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Veterinary Technology Resources: Professional And Commercial Sites

American Kennel Club
The AKC is a breeder organization. Their website offers a good picture guide to major approved show and companion dog breeds.

AVTA association of Veterinary Technician Educators, Inc.
Membership required for some resources. Students will find links to National certification exams and links to Canadian and European programs and professional initiatives.

Cat Fanciers Association
General information about cats from commercial breeders is available in the print magazine (available in the LaGuardia library) and on the website. The site also includes veterinary information with documentation on subjects such as declawing. Site has other links to breeders and other information sites.

NAVTA: National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
NAVTA, PO Box 224, Battle Ground, IN 47920 765-742-2216
The site offers listings of accredited programs, state license agreements and special programs for professions. The full archive of recent newsletters is available. The LaGuardia Library and Media Resources Center has print collections of the NAVTA Journal through 2008. Membrship is open to students for an annual fee of $25. The organization is part of the International Veterinary Nurses and Technicians Association (UK).

NetVet and the Electronic Zoo History
A veterinarian designed this site. It contains general information for pet owners and veterinarians. It was originally based at the University of Washington. It has extensive links to all resources including Government documents and law governing animal testing and agriculture as well as information on alternatives to animal testing, and health resources for the public. Most information is covered by copyright.

OIE – World Organization for Animal Heath
Offers information on zoonoses, animal welfare, animal health,food safety,veterinary,animal disease,animal,health,animal production.
The organization led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is a reference organization and in 2011 has a total of 178 Member Countries and Territories.

Society for Companion Animals
Offers access to some full text articles related to companion and household pets. Many are scholarly discussions of the benefits derived from animals in areas of drug rehabilitation and psychological and physical therapy.

VIN (Veterinary Information NetWork)
A fee based professional organization site for licensed veterinarians. The site offers student access and has several open access offerings.
Veterinary Partner ( is part of the VIN website and offers free access to basic articles for use by veterinary technicians and pet owners on subjects ranging from behavior to disease.

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