The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:
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The Veterinary Partner website provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a nonprofit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) seeks to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, to enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and to meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine. The AAHA website contains information about membership, accreditation, a store and a comprehensive library of resources.
Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.
This is an excellent online resource for resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) aims to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP website features a variety of helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of cat health topics to assist pet owners.
The Association of Avian Veterinarians is an international professional organization of practitioners advancing and promoting avian medicine, stewardship, and conservation through education of its members, the veterinary community and those they serve. The AAV website contains detailed information about the association and its various projects, as well as bird care resources for pet owners.
The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) is dedicated to advancing the veterinary care of ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, rats, mice, chinchillas, hedgehogs, and other exotic companion mammals. AEMV provides an annual conference in conjunction with the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Intermediate and advanced levels of learning are available. Offerings include a wet lab, advanced scientific program, roundtable discussions, and Master Classes. Learn more by visiting the website.
The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) is a veterinary organization that is dedicated to promoting conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding, and habitat preservation. They advance programs for preventative medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with reptiles and amphibians. Learn more about the ARAV and access a wealth of information and resources for reptile and amphibian care.
This site is to help herp keepers and others learn about the captive care requirements of many types of reptiles and amphibians, as well as learn about their biology, health, behavior, conservation, and other matters relating to herps and the world we all live in. Most of the information here is herpetological or herpetocultural in nature, including many of the articles and care documents, links to other sites, and some other resources that may be of interest to visitors.
The Alabama Reptile Rescue Sanctuary (ARRS) is committed to the safe rescue, conservation and education of reptiles and reptile care. Visit the website to find insight into their organization and what’s going on in the reptile world. They will show you the reptiles that they have up for adoption and how to adopt from them.
The MommaKat Rescue organization’s mission is to assist the community to actively reduce feline overpopulation through an aggressive Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. They can assist in trapping feral or free roaming cats to have them fixed and returned to their environment to live long non-reproductive lives.
When it comes to accident and illness protection for your pet, look for a pet insurance provider with solid experience. For more than 35 years, Petplan has been protecting dogs and cats around the world with comprehensive pet health insurance options. Visit the Petplan website for more information about the services they provide, get a free quote and browse a variety of pet-related healthy and safety resources.
With pet insurance from Pets Best, you can get affordable rates, comprehensive coverage and you can choose your own vets. The folks at Pets Best are pet owners and pet lovers, too. They don’t want anyone to go through the pain of euthanizing a pet simply because they can’t afford veterinary care. Visit the Pets Best website for more information, to compare plans, and to apply for your own coverage.
Learn more about how the ASPCA can help you make sure that your animal companion will always receive the care he or she needs, regardless of cost with their pet insurance program. Get a free quote, access helpful articles and learn exactly how pet insurance can benefit your cat or dog.
VPI Pet Insurance has earned a reputation as the most trusted pet insurance company in the nation with every pet they’ve insured—one million and counting. Their mission is to empower pet owners to work with their veterinarian in making optimal healthcare decisions for their pets. They offer flexible options to fit every budget. Visit the VPI website to view plans and coverage, compare rates, read customer reviews and get a free quote.
From the early work of Dr. Charles Allen Cary more than a century ago, to the development of some of the world’s most advanced veterinary programs, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has influenced the character and scope of veterinary medicine. Auburn is the country’s seventh oldest veterinary school and the oldest in the South. Today it boasts one of the nation’s preeminent institutions for research, teaching, diagnosis, and treatment in many specialties of small and large animal medicine.
The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health (CVMNAH), advances the tripartite mission of teaching, research and service via an academic environment of high achievement that encourages excellence in self-directed, integrative learning, intellectual curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and ethics at its core. The College promotes qualitative and lifelong learning for the global interdisciplinary practice of veterinary medicine, nursing, occupational therapy and clinical laboratory sciences within the framework of the “One Medicine-One Health” concept.
Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science to advance animal health. The Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies for companion animals, horses and wildlife.
Veterinary Technicians assist veterinarians and other scientists in capacities similar to registered nurses and other medical assistants in the field of human medicine. The Veterinary Technology Program at Jefferson State is a distance education program. It is imperative that you have access to a computer, the internet, and be available to work for a veterinarian for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Learn more by visiting the website.
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