Veterinary Medicine Websites

The following websites offer a variety of information about veterinary medical schools, veterinary societies, and medical information for pet owners.

American Veterinary Medical Association
This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including animal disease and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine
Iowa Veterinary Medical Association
The homepage for the IVMA, which provides information for animal owners about veterinary medicine in the state of Iowa, as well as a listing of veterinarians by city.  There is information about veterinary medicine as a career, public health, disaster preparedness, pet loss support, and a link to the Iowa Animal Hall of Fame
Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Center
Homepage for ISU Veterinary Teaching Hospital with contact numbers and faculty listing, as well as information about the wide variety of services provided for small and large animals through the teaching hospital.  Maps and directions are also available, as well as links to the Pet Loss Support Hotline and Companion Animal Fund which support research and teaching
Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
The homepage for the ISVMA, which has information about state veterinarians, animal health, disaster readiness, rabies, pet health, travelling with pets, and choosing a veterinarian
University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital
The U of I Veterinary Teaching Hospital homepage which contains directions, contact information, faculty listings, and information on all services and departments in the teaching hospital
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
The homepage for accredited veterinary surgeons - this provides information for animal owners about surgery and surgical specialties in veterinary medicine
American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Veterinary Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health
American Animal Hospital Association
AAHA is an organization of small animal practices which certifies practices that meet high standards for veterinary care and facilities.  Their website offers lots of information for pet owners about pet health and the certification process
Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States
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.
CDC Healthy Pets Website
This website, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control, contains a lot of useful information for animal owners on diseases which may affect both people and animals (zoonoses). Preventative information is available, and health recommendations are listed for humans and pets. Many excellent articles on individual zoonoses are available for download
Pets And Parasites
The Companion Animal Parasite Council maintains this website which if full of helpful information about pet parasites and how they can affect people.  They provide recommendations on deworming pets and preventing human exposure, including information for pregnant women which may not be provided by their OB/Gyn
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.
Cornell University Toxic Plant Listing
This website was created by the Cornell Department of Animal Science with help from several veterinarians.  It lists plants which are potentially toxic to livestock as well as pets, and includes photos of most plants
Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
Behavior problems
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 housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
USDA Animal Import/Export page
THE official resource for international travel with pets. There are links to airlines, most countries in the world, and some other useful sites to help you travel overseas with your pet.
USDA Animal Export page
Quick link directly to the USDA page where you can look up international travel requirements for specific countries.
Aquarium Information
This webpage (although a commercial site) has a great deal of information about setting up and caring for aquariums and fish. Fish make excellent pets, especially for your children. We do not in any way endorse the product being sold.
Cleaning Aquariums
Another commercial site about how to maintain your aquarium. Lots of good information here. We do not endorse this company in any way.

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