Links

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:

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

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.

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American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is the recognized specialty college responsible for establishing training requirements, evaluating and accrediting training programs, and examining and certifying veterinarians in the veterinary specialties of Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, and Small Animal Internal Medicine. The ACVIM is a a non-profit organization that promotes and fosters scientific and professional activities which lead to better care for both animals and humans through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in the field of veterinary medicine. Learn more about the ACVIM or find a certified specialist by visiting their website.

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American Heartworm Society

The mission of the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. Their objectives are to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments, and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease. The AHS website contains information about the society and its work, as well as a number of helpful resources for veterinary professionals and pet owners.

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American Kennel Club (AKC)

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.

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ASPCA

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) aims to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide, which they do through a number of programs. The ASPCA website contains a wealth of information on pet adoption and pet care, including articles, links and more.

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ASPCA Poison Control

This is an excellent online 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.

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Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone bereaving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.

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Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine in order to prepare the veterinary workforce with the skills and scientific knowledge required to meet the animal healthcare needs of society. The association aims to promote and protect the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment. The AAVMC website provides information on veterinary educators and AAVMC programs and initiatives, as well as resources for students and applicants.

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Flea Control

No Flea USA is a veterinarian owned website providing safe, EPA approved pet products at affordable prices. This site provides information about fleas, as well as a number of quality flea prevention products, which can be purchased online. There are also a number of other resources available to pet owners, such as helpful links and pet tips.

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Healthy Mouth

Just as with humans, good oral health plays an important role in your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. It’s up to you, the pet owner, and your trusted veterinarian to help your pet maintain healthy teeth and gums. Healthy Mouth is a line of dental healthcare products for cats and dogs. Visit the Healthy Mouth website to learn more about their products, general veterinary dental care and access other helpful resources.

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Healthy Pet by AAHA

A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.

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Petfinder

Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals that are in need of homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Petfinder’s mission is to use Internet technology and the resources it can generate to: increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets, increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated, and elevate the status of pets to that of family member.

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Pets and Parasites

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals that was established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. The Pets and Parasites website provides a wealth of information for dog and cat owners and educational resources to help keep pets safe from dangerous parasites.

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