In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page periodically, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
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
American Veterinary Medical Association
This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine
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.
Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
Breeds of Dogs
A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including pictures and brief descriptions of each breed’s unique characteristics.
Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
Companion Animal Parasite Council
The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an independent council of Veterinarians and Healthcare professions established to create guidelines for parasite control. This is a great site for pet owners with questions about parasites.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine – Partners in Animal Health
Partners in Animal Health is a collection of innovative, reliable resources for pet owners, developed by veterinary experts at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor – Patient relationships…why we need to see you each year
This is a great explanation from the American Veterinary Medicine Association on the importance of the Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship. It explains why we need to see you and your pets each year in order to continue providing the level of care you deserve.
Frontline TopSpot by Merial
Sponsored by the makers of Frontline TopSpot for flea and tick control, this site has basic information about fleas and ticks as well as TopSpot questions and answers
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
National 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.
Pennsylvania Dog Licenses
This is great site where you can apply and pay online for your dog license. Visit the site and select your county of residence then complete the application and your license will arrive in the mail.
Plants Toxic to Animals
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant or search by species of animal exposed.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
Stray Cat Blues, Inc.
Stray Cat Blues is a no-kill non-profit organization providing rescue and placement for stray and feral cats. A dedicated group of volunteers works tirelessly to control the feral feline population with trap and release programs as well as placement of stray cats into foster homes until permanent adoption families can be found.
Veterinary Information Network
VIN is the world’s first and largest online veterinary community with a wealth of information and knowledge for all pet owners.
Veterinary Oral Health Council
VOHC exists to recognize products that meet pre-set standards of plaque and calculus (tartar) retardation in dogs and cats. Products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance following review of data from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols.
Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.