Pet Links and Resources
Kittens and Cats
American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
A non-profit organization that promotes the interest, improves the public stature, and increases the knowledge of veterinarians in the field of feline medicine and surgery.
The CATalyst Council
Reaching out to all parties — the pet healthcare community, shelter and welfare organizations, government, commercial groups, and the public — to ensure that cats receive the proper care and attention they need and deserve.
CareCredit is a simple way to consolidate and manage certain out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, because it is a credit card with a revolving line of credit that can be used repeatedly and for any family member — including four-legged family members!
The Weather Channel
Caring for your pet in all kinds of weather conditions.
Veterinary Schools in the U.S.
Provides links to all the veterinary schools in the U.S.
Veterinary Technician Degree Program at Gaston College
Course work includes instruction in veterinary anatomy, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, physiology, radiology, terminology, zoology, office practices, laboratory techniques, dentistry and small and large animal clinical practices.
Pet Cancer Resources
Veterinary Cancer Society
A non-profit educational organization, VCS was formed in 1976 by a small group of veterinarians who wanted to establish a professional organization dedicated to veterinary oncology. Nearly 1,000 members include specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, internists, pathologists, pharmacologists and general practitioners worldwide.
Pet Food Resources
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
The Hill's® pet food lines began in 1939. Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. believed certain diseases in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition. His ideas were visionary in veterinary medicine, and he soon had the chance to prove his theory.
Purina Pet Food
Lots of resources, FAQs and more about dog and cat health and nutrition.
American Veterinary Dental College
The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) is the clinical specialist organization for veterinary dentists, registered by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
AAHA’s pet owner site
An invaluable online resource for all pet owners, from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
American Heartworm Society
The global resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment 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 80,000 veterinarians. Their mission is to improve animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession.
ASPCA – poison control information
The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
Humane Society of Charlotte
The mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte — founded in 1978 — is to bring love and hope to all animals by ensuring the humane treatment of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education.
Humane Society of the US
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization—backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals—a world that will also benefit people. We are America's mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.
National Council on Pet Population Study & Policy
This organization serves as a national collection point for gathering and evaluating available pet population data and relevant materials. They provide expertise and resources for gathering and analyzing needed data pertinent to the control of pet populations.
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association is dedicated to promoting integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine; providing the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences; supporting its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials; and listening and lobbying on behalf of the interests to the entire profession and serve as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state.
Pet dentistry information
Pets need dental care, too.
Veterinary Oral Health Council
Helping to control periodontal disease in cats and dogs.
AAHA Helping Pets Fund
As the benevolent arm of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the AAHA Foundation seeks to improve the lives of pets. The AAHA Helping Pets Fund works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need. Accredited practices may then apply for assistance from the Fund for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship.
Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement
Professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling, the APLB’s services are free and available to anyone bereaving for a beloved pet.
Companion Animal Parasite Council
A non-profit organization of veterinarians and parasitologists dedicated to protecting your family and your pets from parasites and zoonotic disease.
Delta Society – service and therapy animals
We are a national 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives.
Good News for Pets
GoodNewsforPets.com is an online source for pet news from the veterinary and pet care communities.
Growing up with pets
Growing Up With Pets is an educational program devoted to bringing parents a resource for information and advice on how to help them foster strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets.
Healthy People. Healthy Animals. Healthy Planet.
The Animal Health Institute and its member companies have developed a campaign to educate the public on the disease-prevention continuum — by giving animals medicine, we can keep humans healthy, too.
Pet Loss Grief Support Website
A gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet.
Pet Loss Help
Devoted to helping you manage the grieving process that follows the loss of an animal companion.
Pet Wellness Campaign
How often should pets be examined and vaccinated? Provides information, videos, and press releases regarding the topic of pet wellness and disease prevention.
Petfinder – pet adoption
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Pets Need Dental Care Too
This ongoing campaign to provide dogs and cats with proper dental care is made possible through the active efforts of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Dental Society, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, American Veterinary Dental College, Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians, Veterinary Oral Health Council and Hill's Pet Nutrition.
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)
A group of veterinarians and veterinary healthcare experts dedicated to reducing the pet obesity epidemic.
Puppies and Dogs
American Kennel Club
Breed registry for purebred dogs in the United States. Working to advance the study, breeding, exhibiting, running and maintenance of purebred dogs.
Traveling with Your Pet
Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association
An international network of concerned pet shippers, the Independent Pet & Animal Transportation Association International, Inc. (IPATA) was founded in 1979 to provide professional, competent and caring pet transportation relocation services throughout the USA and around the world.
“Dr. Killough is so good and kind. He explains everything well and looks out for all my cats wellness. I also want to express appreciation for the care my cat Tess received 9.30.14 (in the very wee early morning hours) from Dr. Messenger who was on-duty in the Emergency Care Center. Tess suffered a stroke (she is 19 years old) and I presumed she would need to be put down. Dr. Messenger, without telling me what to choose, encouraged me to consider that her particular type of stroke had not affected her brain, and that she could achieve a great degree of recovery given time, good nutrition and good hydration. I chose NOT to have her put down. We had a rough couple of weeks, but she made daily progress and is now eating, drinking and walking on her own and also using the litter box independently. There is still progress to be made in her walking and balance, but she gets stronger and better every day. Thank you Dr. Messenger! The care my cats receive from the doctors and staff at Long is far and away superior to any vet in Mecklenburg County. I feel very fortunate to have this care available. Thanks to all!”