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Veterinary Science Open Access Resources: Websites, Guides and Handouts

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Websites, Guides and Handouts


  • Consultant

    A diagnostic support system for veterinary medicine created and curated by Dr. Maurice E. White.

  • Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Support Group

    This site is maintained by veterinary professionals who have made a commitment to anesthetic and pain management excellence. We want this site to be a centralized resource for our colleagues engaged in small animal private practice. Our focus is on practical guidance; on clinical relevance; on the evidence informed perspective. Our goal is improved patient comfort and safety.

  • Iowa State University. Centre for Food Security & Public Health

    The CFSPH website contains technical fact sheets, annotated images, and PowerPoint presentations on important diseases for use by veterinary, medical and public health professionals.

  • Martindale's the "Virtual" Veterinary Center

    Index to veterinary web-based resources, including journals, research institutions, websites, and veterinary accreditation programs.

  • NSW Department of Primary Industries

    As world leaders in food and fibre innovation, we are ranked in the top 1% of research organisations around the globe and we work closely and collaboratively with industry, and public and private organisations.


    PREDICT enables global surveillance of pathogens that can spill over from animal hosts to people by building capacities to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential. The project is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program and is led by the UC Davis One Health Institute.

  • National Library of Medicine

    The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe.

  • Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD)

    The CVBD World Forum is a working group of leading international experts with the mission to enhance knowledge and communication on companion animal vector-borne diseases for the improvement of animal, human, and environmental health. Companion vector-borne diseases are a growing glbal threat. Transmitted by blood-feeding ectoparasites these are known to veterinarians throughout the world and in some cases also have zoonotic consequences.


  • AVMA Wildlife Decision Tree

    This decision tree serves as a guide for practices to assist them in navigating the complexities associated with treating wildlife species or their hybrids. Basically, the chart helps your practice take care of the issues peripheral to the animal so that you can focus on treating the animal appropriately.

  • Animal Disease Information (Centre for Food Security & Public Health)

    The mission of the CFSPH is to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health.

  • BEVA: Useful Guides for Horse Owners

    MSD Animal Health have released a number of guides through their Healthy Horses campaign covering a range of essential topics for any horse owner.

  • Large Animal Topics

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons -- Provides background, clinical signs, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and when to seek professional help for many conditions. Aimed at clients, but offers a good overview.

  • Small Animal Topics

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons -- Provides background, clinical signs, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and when to seek professional help for many conditions. Aimed at clients, but offers a good overview.

  • MedlinePlus Health Topics

    Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. MedlinePlus health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily


  • Veterinary Medicine Activity Book (5th Grade)
  • DVM360

    Dozens and dozens of free printable PDFs for pet owners at your veterinary hospital.

  • Vet Behaviour Team

    Client handouts written for the Australian Veterinary Association's Polite Pets Month to raise awareness about behavioural disorders in our furry friends.

  • Today's Veterinary Nurse Client Handouts

    Downloadable handouts to educate clients

  • AVMA Client Education Materials

    Ready-to-use materials that you can post in exam or waiting rooms, or hand to clients, to educate them on topics ranging from preventive care, to cold and hot weather safety, to safe use of NSAIDs and post-vaccination care for their pets.

  • Veterinary Partner

    This site offers extensive, dependable, and high quality online pet health information for client education. Keyword search is a good way to search Veterinary Partner, but there are guided tabs (behavior, health, diseases, drugs, pet corner) and links to species.