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Veterinary Medicine : A Research Guide: Literature & Databases

Online and print resources for veterinary information -- topics include organizations, apps, animal groups, diseases, diagnosis, anesthesia, emergency medicine, nutrition, bites/stings/envenomation, toxic plants

Veterinary Literature & Databases

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Disclaimer: This site is maintained by the SDZWA Library for the use of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance staff and volunteers. Although we make every attempt to provide accurate information, some of the resources and links may become outdated. If you have suggestions for updates or additional resources, we welcome your feedback.

Books & Media


Fowler's zoo and wild animal medicine: volume 8
Edited by R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler
Call no. SF996 .Z66 2015

Avian medicine, 2nd ed.
By Jaime Samour
Call no. SF994 .A95 2007 ZOO

Handbook on injectable drugs : single user version
Edited by Lawrence A. Trissel
Call no. RM143 .T75 2011 ZOO

IACUC handbook
Edited by Jerald Silverman, et al.
Call no. QL55 .I23 2007

Pathologic basis of veterinary disease
Edited by M. Donald McGavin and James F. Zachary
Call no. SF769 .P38 2012

Physician's desk reference, 69th ed.
Call no. RS75 .P5 2015

Plumb's veterinary drug handbook
By Donald C. Plumb
Call no. SF748 .P68 2015

Restraint and handling of wild and domestic animals, 3rd ed.
Edited by Murray E. Fowler
Call no. QL74 .F78 2008

The Sanford guide to antimicrobial therapy
By David N. Gilbert
Call no. SF748 .S26 2015

Zoonoses: infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans, 4th ed.
By Rolf Bauerfeind et al.
Call no. SF996 .Z666 2016


Basic avian techniques [3 CD-ROM set]
Produced by M. Schott Echols
Call no. QL674 .E35 2003 CD-ROMS

Transmissible diseases handbook
By Nico Schoemaker, et al.
Call no. SF996 .T73 2006 CD-ROMS

What's that? A beginner's guide to veterinary ultrasound
By Tom Baker
Call no. SF748 .B36 2009 WAP

Zoonotic diseases: a summary of the more common maladies afflicting animals and man, 3rd ed.
Produced by AAZK
Call no. SF995.84 .A4 2005 CD-ROM


Veterinary staff at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance have access to UC Davis' electronic journals collection. Please contact us if you have questions.

You can also use Search Everything to find veterinary journal titles.

Note: SDZWA Library's change over time, depending on subscription packages and feedback from team members. Here are some journal offering examples:

ARAV Conference Proceedings
Archives of Animal Nutrition
Avian Diseases
Biology of Reproduction
Canadian Veterinary Journal
Equine Veterinary Journal
Exotic DVM
FDA Veterinarian
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery
Journal of Medical Entomology
Journal of Medical Primatology
Journal of Parasitology
Journal of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
NAVC Conference Proceedings
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
Veterinary Clinics of North America
Veterinary Ophthalmology
Veterinary World (open access)


Veterinary and Animal Care Literature Databases


Searching for zoo and evidence-based veterinary medicine articles

Full-text provided to SDZWA staff: If the link does not access free full-text, download the article
through the veterinarians' UC Davis login or submit a request to

Good Places to Start

SDZWA Research Guides

SDZWA Library Links