AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 19, 2015

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 19 – Saturday, April 25
: 387
Daily Average: 55.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Austin County sheriff presents dead cat investigation to district attorney
Houston Chronicle
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association has announced that its judicial council will review the situation. Dr. Ron DeHaven, the association’s chief executive officer, issued the following statement: …

Report: State board investigating veterinarian who killed cat with arrow
KHOU-TV Houston (A.P.)
BRENHAM, Texas – The veterinarian who bragged on Facebook about killing a cat with an arrow is being investigated by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Humans’ Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines
National Public Radio
. … Ibuprofen is the most common drug that pets eat, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, perhaps since many of the pills are candy-coated. In pets, the drugs can cause stomach or intestinal ulcers and kidney failure. …

Pet owners line up to keep animals healthy
Chicago Tribune
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, they believe it mutated from the horse influenza virus and had only been seen in China, Korea and Thailand, before showing up in the United States for the first time in the Chicago area. …

Cop Makes Woman Sit In Hot Car To See How Her Dog Felt: Police Blotter
Huffington Post
. … Additionally, temperatures inside a car can heat up more quickly than many people realize, as shown on this chart from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

What you need to know to protect your pet from canine influenza
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.)
. … But the numbers may not accurately reflect the virus’ cross-country romp, said Michael San Filippo, media relations officer with the AVMA. …

Glimpse of History: A half century of pet care in Bound Brook
The Star-Ledger (N.J.)
Platt’s in memoriam on the American Veterinary Medical Association website states that he was born in 1911 and grew up on Meyer’s Farm in Finderne, and was a general practitioner in Bound Brook and Middlesex for 60 years. …

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