American Animal Hospital Association
(AAHA) seeks to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, to enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and to meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine. The AAHA website contains information about membership, accreditation, a store, and a comprehensive library of resources.
Healthy Pet by AAHA
A wealth of resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), including pet care resources, information on breed, behavior, disease, animal bond, nutrition, pet care tips, preventive care info, adoption, relocation, and travel tips, as well as a section dedicated to children, which contains a variety of fun animal-related games and activities.
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.
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) aims to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP website features a variety of helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of cat health topics to assist pet owners.
American Heartworm Association
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.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APHIS works in a variety of ways to protect and improve the health, quality, and marketability of our nation’s animals (including various wildlife), animal products, and veterinary biologics. This subject area describes many of the diseases facing animals today, as well the steps APHIS is taking to prevent, control, and eliminate those conditions. Visit the USDA APHIS website to learn more. The APHIS website has important information and guidelines for those traveling to and from other countries with their pets, including all of the travel forms you may need.
The CATalyst Council’s vision and mission are to ensure all cats are valued and cared for as pets. This will be accomplished by raising the level of care and welfare of cats, supported by the highest quality veterinary care, preventative medicine, and cat-specific products. Visit the CATalyst Council website to learn how you can help support the cause and gain access to a variety of helpful cat care resources. Check out the “programs & resources” link and the “videos” page and watch some excellent videos on cat care.
Association of 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 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.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a group of compassionate volunteers who are professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling. The APLB is unique, and its services are free and available to anyone grieving a beloved pet. The website incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of all of the members of the online community. It offers a wealth of information and resources meant to assist in dealing with the grief of losing a pet.