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The American Heartworm Society is the leading resource on heartworm disease, and our mission is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of this serious disease. Every year, hundreds of stories are written on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of heartworm, as well as on the plight of affected pets. These stories are an important way of reaching both veterinary professionals and pet owners with information they need to know about heartworm disease.
The American Heartworm Society is led by a board of directors comprised of veterinarians and specialists in the fields of veterinary parasitology and internalmedicine. As leaders in the fight against heartworm disease, they are available as resources and authors of related stories.
Members of the media are encouraged to contact the American Heartworm Society for information, visuals and interviews about heartworm disease. Please contact Sue O’Brien at [email protected] or call 319-231-6129. All other inquiries, please email: [email protected]
News & Alerts
The fresh start of animals, who were adopted and dispersed around the country courtesy of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, may inadvertently cause heartache for their new pet owners. An estimated 60 percent of the pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina are likely infested with heartworm, a potentially fatal, mosquito-borne illness.
As the scope of the canine crisis unleashed by Hurricane Katrina slowly came into focus, Phyllis DeGioia swung into action. In Madison, Wis., DeGioia promptly signed up with a rescue group to foster a Katrina refugee.
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