Step-by-step COVID-19 protocol for receiving patients in a small-animal veterinary hospital by J. Scott Weese,DVM, DVSc, DACVIM
Looking for more information about veterinarians, veterinary medicine and/or pets? Don’t get caught up in the misinformation that abounds online. Here are some reputable sites that provide consistently reliable information.
- American Animal Hospital Association
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an association of members who primarily treat companion animals, or pets. We have over 34,000 members who hold different jobs in a veterinary clinic, including veterinarians, technicians, managers, receptionists and more.
- American Heartworm Society
The American Heartworm Society was founded during The Heartworm Symposium of 1974. The AHS aims to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments, and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease.
- American Veterinary Medical Association
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 72,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
- American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research professionals who share an interest in understanding behavior in animals.
- Animal Welfare Act
- Applicability of the SUPPORT Act to Veterinarians
- ASPCA Poison Control Center
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
- CATalyst Council
The CATalyst Purpose addresses our desire to change society’s image of cats as aloof and not needing human contact or care. Our Vision is to raise the level of care and welfare of cats by cat owners – supported by the highest quality veterinary care, preventative medicine, and cat specific products.
- Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance
CASA was formed in 2002 with a simple idea in mind: There is strength in numbers! Together, our members can do more to help thousands of animal companions who are orphaned and abandoned every year in the city of Chicago; much more than any of us can do alone.
- Humane Care for Animals Act
- Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association
The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) predicts, monitors and confronts issues that affect the licenses of Illinois veterinarians. More than 1800 ISVMA member veterinarians depend upon the representation and services provided by the ISVMA. Their participation ensures the continued strength of the veterinary profession in Illinois.
- Joilet Junior College
Joliet Junior College serves a diverse population in several counties. Because the district is so widespread, JJC offers classes and services at many sites. In addition to its Main Campus located in west Joliet, the college boasts campuses in Romeoville, downtown Joliet and Morris and offers a wide selection of credit and non-credit courses at several satellite sites from Dwight to Lemont.
- NAMI-Chicago – 312-563-0445
- National Service Animal Eye Exams
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255 or Text HELLO to 741-741
- Parkland College
Parkland College has provided affordable vocational-technical and academic education to area residents since 1966. Today more than 11,600 credit and noncredit students come to us for our career and transfer programs, community classes and workshops, and online courses. Stop here to learn more about Parkland’s history and facilities, its people, and its vital role in District 505 community and business life.
- Pet Peace of Mind educates hospice, home health, hospital and palliative care organizations about the importance of pets in the lives of their patients and helps them support those pets in practical ways. Our program provides a turnkey approach to help them establish a local program to train volunteers to help patients with their pet care needs.
- Pet Poison Helpline
1-800-213-6680. Did your dog or cat just eat something poisonous? Call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately. The sooner a dog poisoning or cat poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat your pet. petpoisonhelpline.com or safetycall.com
- Suspicious Orders Report System (SORS) Diversion Service Center
- Traveling with your Pet (International Travel)
Planning to travel overseas or across borders? Here is the contact office for the USDA’s APHIS Veterinary Services office to local Chicagoans. USDA APHIS
- From the U.S. State Department
- University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
One of only twenty-eight veterinary schools in the United States, Illinois has earned a reputation for excellence. Not only does the College graduate superbly educated veterinarians, but it is fertile ground for innovative research, comprehensive animal health care, and diagnostic services. Pet News / Articles
- Veterinary Practice Act
Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? Did your veterinarian suggest you visit this site to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet? VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing 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 veterinary database and community.