US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine
US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine
has produced a model website for government distribution of
information on its role in the veterinary profession. Current
press releases, FAQ's, phonebooks, organizational charts, links to
other government and veterinary sites, and drug databases. Very
informative and worth your visit.
Richard Ford, DVM - TV's PetVet
Perhaps not so well known for an Internet
website, but very popular with NBC television news affiliate
stations, North Carolina State University's Dr. Richard Ford aka
the PetVet, provides
information and tips for pet owners every week.
Department of Veterinary Pathology (AFIP)
The Department of Veterinary Pathology at AFIP, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, has done a remarkable job of amassing megabytes of veterinary pathology information and images. This site also serves as the home page to the C.L. Davis Foundation, Pathology of Laboratory Animals (POLA) Course, the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, and webmaster Dr. Bruce Williams' Pathology of the Domestic Ferret pages. Set aside a few hours to surf it all!
The University of Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences Home Page, otherwise known as the
has it all. Agricultural links galore, colorful graphics, and overall
excellent design. Definitely worth repeated visits!
November 27-December 3
Entomology at Iowa State University and Entomology at Colorado State University
These two servers,
Entomology at Iowa State University and
Entomology at Colorado State University, have been the twin
towers of their field on the Web for as far back as I can remember. Both
webmasters John VanDyk and Lou Bjostad do such an excellent job of organizing
the insect world that I have to recommend both.
The Hay.net, is an exhaustive list of horse-related sites
on the Internet, and that's an understatement! If you're
looking for horse-related information on the Internet, webmaster
Karen Pautz has done
a superb job of organizing it for your easy perusal. She also
United States Dressage Federation home page.
The House Rabbit Society
The House Rabbit Society, is an excellent site for finding information on all
aspects of rabbits, including care and rescue information, as well as presenting
articles from the House Rabbit Journal and numerous rabbit links. Paige Parsons is
the webmaster who makes it all happen.
Erin Miller's Pet Page
Erin Miller's Pet Page, recently chosen as one of the best Chicago sites by Chicago Magazine, provides great information on what you need to know about getting a pet. Erin has worked tirelessly to get a number of animal rescue and humane organizations online. Her site should be on any pet owner's bookmark list.
October 30-November 5
The Jackson Laboratory
The Jackson Laboratory website, in Bar Harbor, Maine, the mouse
researcher will find a little bit of everything, from the
searchable mouse genome database to nomenclature rules and all
the Jax services. The Informatics Group has been producing
information services on the Internet for a long time and their
entire package is as good as you'll find anywhere on the Net.
AAVMC - American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Brand new, but a very well constructed site for the veterinary profession is found at the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. AAVMC represents more than 4,000 faculty, 5,000 staff, 10,000 veterinary students, and 3,000 graduate students and is the primary coordinator of the affairs of North American Veterinary Medical Colleges, Departments of Veterinary Science, Departments of Comparative Medicine, and animal medical educational centers. If you're thinking about becoming a veterinarian, you should definitely visit here.
World Equine Resource List (Aberdeen University Riding Club)
There are a lot of horse sites on the World Wide Web, but few are as comprehensive as the World Equine Resource List maintained by the Aberdeen University Riding Club. Constantly updated, the list is a must stop for all equine enthusiasts. Peter Asprey, an undergraduate student in agriculture, at the University Of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK is the webmaster that makes it all happen....good show! (Site recently updated as Equiworld.Net)
Every animal species should be covered so well as ferrets are on Ferret Central. Webmaster Pamela Greene has assembled a comprehensive set of FAQ's, photographs, organizations, and personal home pages, along with links to everything associated with these friendly critters.
FINS: Fish Information Service
If you're into aquariums and fish, then you will eventually wind up at the FINS Fish Information Server run by Webmaster, Mark Rosenstein, of Active Window Productions. Mark has put together links of fish images, databases, FAQ's, clubs, software, suppliers, and much more. Swim on over and check it out!
La bibliotheque de medecine veterinaire (Universite de Montreal)
Week in, week out, perhaps no one works harder than Jean-Paul Jette, librarian at the Veterinary Medical Library at the University of Montreal. Using both the Web and Gopher, Jean-Paul has entered the Table of Contents for a large number of veterinary journals and conference proceedings. Both English and French titles are available and the database is searchable. Worth your visit and highly recommended!
September 18-24 Primate Info-Net (Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center)
If you are looking for information on primates or the field of primatology, the Primate Info-Net site at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center (WRPRC) is the place to go. Run by WRPRC Library staff, Ray Hamel and Larry Jacobsen, Primate Info-Net has a long history of providing outreach and audiovisual services, the International Directory of Primatology, and the world's premier primate discussion list, Primate-Talk.
Department of Animal Science - Oklahoma State University
This week's "Pick of the Litter" honors the multiple efforts of webmaster Larry Burditt and the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. Larry has organized the web world of large animals and livestock like no other. In addition to the exemplary departmental site, he's responsible for the WWW Virtual Library on Livestock. If you're looking for information on cattle, horses, small ruminants, or pigs, you'll likely find it there.
rec.pets.dogs FAQ Homepage and rec.pets.cats FAQ Homepage
The first "Pick of the Litter" award goes to Cindy Tittle Moore's rec.pets.dogs FAQ Homepage and rec.pets.cats FAQ Homepage sites. Cindy has dedicated countless hours to organizing and maintaining these files on all facets of dogs, cats, and other pet-related topics for both Usenet and the WWW. Efforts like these are inspirational and truly represent the heart and soul of the Internet.
Ken Boschert, DVM
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