Best Friends Animal Hospital

255 Eastlawn Ave
St. Robert, MO 65584

(573)336-3759

bestfriendsah.com

In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!

  • AAHA We are an accredited member of AAHA. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association of more than 42,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. Established in 1933, AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care. Approximately 3,000 veterinary hospitals voluntarily participate in the AAHA hospital evaluation program. Consultants regularly visit these hospitals to ensure compliance with AAHA's standards for services and facilities.  AAHA is the only organization that accredits animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited hospitals voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic & pharmacy; management; medical records; and facility.  Our AAHA Website  Please visit our hospital's website serviced by AAHA
  • Choosing a new puppy  This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy
  • Breeds of Dogs A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.
  • Heartworm Society   Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!
  • Behavior problems  Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline housesoiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!
  • Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
    We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.
  • National Animal Poison Control Center
    This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.
  • Plants Toxic to Animals, -- Vet Med Library, UC, Davis
    A lot of information about toxic plants can be found here. You can search under common name or scientific name of the plant.
  • The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)
    The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.
  • Veterinary Schools in the US  This is a great link to all of the websites of veterinary schools in the United States.
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.
  • Rainbow Bridge
    Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members
    Canine Influenza
    This site is maintained by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and has the latest information on the spread of Canine Influenza in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.

    American Veterinary Medical Association
    This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine

    American Association of Feline Practitioners
    The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health

    WebMD For Pets                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WebMD also has a site for pets!   Great source of information.
  • Missouri Veterinary Medical Association                                                                                                                                                                                                      This site has some helpful links.