Pet Care Links & Resources

From Heartland Veterinary Clinic in Harrisonburg, VA

The internet can be a great resource for information about all kinds of topics – and animal health is no exception. We have collected some helpful resources and organized them here for easy reference. Heartland Veterinary Clinic does not sponsor or endorse the contents of any of the sites included here. We strongly advise you to exercise your most critical judgment about any medical information found on the internet. If you have a specific question or concern about your animal’s health, give us a call and we can have a veterinarian answer it directly.

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AKC Travel Tips

If you are planning on taking a vacation and bringing your pet or just going on a weekend getaway be sure to check the AKC’s website first.


​The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is one of the largest in the world. Their organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law.

ASPCA Poison Control

The ASPCA Poison Control is a great resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. Visit their website for additional information, as well as some great facts about toxic substances to animals.

CAPC - Companion Animal Parasite Council

Want a quick overview of the CAPC recommendations for parasite prevention and control? CAPC's General Guidelines offer an expert, short reference, which includes links to specific recommendations for individual parasites of clinical importance to dogs, cats, and humans.

Pet Cost Calculator

Pet ownership represents a large emotional – and financial – commitment. Whether you buy from a pet store or a breeder, adopt an animal from a shelter, or take in a stray, initial costs are just the beginning of the story. Use this pet cost calculator to see how much it will cost you to care for your new pet.

Harrisonburg/Rockingham County SPCA

This is the local humane society that serves Rockingham County as well as the City of Harrisonburg. Their site offers some good resources, and information about their services and events.

How to Become a Veterinarian/ Vet Technician ​

Veterinarians and veterinarian technicians are an indispensable part of any vet practice. As two very fast-growing careers, qualified vet techs and veterinarians are in high demand. Learn how you can become a vet tech or veterinarian today.

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