AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of March 23, 2014

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, March 23 – Saturday, March 29
: 116
Daily Average: 16.6
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)


Do You Kiss Your Dog?
. … But the truth is, those bacteria aren’t big health risks for most people. So kissing your furry baby is OK, if it doesn’t gross you out. Just have a healthy awareness of what could be in your dog’s mouth, says Clark Fobian, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Number of Arizonans Hospitalized for Dog Bites Has Doubled Over Last Five Years
Phoenix New Times
. … According to a study published a few months ago in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a vast majority of fatal dog bites have several things in common: …

How to prepare your pet for summer fun – and beyond
Los Angeles Times
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including: …

Smithsonian animal exhibit to make stop at Greenville Zoo
Greenville News (S.C.)
. … “Animal Connections” was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2013. …

Take care of your older pets
Monroe County Reporter (Ga.)
According to studies from the American Veterinary Medical Association, family pets are living longer lives than ever before.

Athens veterinarians to participate in national service animal eye exam event
Athens Banner-Herald (Ga.)
. … The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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