Helpful Links

In addition to the Pet Health Care Library (Veterinary Partners), we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care.

Toxicology, Poisons

Veterinary Associations

Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Veterinary Partner
    Here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information
  • Veterinary Information Network
    The most complete, up-to-date data base of veterinary information in the world — and the largest team of specialists dedicated to helping colleagues on-line.
    The premier site for pet nutrition advice and homemade diets from veterinary nutritionists.
  • NYS Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University
    The center conducts research, educates the veterinary community on emerging diseases and seeks to prevent communicable animal diseases.
  • Healthy Pet
    This website is sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association and has an extensive pet care library.
  • Orthopedic Foundation of America
    The Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA) is a non-profit organization that collates and disseminates information concerning orthopedic and genetic diseases of animals.

Feline Medicine and Behavior

  • Cornell Feline Health Center
    The Cornell Feline Health Center is devoted to improving the health and well being of cats everywhere.
  • Cornell University Cat Watch Newsletter
  • Cat Wellness
    This website helps to educate cat owners on how to recognize the subtle signs of sickness in a cat.
  • Thyrocat
    Thyrocat specializes in treating hyperthyroid cats with radioactive iodine. Talk with your veterinarian about what options may be appropriate for your cat.
  • KNOW Heartworms
    A joint campaign to promote the awareness of the serious danger of heartworm disease in cats that reveals itself as Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease.
  • Indoor Cat Initiative
    This site was created to enrich the lives of indoor cats.
  • Healthy Cats for Life
    A campaign to educate cat owners about the importance of twice-a-year veterinary exams and recognizing behaviors that relate to feline wellness.
  • CATalyst Council
    The CATalyst Council is reaching out to all parties to ensure that cats receive the proper care and attention they need and deserve.

Behavior and Training

  • American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
    The AVSAB is a group of veterinarians who share an interest in understanding, teaching and treating behavior problems in animals.
  • The Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Great Pets
    A terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems including feline house soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem.
  • See Spot Think
    Dog Training in Rochester, NY.  See Spot Think offers a variety of group and individual opportunities for instruction in basic training, tricks, play sessions and problem behaviors.
  • Pet Peeves
    This site has useful advice and tips for those pesky pet problems from the folks at Lollypop Farm.

When Getting a New Puppy

  • Choosing a new puppy
    This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy.
  • Breeds of Dogs
    A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed’s characteristics.

Families, Pets and Parasites

  • Companion Animal Parasite Council
    The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.
  • Growing Up With Pets…a Website for families with Children and Pets
    This website contains information about living in families with children and pets.  Infectious disease concerns, training and pet care are covered.  This site is maintained by Novartis, the company which makes Sentinel and Interceptor, monthly medications for your pet to aid in the prevention of heartworm disease and infectious diseases.
  • American Heartworm Society
    Their mission is to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease.

On-line Videos – Home Care for Cats

Step-by-step instructions about caring for your cat.  Clear, easy to understand explanations featuring live-action videos and animated details.

Specialty Referrals

  • Veterinary Specialists of Rochester

    This website is maintained by the local veterinary specialist group.  On East Henrietta Rd, across from MCC and just south of the expressway, there are veterinary surgeons, a cardiologist, internist and ophthalmologist offering specialty care for your pet. Click here to learn more about advanced treatment options available for your pet.

  • Animal Emergency Services

    Find information here for the local 24-hour emergency care facility.  Staff doctors and interns, along with the specialists from the Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, can care for your pet as needed 24 hours a day.

  • Cornell University Hospital for Animals
    Cornell University Hospital for Animals is one of the finest teaching hospitals in North America.  Their mission is to provide leadership in patient care, education, and clinical investigation and scientific innovation.

Purebred Associations

  • Genesee Valley Kennel Club
    The purpose of the GVKC is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs; to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of dogs and encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and performance events.
  • The Cat Fanciers’ 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.

Physical Therapy and Acupuncture

  • Animal Rehabilitation Center of Rochester
    Does your pet have problems with arthritis?  Obesity?  Or post-surgical rehabilitation?  The Animal Rehabilitation Center of Rochester offers a full range of services to work along with your veterinarian to help your pet recover from orthopedic injury or weight problems.  Services at the rehabilitation center include chiropractic and acupuncture therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, low-laser therapy, hydrotherapy and treadmill services.
  • Theravet Acres Rehabilitation and Fitness
    A referral based rehabilitative care practice offering mobile services in addition to care at their facility in Penfield, NY.

Adoption and Rescue

Careers in Veterinary Medicine and Technology


    Designed for pet owners interested in learning more about their dog or cat’s nutritional needs, and for owners seeking guidance on how best to feed their pet from veterinarians specializing in pet nutrition.
    For anyone who wants to create homemade pet food for their healthy adult pet or buy Balance IT® supplements

Pet Loss and Grief

  • Argus Institute
    This site has been set up to meet the emotional needs of pet-owning families.
  • Portrait Urns
    This site is devoted to creating pet cremation urns as special as your dog or cat. From classic wooden boxes to their exclusive, elegant Angels, you’ll find a unique collection of animal urns to choose from.
  • Pet Loss Hotlines (Grief Counseling)
    • 530-752-4200 or 800-565-1526 – Staffed by University of California Davis veterinary students.
    • 630-325-1600 – Staffed by Chicago VMA veterinarians and staffs.
    • 607-253-3932 – Staffed by Cornell University veterinary students.
    • 217-244-2273 (CARE) or 877-394-2273 (CARE) – Staffed by University of Illinois veterinary students and community volunteers.
    • 888-ISU-PLSH (888-478-7574) – Staffed by Iowa State University veterinary students and community volunteers.
    • 517-432-2696 – Staffed by Michigan State University veterinary students.
    • 614-292-1823; email – – Staffed by The Ohio State University veterinary students.
    • 508-839-7966 – Staffed by Tufts University of veterinary students.
    • 540-231-8038 – Staffed by Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
    • 509-335-5704 – Staffed by Washington State University veterinary students.
  • Pet Loss Support Seminar at Lollypop Farm
    These seminars are held the second Saturday of each month, from 1 – 3 pm at Lollypop Farm in Fairport.  For more information and to register call #223-1333 (ext 251).
  • Pets at Peace Memorial and Cremation Service, LLC – by Harris Funeral Home
    Monroe County’s first and only pet loss service offered by a funeral home.

Pet Supplies, Apparel, and Books

  • Dogwise
    This site is a fabulous source of books and training materials for dogs.
  • In The Company of Dogs
    This website is the most decadent site available for dog and human apparel, training supplies, indoor dog potty areas, gates, crates, urns and memorials, dog art, etc.

Pet Insurance Information

  • Pet Insurance Review
    Lists various carriers, plans, options, and reviews for multiple pet insurance companies.