

Pet Talk: Pet ownership increases among singles
The Oregonian
. … Pet ownership among single people has increased by nearly 17 percent – from 46.9 percent in 2006 to 54.7 percent in 2011, according to a recent survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Oregon Senate bill discourages feeding raccoons
Statesman Journal (Ore.)
. … Distemper is a contagious and fatal viral disease that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. The disease can infect foxes, coyotes, skunks, raccoons and unvaccinated dogs but is not known to harm humans. …

US to open first horse slaughterhouses since 2007
Agence France Presse
. … The horse industry, supported by veterinarian association AVMA, says that a slaughterhouse is better than the alternatives. …

More Oklahoma Pet Owners Turning To Alternative Medicine
KWTV (Okla.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says the number of pet owners opting for alternative treatments is on the rise. Each acupuncture session costs about $100, and the physical therapy sessions are $150 each. Mugno says she noticed an improvement after the first treatment. …

Working to keep mobile vets mobile
Burlington County Times (Pa.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association is asking veterinarians to share the following message: “Veterinarians must be able to legally carry and use controlled substances for the health and welfare of the nation’s animals, to safeguard public safety and to protect the nation’s food supply. …”



Comments are closed.