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VETC: Resources for the Veterinary Technician Program: Websites

List of resources available from the NCC Library for the Vet Tech Program

Tips for Evaluating Websites

Critically review all websites with the following questions in mind: 

  • Who is the author(s) or sponsor(s) of the site? What are their qualifications? (Authority
  • Is this a commerical, governmental, personal, academic Web site?  (Accuracy
  • What is the purpose of the site?  (Objectivity)   
  • What is the date of the information given?  (Currency)   
  • Is the information documented?  (Coverage

REMEMBER - not all information found on the Web is useful for college research!

Suggested Websites


American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 
This organization advocates for animal safety by offering resources to fight against animal cruelty, ways to adopt animals and information about pet care and safety.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

CDC Healthy Pets Healthy People

CDC One Health: Zoonotic Diseases

FDA: Animal and Veterinary

Journal of Veterinary Medicine, a peer reviewed, open-access journal

International Veterinary Information Center (IVIS) Provides free access to publications for veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians & animal health professionals worldwide. You must create an account to have free access.

Merck Veterinary Manual An online version of the Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) that has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 50 years.
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

Pet Health: MedlinePlus: Health information from the National Library of Medicine

Animal Hospice Group: When animal companions approach end of life, their humans can feel helpless, unsure, and inadequate. How can we support them best? How can we help families? The Animal Hospice Group is committed to helping, educating, and certifying veterinary team members, practitioners, and caregivers for better animal end-of-life care.