VIN Class October 10, 1995
Examples of Veterinary resources available via the Web
For the class tonight, I have rounded up several recently
produced web pages that are related to veterinary medicine in
some way. You can see that several areas of the
profession are represented, including academic institutions,
government agencies, newsletters, corporate presence, computer
software, state associations, etc.
....and this is just scratching the surface, folks! At the
bottom of the list, you can venture out into the rest of
cyberspace via the NetVet server or major Internet Search
Engines like the WebCrawler or Yahoo.
Have fun .....and don't get lost!...home base for this class is
- The United States Food and
Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulates the
manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs given to
animals and has put together a very useful new website that is
worth your visit. It contains information on CVM activities and policies,
Freedom of Information summaries for veterinary drugs, veterinary
drug manufacturing and approval guidelines and contact information.
- Lowell Ackerman, DVM, has put together a new web page, called the
Corner, a compilation of pet-related material dealing with health
care, breed information, consulting services, Project TEACH,
questions and answers, organizations, and veterinary
- The monthly publication, Lab
Animal, has a new website with a nice searchable index of articles and
BestVet site describes their veterinary practice management software.
VCA Clinipath Labs, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic services for
practicing veterinarians, biological research organizations, medically supervised breeding
operations, veterinary schools, and zoos.
- View the latest issue of the
American Veterinary Computer Society Newsletter 1995 - No. 4.
- Visit the new website for FBR, the
Foundation for Biomedical
Research, which educates the public concerning the need for increased
support for biomedical research. It is complemented by the work of its
sister organization, NABR, the
National Association for Biomedical Research, which deals with
biomedical policy issues.
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association has started a new home page.
Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University has a new
website with pointers to laboratory animal references.
- Publisher of Veterinary Books and Journals,
Mosby-Year Book, Inc. is now accessible via the web.
- Steven Melman, VMD, specializes in veterinary dermatology and has the
DermaPetPage up on the Web.
- The new web site for the
American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists describes this
veterinary specialty and provides information on meetings, membership,
guidelines for monitoring anesthetized veterinary patients and
Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA (October 20, 1995).
- Get information on the next
North American Veterinary Conference, to be held on January 13-17,
- News from Purdue's
School of Veterinary Medicine on a new book,
Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History, that should be in every
veterinarian's library. One of the best books I've ever seen...period.
While you're at the Purdue SVM, visit the award-winning
(Cool Medical Site of the Week),
Medical Illustration & Communications Department.
- The Armed Forces
Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Department of Veterinary Pathology
is constructing a new webserver and includes a home page for
Charles Louis Davis Foundation for the Advancement of
- The Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (USDA APHIS) has established a new webserver.
Hoofprints is a large animal newsletter published by the
Production Medicine Management section of the
Virginia-Maryland Regional College
of Veterinary Medicine.
- The Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center has
reorganized their server. Visit the premier primatology
Primate Info Net
Internet Search Engines
- Bonus for getting to the bottom of the list:
David Letterman's Top Ten Signs You've Gone to a Bad Veterinarian. :-)
Ken Boschert, DVM
Division of Comparative Medicine
Box 8061, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110