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American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is an association of professional that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.

American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) goals include establishing, evaluating and maintaining the highest standards in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology by promoting the establishment of educational facilities and clinical and research training in veterinary anesthesiology.

American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology's (ACVCP) has the primary objective to advance the discipline of veterinary clinical pharmacology as a clinical specialty and assure the competence of those who practice in this field.

American Veterinary Medical Association & American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMA) is a not-for-profit association representing more than 84,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The network provides information on pet care, animal health, veterinary medicine, and careers in veterinary medicine for veterinary professionals and some client information for pet and animal owners.

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) of the National Agricultural Library is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is a resource for any animal poison-related emergency. Note that fees are charged.

Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals.


AGRICOLA: the National Agricultural Library's database of agriculture and allied disciplines including veterinary and animal sciences. 1970- .

CAB Abstracts from CABI covers research and development literature in fields of agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health, human nutrition, animal health, as well as the management and conservation of natural resources. It requires subscription access. 1973- .

The complete handbook of approved new animal drug applications in the United States [Cd-Roms]. [Carrollton, Tex.] Shotwell & Carr; 2006- .

DailyMed sponsored jointly by NLM and FDA contains FDA package inserts or drug labels for human and animal drugs products. See Label Type: Animal Drugs. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2005- .

FDA Approved Animal Drug Products (Green Book) (Animal Drugs @ FDA) a database to search for FDA approved and withdrawn animal drug products.

International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) (requires free registration).

PubMed Veterinary Sciences Special Topic search and Veterinary Information Resources of NLM's PubMed database of citations to biomedical journal articles.

Other Resources

Booth DM. Small animal clinical pharmacology & therapeutics. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier/Saunders; 2012.

BP Veterinary Section of the British Pharmacopoeia online. London: British Pharmacopoeia Commission Secretariat of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency; 1999-. Requires subscription. Also available in print and CD-ROM editions.

Compendium of Veterinary Products. Port Huron (MI): North American Compendiums/ Bayer Animal Health; 1991 - .

Flecknell P. Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia. 4th ed. Amsterdam: Academic Press; 2016.

Gupta RC. Veterinary Toxicology: basic and clinical principles. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press; 2012.

Maddison JE, Page SW, Church DB. Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier/Saunders; 2008.

Merck Veterinary Manual Online. Whitehouse Station (NJ): Merck Publishing; 2009-2010-. Printed editions also available 1955- date.

Milne GWA, editor. Veterinary Drugs: synonyms & properties. Aldershot (U.K.): Ashgate; 2002.

Papich MG. Saunders Handbook of Veterinary Drugs: small and large animal. 4th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier/Saunders; 2016.

Peterson ME, Talcott PA, editors. Small Animal Toxicology. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier/Saunders; 2013.

Plumb DC. Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th ed. Ames(IA): John Wiley & Sons; 2015.

Ramsey I, editor. Small Animal Formulary. Quedgeley (U.K.): British Small Animal Veterinary Association; 2011.

Riviere JE; Papich MG, editors. Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 9th ed. Ames (IA): Wiley-Blackwell; 2009.

Veterinary Clinical Drug Information Monographs. Rockville (MD): U.S. Pharmacopoeia and the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics; 2012.

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