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Resources and Useful 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 Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

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.


Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA)

The VVMA is a diverse group of veterinarians working together to advance the interests of veterinary medicine in a spirit of collegiality and professionalism. The association promotes veterinarians as a primary resource to the public, government and veterinary community on matters of public health, human/animal interaction and animal well-being. Together with the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, VVMA assists students and veterinarians in reaching their professional potential. To learn more, please visit the organization’s website.


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.


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.


Great Pets – Behavioral Problems

Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah 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!


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.


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.

Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Support

Rainbow Bridge is a home for your departed baby. Whether furry, feathered or scaled, all are welcome. Create a Rainbow Residency which you care for as the Guardian of your baby’s memory, meet others who are also grieving the loss of a loved one and begin the journey to healing a broken heart. You are not alone. The Rainbow Bridge website contains a wealth of information and resources to help loving pet owners as they grieve the loss of their beloved pet.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners.American Association of Feline Practitioners

The AAFP is a professional organization representing feline practitioners who are passionate about the care of cats. The AAFP is dedicated to advancing the field of feline medicine and surgery by setting the standards of feline care through the publication of practice guidelines, position statements, and by providing continuing education.