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Here is a list of websites and online resources you may find useful for your studies.
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
"The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals. Our accredited hospitals hold themselves to a higher standard. Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their #1 priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Why? Because pets deserve nothing less."
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
The goals of the ACVAA include establishing, evaluating and maintaining the highest standards in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology by promoting the establishment of educational facilities and clinical and research training in veterinary anesthesiology. Additionally, the ACVAA establishes the criteria of fitness for the designation of a specialist in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology.
Clinician’s Brief provides relevant diagnostic and treatment information for small animal practitioners. It has been ranked the #1 most essential publication by small animal veterinarians for 7 years.*
*2007-2013 PERQ and Essential Media Studies
College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Health Topics
The Pet Health Topics Web site is a free service provided by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.
Free Animal Health Resources Web Sites
Look here for free Internet resources providing quality-animal-health-related information.
International Veterinary Information Service
The IVIS website provides free access to original, up-to-date publications organized in electronic books each edited by highly qualified editors, proceedings of veterinary meetings, journals, short courses, an international calendar of veterinary events and much more, with the help of private and corporate sponsors.
Merck Veterinary Manuals
For over 50 years, The Merck Veterinary Manual has been a trusted source of animal health information for students and practicing veterinarians. It contains authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disorders and diseases. More than 1100 full-color images, audio examples, videos, and links to related information enhance the expansive coverage of companion, production, exotic, and laboratory animals.
Dr. Sophia Yin
The art and science of Animal Behaviour
Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Support Group
This site is maintained by veterinary professionals who have made a commitment to anesthetic and pain management excellence. We want this site to be a centralized resource for our colleagues engaged in small animal private practice.
Veterinary Support Personnel Network
The Veterinary Support Personnel Network is all about bringing together members from all over the world to interact with each other, teach each other and learn from each other. As a member of VSPN, you'll have access to thousands of colleagues worldwide who want to help you and your patients - 24 hours a day!
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
"The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. Currently there are 92 member and affiliate associations, representing over 145,000 individual veterinarians from around the globe."
New Zealand Websites
Here is a list of New Zealand based resources you may find useful for your studies.
Animal Welfare Act 1999
New Zealand Legislation: Animal Welfare Act 1999
Dairy Cow Lameness Management
This website is a source of information and helps for farmers and vets in the dairy industry. There are free downloadable articles on many topics available in the Articles and FAQ tab. New - an article on Footbaths in both Pastoral and Indoor Dairy Systems.
Dairy NZ's animal publications
Codes of Animal Welfare - Ministry for Primary Industries
MPI leads and facilitates the management of animal welfare policy and practice in New Zealand. MPI promotes policies for the humane treatment of animals and is a key participant in the ongoing animal welfare debate.
New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA)
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is the only membership association representing New Zealand veterinarians.
We are committed to safeguarding the high skills and standards of the New Zealand veterinary profession – ensuring the profession's contribution to the country's economy and animal health and welfare is of the highest quality, recognised and valued
NZ Veterinary Nursing Association - NZVNA
NZVNA is an organisation that supports Veterinary Nurses and promotes training and ongoing continuing education throughout New Zealand.
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Google Scholar includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.