AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 10, 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, August 10 – Saturday, August 16
: 69
Daily Average: 9.9
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)


Banned substances on sored horses undercut compliance claims, some say
. … Said W. Ron DeHaven of the American Veterinary Medical Association at the 2013 congressional hearing: “As many like to say, this system is set up much like a fox watching a hen house — not a good way to ensure the good welfare of these beautiful horses. …”

Veterinary Medicine Lacks Hispanics in Texas, U.S.
Texas Tribune
. … The veterinary community has been working to change that notion, promoting veterinary medicine as a meaningful career path for science-minded students by reaching potential veterinarians long before college with the message that the career can include more than just working with animals. There are also jobs in public health policy or food inspection, said Dr. Beth Sabin, associate director of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Microchips Increasingly Used To Help Get Lost Pets Home Safely
Wisconsin Public Radio
. … To encourage pet owners to take the precaution, the American Veterinary Medical Association has designated Aug. 15 as “Check the Chip Day. …”

Celebrating Check the Chip Day With Happy Pet Reunion Stories
Huffington Post
. … To help pet owners remember the importance of keeping microchip information updated, the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association designated August 15 as Check the Chip Day. …

10 Tips for Traveling with Your pets
Portland Monthly (Ore.)
. … Whatever your story may be, traveling unprepared with our canines and felines (or maybe your reptiles if you like those) can be traumatic, so set the tone of your next summer trip right, by following these 10 easy tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Is Surprisingly All About Taxes
. … The bill languished in Congress despite endorsements by the Humane Society, the SPCA, the Animal Law Coalition, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. Maybe the Turtles can change that. …

Cats can be re-trained to stay off the counters
Hartford Courant (Conn.)
. … These reader questions were answered by experts at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. …

Lethal virus causes shelter to stop taking cats
News Virginian
. … Cats can pick up the virus through contact with fleas or by touching something that has an infected animal’s bodily fluids on it, like bedding or food dishes. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, panleukopenia targets the intestines, also damaging a cat’s white blood cells and immune system. …

New animal supply trailer brings relief to pet owners in natural disasters
Columbia Missourian
. … According to an article published in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s journal, obstacles to moving pets, such as lack of human shelters that allow pets, may delay evacuation and cause people to abandon their pets or even cause people to refuse to evacuate themselves. …

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