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 frequently, 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!
- Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide from famed dog trainer Cesar Milan of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
- Breeds of Dogs
American Kennel Club (AKC)'s quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
- COVID and Pets
CDC's site with latest information about COVID and pets
- 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 house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
- 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.
- Pet Loss: Lap of Love Bereavement
Lap of Love Pet Loss and Bereavement Resource Line: (855) 352-LOVE (5683) Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
- The Pet Loss Support Page
Information and tips on coping with the loss of a pet
- Two Hearts Pet Loss Center
"A companion for your journey", this site offers multiple opportunities for support, including pet loss support classes
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control
This is the website of the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
- Plants Toxic to Animals, Introduction -- Vet Med Library, UIUC
A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
- Fruits & Vegetables Dogs Can & Can't Eat
American Kennel Club provides a list of fruits and vegetables recommended and not recommended for your dog!
- The 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.
- Cornell Feline Health Center
Great educational site with helpful information on "all things cats", including latest research, timely medical information, and wellness information.
- HomeAgain Microchip
Microchipping your pet is strongly encouraged for all our patients. With a HomeAgain microchip, you will give your pet the best chance at them returning to you if ever lost
- Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
- Veterinary Technician Information
Considering a career as a Veterinary Technician? This site describes what a veterinary technician does, how much money you can expect to make, and lists many educational programs available.
- 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
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
- Pet Insurance:
Pet medical insurance gives pet owners peace of mind and is a great way to be prepared for those unexpected emergencies. Use this chart to compare different pet insurance companies available.
- West Nile Virus
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.
- 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
- 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
- Veterinary Information Network
VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community
- Ask AAHA: Answers from the Experts
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) gives you quick access to a wealth of information, from how to tell if your pet is in pain, to vaccine guidelines, to parasite control.