South Carolina Association of Veterinarians – www.scav.org
Established in 1911, SCAV is a non-profit association representing veterinarians. The objectives of the Association are to advance the science and art of veterinary medicine by providing opportunities for professional education and development and by enhancing the relationships between veterinarians, agriculture, pet owners, government and the public at large; and to protect the public health by promoting proper involvement in human and animal health care by the veterinary profession.
South Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians – www.scavt.org
Founded in 2001, the SCAVT is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of veterinary technology through the unity of its profession. It is our goal to increase public awareness of the vital role the licensed technician plays in the veterinary healthcare team, and to provide a professional unity within our state. There is strength in numbers, and we are binding professionals together one technician at a time. It is the main goal of the SCAVT to provide unity to veterinary technicians state wide. By doing so, we provide a network of opportunities such as continuing education, employment opportunities, and the chance to make a difference.
LOCAL REFERRAL PRACTICES
South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care
24/7 Emergency Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology, MRI
VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina
Surgery, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Rehabilitative Services
PET HEALTH INFORMATION
Veterinary Partners – www.veterinarypartner.com
VeterinaryPartner.com supports veterinarians and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.
Merck Veterinary Manual – www.merckmanuals.com/vet/
Merck is committed to bringing out the best in medicine. As part of that effort, Merck has created The Merck Manuals, a series of books for human and animal health care professionals and for the general public. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is available free of charge in enhanced online versions.
American Heartworm Society – www.heartwormsociety.org
Founded in 1974, the objective of the American Heartworm Society is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease, and to encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease
For Horse Owners… American Association of Equine Practitioners – www.aaep.org
American Veterinary Medical Association – www.avma.org
The mission of the Association is to improve animal and human health and advance the veterinary medical profession. Established in 1863, the AVMA is a not-for-profit association representing more than 85,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
American Animal Hospital Association – www.aahanet.org
Founded in 1933 by seven leaders in the veterinary industry, AAHA has been committed to excellence, promoting high-quality standards, improving pet care and supporting small animal practices.
American Association of Feline Practitioners – www.catvets.com
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) improves the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. Search for a ‘Cat Friendly Practice’ and information about cat diseases written by recognized feline veterinary experts and leaders.
American Association of Equine Practitioners – www.aaep.org
The AAEP is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to equine veterinary medicine and is a leading medical authority on the health and welfare of the horse. From pleasure horses to elite equine athletes, the AAEP and its nearly 10,000 members work to raise the standard of horse health for all breeds and disciplines. Includes health resources for horse owners.
American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners – www.aasrp.org
The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) was founded in 1968 to further the programs and studies of those working with small ruminants – sheep, goats, camelids, elk, deer and other related species. AASRP encourages education, research and training to promote good health and productivity and to benefit organization members around the world. They provide a single forum for those with interests in small ruminants, where we can exchange ideas, share knowledge and together set goals and objectives that will benefit the industry as a whole.AASRP’s primary goals are to work in cooperation with regulatory agencies, to further the professional development of members and to provide resources to elevate the standards of small ruminant medicine.
VETERINARY COLLEGES and REGULATORY AGENCIES
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine – www.vet.uga.edu
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and Teaching Hospital, located in Athens, GA, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, conducting research related to animal and human diseases, and providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Since South Carolina does not have a state veterinary college, South Carolina residents may attend UGA CVM at the in-state tuition rate. SC veterinarians may also refer cases and request professional consults for their patients
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine – www.cvm.msstate.edu
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Teaching Hospital, located in Starkville, MS, captures a unique balance of world class research in animal and public health, high quality learning experiences and cutting edge medical care, all with a family-like atmosphere. Mississippi State graduates excel in their careers, whether that path leads to a small town practice, research laboratory or an international program. Our faculty are national and international leaders in their fields and are committed to providing excellent veterinary education, advancing research in veterinary medicine and biomedical fields and serving the community through cutting edge diagnostics, clinical care and shared learning. Mississippi have South Carolina have an arrangement where a limited number of South Carolina residents may attend MSU CVM at the in-state tuition rate.
Clemson Diagnostic Laboratory – http://www.clemson.edu/public/lph/lab/
The Diagnostic Center assists veterinarians, animal industry, and animal owners with livestock, poultry, companion animal, and wildlife disease problems. The Center is an integral part of a disease surveillance system that helps to assure a safe and adequate food supply and to protect the health and welfare of South Carolina citizens. The Diagnostic Center is “accredited for all species” by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and is a member laboratory of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).
USDA / APHIS – www.aphis.usda.gov
With the mission to – To protect the health and value of American agriculture and natural resources, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues. Also starting point for interstate and international travel for pets/animals.