Online Vet Study Tools

Zuku's Top 4 Most Useful Vet Sites

Shelter Health Resources | Koret Shelter Medicine Program, UC Davis

Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) Zoonotics disease resources and Animal Disease Listing, A-Z

CFSPH in depth materials and images of key reportable conditions: Classical swine feverAvian influenzaFoot and mouth

National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) recommendations for key zoonotic disease issues

2015 Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, NASPHV Veterinary Infection Control Committee PDF icon 2015_compendium-veterinary-standard-precautions_javma-2015-1201-v247i11.pdf

Diseases of Research Animals (DORA): Excellent source for key diseases of rodents, rabbits and other research animals.

Equine: Key Equine Guidelines courtesy of of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), including: Equine Vaccination Guidelines

Basic summaries on key equine issues, U Florida Extension

Pigs: Iowa State University Swine Disease Manual

Poultry: For Avian pathology, the Cornell Atlas of Avian Diseases is excellent.

The Merck Vet Manual has good summaries, especially Environmental Diseases in Aquatic Systems

Also good:
Key Fish Parasites
Bacterial Diseases of Fish
Viral Diseases of Fish

University of Florida's excellent IFAS Extension website Fish Health Management topics
Key Fish Diseases
Key Fish Parasites

Guide to Seahorse (Syngnathid) Husbandry and Disease Control, courtesy of Project Seahorse [ PDF iconDownload PDF ]
General overview on seahorse biology

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) Fact Sheets, hosted by Texas A&M
Major Fish Diseases
Alligators, Crawfish and Everything Else

Cornell's eClinPath site is excellent-very visual
Particularly good: Hematology, Blood Chemistry, Urinalysis

Clin Path Case Studies courtesy of the University of Montreal

Image Database

The Ohio State Veterinary Radiology Course
Normal Imaging Anatomy Tutorial
 Contrast Studies

Imaging case-studies: (More NAVLE level)  Kansas State Veterinary Radiology

The whole Veterinary Radiology site by UC Davis professor Allison Zwingenberger is excellent.

CT-imaging and other modalities for vets:
One place to start might be to simply practice with real cases on Dr. Allison Zwingenberger's excellent Veterinary Radiology website.

See also the American College of Veterinary Radiology online resources:

The ACVS site is a good start to skim about key/common surgical procedures (ie: ovariohysterectomy, ACL repair, cystotomy, femoral head and neck excision, GDV, fracture repair, etc)

Small Animal
Large Animal

The U. of Saskatchewan's Basic Surgical Concepts site is excellent-very visual. Particularly good:
Commonly-used instruments
Needles and sutures
Suture patterns
Surgical prep
Surgical approaches and incision Closure

Suture types and sizes: What do you use for what surgery
Auburn University  Suture Materials
Surgical instruments: University of Guelph

Guelph also has some nice overviews of common surgeries. Here is a C-section, for one example

Sometimes an instrument catalog is a good way to see pictures of common instruments

Imaging Anatomy, courtesy University of Illinois: Absolutely excellent. You can click on different tabs to highlight what piece of anatomy is where on a radiograph. 

Canine, feline pictorial anatomy, courtesy of WSU

UMinn has a good overall Anatomy site

For reproductive anatomy, we recommend the Drost Project's Visual Guides of Animal Reproduction (VISGAR)

Ethics, animal welfare and client communications: common sense and best judgement 

Be guided by AVMA guidelines when looking for answers to things about client communications and ethics.
In general if its not clear there, you need to use your common sense and best judgement choose to "do the right thing" based on the options the question shows you.
Be honest and forthright about options and costs. Be sensitive and caring about bad news with a prognosis.
The AVMA has guidelines on veterinary ethics and veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR).
All AVMA policies

Behavior and client communication: American College of Veterinary Behaviorist's website has a recommended reading list and some online resources

NC State's vet school has a good reference list.

For client communications, check out these articles:
How to Improve Veterinary-Client Communication at Your Practice
Communicating with Clients through Body Language
Why good communication is key to good veterinary practice

Animal welfare: from AVMA.
AVMA animal welfare principles
Principles of veterinary medical ethics of the AVMA

Here are some specifics as well:
Animal Welfare: What Is It?
Animal Welfare Act
USDA Animal Welfare

Visual Guides of Animal Reproduction (VISGAR) web pages
Caprine (goats)
Ovine (sheep)

American Heartworm Society Guidelines, Current heartworm prevention and treatment guidelines, dog and cat
Vaccination Guidelines
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Canine Vaccination Guidelines
American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Feline Vaccination Guidelines Specific Disease Factsheets
Shelter Vaccination Considerations, UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Infection Control
AAFP feline retrovirus testing and management guidelines, 2020
Canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC, kennel cough), UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Feline calicivirus & virulent systemic feline calicivirus (VS-FCV), UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Canine Parvovirus (CPV), UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program
Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters, 2010 Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV)
Anesthesia Guidelines - AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
Rabies Compendium - Animal rabies prevention and control (see p.8, Postexposure Mgt) , 2011 (web page) or PDF version
Human psittacosis and avian chlamydiosis compendium
Measures to control Chlamydophila psittaci infection among humans (psittacosis) and pet birds (avian chlamydiosis), 2010
Animals in Public Settings Compendium
Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2011 (web page) or PDF version
Veterinary Ethics - AVMA Guidelines on Veterinary Ethics
Browse all AVMA policies (i.e.: declawing, tail-docking, pasteurized milk ordinance, etc.)
Euthanasia Guidelines - AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia
Reportable Diseases
Reportable Diseases in Canada
The U.S. does not yet have a true, nationally reportable, disease list of its own for animals, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) is working on a U.S. National List of Reportable Diseases (NLRAD).
Here is a link to the proposed US reportables list (scroll down to page 12).
Don't stress out over this - on the NAVLE®, you will NOT be asked any question that requires you to know state or provincial or country-specific regulations.
Think of major diseases such as FMD, for example, or anthrax, BSE, HPAI, hog cholera, scrapie, brucellosis, etc.
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Consensus Statements
Diagnosis, Treatment, Control, and Prevention of Infections Caused by Rhodococcus equi in Foals, 2011
Leptospirosis: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention, 2010
Control of bovine viral diarrhea virus in ruminants, 2010
Equine metabolic disease (obesity + insulin resisitance + lLaminitis), 2010
2015 Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel, NASPHV Veterinary Infection Control Committee PDF icon 2015_compendium-veterinary-standard-precautions_javma-2015-1201-v247i11.pdf