Vernon Hills Animal Hospital

1260 South Butterfield
Mundelein, IL 60060


Useful Links

In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We would love to hear your ideas about links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!  You might also enjoy our page called The Latest Animal Health News.

Vernon Hills Animal Hospital does not accept any responsibility for the availability, usability or any liability for damage or injury resulting from the use of such contents. 

Crucial information about your puppy's first few weeks, general dog behavior and training
Dr. Ian Dunbar's comprehensive web site includes information on choosing a puppy, the all important first two weeks in their new home, teaching basic manners, and lots more great information.  

Heartworm Society
Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here! 


An offbeat look at animal issues. 

Vernon Hills Animal Hospital serving Lake County including Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Hawthorn Woods,  and Long Grove.

Victoria Stilwell

She's a fabulous trainer who has had a number of dog training television shows. Her show "It's Me or the Dog" is featured on this page, but check out her shorter videos, too. 

Dr. Sophia Yin

The world lost a brilliant animal behavioralist when Dr. Yin died at only 48 years old. Fortunately for all dog owners, her training videos live on.

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
We have all experienced the pain of losing a pet. The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement has set up this site for support during this most difficult time. You will find inspirational stories, grief counseling resources, hotline number and many other resources.

ASPCA Poison Control Center

This is the website of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.  For a list of toxic plants, go to

The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)

The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

Rainbow Bridge
Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

West Nile Virus
This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.

American Veterinary Medical Association
This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including pet care, emergency care, animal welfare, and careers in veterinary medicine.

American Association of Feline Practitioners
The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.
VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community.   Veterinary Partner is their web site for our clients, which answers questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, and more. 

Canine Inherited Disorders Database

The goals of the database are to reduce the incidence of inherited disorders in dogs by providing information to owners and breeders, and to facilitate the best management possible of these conditions by providing current information to veterinarians. 

When your pet needs anesthesia

This is an informative article and podcast on the AVMA's website to help pet owners learn more about anesthesia. 

Updated December 2018