There’s an app for that

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While there may be a profusion of apps and websites that are specifically designed for veterinary clinical settings, these few stand out.

For drug information, clinicians can choose from formulary apps such as Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook , available on smartphones, tablets, PCs, or Macs for $49 a year for solo practitioners; the Timeless Vet Drug Index, for iPhones or iPads at $69.99 a year; or the North American Companion Animal Formulary (, which is available in the Apple and Android markets for $19.99.

A popular app that specifically deals with antimicrobials is the Target Antimicrobial Reference Guide to Effective Treatment. It is available for free download, compliments of Bayer Healthcare LLC, in the Apple and Android markets. The app ranks the efficacy of 24 antimicrobials against 13 of the most common pathogens and claims to select the most cost-effective antimicrobial and dosage for maximum efficacy.

Other old standbys include the Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Support Group’s site, which has everything from videos to information by specific disease or drug name to an analgesia/pain management guide, and the Pet Poison Helpline, with a detailed poison list and free continuing education webinars.

Reviews of more veterinary apps and websites can be found here.