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with a personal touch

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Professional care
with a personal touch

Professional care
with a personal touch

Useful Links

We feel that a well-informed owner can make better decisions regarding their pet’s medical care. While the internet is an amazing resource for this, the information that you may find when typing your criteria into a search engine may not necessarily be medically accurate, trustworthy, complete, or even relevant to your pet’s personal health condition. Caution should always be used when searching for medical information on the internet.  This is critical for both animal and human medical health information. With this in mind, we have compiled a few of our favorite trusted sites that we share with clients.

Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates – Our library and blog offer a vast amount of information regarding your pet’s health. This information is created by our medical staff, or reviewed by our medical staff to ensure accuracy. Couldn’t find what you were looking for in our library or blog? Let us know, we will work to add it to our list.

Portland Veterinary Specialists – Our sister facility in Portland has an extensive library on specialty veterinary care from acupuncture to ophthalmology. A great source of up-to-date advanced medical information for your family pet.

robinzoeAmerican Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

In addition to a pet health library, you can learn how the AAHA guidelines impact your, your pet and your veterinary hospital. You can also search for accredited practices in your area or look up your pet’s microchip information.

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The AVMA’s pet pages are full of useful information to pet owners. Their pages will guide you through health related questions on disease and preventative wellness or provide you with information on things to consider when purchasing or adopting a new pet.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

This site offers extensive information regarding different types of cancers and treatments. Their mission is to help eradicate cancer in pets through education, outreach and research.

Pet Health Network

The Pet Health Network dedicates itself to making sure that you have current information regarding your pet’s health. The Pet Health Network is a veterinary authority on topics related to your pet’s health. Learn more about caring for your pet from their top veterinary experts.

PetPlace.Com

With over 5,000 articles in their library, this site can provide you with a great overview of many different topics covering both wellness and diseases. Additionally, you can search by your type of pet, including: dogs, cats, small mammals, birds, reptiles and even your horse!

Vet Cancer Society.org

A great resource for someone who’s pet is suspected of having cancer, or recently diagnosed with cancer.

Veterinary Partner.com

This site was created with the goal of being able to provide you with up to date information regarding your pet’s health. It was established and is maintained by the veterinarians and medical professionals of The Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an extensive and exclusive online resource for veterinarians.

Other things to consider

  • Who is the author? Is it a medical professional that is providing the information?
  • How current is the information? When was the last time the site was updated?
  • What is the goal of the website? Does it seem medically unbalanced or overly opinionated? Does it push you toward a certain product to purchase?
  • Is the information logical? Does it make sense? Does it sound too good to be true? If so, it probably is!

While we encourage research, we also recommend that you reach out to your veterinarian with any questions regarding information you may find that you feel pertains to your family pet. Sometimes inaccurate information is not only wrong, it can be dangerous. As an owner, you play a large role in your pet’s overall health, and we want you and your pet to have a long, healthy life together.

** Please note that Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates is in no way responsible for the information on the websites listed above. This list is compiled with only the intent of directing our clients to sites that we feel offer medically sound information. **