Web Resources: Veterinary Medicine

There are many web resources relating to Veterinary Medicine. To locate authoritative sites look for those created by professional organizations, academic institutions, research agencies, or government departments.

WikiVet - Veterinary Education Online (Requires free registration, restricted to Atlantic Veterinary College students, faculty and staff) 
"...a collaborative initiative between the UK Vetschools to provide a comprehensive on-line veterinary knowledge database authenticated by expert reviewers." WikiVet also provides access to Vetstream, a clinical veterinary resource of peer reviewed clinical information including text, pictures, videos and sounds for subsets Canis, Felis, Equis, and Lapis.

iBooks from the University of Georgia 
Interactive iBooks on veterinary topics from the Educational Resources department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. All iBooks are available as free downloads to anyone with an iPad, iPhone or Mac laptop.

Gateways and Directories:

Virtual Veterinary Center - Martindale's Health Science Guide
Contains links to numerous websites, including veterinary schools, courses, textbooks, databases, images, protocols, clinical cases, as well as related areas such as microbiology, parasitology, entomology, and pathology.


Aquatics Commons
The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and freshwater environments.
A free preprint repository for the ocean and marine-climate research.
A free is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to collect, preserve and facilitate discovery and access to all research output from members of the ocean research and observation community and specifically their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS). It is one of a number of complementary thematic digital marine and aquatic repositories including the Aquatic Commons, which is supported by the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC).


American Veterinary Medical Association
Resources include AVMA policies, reports, backgrounders, guidelines, career information, public health, and consumer information for pet owners. Some resources are restricted to AVMA members.

Animal Welfare Information Centre
Produced by the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site provides information for “improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing”. Sections include Alternatives, Lab, Farm, Zoo, Companion Animals, AWIC Bulletin, Databases, Government and Legal Resources.

BestBETS for Vets 
Contains evidence-based reviews for common clinical questions. (Literature reviews based on CAB and Medline).

Canadian Animal Health Institute
Sections of this site include food animal facts, companion animal facts, and links, including many Canadian sites, for topics such as animal welfare, antibiotic resistance, aquaculture, dairy, and beef.

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
The publications section includes position statements on current issues as well as a series on animal welfare. Some resources are restricted to CVMA members and students.

Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM)
Based at the University of Nottingham, this site provides  "information about on-going projects and useful resources for the veterinary profession to promote the use of Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine principles." VetSRev is a database of citations for systematic reviews of relevance to veterinary medicine and science. The database BestBETs for Vets contains reviews of current best evidence for simple, common and specific clinical questions.

Compendium of Veterinary Products (Canadian Edition)
Online access (UPEI only) corresponding to the print edition. Search by manufacturer or product name.

Consultant: A Diagnostic Support System for Veterinary Medicine
“... used to suggest possible causes for clinical signs and symptoms and to provide a brief synopsis of the cause...” . Can be searched by diagnosis or sign. Provides citations to articles. Developed by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

EBVM Learning
A tutorial on learning and applying concepts of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine.

EBVM Toolkit  (RCVS Knowledge)
Provides a guide to finding and appraising the best available evidence to help answer clinical questions. Includes a tutorial on EBVM.

Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare
This site from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides a single access point for information on the welfare of farm animals.

Free Veterinary Educational Resources: A List of the Best Free Veterinary Websites for Students From Freshers to Finals

Health Canada Bureau of Veterinary Drugs

Index-Catalogue of Medical and Veterinary Zoology
This historic compendium of the parasitological literature contains references from the beginning of recorded parasitology literature to the end of the index in 1982.  The ICMVZ  "... continues to be a key resource to researchers for parasitology, re-emerging diseases, neglected tropical disease, zoonoses, global animal health, and one health / one medicine."

International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)
This non-profit organization’s goal is to provide free access to quality, original, current veterinary information. Contents include fulltext IVIS books, proceedings, continuing education resources, and external links. Free registration is required.

MEDLINEplus: Pets and Pet Health
Resources for the layperson from the consumer health database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Merck Veterinary Manual
Provides clinical information on diseases in common domestic species arranged by body system. Contains sections on special topics such as emergency medicine, pharmacology, and zoonoses.

MLA VMLS Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists Template
Provides reading lists for the AVMA recognized veterinary specialty board exams, e.g., ACVS Selected References for Large Animal Surgery.

Office International des Epizooties (OIE)
World Organization for Animal Health. Contains information on world animal health status, diseases, standards, guidelines and recommendations. Includes full-text publications and the OIE Documents Database.

Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum
"The best online veterinary anatomy exhibits within one collection." 

US FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
“... regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals”.

USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
Contains information from the Center for Animal Health Monitoring, National Animal Health Programs, Biologics, Trade Support, Disease Eradication, VS Laboratories, Emergency Programs, Monitoring & Surveillance, Import/Export.

Veterinary Abbreviations and Acronyms
Commonly used abbreviations and acronyms for veterinarians, students, and researchers, compiled by the University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign Veterinary Medicine Library.

Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program
This site from the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians provides internship and residency information and replaces the former print Match Directory.

World Veterinary Association
Contains an active news section, as well as, an events calendar providing details on conferences and meetings from various veterinary organizations and countries.

Compiled by: Dawn Hooper, B.Sc., M.L.S.
Former Health Sciences Librarian
Date Revised: 3-March-2018