There are many sites out there that offer veterinary help for free, permit you to ask a vet a question online and provide answers to pet questions. In fact, a Google search for "Free Online Vet Help" returns a list of 20,600,000 results. So, where to turn? Today, let's take a look some interesting sites that offer veterinary information for the pet owner.
Helpful Sites and General Information
About.com Veterinary Medicine is a website that is run by Dr. Janet Tobiassen Crosby, a veterinarian. The website provides information on common diseases, the veterinary medicine field and a place where vet questions are answered. The questions are drawn from the VetMed forum.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine offers good information for cat owners including a glossary and answers to some questions asked by pet owners. They also offer a place to search the database by signs that your pet is exhibiting here.
Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Education.com offers a lot of veterinary information, including hotlines, a symptom checker and general information on diseases.
National Center for Infectious Diseases Healthy Pets Healthy People offers plenty of information on different diseases that can pass from animals to humans. The site is organized by species. You can email them through their website with questions.
NOAH - New York Online Access to Health offers a wide variety of veterinary information divided by species and issue.
Televets This website offers the opportunity to ask a question for free. Veterinarians join as free advisors and the site guarantees an answer 24/7. You can also browse through past questions and answers and find veterinarians near you, if they are registered with the site.
Vet Info provides veterinary information and a place to ask a veterinarian a question, but there is no information as to who is answering the questions or who is responsible for the site. There is also a list of local veterinarians on the site as well as articles relating to the veterinary field.
Veterinary Partner provides a lot of information aimed at the veterinary client. It is a sister site for the Veterinary Information Network, which is geared for veterinarians.
WebMD - People can ask a veterinarian questions on this site created by IAMS, but these questions will only be answered during a live event and not all questions are guaranteed to be answered. The website also provides a lot of veterinary information including drug info, diet info and information on diseases organized both by disease name and by symptoms.
These sites are just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, when it comes to sites offering veterinary information, as can be seen in the Google search results. When researching medical information, it is very important to analyze the website to make sure that they have at least some claim to trustworthy information. Even so, it is best to research information on various sites and to take all information with a grain of salt. So, in the end it is true. You can find reliable and free online vet help that includes access to veterinarians online.