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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 This email is for media inquiries only. All other inquiries, please email:



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American Heartworm Society Adds New Features to Web Site

Batavia, Illinois – The American Heartworm Society (AHS) is pleased to announce updates to its Web site,, including new features that enhance the user experience for both members and nonmembers.

Rubin Named American Heartworm Society President

Washington, D.C. – AVMA Convention – Dr. Sheldon (Shelly) Rubin, director emeritus at Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago, Ill., past president of the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, book author and frequent contributor to Chicagoland and national media regarding pet health care issues, has been elected president of the American Heartworm Society (AHS).

American Heartworm Society Convenes 12th Triennial Heartworm Symposium

International Experts Present Latest Research on Heartworm Disease

International Feline Heartworm Disease Council Reconvenes

Washington, D.C. – The International Feline Heartworm Disease Council reconvenes on July 12, 2007, for the first time in 10 years. The American Heartworm Society (AHS) will host the council in conjunction with its 12th Triennial Heartworm Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Do You KNOW Heartworms in Cats?

New Studies Call for Prevention & Redefinition of Heartworm Disease in Cats

AHS Announces Updated Feline Heartworm Guidelines New Syndrome Defined

Orlando, Florida
North American Veterinary Conference

American Heartworm Society Announces 2007 12th Triennial Heartworm Symposium

Orlando, Florida, North American Veterinary Conference

Pet Parasite Gets to the Heart of the Hurricanes Animal Refugees

Batavia, Illinois

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.

Katrina's Pet Refugees: The Heartbreak of Heartworm

Madison, Wisconsin

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.

American Heartworm Society Guidelines Pass The Test

Educating Veterinarians and Pet Owners Alike

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