AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA), MyVeterinarian.com, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around the country.

Whether they're welcoming a new pet to the home, are moving into a new home themselves, or are looking for a veterinarian while out of town, horse and pet owners can access MyVeterinarian.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"There aren't any other sites that give you as much information in one place," said Larry Kornegay, DVM, AVMA president and a companion-animal practitioner from Houston, Texas.

Visitors to MyVeterinarian.com simply type in a zip code if they're looking for a veterinarian in a geographic area. The list that's provided contains everything a pet owner needs to know: The clinic's name, address, phone number and business hours; the medical services provided; the species of animals served; and the names of the veterinarians on staff. Practices can also list their website address, and a map is available to show the clinic's location.

Owners can also search the site for specific health and pet-care related topics, such as what clinics might offer dermatologic or behavior services, for example, or where boarding and training is available.

A link on the site to the AVMA's Animal Health page provides access to valuable information related to general pet care, emergency and first aid resources, and many other pet-related topics. Access to all of the information on MyVeterinarian.com is free.

"Thousands of practices are listed on MyVeterinarian.com, and we're adding more every day," Kornegay said. "Pet owners who visit our site can be assured that they are getting information from a trusted source that represents more than 81,500 veterinarians across the country."

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