AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 16, 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, August 16 – Saturday, August 22
: 131
Daily Average: 18.7
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)
Notes: The spike on Thursday was due to wide distribution of our press release on America’s Favorite Veterinarian.



Vote Now for America’s Favorite Veterinarian
Yahoo! News
. … The winner of America’s Favorite Veterinarian will be announced in late September on AVMF.org/AFV. America’s Favorite Veterinarian will receive a $500 cash prize, a trip to the 2016 AVMA Convention in San Antonio, a year-long feature on the AVMF website, and a community celebration at their clinic to recognize the accomplishments of the veterinarian and his or her staff. …

A crap-shoot
The Economist
. … Pet ownership has risen for decades. More than a third of homes have at least one dog, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. But the popularity of four-legged friends has an icky cost: dogs squeeze out more than twice the waste of the average person, or around 275 pounds a year. …

WCCCD vet tech program restarted after abrupt cancellation
Detroit Free Press
“. … The program has always been fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, which has consistently found that WSU’s instruction meets AVMA’s standards. …

Is it Time to Put Your Pet on a Diet?
. … Many pet owners do not realize that the problem exists and are even further in the dark about how to alleviate it. In the beginning of 2008, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the American Veterinary Medical Association launched a campaign to fight pet obesity by providing prevention kits detailing information about pet health and urging a dialogue between pet owners and veterinarians about weight management and fitness. …

Orlando woman arrested for leaving dog in hot car
News-13 Orlando
. … Our meteorologists say the temperature around noon Thursday was 89 degrees. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, after 20 minutes the temperature inside the car would have risen to almost 120 degrees. After an hour, the temperature would have been at least 130 degrees. …

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