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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 or call 319-231-6129.



News & Alerts

American Heartworm Society Presents Important Changes to Earlier Heartworm Standards

Batavia, Illinois – Despite decades of research on Dirofilaria immitis, otherwise known as heartworm, many questions remain unanswered, and the infection continues to increase its geographical range. This month, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) released the results of its first stakeholder survey designed to identify top research priorities for scientists to tackle.

Rise in Mosquito Population Causes New Warning 

Batavia, Illinois – As temperatures grow warmer, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) wants every pet owner to be prepared for mosquito season and the heartworm disease risk it carries for pets.

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.

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).

International Experts Present Latest Research on Heartworm Disease

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.

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

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