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The Valley 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.

Local Animal Resources


dogresources.pngThe Cozy Little Kennel:  The Cozy Little Kennel is located in Rifle, 5 miles north of I-70.  They provide overnight boarding as well as daycare in their clean, indoors runs and 10 acre outdoor play area, with a pond!

Rifle Animal Shelter: The Rifle Animal Shelter provides temporary shelter and care for homeless animals, while encouraging responsible pet care and being a community resource for animal welfare.  The facility provide shelter and care for over 1,000 lost, surrendered, ill, injured, or orphaned animals each year. 

Suds E Dog: The Suds E Dog provides full service dog grooming in Silt, CO. 

Veterinary Information Resources

Animal Poison Control: The ASPCA runs the Animal Poison Control.  They are your best 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, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.  The website contains information on common household poison, toxic plants, and poison safety tips.

Argus InstituteThe Argus Institute provides free grief counseling relating to pet loss and support to those making end-of-life decisions for their pets. Founded in 1984, our unique program is one of the longest standing, most comprehensive programs of its kind. Our clinical counselors offer support to people who are facing difficult decisions regarding their pets’ health and help them manage the challenges of caring for a sick animal.

Indoor Pet Initiative: The Indoor Pet Initiative is associated with Ohio State Veterinary School.  Their goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being.Optimal well-being permits individuals to thrive in their environments. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available.

The Paw Project: The Paw Project's mission is to educate the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, to promote animal welfare through the abolition of the practice of declaw surgery, and to rehabilitate cats that have been declawed. 

VeterinaryPartner.com: VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, 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.

Veterinary/Animal Organizations

American Animal Hospital Association: The American Animal Hospital Association is the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals. Our accredited hospitals hold themselves to a higher standard. Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their #1 priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Why? Because pets deserve nothing less.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine: The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care. The ACVIM is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology, and small animal internal medicine.

American Kennel Club: The American Kennel Club is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its Registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, advance canine health and well-being, work to protect the rights of all dog owners and promote responsible dog ownership.

American Veterinary Medical Association: The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 86,500 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.

Colorado Veterinary Medicine Association: The CVMA is an association for Colorado veterinarians that strives to enhance animal health and welfare, promote the human/animal bond, protect public health, advance the well-being of veterinarians, and foster excellence in veterinary medicine through education, advocacy, and outreach. Their website has useful information regarding veterinary medicine in Colorado and resources for Colorado pet owners.

Companion Animal Parasite Council: The mission of the CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, by generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Center for Veterinary Medicine: The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine approves veterinary medications, monitors the safety of medication, food, additives, and conducts research into safety issues.  
 

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