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Whether you're on our Facebook, Twitter , YouTube, or Linkedin pages, or reading our blog, PVMA keeps you up-to-date on the latest veterinary news, recalls, alerts and more.  

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The AVMA's extensive website has a large section of Public Resources which can help you with everything from pet care to handling emergencies to careers in veterinary medicine. They also have some great tips for preventing dog bites

Choosing a Veterinarian

Click here for information from the AVMA on what to think about before choosing a veterinarian to make sure that you make a choice that works for your individual needs. 

National Pesticide Information Center

Find answers to questions about how pesticides can affect your family and your pets. Visit their website or call 800.858.7378.

Pet Poison Helpline

Did your dog or cat just eat something poisonous? Call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately. The sooner a dog poisoning or cat poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat your pet. Call 800.213.6680 or visit their website.  

PA Dog Licenses

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way to get him back. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. Purchase a license from your county treasurer or issuing agent. For more information, visit

Dog Bite Prevention Resources

Click here to read about dog bite prevention for kids, as well as access some great links leading to dog bite prevention coloring books, games, and a quiz. There are also printable information sheets that teach about how to read a dog's body language, tips, and more.

Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF)

The charitable arm of PVMA, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) raises money for veterinary student scholarships, The Last Chance Fund which provides funds for the veterinary care to animals in need, and Henry's Helping Paws Fund which provides the elderly and disabled with food for their pets.

Petplan Pet Insurance

Unexpected accidents and illnesses can wreak havoc on your family budget. Petplan® Pet Insurance helps cover the costs so that you can concentrate on what matters most - getting your four–legged family members the care they deserve. When you sign up with Petplan, you'll get up to a 10% lifetime discount, they'll donate $10 to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation, our charitable arm, plus you'll get a $25 Amazon gift card. Visit and use promo code: PVMA.