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.
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.
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. Learn more about the ACVIM or find a certified specialist by visiting their website.
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.
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.
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.
This website provides information on various agility resources including upcoming events, seminars and conferences, training center, agility organizations and a number of helpful links to clubs and training resources. There’s also a retail store from which visitors can purchase gear for people and for pets as well as a section that allows you to design your own agility course.
This division of the FDA covers a variety of animal and veterinary related topics, including drug development and approval, news and events, approved product information, safety and health resources, as well as animal health literacy, and information for consumers and veterinarians.