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We at Homestead Veterinary Hospital know how hard it is to find reliable resources online, so we’ve taken the time to compile a few veterinary resources you may find useful.  If you have any questions not covered in the resources below, please get in touch with us!

Quartet Emergency Hospital

Quartet Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital is the new home of three existing referral practices.

American Heartworm Society

Information on heartworm disease, the heartworm parasite, prevalence, and testing.

Companion Animal Parasite Council Parasite Prevalence Map

Information on different parasitic and viral infections of the dog and cat at a national, state, and county level.

Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Approved Product List

A list of products endorsed by the VOHC shown to improve pets’ oral health when used at home, as well as general information on oral health in pets.

Pet Poison Helpline

Helpful information on pet poisonings and expert help after your pet has been exposed to potential toxins.

American Kennel Club

Information on all breeds of dogs, as well as information on sporting and events, training, and breed-specific clubs.

CDC Healthy Pets Healthy People

Information on zoonotic diseases (diseases that can be passed from pets to people and vice versa).

USDA AHIS Pet Travel Page

Vital information on traveling with your pet internationally as well as interstate travel.


Provides DNA screening to determine your pet’s breed, as well as evaluates some genetic markers for disease.

United Kennel Club (UKC)

An international dog registry celebrating bonds, rewarding ability, and preserving the value of a pedigree.

Society for Theriogenology

The Society of Theriogenology is an organization dedicated to animal reproduction, whose mission is to promote standards of excellence in reproductive medicine, to provide outreach and education to animal health professionals, and to foster continual improvements in theriogenology.

American Field Dog Stud Book

The oldest purebred dog registry in the United States, it provides authentic documentation, registration, and certified pedigree information services. It also provides certified lists of field trial winners, registers kennel names, and publishes quarterly booklets containing current registrations.

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), the Canine Health Information Center

Founded in 1966, its mission is to promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic diseases. The OFA website and databases provide the tools, whether you are a veterinarian, breeder, or prospective owner.