Online Pet Resources
American College of Veterinary Dermatologists
The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) is a group of veterinarians who have expertise and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, ears, and nails. This includes evaluating patients for external parasites, allergies, hormonal skin diseases and auto-immune diseases. They are able to perform many specialized diagnostic procedures including microscopic examination of the skin and hair, allergy testing, and video-otoscopic (ear) examinations. Diplomates of the specialty have received additional training which enables them to capitalize on various procedures such as skin biopsies and their interpretation. They specialize in managing chronic skin and ear disease with an emphasis on preventative medicine. Diplomates are also involved in the research and development of new drugs and therapies for various skin conditions.
Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center is proud to provide care for pets not only in Chicago, but from all surrounding counties and States. Because of the vision of a few veterinarians many years ago, CVESC and its 120 employees have become your regular veterinarian's partner in maintaining the health of your pet.
Important Information Regarding Online Pharmacies
"Discount pet drugs—no prescription required" may appeal to pet owners surfing the Web, but FDA experts say it can be risky to buy drugs online from sites that tout this message and others like it.
Some of the Internet sites that sell pet drugs represent legitimate, reputable pharmacies, says Martine Hartogensis, D.V.M., deputy director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance in FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). But others are fronts for unscrupulous businesses operating against the law.
FDA has found companies that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs.
Pet owners who purchase drugs from these companies may think they are saving money, says Hartogensis, but in reality, they may be short-changing their pet's health and putting its life at risk.