AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven says the new Animal Connections exhibit, launched through a collaboration among the AVMA, the Smithsonian Institution and Zoetis, brings veterinary medicine to the public in a comprehensive new way. "Everything we do in our everyday life is somehow impacted one way or the other by animals. This really highlights the role of veterinarians in caring for those animals and in doing so also taking care of people," Dr. DeHaven says. There are also practical points for pet owners, addressing topics such as keeping pets safe at home, where they are exposed to potentially dangerous items such as human medications and holiday decorations.
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