Resources and Links

Moving your pet to Hawaii  Find out what you need to do and when.

General Pet Information

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.

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.

Pet Proofing Your Home

Medical Information

Veterinary Partner  Extensive library of animal health information, written and reviewed by veterinary professionals.

Heartworm Society  Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center   (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. The website is free and includes a toxic plant database, lists of toxic “people food” and household products, and podcasts.

Behavior and Training Resources

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 such as barking and feline house soiling.

Clicker Training  Learn how to use positive reinforcement to shape behavior


Pet Loss

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement   We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet.  This site has inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline numbers, and many other resources.

Rainbow Bridge   Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

Hawaiian Humane Society Pet Loss Resources


Thinking of Becoming a Veterinarian?

American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges – A wealth of information and resources.

The Pre-Vet Club at UH Manoa Open to students in the University of Hawaii system, the Pre-Vet Club provides many opportunities for members to get hands-on experience dealing with all kinds of animals and help members learn about various aspects in the veterinary field.

Other Animal Related Careers

Hawaii Veterinary Technician Association The HVTA invites you to join them in supporting veterinary technicians in Hawaii. HVTA collaborates with HVMA on legislative issues to recognize the important role technicians play on the veterinary healthcare team.

We have more resources for veterinary support staff here!


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