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Veterinary Technology Resources: General Information

American Animal Hospital Association
http://www.aaha.org/
The accrediting institution for companion animal practice in the United States. The organization offers free student membership and information on advanced Vet Tech training as well as basic companion animal guidelines for care that are useful for clients.

Animal Diversity Web, Anamlia
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Animalia
This is a selective online encyclopedia of animal natural history, created by University of Michigan Museum of Zoology and written for college students under the Vision for Change in Biology Education initiative. The site disclaimer suggests that as this is written by students all due verification is recommended. The site has information on thousands of species with illustrations and recordings of sound in some cases.

ASPCA American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
www.aspca.org
This non-profit organization began in the 1800s to prevent abuse of working horses. Today its mission is to alleviate and prevent abuse and suffering of all animals. The site offers some health information, legislative action for animal protection and, animal adoption and pet-finder services.

Humane Society of the United States
www.hsus.org
The Humane society site explains and describes public-awareness campaigns, programs, legislation, activist alerts, and educational publications. There are numerous state-wide affiliated organizations.

FEMA
http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp
This page has some practical guidance for Veterinary professionals and members of the public regarding preparedness for emergencies. In late 2007 FEMA and the Humane Society developed specific toolkits online offering advice for pet and and wildlife for care in emergencies and disasters. They now have independent study courses based upon those toolkits.

HealthyPet.com
www.healthypet.com/library_main.aspx
HealthyPet.com is sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association (AHAA) and offers practical information particularly under the Pet Library Link. AAHA is a membership organization that accredits hospitals in the USA and Canada.

International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)
www.ivis.org
IVIS provides free access to online textbooks and other services through creation of free log-in to Veterinarians, clinicians and students. Martindale's Virtual Veterinary Center contains links to full text of select journals, most with a one year publication embargo. The site also provides links to Veterinary schools and courses. Links are also provided to dictionaries and glossaries.

Medline Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthywebsurfing.html
This guide is invaluable for all medical professionals and general readers. The Medline pages also offer links to use of Web-based information from many accredited medical and library associations.

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA)
www.nwrawildlife.org
The association holds annual symposiums and the website offers practical advice for rescue and rehabilitation of wild birds and other species for laymen. The careers link offers search results for Veterinary technicians that are available nationwide.

New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
http://www.nyswrc.org
This non-profit organization website offers contacts for the region for aid in wildlife rescue. It also provides training and licensing opportunities as well as information on policy and legislation. The website states: "The primary goal of our membership-based organization is to promote professionalism in the field of wildlife rehabilitation and to provide wildlife rehabilitators with educational and technical support."

Washington State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
http://people.vetmed.wsu.edu/jmgay/courses/GlossClinEpiEBM.htm
Online dictionary/glossary to Veterinary medical terminology.

Wildlife Conservation Society
www.wcs.org
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks. From this link you can find the NYC zoos and worldwide conservation activities and centers from Africa to Europe and Asia.

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