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  • This website, provided by The Humane Society of the United States, offers practical advice to consider when choosing a veterinarian.
  • The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) offers an easily searchable database of AAHA-accredited hospitals all over the United States and Canada.
  • On this website you can check if a person is licensed by the State of New York to practice in a certain field. Many health professions are listed including nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine and many others. The website is maintained by the New York State Office of the Professions.
  • Looking for a veterinarian? The New York State Veterinary Medical Society provides an online database that allows users to search for a veterinarian or veterinary hospital in New York by city, zipcode or county. Click on "Public Section, Find a New York State Veterinary Hospital."
  • Are you looking for a pet sitter? Are you wondering what qualities to look for in a pet sitter? This site provides a searchable database of pet sitters in your zip code as well as a list of quality standards you should consider before hiring a pet sitter.
  • Use this site to verify that your veterinarian or veterinary technician is licensed by New York State to practice veterinary medicine. Users are able to search by name within a profession. Once a licensee list has been retrieved, users will find more detailed information, such as if there has been recent disciplinary action against a veterinarian, by clicking on the licensee number to the left of the veterinarian's name. Since 1891, the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department have overseen the preparation, licensure, and practice of the professions.
  • This website provides contact information for the 20 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)recognized veterinary specialty organizations. A veterinary specialist, as recognized by the AVMA, is a graduate veterinarian who has successfully completed the process of board certification in an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization.
  • This site, provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association, explains what a veterinarian is, provides a copy of the veterinarian's oath and offers suggestions on how to find a veterinarian.

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