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:
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. They have the resources and ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency, and help you manage the situation to provide the best chance at a positive outcome.
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.
The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) provides species-oriented certification for veterinary practices. They are dedicated to the advancement of quality veterinary medicine. The ABVP website provides a wealth of information about the board, the certification process and a variety of other resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Clean Run website contains a wealth of helpful information regarding agility training for dogs. There’s a special course designing section, a page that lists upcoming events, a forum to participate in discussions and share knowledge and a store where you can order a wide variety of quality agility training and other pet care products.
The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. The website contains information about a variety of animal drugs, products, news and events and a number of safety and health resources for pet owners. Find important updates on pet food and toy recalls and read up on animal health issues that may affect you and your pet.
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.
Veterinary Surgical Specialists of Nebraska is a mobile small animal veterinary surgical practice that brings specialty services directly to your family vet’s practice. Not only is this more convenient for pet parents, but it allows animals to receive necessary care in an environment in which they feel comfortable and safe. The service is available six days a week (Monday through Saturday). Emergency service can be arranged for evenings and Sundays if needed. Visit the link to learn more.
Trupanion wants make pet insurance simple and easy to understand. Their comprehensive pet insurance policy covers surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, treatments and hospital stays if your pet gets sick or injured. They also reimburse from your actual veterinary bill so you don’t have to worry about a predetermined benefit schedule. Learn more about Trupanion and request a free quote by visiting their website.
Do you have a plan in place should your pet become lost? Microchipping is a simple, minimally invasive way to permanently identify your pet so that if he or she ever wanders off and is delivered to a nearby shelter or humane society, you can be reunited again. Learn more about this innovative identification method at the Home Again website.
Pet Loss Center & Services
Paws To Angels was founded to help people experience end of life care giving, death and grief in a more personal, respectful, and meaningful way. Many of us long for a more satisfying and fulfilling experience at the end of life, but no resources have been available to help explore the possibilities, especially with respect to our companion animals. Their training, experiences and resources enable me to help guide and support you, your pet and your entire family through this difficult experience. Visit the link to learn more.
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