AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 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, July 28 – Saturday, August 3
: 266
Daily Average: 38
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)
Notes: An AVMF press release on “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” was responsible for the spike in coverage on Tuesday, July 30.


Mobile Smithsonian Exhibit Examines Human-Animal Bond
CBS Chicago
“. … What it really is about is to emphasize this connection between animals and people,” says Dr. Ron DeHaven, American Veterinary Medical Association Executive Vice President. …

AVMA Celebrates 150 Years on WGN
Chicago Now
The American Veterinary Medical Association, celebrating 150 years, invited WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World to their annual convention, which was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. I was honored to accept, and among my guests AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven.

Florida Doctor Named “America’s Favorite Veterinarian”
Yahoo! Finance
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has named Dr. Carlos Campos of Spring Hill, Florida “America’s Favorite Veterinarian.” The announcement was made earlier this month at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) 2013 Annual Convention in Chicago.

Missouri vet president of AVMA
A Missouri veterinarian has begun his term as president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Dr. Clark Fobian of Sedalia has worked for 30 years as a large and small animal vet in both suburban St. Louis and rural Missouri.

Study on homemade pet food recipes finds that most are nutritionally incomplete
AnnArbor.com (Mich.)
. … This prompted researchers at University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine to do a study on recipes for home cooked pet diets, and the results were released in the June issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Mixed reactions: Study finds younger pet owners giving shelters the cold shoulder
San Louis Obispo Tribune (Calif.)
. … The study, which included more than 6,000 dogs, was published in May in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Pet Tales: Weight-related ailments are no treat
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
. … They look at you with big sad eyes, begging for just one more treat, or just a taste of the food from your table. If we “give in” too often, our dogs and cats will get fat, and they’re at high risk for a host of ailments that will shorten their lives, according to repeated warnings from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Legislation to Eliminate Soring Introduced in Senate
The Horse
Hickey said, “The AHC supports this legislation, as does the American Association of Equine Practitioners, …the American Veterinary Medical Association, and other horse groups. …”


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