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Articles: American Veterinary Medical Assocation

August 11 2016

Dr. Donlin Named New AVMA CEO

I’ve known Dr. Janet Donlin for nearly 20 years. Her commitment to animals, and veterinary medicine is unwavering. Following Hurricane Katrina, I held a benefit for the animal victims and to support the demolished SPCA in New Orleans; I called the benefit Mardi Growl. Donlin was one of the first to RSVP and offer personal…

June 14 2016

Veterinarian and Physician On STOP LYME

Dogs and kids do go together like peanut butter and jelly…Indeed, if a dog is out playing and is later diagnosed with Lyme disease (or any other tick disease), children in particular (or anyone at the other end of that leash) sharing that same environment was potentially exposed as well. Not believing there’s enough real…

May 5 2016

Celebrate National Pet Week

To our best pals who fill us with wonder, who unconditionally love, who teach about life and death….and who inspire us….and who we may share to secrets never to be revealed…Celebrate National Pet Week!

May 4 2016

Lifetime of Love

To celebrate this special bond between people and their pets and mark the 35th anniversary of National Pet Week®, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with support from Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets are offering veterinary clinics complimentary copies of the Lifetime of Love poster during National Pet Week (May 1 to 7). “This poster…

America’s Favorite Veterinarian Nominee, Dr. Jerry Klein

Dr. Jerry Klein, from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, could be named America’s Favorite Veterinarian. You can vote everyday, and vote HERE. Dr. Klein was no doubt nominated for nothing short of heroism during the dog flu epidemic, as well as a career that’s helped define emergency veterinary medicine.

Safety for Dogs in Hot Weather

“Dogs can easily die in hot cars when you consider that even if it’s only 80 degrees outside, in 20 minutes the car will begin to cook, inside reaching 109 degrees, – even with the windows cracked – according to the American Veterinary Medical Association “If it’s too hot for a person, it’s too hot…

Kristen Lindsey May Get Away without Animal Cruelty Charges

When Texas veterinarian Dr. Kristin Lindsey posted an image on her Facebook page of a cat she boasting shooting with an arrow through this head, the story made international news headlines. Accompanying the image, on April 17, she wrote, “My first bow kill, LOL. The only good feral tomcat is one with an arrow through…

Dog Bite Prevention Is Every Day, Or Should Be

Though Dog Bite Prevention Week is wrapping up, the idea of preventing bites should not end on a given day. Each year, more than 800,000 people receive medical attention for dog bites. At least half of them are children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. While that sounds like a lot of people, it’s…

What Pet Owners Expect of Veterinarians

TAMPA, FLA. — What do pet owners want from their veterinarians? According to a 2014 survey, they disdain medical jargon they don’t understand, want tests results shared, and expect full transparency regarding their pets’ care. “In other words, pet owners want to be treated as partners,” said American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) CEO Dr. Michael Cavanaugh…

Highlights of Twenty Years of Pet Writing

Summing up twenty years isn’t easy, as I begin my third decade of writing my Tribune Content Agency newspaper column I have a wealth of memories to recall. I was the first journalist to speak with a search and rescue dog handler at the World Trade Center, within 48 hours after September 11, 2001.  Driving…

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