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Veterinary Resources on the Web

Here lies a list of all the links mentioned in our posts (and more) organized into useful groups. Watch for future additions and contact us with ideas or suggestions!


Veterinary Information Network (VIN) – Davis, CA

International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) – Ithaca, NY

Pet Poison Helpline – Bloomington, MN

ASPCA Poison Control – Urbana, IL

On the Floor @ Dove – Portland, OR

Ohio State University Indoor Pet Initiative – Columbus, OH

U of Pennsylvania’s CAL Project – Philadelphia, PA

Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Support Group – New York, NY

Bayer DVM’s Target Antimicrobial Manual – Shawnee Mission, KS

DVM Insight Library – Westbrook, ME

Cornell University’s eClinPath – Ithaca, NY

U of Cambridge’s Canine Inherited Disease Database – Cambridge, UK

Elsevier’s Veterinary Ophthalmology Videos – Philadelphia, PA

Ohio State University’s Nutritional Support Service – Columbus, OH

AAHA Microchip Lookup Service – Denver, CO

USDA’s Guide to Animal Traveling – Silver Spring, MD 


Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN) and Veterinary Partner

National Association of Veterinary Technicians (NAVTA)

IDEXX Learning Center (ILC)



Bonus Resources (Dove Lewis, Veterinary Team Brief…)


Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook Online (VIN Version)

Veterinary Information Network (Technicians and Support Staff:

Compendium of Veterinary Products

Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia Support Group (VASG)

ASHP’s Handbook on Injectable Drugs (see full article for all links)

Epocrates Rx (see full article for apps)

AVMA Pet Food Recall and Alerts

FDA’s Animal Green Book

Washington State University Clinical Pharmacology Lab

Top Veterinary Formulary Apps


Clinician’s Brief (Brief Media)

Compendium (Vetlearn)

Standards of Care (Vetlearn)

Veterinary Medicine (DVM360)

Today’s Veterinary Practice

Veterinary Focus (Royal Canin)

Veterinary Economics (DVM360)

AAHA Trends (AAHA)

Veterinary Team Brief (Brief Media)

Veterinary Technician (Vetlearn)

DVM Newsmagazine (DVM360)

Veterinary Practice News

VIN News Service



Veterinary Equipment Exchange Network


AVDC Nomenclature Resource

Iowa State University Infectious / Zoonotic Diseases

UC Davis Shelter Medicine Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a VMD?

Stop asking me! V.M.D. stands for Veterinary Medical Doctor (or in Latin, Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris). It is the degree earned by veterinarians who graduate from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Equivalent to the D.V.M. degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) awarded by all other U.S. veterinary schools, the “VMD” degree pays homage to the fact that the school was born out of UPenn’s Medical School in the 1800’s (awarding “MD” degrees). It remains the only U.S. veterinary school to begin this way.

Why the name VMD technology?

I had to call it something. And it rhymed. And rhyming works for him.

What if I’m a DVM, PhD, MS, BVS, BVSc, BVetMed, BVMS, MVB, CVT, RVT, LVT, CVPM…?

Don’t get caught up in a name! Diversity makes the world go round. Join us!

What does this blog cost?

It’s free and it always will be. It’s a blog!

What is a “techy” and what if I’m not one?

Great question — definition: techy. For starters, do not let this stop you from using technology to improve your patient care. Here’s how to “Adopt-a Techy”. 

How often do you write posts?

I have a full time job like you! But this website is a tiny neonate at the moment so there is a lot to talk about. I’ll aim to post weekly at minimum. 

Why are you the most qualified for this?

There are many veterinarians out there who are undercover (or not so undercover!) “techies”. Many of them are as qualified and we all learn from each other. I’m passionate about it and I think I have some useful things to share. Either way, this is a needed resource and I hope it helps you. 

What are your favorite tech tools in practice?

Check out the posts!

How can I contribute or suggest?

Awesome, now you’re talking! You can reach me on email or at the links below.

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Terms and Conditions (My Lawyer Friends Made Me Say It):

Disclaimer: This is my personal web site (or web log) and the suggestions and opinions expressed here represent my own and not necessarily those of my employer, previous employers, colleagues, guest bloggers, or references provided. The material presented on this website is not intended as professional advice and should not be construed as such. The material presented on this site is included with the understanding that neither VMD Technology, LLC (a.k.a. or VMD Technology), Caleb Frankel, VMD or any other individual associated with VMD Technology now or in the future is engaged in rendering veterinary or other professional services by posting said material. All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. 

The intent of this web log is to provide an entertaining and useful reference for veterinary professionals and their team members for use in the setting of a veterinary establishment. If you are not a veterinary professional and/or acting outside of the scope of legal veterinary practice, this web log is not for you and should not be used. Instead, please seek direct advice from one of the world’s many skilled veterinarians. 

VMD Technology has taken every caution to provide the most accurate, honest, and current information available. However, we can make no guarantee as to the completeness, accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this site or the sites referenced to and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or useIf you chose to read this web log or utilize any of the references, information, spreadsheets, handouts, applications, or other data, you accept full responsibility for the accuracy of said information and its use at the time of its use. In addition, some links within this website may lead to other websites. VMD Technology does not necessarily sponsor, endorse, or otherwise approve of the materials appearing in such websites. 

In other words, all information is provided on an as-is basis. In other, other words “enter at your own risk”!


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About Us

What Is This?
Currently just a fledgling, this is a website for veterinarians and veterinary team members. For lack of a better term, it is technically a “blog” on all things technology in veterinary medicine.

From discussions about phones and tablets, to veterinary “apps”, to website links, to useful spreadsheets, to practice management software, to tech tools for your hospital, to cutting edge ways to continue your education, we hope to provide an organized space for the technology that exists to help us care for our animal patients.

Veterinary medicine is advancing faster than most can keep up. We have more to know and more tools to use than ever before. Thankfully, technology has advanced as well.

The goal of this site is to help veterinary professionals everywhere keep all that knowledge more accessible so that we can provide the best care possible.

We promise to keep it simple, practical, and current. The hope is that you will be able to take some of our ideas, and share some of yours, so that this website can grow into a useful resource. 

Here’s a link to some Frequently Asked Questions about this site. 

Explore, drop us a line, and if you like what you see, please share the site with all of your colleagues and team members.

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Who Is This?
Like you, my first passion was and always will be animals. My second is bow ties. With that said…

Bio VMD TechWhere were you when you saw your first computer? It is one of my earliest childhood memories — an old Commodore PC in my uncle’s basement in the 80s. Fast forward to middle school and I was teaching myself everything I could about computers. 

By high school I was experimenting with software and coding. Around this time, my grandmother was paying me (at her insistence, of course) for weekly computer “lessons” — how to turn it on, how to move the mouse, how to print. Very advanced stuff.

At the University of Maryland (Go Terps!), I found unique technology applications for studying and documenting knowledge that would help me later in veterinary school. During summer breaks I worked for a global healthcare IT consulting firm honing technology skills. And in vet school clinics at the University of Pennsylvania, many knew me as “the guy carrying around the huge palm pilot” (I’m quick to correct them — it was a Dell Axim x51). 

I’m now an internship-trained emergency veterinarian who treats small animals as a part of two 24-hour specialty animal hospitals with over 50 other doctors. Here, I’ve quickly become the guy “who needs a lot of desk space for all of his devices.” 

Working in this environment is wonderful but creates its own set of challenges when coordinating veterinary care at such a high level. Enter technology!

Since my first days as a doctor, I’ve been involved in numerous veterinary technology initiatives. I’ve attended software user conferences, served on a veterinary software advisory board, developed forms, spreadsheets, digital treatment sheets, electronic hospital communication boards, workflow systems, and continue to be intimately involved in the optimization of software and technology for rapidly growing general and specialty animal hospitals.

This led me to my current role as Director of New Product Development at Brief Media, where I’m tasked with overseeing the development of technology tools that will assist veterinary medicine at the point-of-care.

I’ve spent several years experimenting with nearly every type of technology in practice and have developed ways to optimize the care I can provide sick animals. Wherever I am, colleagues, nurses, and even clients ask me about the technology I am using at any given time. I’ve come to realize that resources about the technology available to veterinary professionals are scattered.

My goal is to turn this site into a place to share ideas that you may find useful. I hope it becomes a place where veterinarians can get (and suggest) up-to-date information on using technology to improve animal health care.

Thanks for Wagging In!

Caleb Frankel, VMD | Head Techy

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Apps & Downloads

Apps & Downloads for Practice

Welcome to the storage area for apps and files mentioned in my posts. While small now, this page is growing rapidly so check back frequently! Please contact us with ideas or suggestions.


The Veterinary Appidemic is catching like wildfire! See all the action here » 

Kimba ECC App

NEW! Plumb’s

Fossum App

Heartworm App

Scour Wheel

Vet Tech UA

Antimicrobial SmartVet

Abx SmartVet



Pet Owner Apps

Pet Owner Apps



AAHA's App


Epocrates Rx


Compendium of Veterinary Products


Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison

Abbott IVF

Abbott IVF

UC Davis VetPDA Calcs

VetPDA Calcs

Target Reference


Timeless Vet Drug Index

Vet Drug Index

Veterinary Calculator Plus


Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Voice

Google Voice

Equine Drugs

Equine Drugs

Equine Lab

Equine Lab

Equine Radiography

Equine Rads

Equine Reproductive Ultrasound

Equine Repro US

Equine Techniques

Equine Techniques

Equine Joint Injections

Equine Jt Injections

Foal CPR

Foal CPR









The Digital Bulletin Board

VMD Tech Digital Bulletin BoardSo simple and elegant, it is a custom bulletin board made digitally so that you always have it with you on your mobile devices. It’s one of my tools that veterinarians are always asking me to share…continue reading (full article)