PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Recommended Minimum Standards, Guidelines and Forms


General Guidelines and Recommendations 

Provided by National Organizations and Veterinary Medical Associations

Accreditation Training Modules, USDA
American Animal Hospital Association Guidelines
American Association of Feline Practitioner Guidelines 
Association of Shelter Veterinarians Guidelines and Standards
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendia
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Canine Disease Guidelines
Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Support Guidelines
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) Must be a VIN member to access.


Accreditation Training Modules from the USDA  

Training Modules for Accreditation Renewal 

Renew Your Accreditation
More Information on the Accreditation Process


American Animal Hospital Association  

Guidelines Recommended by AAHA Include:

Anesthesia Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2011
Basic Guidelines of Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials, 2014
Canine and Feline Behavior Management Guidelines, 2015
Canine Life Stage Guidelines, 2012
Canine Vaccination Guidelines, 2011
Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2013
Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2010
End-of-Life Care Guidelines, 2016
Feline Life Stage Guidelines, 2010
Fluid Therapy Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2013
Mentoring Guidelines, 2008
Nutritional Assessment Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2010
Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2016
Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2015
Preventive Healthcare Guidelines, 2011
Referral Guidelines, 2013
Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2005
Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, 2014


American Association of Feline Practitioners

Guidelines Recommended by AAFP Include: 

Bartonella spp., 2016
Diagnosing and Solving House-Soiling Behavior in Cats, 2014
Environmental Needs, 2013
Feline Behavior, 2004
Feline-Friendly Handling, 2011
Feline-Friendly Nursing Care, 2012
Feline Life Stage, 2010
Feline Retrovirus Management, 2008
Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report, 2013
Fluid Therapy, 2013
Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials in Cats, 2014
Long Term Use of NSAIDs in Cats, 2010
Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism, 2016
Pain Management, 2015
Senior Care, 2008
Zoonoses, 2003

Guidelines Endorsed by the AAFP Include: 

2015 ISFM Management of Diabetes in Cats
2013 ISFM Population Management and Welfare of Unowned Domestic Cats
2011 WSAVA Nutrition


Assocation of Shelter Veterinarians

ASV Guidelines and Standards Include: 

Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters
Veterinary Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs, 2016


National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians   

Compendia and Recommendations by NASPHV Include:

Animal Rabies Compendium, 2016
Rabies Compendium: Introductory Letter
Prospective Serologic Monitoring Protocol
Animal Contact Compendium, 2013
Veterinary Standard Precautions Compendium, 2015
Brucella canis Infections in Humans, 2012
Psittacosis and Chlamydiosis and related materials, 2010
Q Fever: Coordinated Public Health and Animal Health Response, 2013
Zoonotic influenza
Model Infection Control Plan for Veterinary Practices, 2015

 

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine  

OSU CVM Canine Disease Guidelines

Disease Prevention in Canine Group Settings


Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Support Group Guidelines  

VAASG Guidelines Include:

Periop Analgesia and Chronic Pain Management
Anesthesia - From Preop through Recovery


Veterinary Information Network (VIN)

You must be a VIN member to access these resources.

Visit the VIN website.


Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

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