- VeterinaryPartner.com - Excellent resource for pet owners seeking medical, behavioral or nutritional information.
- American Heartworm Society (AHS) - All you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease and so much more.
- HealthyPet.com - Online resource loaded with great health care tips and medical information for companion animals.
- Petsandparasites.org (CAPC) - Informational site with a wealth of information on the many parasites that can infect both pet and their human caretakers sponsored by the Companion Animal Parasite Council.
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Largest and most renowned veterinary association. Great resource for many veterinary-related topics.
- American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) - Feline specific medical care and health tips.
- American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) - Small Animal veterinary association.
- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) - Board-certified specialists that treat complex medical conditions.
- Home Again® - Microchip (permanent pet identification) registry. Don't forget to register your pet after they are chipped and periodically log in to keep your contact information up to date!
- Companion Laser - Information regarding therapeutic laser treatment.
- ASPCA - Excellent resource for being your pets' advocate.
- USDA-APHIS - If you plan to travel with your pet by airline domestically or if you will be traveling internationally you will need to check on the import regulations for your destination.
Emergency Care & Referral Facilities:
- MedVet Animal Emergency Hospital & Asheville Vet Specialists (AVS) - Asheville, NC - Local emergency & referral facility now available 24/7, weekends, and all holidays. Specialty referrals available.
- Haywood Animal Emergency - Waynesville, NC - After hours emergency care available near home.
- Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital (Formerly Georgia Vet Specialists) - Atlanta, GA - Veterinary referral center with board-certified specialists available to treat complex, challenging and life-threatening health problems.
- Upstate Veterinary Specialists (UVS) - Greenville, SC - Veterinary referral facility with board-certified specialists available for complex or emergency medical and surgical cases. (Asheville branch clinic)
- WC Regional Animal Hospital - Flat Rock, NC - 24 hour emergency and critical care center.
- Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery (WCVS) - Arden, NC - Board certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. Crouch, can handle advanced surgical cases and is always happy to help your pet.
- Western Carolina Animal Pain Clinic - Dillsboro, NC - Dr. Tami Shearer specializes in rehabilitation, pain management, and end of life comfort care for pets.
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control - Great resource for any pet poisoning question or emergencies. Many excellent pet care tips on main site.
Where to Get Your Next Pet:
- Appalachian Animal Rescue Center (AARC) - Local animal shelter (Previously Macon County Animal Shelter).
- Macon County Animal Control - Local animal control facility.
- PetFinder.com - Online tool to help you find your next pet.
- Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435
- Pet Poison Helpline: (800) 213-6680