Online Resources for Veterinary Medicine & Pet Health Care

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
ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals): The ASPCA was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. Their mission, since 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Breeds of Dogs: The American Kennel Club guide to dog breeds. A reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.

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.

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.
Veterinary Schools in the US: This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.

Dr. Shearer is an author of veterinary textbooks and books for pet owners.

  • High-Tech Pain Management- Low Level Laser Therapy
  • Dr. Gaynor’s, Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management
  • Veterinary Clinics of North America
  • Emergency First-aid for your Dog
  • Emergency First-aid for Your Cat
  • Essential Care for Dogs Over Five
  • Emergency First-aid for your Dog Handbook