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General Information

Altweb: the global clearinghouse for
information on alternatives to animal testing

URL: http://altweb.jhsph.edu/resources/links.html
Information and Resources site of Altweb, the Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site, serves as a gateway to resources on the Internet, and the home of the journal ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, the official publication of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). [4/17]
Animal & Veterinary
URL: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/
FDA website offers complete information on animals including products, drugs, safety & health, compliance and guidance, research, more. [4/17]
Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
URL: https://www.nal.usda.gov/awic
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition. From the USDA, National Agricultural Library. [4/17]
HPT&B: ANIMALS 
Human Performance Training and Biosystems Directorate: Regulatory Affairs

URL: http://www.acq.osd.mil/rd/hptb/programs/regulatory/index.html#animals
"Department of Defense research and training using animals is of the highest standard in the world, supported by a culture of caring and compliance that provides animals with humane, compassionate care. "  [4/17]
Merck Veterinary Manual
URL: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/
"The Merck Veterinary Manual is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. It is brought to you as a service of Merck & Co., Inc."   [4/17]
NORECOPA
URL: [long address]
Four databases on one site: NORINA, TextBaser, 3R Guide, Classic AVs.  See the site for complete information.  "NORINA (A Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives) is an English-language database containing information on over 3,500 audiovisual aids that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in education and training, including dissection alternatives..." [4/17]
Veterinary Safety and Health
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/veterinary/
"Veterinary medicine and animal care workers ... are exposed to biological, chemical, physical, and psychological hazards depending on their workplace setting, species of animals worked with, and type of tasks performed.  CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; NIOSH - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US Government website. [8/16]
Writing as a Veterinary Technician
URL: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/1011/01/
"...guidelines for writing the patient care plan portion of the veterinary medical record. As there is no standardized format for writing a veterinary care plan, the following principles are only one example of how a care plan may be formulated." [4/17]

Associations: LOCAL

Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association
URL: http://www.rivma.org/
The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association was formed in March, 1962 as a non- profit organization with a mission to advance the health of animals statewide, that continues today. [4/17]
RIVTA: Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association
URL: http://blog.rivta.org/
The Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Associtaion "Connecting Veterinary Technicians in the Ocean State" and "Providing Quality Nursing Care to Rhode Island Animals." [4/17]

Associations: NATIONAL

State by State:
State Veterinary Medical Associations
URL: [long address]
Websites and contact information for ALL the states -- includes important issues per state under "Resources."   [4/17]

Occupations:
AVMA: American Veterinary Medical Association

URL: https://www.avma.org/
“The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 81,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession."  [4/17]

Other Associations:
AALAS: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
URL: https://www.aalas.org/
AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.  [4/17]
ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
URL: http://www.aspca.org/
"Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere." [4/17]
AVMF: American Veterinary Medical Foundation
URL: http://www.avmf.org
“The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the AVMA. For nearly 50 years AVMF has been dedicated to embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians help animals. Initiatives include: Humane Outreach-Animal Welfare, Education and Public Awareness, Research Support, Student Enhancement, and Support of American Veterinary Medical Association and its Initiatives.” [4/17]
AAVSB: American Association of Veterinary State Boards
URL: http://www.aavsb.org/
Includes VIVA- Veterinary Information Verifying Agency, VTNE – Veterinary Technician National Exam, PAVE (Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education equivalence, RACE – Registry of Approved Continuing Education. Listing of boards by state.   [4/17]
AWI: Animal Welfare Institute
URL: http://awionline.org/
"Since its founding in 1951, AWI has sought to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people." [4/17]
ECFVG: Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate
URL: www.avma.org/professionaldevelopment/education/foreign/pages/
The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program consists of four separate steps is accepted by all state veterinary regulatory boards and the federal government as meeting, either in part or full, the educational prerequisite for licensure or certain types of employment, respectively.  [4/17]
CVMA: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
URL: http://www.canadianveterinarians.net/
“The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national voice for the veterinary profession dedicated to serving and representing the veterinarians of Canada....The Association is committed to excellence within the profession and to the well-being of animals. It shall promote public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.”  [4/17]
NAVTA: National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
URL: http://www.navta.net/
“"The mission of NAVTA is to represent and promote the profession of veterinary technology. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members and works with other allied professional organizations for the competent care and humane treatment of animals." Membership, Student section, resources for events, online store, more. [4/17]
Partners for Healthy Pets
URL: http://www.partnersforhealthypets.org/
“That is why we formed the Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare — a team of veterinary professionals, academia, and industry leaders focused on a singular mission: to ensure that pets receive the preventive healthcare they deserve through regular visits to a veterinarian.”  [4/17]
Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians
URL: http://www.svbt.org/
Mission: "The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians enriches human animal interactions by promoting scientifically based techniques of training, management, and behavior modification. SVBT provides a forum for discussion and continuing education while working with allied professional organizations to strengthen the veterinary health care team."  [4/17]
VetMedTeam
URL: http://www.vetmedteam.com/
Online education and networking resource. [4/17]
VIN: Veterinary Information Network
URL: http://www.vin.com/
“Founded in 1991, the Veterinary Information Network, Inc. is the veterinary profession’s premiere online resource, providing veterinarians, veterinary students, and the veterinary industry with the information and tools they need to address the demands of modern veterinary practice. " [4/17]
Veterinary Partner
URL: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/
The Veterinary Information Network's Veterinary Partner.com site is the latest incarnation of an adventure that started more than a decade ago. [4/17]
VSPN: Veterinary Support Personnel Network
URL: http://www.vspn.org/
“[This] Network is for veterinary support staff working with, for, or in the field of veterinary medicine, under the direction of a licensed veterinarian.  [4/17]

Images

Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations
URL: http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/Science/VetAnatImgs
>> Excellent anatomy drawings: "The following illustrations are scanned images taken from the classic works of the German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich. The texts, from which these illustrations were derived, are works published in 1898 and 1911 through 1925, all entitled Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler." University of Wisconsin.   [4/17]
Veterinary Health Science and Technology Resources
URL: http://library.lmunet.edu/medlib/veterinary-technology
Vast amount of resources including numerous images grouped by general characteristics or specific animal type. Lon and Elizabeth Parr Reed Medical and Allied Health Library at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.  [4/17]

Issues and Topics

AVMA Legislative Action Network
URL: http://avmacan.avma.org/avma/
"The AVMA's Governmental Relations Division advocates the Association's policies and positions on federal legislative and regulatory issues that influence animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession."  [4/17]
DVM 360: Technicians Center
URL: http://veterinaryteam.dvm360.com/veterinary-technicians
DVM360 has a good section for Technicians having to do with working with clients, patients, other team members and yourself. [4/17]
OLAW: Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/mission_statement.htm
The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training, thereby contributing to the quality of PHS-supported activities. [4/17]

Alternatives to Animal Testing
AWI: Enrichment and Refinement Databases
URL: http://awionline.org/content/enrichment-and-refinement-databases
Animal Welfare Institute: "These databases were created in August 2000; they are freely accessible and disseminate information on all aspects of species-appropriate housing and species-appropriate handling of animals in research laboratories. One database deals with nonhuman primates, and the other with rodents, rabbits, cats, dogs, ferrets, farm animals, horses, birds, fishes, amphibians and reptiles." [4/17]
AWIC: Animal Welfare Information Center
URL: http://awic.nal.usda.gov/
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition. From the USDA, National Agricultural Library. [4/17]
NORECOPA
URL: [long address]
Four databases on one site: NORINA, TextBaser, 3R Guide, Classic AVs.  See the site for complete information. [4/17]

Bones, Skulls
Skulls Unlimited
URL: http://www.skullsunlimited.com/
Commercial website: "Skulls Unlimited International, Inc. is committed to providing legally and ethically obtained natural bone osteological specimens as well as the finest replica specimens to the educational, medical and research communities."[4/17]

Federally-Funded Research
CRIS: Current Research Information System
URL: http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/
USDA: "...provides documentation and reporting for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs." [4/17]

Laws and Legislation
IACUC Central
URL: www.aalas.org/iacuc#.V7c7PjUbgWv
A comprehensive repository for all things IACUC.  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  [4/17]

Other - Online Journals
Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [[4/17]
Veterinary Economics
URL: http://veterinarybusiness.dvm360.com/sourceissues
This is an online journal and the archives is available from 2003-2015. Also in Library.
Veterinary Medicine
URL: http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/sourceissues
This is an online journal and the archives is available 2004-2015Also in Library.

Museums

Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum
URL: http://www.onlineveterinaryanatomy.net/
"The Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (OVAM) was established to promote free sharing of peer reviewed content. It became apparent that there was a real enthusiasm from project partners to collaborate and new partners also requested to join. As a result, the museum now hosts digital assets from over 15 institutions including all the UK veterinary school and vet schools in the rest of Europe, India and Australasia." Part of WikiVet, "one of the largest collection of free veterinary educational resources available online." [4/17]
Museum of Osteology
URL: http://www.museumofosteology.org/
"The Museum of Osteology, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a unique educational experience. Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7000 square ft. museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Exhibits include adaptation, locomotion, classification and diversity of the vertebrate kingdom." [4/17]             

VTNE

AAVSB: Preparing for the VTNE
URL: http://www.aavsb.org/VTNE/HowToStudy/
The American Association of Veterinary State Boards page offers links to Abbreviations used in VTNE, References, Sample Questions, and how to purchase a practice test. 
Candidate Information Handbook [2017 - pdf] [5/17]

Last update 201705/gjm