American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) seeks to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, to enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and to meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine. The AAHA website contains information about membership, accreditation, a store and a comprehensive library of resources.
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) provides species-oriented certification for veterinary practices. They are dedicated to the advancement of quality veterinary medicine. The ABVP website provides a wealth of information about the board, the certification process and a variety of other resources.
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is the recognized specialty college responsible for establishing training requirements, evaluating and accrediting training programs, and examining and certifying veterinarians in the veterinary specialties of Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, and Small Animal Internal Medicine. The ACVIM is a a non-profit organization that promotes and fosters scientific and professional activities which lead to better care for both animals and humans through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in the field of veterinary medicine.
Center for Veterinary Medicine- U.S. Food and Drug Administration The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. The website contains information about a variety of animal drugs, products, news and events and a number of safety and health resources for pet owners. Find important updates on pet food and toy recalls and read up on animal health issues that may affect you and your pet.
American Kennel Club (AKC) Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a nonprofit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) provides leadership for and promotes excellence in academic veterinary medicine in order to prepare the veterinary workforce with the skills and scientific knowledge required to meet the animal healthcare needs of society. The association aims to promote and protect the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment. The AAVMC website provides information on veterinary educators and AAVMC programs and initiatives, as well as resources for students and applicants.
Agility Information The Clean Run website contains a wealth of helpful information regarding agility training for dogs. There’s a special course designing section, a page that lists upcoming events, a forum to participate in discussions and share knowledge and a store where you can order a wide variety of quality agility training and other pet care products.