General Resources for Pet Owners

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.

American Heartworm Society

Pet owners’ resource to learn more about heartworm disease.

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.

Animal Emergencies Requiring Immediate Veterinary Care

Any time you suspect you have a pet emergency, it is better to call than to try to wait. It could mean the difference between life and death for your pet. If we are not open, call CPVETS at 237-4670 or go immediately to their hospital at 1522 Martin Street for veterinary assistance.


​The first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals.

ASPCA Poison Center Control

A resource for any animal poison-related emergency.

​​​​​​​Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement

We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.

​​​​​​​Breeds of Dogs

A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.

​​​​​​​The Cat Fancier's Association (CFA)

The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

​​​​​​​Centre County Dog Licenses

All dogs 3 months and older living in Centre County are required to be licensed. Licenses may be purchased annually, or a lifetime license may be purchased. A list of locations is available at this link, as is information about Permanent ID Verification.

​​​​​​​The CDC: Healthy Pets, Healthy People

A webpage by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighting zoonotic risks.

The Companion Animal Parasite Council

Learn more about parasites and zoonotic diseases.

​​​​​​​Disaster Preparedness for Pets

A link to the ASPCA Emergency Pet Preparedness Guide.

Diseases Your and Your Pet May Share

Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The CDC shares information about these zoonotic diseases.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dog Training

Resources recommended by the AKC to help you learn more about dog behavior and find solutions for some common canine problems.

​​​​​​​Fear Free

Learn about the Fear Free movement and how it can take the fear, anxiety and stress out of your pet’s veterinary visits

​​​​​​​Heartworm Society

Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

​​​​​​​House Rabbit Society

Link to the House Rabbit Society website, which has a wealth of information for rabbit owners.

​​​​​​​The Kitten Lady

Offers resources for those who find or care for orphaned and infant kittens.

​​​​​​​K9 Influenza

This site has information on Canine Influenza and the vaccine that is now available.


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Pet First Aid

Remember that “Dr. Google” should NEVER be used as a substitute for emergency veterinary care. We provide this information in case you need to know how to care for a pet UNTIL you can get it to us or an emergency veterinarian.

Pet Poison Helpline

Number to call and lists of common poisons.

Potentially Dangerous Poisons for Your Pet

How to pet-proof your home. Also includes poisonous plants.

The Merck Veterinary Manual

By the authors of the Merck Veterinary Manual, this site offers health and wellness information to pet owners.

​​​​​​​Rainbow Bridge

Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

We are a proud member of the Veterinary Information Network, which offers pet owners, a resource that is here to support you in the care of your companion animals. provides reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world's first and largest online database and community for veterinary doctors.

​​​​​​​Veterinary Schools in the US

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

​​​​​​​West Nile Virus

This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.

Your Pet’s Healthy Weight

gently suggested that your pet may be overweight? This page has many suggestions for getting your pet to a healthier weight and keeping the weight off.

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