In addition to answering your questions during appointments, 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!
American Animal Hospital Association
This is the website for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). AAHA-accredited hospitals adhere to the highest-quality standards available. Here you can search the pet care library for answers to your veterinary care questions.
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.
Breeds of Dogs
A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.
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.
Companion Therapy Laser
Visit this site for more information about laser therapy for your pet. This is the latest technology in health care your pet. The therapy uses deep penetrating light to allow relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a faster rate.
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.
Library of over 8,000 vet approved articles. This is the most complete source of pet information available.
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.
Veterinary Information Network
The Veterinary Information Network(VIN) is the largest online veterinary database. Here you can find answers to your about veterinary healthcare.
Veterinary Schools in the US
This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
Veterinary Oral Health Council
The Veterinary Oral Health Council website provides valuable information about dental health care for your pet
The American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association for Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and well-being of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. Feline practitioners are veterinary professionals who belong to this association because they are passionate about the care of cats! This site contains high-quality, reliable information plus home health care guides.
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!
Choosing a new puppy
This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
The Cornell Feline Health Center
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is a veterinary medical specialty center committed to obtaining information about diseases and health management which will enable veterinarians to maintain healthy cats. This site includes free step-by-step home care for cats instructional videos.
Pet Health Network
Pet Health Network® is for pets and their people. We’re a community created for people like you, by people just like you — people who have dogs and cats as part of their families. We’re dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members enjoy the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible. Information that will help you keep your dogs and cats as healthy as possible. A resource to help you really understand the full range of care available to your pet. A community where people who love their pets as much as you do go to share ideas, stories, pictures, and a lot more. A source you can trust, in one place, developed by people who have helped shape veterinary care.
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.
Second Chance for Pets
What would you do if something should happen to you and you are no longer able to care for your pets? This website has excellent information about choosing a designated caregiver, how to set up a “Pet Trust”, and information about lifetime care programs for your pet.
Do I need to have an appointment?
A: Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Should you have an emergency during regular office hours, please call so that we may assist you as quickly as possible.
What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
A: This is a blood test that is run here in the hospital prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet.