Helpful Links

American Animal Hospital Association
AAHA Standards of Accreditation serve as benchmarks of excellence in Veterinary Medicine.

American Veterinary Medical Association
This site is an excellent starting point to learn more about a variety of topics including the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.

American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors and has lots of good information regarding feline health.

Animal Poison Control Center
This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.

American Kennel Club
Registry of Dog Breeds.

Breed Directory by Animal Planet
Provides a description of each breed plus a questionnaire to determine which breed might be best for you!

Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA)
The Cat Fanciers’ Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care; upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Centers for Disease Control
Learn more about the CDC’s recommendations regarding parasite control in your pet.

Companion Animal Parasite Council
An informative website about common parasite problems in pets.

Frontline and Heartgard by Merial
Sponsored by the makers of Frontline TopSpot and Heartgard, this site has basic information about fleas, ticks, and heartworm.

Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Hills (Science Diet) Pet Foods
Learn about innovative diets formulated for healthy pets or pets with special nutritional needs. The website offers education on pet nutrition as well as feeding guides for specific Hill’s diets.

AKC Reunite Microchip
Learn about how having a microchip placed can help you find your lost pet.

Humane Society of the United States
Pets for Life Program with information on behavior problems and responsible pet ownership.

Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction — Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search by common name or scientific name of the plant.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.

Veterinary Schools in the US
Provides links to all the veterinary schools in the U.S.

Nationwide Insurance
Nationwide Insurance helps you afford the best medical care available for your pet.

Veterinary Information Network
VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community.