Bethany Veterinary Hospital is aware of the vast amount of information available on the internet. Our team has taken the time and evaluated the following sites. We trust the information the listed websites provide to you, our client, and member of our family.
BVH is a proud member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - The first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere, founded 1866.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Comprehensive information on pet care, animal health, veterinary medicine and careers, public health and animal health news.
Connecticut Humane Society - A private charity formed in 1881 to promote humanity and kindness towards animals.
Emergency After Hours Care Follow this link for local emergency contact information.
ASPCA Animal Poison Hotline is an excellent resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, make the call that can make all the difference: (888) 426-4435. A $55 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. This program is sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
General Pet Information
Healthy Pet is a great source for accurate and entertaining pet care information provided by the American Animal Hospital Association. This site also has coloring pages for children.
Home Again is a nationwide pet recovery system that gives your and your pet the best chance of being reunited should you become separated, providing help for those who are coping with the loss of a pet and offering assistance when dealing with the difficult decision of euthanasia.
Growing Up With Pets offers parents timely advice to develop strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets.
Adopt a pet or find a lost pet on PetFinder.com.
Veterinary Partner.com provides answers to questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior and safety. You can find 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.
The Indoor Pet Initiative extends the popular Indoor Cat Initiative, which has helped enrich the lives of cats and strengthen the human-cat bond for nearly a decade.
Cat Breed information and guidance from Cat Fancier's Association. These web sites, providing excellent resources when considering a new companion, have many pictures of purebred cats and general feline information.
Cornell University Veterinary School's Feline Health Center - Devoted to improving the health and well-being of cats everywhere..
American Kennel Clubs (AKC) - Provides an excellent resource for information and guidance when looking for a new companion.
PennHIP - This is a program founded at the University of Pennsylvania designed to radiographically evaluate for canine hip laxity with the goal of reducing the prevalence of hip dysplasia for future generations.
Pet Loss Support
For many of us, the death of a pet is no less painful than losing any other family member. Sometimes it is helpful to share your experiences with others and learn of theirs. Often it helps to be able to talk with a sympathetic listener.
Listed below are various resources that may be of comfort:
Cornell University Pet Loss Support
Hotline staffed by Cornell University Veterinary Students Tuesday-Thursday 6-9pmET, messages will be returned.
Click here to go to Cornell's website
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Support Hotline seven days a week, 6pm to 9pm (CST) from Sept-April; Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm (CST) from May-August.
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Counselors are available Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Eastern time.
Click here to go to Tufts website
Visit DogFriendly before you plan your trip.
Pets Welcome lists over 25,000 hotels, bed & breakfast, beaches and ski resorts that are pet friendly. Going on a trip? Check this site out when making your travel arrangements.
For valuable information about domestic as well as international travel, please visit The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Website.
Our doctors are accredited and will be glad to assist you with your travel arrangements.
And remember. . . if you are unable to travel with your cat or dog, boarding services are available at Bethany Veterinary Hospital.