The following links provide useful information on topics related to veterinary medicine and general pet care.


Emergency Resources

We work in partnership with Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital and Austin Veterinary Emergency Specialists. We refer patients that need continued care to these facility, and recommend that clients use their services when our office is closed.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any poison-related emergency – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card. Poison Control experts may also provide valuable information to help pet owners recognize potentially hazardous substances, including plants, human foods, human medications, and more.

Toxic Plants to Animals

This website gives information on which plants are toxic and non-toxic to pets and what to do if your pet has ingested something poisonous.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

This website contains many useful articles and information regarding feline healthcare.

spicewood-springs-animal-hospital-austin-pet-well-care-check-upPet Loss Support

The loss of a pet can be a devastating experience for many pet owners. The following links offer resources and support.

Helpful information regarding pet loss from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.


Pet Nutrition Guidelines

The following sites contain information about pet food recall as well as tools to help you choose the right food for your pet.

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an association of local, state and federal agencies charged with the regulation of pet foods and animal drug remedies. This website offers practical guidance about pet food.

Current FDA pet food recalls


General Health & Wellness

The following websites contain useful information about your pet’s health, including dental care, behavior, general health and wellness, and common diseases.

The American Animal Hospital Association – Established in 1933 by leaders in the veterinary profession, AAHA is best known for its accreditation of companion animal practices. To become accredited, animal hospitals undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA experts based on approximately 900 standards of veterinary care.

Founded in 1991, the Veterinary Information Network, Inc. (VIN) is the veterinary profession’s premiere online resource, providing doctors, students, and other members of the industry with the tools they need to address the demands of a modern veterinary practice.

VIN extends its commitment to the well-being of companion animals by providing the finest in online pet health information on its client education website.

These sites provide information and support for owners of cats living with chronic kidney disease.