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Veterinary Resources

Big Thompson Animal Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet.  Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites.  We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.

dogresources.pngAmerican Animal Hospital Association
www.aaha.org

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
www.abvp.com

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
www.acvim.org

American Kennel Club
www.akc.org

American Veterinary Medical Association
www.avma.org

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
www.aavmc.org

Agility Information
www.cleanrun.com

Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov/cvm/

Other Links:

Pet Health Exchange
a partnership between WebMD and AVMA. It gives owners information about pet health care from AVMA Veterinarians.

Choosing a new puppy This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy

Breeds of Dogs A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.

Center for Disease Control Great information on keeping you and your pets safe and healthy.

Companion Animal Parasite Control Information on internal and external parasites in dogs and cats.

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

Behavior problemsFounded 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members

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



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