Other sources of information

There are other sources of veterinary information on the web, some of which are listed below. Remember, however, that you should be careful to appraise how reliable the source is (more information on this in APPRAISE):
  • RCVS Knowledge: sources of evidence – a very useful list maintained by the Library staff at RCVS Knowledge.
  • Veterinary Science Search and Veterinary Information Resources – the U.S. National Library of Medicine maintains this list of veterinary information sources, which includes some free-access databases and websites of key animal health organisations.
  • Merck Veterinary Manual – this classic reference work is now available for free on the web.
  • WikiVet – led by staff at the Royal Veterinary College in the UK, it offers open access veterinary information, and is not open for the public to edit, so the articles are written and edited by veterinarians and vet students.
  • Vetstream is a subscription-based, point-of-care online tool offering information resources on clinical topics, including text, images (X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasound images) and videos. It lists literature references and links to live searches in PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Consultant – a diagnostic support system for veterinary medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • IVIS (International Veterinary Information Service) – online book chapters and conference proceedings.
  • VIN (Veterinary Information Network) – a community website for vets in practice containing databases, message boards, conference rooms, online proceedings, and more.