The American Veterinary Medical Association’s mission is to lead the profession by advocating for its members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. Their website features a number of excellent resources for pet owners, including information about vaccinations, first aid and emergency care, preventive care, traveling with your pet, and more.
CareCredit knows pets are family too. That’s why we offer veterinary financing to help keep your most cherished family members in top shape. Whether you use it to cover wellness care such as annual senior pet exams or dentistry, or for unexpected costs such as treatment for illness or accidental injuries, the CareCredit healthcare credit card makes it easy to give your pets the care they need, when they need it. Bellevue Animal Hospital offers the “No Interest if Paid in Full” Within 6 Months Promotional Financing Option.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians, veterinary parasitologists, and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. The CAPC advocates best practices for protecting pets from parasitic infections and reducing the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission. Their mission is to foster animal and human health while preserving the human-animal bond by generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.
Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal interactions to improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those they serve: veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities and those approaching end of life. Nearly 40 years since the organization was first formed, the science that proves these benefits has become indisputable. Today, Pet Partners is the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species (including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, pigs, birds, llamas, alpacas, guinea pigs and even rats) as volunteer teams providing animal-assisted interventions. The outcomes can enrich the lives of many!
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has a mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Learn more about Science Diet®, Ideal Balance™ and Prescription Diet® pet foods at HillsPet.com.
HomeAgain® is an advanced pet identification and retrieval system that provides your pet with a reliable, Permanent Identification, Enrollment in a National Pet Recovery Database, and a 24/7/365 Recovery Center. HomeAgain enrolls pets with any brand of microchip! Remember, if your pet’s microchip is not registered, your pet is not protected. Click the logo to enroll your pet today, or call 1-888-466-3242 to learn more about the benefits of microchipping and enrollment.
The goal of the Indoor Pet Initiative is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being. Optimal well-being permits individuals to thrive in their environments. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available. The Indoor Pet Initiative is associated with the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Nationwide’s new Whole Pet with Wellness plan offers 90% reimbursement on veterinary expenses including exam fees, hereditary & congenital conditions, medications, routine care, and more, opening the door to optimal treatment for your pet. VPI from Nationwide is America’s first and largest pet insurer, and is the #1 insurer recommended by veterinarians.
The Nebraska Humane Society was founded in 1875 and is the fifth oldest animal shelter in the United States! The NHS provides education, gives sanctuary to animals, encourages adoptions and promotes responsible pet ownership. By providing animal control services to much of the Omaha metro area, the humane society also serves the citizens of our community by upholding laws enacted for the protection of people and animals. The NHS also offers a behavior helpline, obedience classes, programs for children, and more; in addition, they have services and resources for pet owners who may need a helping hand or safe haven.
The OFA’s mission is to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease. Among other objectives, they strive to advise, encourage and establish control programs to lower the incidence of orthopedic and inherited diseases. The OFA’s extensive databases are core to that objective.
Established in 1996, the Perpetual Pet Care Program at Kansas State University is a comprehensive program designed to provide animals with loving homes once an owner is no longer able to provide daily care. Enrollment benefits include performing an extensive search to locate a loving home; providing for your pet’s lifelong medical needs; monitoring of the adoptive home; and designating your charitable interest. For details about the program, please contact a development professional at the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinarians who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. They have the ability to help every pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their expertise with pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency. In order for PPH to provide this critical service, please be advised that there is a $49 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.
The Pet Tribute honors the human-animal bond by supporting the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. When a contribution is made to Pet Tribute, a letter is sent to the pet owner informing them a gift has been made in honor or memory of their animal companion. The names of the pet, owner and donor are recorded in a memorial book which is displayed in the Kansas State Veterinary Medical Library on campus. Contributions may be designated by your choice to the Greatest Need fund, Research, Education, or the Veterinary Health Center.
When traveling with your pet, there may be animal health requirements specific for your destination; these requirements must be met before your pet can enter the state or foreign country. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications and or treatments. Since export requirements can change frequently, every time you plan to travel with your pet you will need to verify the requirements.
Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.
Every cat, every day benefits from Winn-funded research. In 1968, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) created what would soon become Winn Feline Foundation, establishing a source of funding for medical studies to improve cat health and welfare. A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, the New Jersey-based foundation was named in honor of CFA’s longtime attorney and advisor, Robert H. Winn. CFA continues to actively support the Foundation and remains dedicated to Winn’s original vision — to promote the health and welfare of all cats by developing or participating in projects for their betterment, including the funding of research and education. To date, Winn has funded over $5.75 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide.