Veterinary Links & Resources
Companion Animal Clinic Online Pharmacy
Vets First Choice is the leading provider of an innovative new model for practices to manage prescriptions and strengthen relationship with their clients. The company provides veterinarians with a modern, professional online store, a fully-accredited pharmacy service, access to thousands of products, and a friendly, effective way to communicate with pet and horse owners. The system dramatically improves compliance and puts veterinarians back in control of their own pharmacy.
Pet Poison Helpline
24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. They have the resources and ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency, and help you manage the situation to provide the best chance at a positive outcome
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Provides effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters nationwide. The ASPCA website contains a wealth of information on pet adoption and pet care, including articles, links and more.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
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
American Heartworm Society (AHS)
Our mission 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.
Do you have a plan in place should your pet become lost? Microchipping is a simple, minimally invasive way to permanently identify your pet so that if he or she ever wanders off and is delivered to a nearby shelter or humane society, you can be reunited again. Learn more about this innovative identification method at the Home Again website.
Indoor Pet Initiative
We want to help make every day your pet’s best day. Their goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being. This website contains all of the information and tools caregivers need to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that helps them to thrive across their lifespan.
Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center
We function as an extension of your family veterinary practice. Our team of board certified specialists and highly trained doctors and staff are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide advanced medical care for the thousands of patients referred to us each year.
Iowa Veterinary Referral Center
We are a specialty referral and 24 hour veterinary emergency and critical care hospital located in Des Moines, IA. We are not a general practice. We are here to provide adjunctive medical services to your family veterinarians in Polk and surrounding counties as well as throughout the state of Iowa.
When your pet has a serious medical emergency or surgical condition, your family veterinarian may refer you to our team of highly trained specialists for additional care. We work with your family veterinarian to ensure that your pet receives the highest level of care.
CareCredit knows pets are family too. That's why we offer veterinary financing to help keep your most cherished family members in top shape.
Whether you use it to cover annual expenses like preventative care check-ups or for unexpected costs like pet prescriptions and house calls, the CareCredit healthcare credit card makes it easy to give your pets the care they need, when they need it.
Helps to make pet insurance simple and easy to understand. Their comprehensive pet insurance policy covers surgeries, diagnostic tests, medications, treatments and hospital stays if your pet gets sick or injured. They also reimburse from your actual veterinary bill so you don’t have to worry about a predetermined benefit schedule. Learn more about Trupanion and request a free quote by visiting their website.
Provides pet owners with information about general pet health and care, nutrition, behavior, first aid and emergency preparedness, medications and various medical conditions. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s information that will make your pet happier and healthier, you’ll find it here! Try browsing around in the Pet Connection with nationally syndicated pet expert and author Gina Spadafori. You can even submit your question to be answered by a veterinary professional.
United States Department of Agriculture
When travelling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific for that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments.