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  6/4/2013

 AVMA offers new member service—website widgets

​ (SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) June 4, 2013—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched a new benefit for its members, a series of informative widgets—free website content—that can be easily incorporated into clinic websites to help promote the practice.

“AVMA has many members in clinical practice who are small to mid-sized business owners. In fact, most of the Association’s leaders are business owners themselves, so we understand the challenge of offering website content that will be beneficial to our clients and help promote our practices. Keeping a practice website fresh with useful information and contemporary graphics is a task that many of us simply don’t have the time or staff to do properly,” explains Dr. Douglas G. Aspros, president of the AVMA. “That’s why the AVMA is now offering members timely, free website content, through widgets, on important subjects like dog bite prevention. The widgets can be easily added to a practice website, making for a more informative and interesting visitor experience and a more effective communication tool for the practice.”

The widgets are easily placed on a website and free of charge. The number and type of widgets available at any given time will vary, as some will relate to annual observances, such as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The widgets are very simple to use: just follow the simple instructions to copy and paste it into your website in the location where you would like the widget to appear. Once done, the information and design services of the AVMA will appear on your website as seamlessly as if you’d produced the content in-house.

 The list of widgets available to member websites will change throughout the year, and they’ll be promoted on the AVMA blog, AVMA@Work. Widgets currently available to members are:

Dog Bite Prevention—Educate clients and the public about dog bite prevention with the AVMA’s embeddable infographic on the subject, Dog Bites by the Numbers.

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act—Help clients understand why veterinarians need to use controlled substances beyond their places of business. This great infographic speaks directly to the public in language – and pictures – that really resonate with them.

MyVeterinarian.com—This veterinary clinic locator widget can help clients find a veterinarian when they travel with their pets.

For more information about the AVMA’s widgets or to put one on your website, please visit ​www.avma.org/widgets

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