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Books & audio/visuals:

The online catalog is a good place to start your research. Note: reference books and instructional A/V materials can be used only in the library. These are some areas that veterinary medicine subjects can be found:

Library of Congress Classification
 S 411  Agriculture                                                                         
 SF 285 General horse care and breeds  
 SF 426 General dog care and breeds  
 SF 761 Anatomy and physiology
 SF 774 Veterinary nursing
 SF 867 Dentistry
 SF 914 Anesthesia
 SF 917 Veterinary drugs


Dewey Decimal Classification    

 636.1  Horse                                                                                               
 636.2  Cow
 636.3  Sheep
 636.4  Pig
 636.5  Poultry
 636.6  Pet birds
 636.7  Dogs
 636.8  Cats
 636.9  Rabbits
 639  Amphibians and reptiles

Magazines & journals:

Magazines and journals in veterinary medicine cover a wide range of topics -- livestock, veterinary pharmaceuticals, felines, canines, rabbits, horses, diseases and pests, genetic research, clinic equipment and supplies, food processing and distribution, nutrition, farm management, and career development. The following animal science magazines and journals can be found on the second floor in the “Animal Sciences” section of the journals:

• All Animals
• American Quarter Horse Journal
• Cat Fancy
• Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
• Dog Fancy
• Equus
• Horse & Rider
• The Horse
• Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
• Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
• Lab Animal
• Texas Parks & Wildlife
• Veterinary Economics
• Veterinary Medicine
• Veterinary Practice News
• Veterinary Technician
• Your Dog
The Veterinary Clinics of North America-Equine, Food Animal and Small Animal Practice- are shelved with the circulating books at SF 601 .V4 E68 – SF 601 .V4 S6


Citations for articles, reports and more from the USDA National Agricultural Library from 1970 to present. No full text.

Medical research; National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database with Medical Subject Headings. No full text.

NOAH: Network of Animal Health
(AVMA) (LSC-Tomball only -- see librarian for login)
Reference resources and discussion forms for veterinary medicine. Login/password required -- not full text.

PubMed Search 
National Center for Biotechnology Information located within the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Remember to click on the limit tab and restrict your results to Animals.

Useful Websites:

American Kennel Club
This website provides good information on the dog breeds that they register and also guides and healthcare tips for owners.

Cat Fanciers’ Association
This website is a good source for information on purebred cats and their care and also gives information about shows.

The Horse
News and veterinarian-approved articles on equine health care from The Horse magazine. Create a free login for access to 15,200+ articles.

  Reference: 832.559.4211
Circulation: 832.559.4206


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