Veterinary Resources

Our veterinary hospital provides links to valuable resources for pet owners below.

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Educational Links

West Ballantyne Animal Hospital‘s number one goal is simple: to keep the pets of Charlotte and its surrounding area healthy and happy. We believe that this can only be accomplished with close communication and information sharing between the pet’s owner and their veterinarian. Our veterinarian is an expert in the field of veterinary medicine, but nobody knows more about your treasured pet than you do. In an effort to bridge the gap between veterinarian and client, our veterinary hospital is providing links to valuable resources for pet owners. Learn about important topics like pet insurance, microchipping, heartworm prevention, and more. The more you know about how to care for your pet, the more West Ballantyne Animal Hospital can help to make sure your dog or cat stays fit, active, and happy for years to come.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners strives to improve cats’ health and welfare through research, education, and high-quality veterinary care.

American Heartworm Society

The American Heartworm Society provides education about heartworm disease and its effects on animals.

ASPCA Poison Control Center

Learn what to do in a poison-related emergency and how to keep your dog or cat safe from poisonous substances.

AVMA Microchipping FAQs

The American Veterinary Medical Association answers the most frequently asked questions about microchip implantation.

ASPCA Pet Loss

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers helpful articles and answers to frequently asked questions regarding end-of-life care and coping with a pet’s loss.


CareCredit is a veterinary health care credit card that helps you manage the costs of your pet’s healthcare.

Companion Animal Parasite Council – Pets & Parasites

The CAPC has numerous tips on parasite prevention as well as an updated map to track the prevalence of parasites around the country.

Veterinary Oral Health Council – Oral Hygiene Products

Check out the recommendations for approved oral hygiene products.

Trupanion Pet Insurance

Medical insurance for your pet insurance helps cover the cost of medical care for your pet. West Ballantyne Animal Hospital recommends all pets be covered by pet medical insurance.

Veterinary Partner

Veterinary Partner has an extensive database of articles regarding animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, and more.