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If you find a web site which you think should be included here, then please e-mail us with the details. If you find any links that are broken or unsuitable, please notify us so we can keep this list up-to-date! Last update 07 December 2003. 
Professional Associations Non-commercial web sites  
The RSPCA Educational sites
The Cats Protection League Commercial sites
Raptor Rescue Avian links
Media Other links
These links are provided for information only and are not endorsed or guaranteed in any way by Lansdown Veterinary Surgeons. Please read our disclaimer.
World Pet Parrot Survey

Parrot Line, the UK charity and international parrot advisory service, is asking for your help in a world-wide survey on pet parrots. If you could spend a few minutes filling in the survey they can accumulate as much information as possible, furthering their research and in so doing help provide more help to those in need.

Government DEFRA web site

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Professional Associations

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is responsible for professional conduct, registration, free movement, education and training of veterinary surgeons in the UK

We are inspected and approved by The British Veterinary Hospital Association and you can read their policy here

The British Veterinary Association site is up and running

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) exists to foster high scientific and educational standards of small animal medicine and surgery in practice, teaching and research. Link updated 10/9/01.

The Association of Avian Veterinarians is a world-wide organisation for professionals, of which we are a member

The Society of Practising Vet Surgeons exists to provide advice and information to veterinary surgeons and others actively involved in the management of veterinary practices. The Society does not provide clinical advice or services to members of the public, who are advised to direct their queries to their own veterinary surgeon.

Animal Health Information Specialists is a group of library and information professionals working in the area of animal health in the UK and Ireland


Non-commercial web sites

The world of James Herriot - Hambleton District Council

Haynet - international horse links galore

British Show Jumping Association - The governing body of show jumping in Great Britain

House Rabbit Society - An all-volunteer, non-profit organization that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care

The British Houserabbit Association

The British Rabbit Council

Hamsters - "the complete hamster site"

The Hamster Dance - They nearly topped the charts, but if you haven't seen it, you won't believe it!



The British Medical Acupuncture Society - a society of doctors, dentists and vets, the BMAS aims to promote the use and scientific understanding of acupuncture as part of the practice of medicine

Many universities have veterinary schools and faculties and these are a few of those on-line:

The University of Bristol - Vet School

Cambridge University

University of Edinburgh - The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine

University of Glasgow

The University of Liverpool



Carlton Television's Noah's Ark site is packed with information about this popular veterinary drama series set in a country veterinary practice

Both BBC Online and The Discovery Channel have animal sections:

BBC Nature

BBC Animal Zone

The Discovery Channel

The stars of the top-rated BBC series Vets School, Trude Mostue and Steve Leonard reveal their favourite web sites

Keep track of Steve and Trude as they look at animals that certainly aren't pets in their experiences in Africa for Vets in the Wild

Keep up with the Animal Zone broadcasts on BBC TV and Radio for the coming week here 

Read this interesting interview with Keith Leonard, who features in BBC's Vets In Practice

So you want to be a vet? Here's the job profile from BBC's Hot Pursuits, and read what Trude and Steve have to say on the subject.

Read about the 999 production team who are behind Vets School (as well as Antiques Roadshow and Driving School) and find out what is involved! 



Many commercial companies are represented on-line, so we cannot list them all. Here are just a few: UK parrot cages and play stands is a home pet-sitting service. from Bayer Animal Health is a website for the pet owner which contains useful information on worm lifecycles, treatments, etc.

Hills SciencePlan pet food

Pet Plan Pet Insurance

Rob Harvey Zoological Supplies have lots of bird and animal foods and products, information pages, a breeders directory and free ads.

Double-02 create web sites, provide maintenance, register domain names, host web sites, install small office e-mail and networking.


Avian links

National Bird of Prey Centre

Hawk Conservancy

Raptor Conservation

Raptor Rescue

Raptor Research Foundation

Raptor Research Centre Minnesota

Raptor Life Line

Campaign for Falconry

The South East Falconry Group

British Falconers Club

British School of Falconry

Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions Wildlife Crime

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

The Raptor Trust

The Barn Owl Centre

Hawk and Owl Trust

The Hawk board

Welsh Hawking Club

British Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre

Parrot Line

Parrot Talk connections

The Parrot Society

Parrot link

The UK Parrot Club

Owl rescue

Macaw Matters

Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre


Other links

The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is a local charity working for wildlife conservation in Gloucestershire

Two of our referral colleagues have their own web sites which contain related material. Paul Evans has a specialist eye clinic, the Eye Vet Clinic, and Nick Thompson specialises in complementary therapies at the Holistic Vet.

The Eye Vet Clinic has recently moved into new premises at:
The Veterinary Eye Hospital, Marlbrook, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0PH
Tel: 01568 616616 or 0845 1300 654, Fax: 01568 615884

Look Smart is an international search engine with a UK section. Explore their Pets & Animals section using this form (if the form is not visible in your browser then please use this link):

You may also want to check out the Brit Index, a UK-based web site.


Please note: whilst we make every effort to ensure that material included here is suitable, Lansdown Veterinary Surgeons has no control over material available on other websites and links included here are presented in good faith. If any links are broken or prove unsuitable then please let us know.

The inclusion of a link here does not constitute endorsement of a service or product unless specifically stated.

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