The American Veterinary Medical Association, celebrating 150 years, invited WGN Radio Steve Dale's Pet World to their annual convention, which was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. I was honored to accept, and among my guests AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven.
Listen NOW to hear what Dr. DeHaven had to say about what's new in veterinary medicine. He also revealed the AVMA's "gift to Chicago" a Smithsonian Institution exhibit called "Animal Connections Our Journey Together," also presented by Zoetis Animal Health. Read more about "Animal Connections."
I also kvetch to Dr. DeHaven - as yet again I get on my soapbox regarding the decline in veterinary visits, and that the end result is that our pets are getting sicker when they don't need to. Check-ups do matter!
And, as promised, here's the entire Chicago schedule (additional cities and dates to come)
Animal Connections Chicago Park District Tour Itinerary
July 27 - August 9, 2013
July 30 Humboldt Park Boathouse 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1359 N. Sacramento
July 31 Humboldt Park Day Camp and Summer Dance 2 p.m..- 8 p.m.
August 2 Douglas Park 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1401 S. Sacramento
August 3 Amundsen Park 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 6200 Bloomingdale Ave.
August 5-6 Cornell Square 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1809 W. 50th Ave.
August 8 Jackson Park 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 6401 S. Stony Island
August 9 Ridge Park 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 9625 S. Longwood Dr.
For details about the parks: www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
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Tags: American Veterinary Medical Association, Animal Connections, AVMA, AVMA 150 years, check ups for pets, Dr Ron DeHaven, preventive pet health care, Smithsonian Institution, Steve Dale archives, Steve Dale's Pet World, WGN Radio, Zoetis