- Our very own Dr. Becky Verna’s holistic practice right here in Marshall! Combined with the conventional medicine she practices at MVC, Dr Verna is one of the most highly regarded integrative veterinarians in the region. Dr. Verna is certified in veterinary acupuncture, animal chiropractic, and as a veterinary Chinese herbalist. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitative Practitioner and a Reiki Master.
www.houndhotel.net - Hound Hotel is a bed and breakfast for your pet where the Doctor is always in! Owned and operated by our very own Dr. Amelia Joy Cole, the Hound Hotel at Hidden Hill Farm offers dog, cat, horse and small pet boarding, with an emphasis on catering to special needs pets. Let your pet experience this one-of-a-kind home like stay with hands-on and heart felt TLC by the entire Cole family.
Animal Rescue Foundation helps raise funds for eligible Virginia based animal rescue organizations that receive little or no government support. ARF concluded a highly successful year of fundraising in 2012 by distributing $90,000.00 in grants to 11 Virginia organizations that protect and serve animals in need. Support this broad reaching philanthropic foundation by attending one of their three fundraising events held throughout the year or by making a donation on-line at their website!
www.middleburghumane.com - Founded by humane investigator Hilleary Bogley, this amazing organization and their hardworking team of staff and volunteers has a tremendously positive impact on our animal community. Through their rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected and at-risk animals as well as their community outreach of education and assistance, they have made our world a better place. Please consider making a donation to them.
www.vverc.com - Valley Emergency Veterinary Clinic is open 24/7/365. They are located at 201 Costello Drive, Winchester, Virginia. Telephone (540) 662-7811.
www.tlcvets.com - The LifeCentre (also known as TLC) is open 24/7/365. They are located at 165 Fort Evans Road NE, Leesburg, Virginia. Telephone (703) 777-5575.
www.pendervet.com - The Pender Emergency Centre at Fair Oaks is open 24/7/365. They are located at 4001 Legato Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Telephone (703) 652-4911.
www.hopecenter.com - The Hope Center is open 24/7/365. They are located at 140 Park Street SE, Vienna, Virginia. Telephone (703) 281-5121.
www.princewilliamevc.com - The Prince William Emergency Veterinary Clinic is open Monday- Thursday 6pm-8am, Friday 6pm until Monday at 8am, all day Saturday and Sunday. They are open 24 hours a day during all major holidays. They are located at
8610 Centreville Road, Manassas Virginia. Telephone (703)361-8287.
www.embraceyourpet.com - Embrace Pet Insurance 1-800-226-1308
www.aspcapetinsurance.com - ASPCA Pet Health Insurance 1-866-230-4259
www.gopetplan.com - PetPlan Health Insurance 1-866-476-3875
www.petinsurance.com - VPI Pet Insurance 1-866-838-7387
Pet Loss, Bereavement and Grief Resources
www.aplb.org - The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
www.alln.org - The Animal Love and Loss Network
www.pet-loss.net/resources/VA.shtml - Pet Loss Support Page which also includes Virginia specific hotlines, support groups, counselors, and cemeteries/crematories
www.vetmed.wsu.edu/PLHL - The Washington State University Pet Loss Hotline is available during semesters Monday-Thursday 7pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm-3pm Pacific Time at (866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704. You may leave a voicemail message or email 24 hours a day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.vet.cornell.edu/org/petloss - The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Pet Loss Hotline Tuesday-Thursday from 6pm-9pm Eastern Time at
www.aspca.org - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers a pet loss support and grief counseling at (877) 474-3310
Medical Information and News Sources
www.avma.org - The American Veterinary Medical Association represents over 82,500 veterinarians with the objective of advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine. The site offers a plethora of veterinary, science and public health news and information.
www.veterinarypartner.com - Veterinary Partner is an owner friendly part of the Veterinary Information Network, the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community. The site offers animal owners the opportunity to learn more about animal health, medications, surgery, therapies, behavior and safety.
www.avdc.org/ownersinfo.html - Information on pet dental health, disease and home oral hygiene care from the American Veterinary Dental
www.heartwormsociety.org - Founded in 1974, The Heartworm Society’s mission is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease.
Other Important Pet Websites
www.aspca.org - Founded in 1866, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Their mission combines works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
www.humanesociety.org - The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization. They help animals by advocating for better laws to protect animals; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; investigating cases of animal cruelty; and caring for animals through their sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.
www.petfinder.com/index.html - Learn about various pets and pet care before you adopt, search for adoptable pets, find adoption groups/shelters and post a pet classified ad. Hundreds of thousands pets available for adoption, searchable by type, breed and zip code location.
www.cci.org - Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence provides
highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge. Canine Companions for Independence is now the largest assistance dog organization in the world, providing exceptional dogs for exceptional people for generations to come. The Northeast region where our area is served is headquartered in Medford, NY.
www.petswithdisabilities.org - Pets With Disabilities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
promoting the adoption of dogs and cats with disabilities. The organization serves as a shelter and an adoption placement aid for animals that have been injured through trauma or disabled by illness.
Pets With Disabilities provides invaluable support and resources for the families of disabled pets and for shelters attempting to place special-needs animals into loving homes. For the animals it helps place, Pets With Disabilities is a bridge to a better life; for the few that it cannot place, Pets With Disabilities is a lifelong home. Pets With Disabilities is located in Prince Frederick, Maryland.