Veterinary Medicine Websites
To find veterinary medicine related websites, choose from the topics listed below.
Credo Reference - A
collection of electronic reference books from many subject areas, including the titles:
Black's Veterinary Dictionary
Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary
Black's Medical Dictionary
Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Macmillan Dictionary of
The Dictionary of
Substances and Their Effects - The web-based version of the (1999) 2nd edition of
The Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
in. DOSE contains data on chemicals of environmental concern. DOSE Database is searchable by
chemical name, formula, CAS Registry number, and keyword. Each entry includes information on
chemical and physical properties, toxicity, environmental fate, legislation, etc.
Equine Multilingual Dictionary (Abridged Online
Edition) (English/French/Spanish/German) - Abridged online version of the 1997 2nd
abridged print edition.
Veterinary Abbreviations and Acronyms (Veterinary Medicine
Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Online Dictionaries - Links to
dictionaries and thesauri in the Online Reference Collection.
Handbooks and manuals:
Clinical Calculator - Developed by Charles
Hu, Ron Kneusel & Gary Barnas M.D. (Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of General Internal
Current Protocols -
Collection of peer-reviewed, step-by-step research techniques and procedures, with over 15
titles and 11,500 protocols
Language Translation Programs:
There are currently many free web-based versions available. A sampling are given below:
AltaVista Translations - Translate text or a
website from English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.
FreeTranslation.com - Translate text or web pages.
Unlike some of the other translators listed here, this site supports the use of diacritics.
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American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
- Website for the AAEP, which has the mission "to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to
further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for
the benefit of the equine industry."
AquaVetMed.Info - Provides Search Directories of Aquatic
Veterinarians and Disease Diagnostic Laboratories to assist veterinarians, veterinary-allied
professionals, aquatic animal owners, aquaculture industries, governments, and the general public.
The project is a collaboration between the American Veterinary Medical Association, GlobalVetLink,
AUMS, and the National Risk Management Feasibility Program for Aquaculture (NRMFPA).
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Disease and Toxicology Factsheets
- A collection of databases collated or developed by the US EPA
National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT). More than 200 sources of publicly available
data on environmental chemicals have been brought together and made searchable by chemical name and
other identifiers, and by chemical structure. Data includes chemical structure, physico-chemical
values, in vitro assay data and in vivo toxicology data. Chemicals include, but are not limited to,
high and medium production volume industrial chemicals, pesticides (active and inert ingredients),
and potential ground and drinking water contaminants.
California Animal Health and Food
Safety Disease Information -- The disease information factsheets and brochures related to:
cattle, equine, poultry, small ruminants and swine industries. This information comes from many
sources including CAHFS, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, USDA, APHIS,a division of the USDA
Center for Food Security and Public
Health Animal Disease Information -- From Iowa State University, this information includes
those diseases notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as well as a number of
reportable or zoonotic agents.
FDA Approved Animal Drug Products: The
Online Green Book -- Updated monthly, the FDA's
Green Book provides a list of all animal drug products approved for safety and
effectiveness, as well as the information regarding patents held for the animal drug and methods of
use submitted to the FDA by the drug sponsors. This information is mandated by the Generic Animal
Drug and Patent Restoration Act to be made available to the public. The
2000 Green Book is available online in PDF or HTML formats.
Drugs @ FDA -- Allows detailed searches on FDA-approved animal drugs and replaces the FDA
Approved Animal Drug Products Database.
The Merck Veterinary Manual -- The Merck
Veterinary Manual is "the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care
information." The online version of the manual allows advanced search options, featuring search by
topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword. It is provided free by Merck & Co., Inc. and
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and Goat Research Journal
- Journal Instructions to Authors:
IVIS (International Veterinary Information Service)- IVIS is a
not-for-profit organization which is currently providing free online access to a collection of
full-text and continuing education resources. The collection is currently small, but growing.
Examples of resources currently available are:
IVIS Recent Advances in Veterinary Medicine review article series
- Newton, CD and DM Nunamaker, eds.
Textbook of Small Animal Orthopedics
- Skidmore, JA.
Lecture Notes for the Short Course in Reproduction in the Dromedary Camel.
Manual of Standards for Diagnostic
Tests & Vaccines (3rd edition) -- An
PubMed Central -- A repository for
peer-reviewed life science journal articles. Established in January 2000 by the National Institutes
of Health. This repository will eventually be joined by a pre-print archive.
Publishers-- A list of veterinary medicine-related publishers
with contact information (Veterinary Medicine Library, University of Illinois at
University of Helsinki. Theses -- Site
includes free online access to doctoral, master's, and licenciate theses from the University in PDF
and HTML format (1998-present).
Management Conference Proceedings -- Conference currently hosted by
Australian Institute of Animal Management.
Previously hosted by the
Association. Full-text proceedings are available online from 1992 - 2006.
Vet-Online: The International Journal of Veterinary
Medicine (ISSN:1360-1962) - Priory Lodge Education, Ltd. (Brixham, Devon, U.K.)
Royal Canin USA
-- Comprehensive guide to the innovative line of diets and educational resources.
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Altweb - Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site. Contains
links to alternatives news, journals, information, and resources on the Internet. Features an
English-language index to ALTEX contents and article summaries.
Alternatives to Animal Experiments is the official journal of MEGAT (Mitteleuropäische
Gesellschaft für Alternativen zu Tierversuchen), the the Middle European Society for Alternatives
to Testing in Animals. This is a German site, with limited English translation. For full text of
the articles, use the 'Kontact' button to email the editor (Redakteur) and request a PDF file.
Alternatives: Searching the Published Literature - The Animal Welfare Act Regulations, Section
2.31 and USDA (Policy #11 and #12) require that a written narrative be provided by the Principle
Investigator (PI) to determine whether or not alternatives exist to procedures which may cause pain
or distress in animals used for teaching or research. This website was established by librarians at
UIUC to assist animal users with this federally mandated responsibility.
Other Veterinary Medicine Libraries
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Other Veterinary Medicine Links of Interest
International Veterinary Information Service
(IVIS) - IVIS is an on-line publisher of veterinary books and proceedings. The IVIS website
currently includes 1,673 book chapters and proceeding articles. Registration is FREE, but reserved
for veterinarians, veterinary support staff, veterinary students, and animal health scientists and
Intute Veterinary Pages - A
free online service providing with access to the web resources for education and research,
evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists. This service was created by a network
of UK universities and partners and formerly known as VetGate.
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) - VIN is a comprehensive
site "for veterinarians, by veterinarians." VIN hosts databases, message boards, conference rooms,
online proceedings, and much more with the intention of "bringing together veterinarians
'world-wide' as colleagues, bringing instant access to vast amounts of up-to-date veterinary
information, bringing instant access to 'breaking news', making continuing education available
EVERY day, and empowering our profession." (Registration Required.)
ViFa Vet - From the TiHo Hannover
Library in Germany, contains a number of various resources specific to veterinarians in
Virtual Veterinary Center - Index to
veterinary web-based resources, including journals, research institutions, websites, and veterinary
NetVet in the Virtual Vetertinary Center - From Ken
Boschert, DVM - Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri). This site provides a gateway to a
variety of veterinary resources. The site has not been updated since 2002, so some of the links
have become outdated.
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