Welcome to Pet Health a website created by a team at Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
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Scope: to provide access to quality health information about commonly kept pets/companion animals.
As part of the AgNIC, (Agriculture Network Information Center) distributed network, Pet Health provides access to selected information, subject area experts, and other resources. AgNIC was established by an alliance of the National Agricultural Library, land-grant universities, and other organizations committed to facilitating public access to information.
Do you have a question about a companion animal's health? Here’s what to do:
1) Ask your veterinarian first, especially if the animal is ill or in need of urgent care.
Ask your veterinarian for specific medical terminology that describes the animal's condition or problem. Write down the medical terms and assure that they are spelled correctly.
2) Use this terminology in asking a question about your pet’s health or searching for information.
3) After consulting with your veterinarian and before contacting us, please consult the first three websites listed on the Pet Health page and/or other websites on the Pet Health page. If the question is about dogs, cats, fish, or other common companion animals, there is a good chance an answer, written by a veterinarian expressly for pet owners/companions, is available on veterinaryypartner.com or one of the additional quality sites listed first on the Web page.
4) If you can’t find the answer on the Pet Health pages, please include as much information relevant to your question as possible. For example, if a dog has arthritis, is it degenerative (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory (rheumatoid)? It would be helpful to know where you have looked so far and what you want to get out of the search.
5) Please include your email address. Our goal is to respond by email within 1-2 working days.
6) Please read the disclaimers before submitting a question.
Veterinary Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries
Updated May 6, 2010