Veterinary medicine (subject guide): Useful Links for
Veterinary Medicine

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Utilize the Vet Med Library's resources and services:


Need to keep up but don't have time to read all the time?  While commuting or working out, check out some of these podcasts that discuss topics in Veterinary Medicine.  A few include: 

  • Royal Veterinary College: Veterinary Clinical Podcasts
    • Includes a "variety of different faculty/specialists/clinicians" to discuss "practical tips and advice that you won’t necessarily find in the text books or journal articles" that can be applied to your practice. 
  • PlayerFM: Best Veterinary Podcasts
    • Harvests podcasts from a variety of sources, listed in several different categories. 
  • AVMA: Wellness Podcasts
    • Aims at providing podcasts that focus on mental health and provide options for dealing with stresses that are a part of veterinary medicine.,


Becoming a Professional Course guides

There are a number of resources available related to Veterinary Medicine.  The following are online guides created by the Vet Med librarian to help direct you to some starting points for your research and related courses:

IACUC Literature Review Assistance

Veterinary Medicine Subject Guide

Course guides:

VetTRAC Library Guide

Veterinary Associations

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

  • The AVMA serves as an advocate for the veterinary profession to protect, promote and advocate for the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)

  • The AAHA is "the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals " and "the the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association."

AAVC (American Association of Veterinary Clinicians

AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges)

  • Member institutions "promote and protect the health and well being of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world."

A list of several other professional associations can be found here (note, this list is not all-inclusive, but provided to give examples and awareness of other types of veterinary-related organizations available)



  • Provided by Cornell University, this site provides a "diagnostic support system that can be used to suggest possible diagnoses or causes for clinical signs and to provide a brief synopsis of the diagnosis/cause."

Center for Food Security & Public Health (CFSPH)

  • Provides
    • Accurate information on transboundary animal diseases and zoonotic diseases
    • Online education for veterinary students and animal health professionals
    • Tools for infection control
    • Resources for local, state, and federal agencies to prepare for animal emergencies

Maintaining currency in the profession

Virginia Tech offers a Continuing Education program that lists upcoming lectures, events, conferences, etc. that you can partake in (check out the nearest veterinary school to your practice once you graduate if you're not near Tech!).

There are several other options for staying current, below are two examples:

VIN (Veterinary Information Network)

  • A networking site for veterinarians to maintain awareness, meet colleagues, access timely information, and continuing education. 


  • Mission is to "elevate the quality of animal medical care throughout the world by providing online CE [continuing education] and resources for the entire veterinary community, any time, any where."
    • VetFolio is free for the Vet Med community at Virginia Tech (you will need to create an account and verify you are currently affiliated).  See "other pricing information" (towards the bottom of the page) for those outside of Virginia Tech. 


  • Started in 2014, this group provides "clinical decision support at the point-of-care, offering unbiased treatment and diagnostic recommendations, complete integrated formulary, and handy conversion tables, right on your smartphone, tablet, and computer."
    • Subscription information
      • Regular subscription $398/year
      • Free for veterinary students; 25% discount for first year out of school
      • Other discounts available based on size of veterinary practice