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Veterinary Medical and Related Libraries: An International Directory

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Find Libraries by Region and Country

  • Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Australia & South Pacific: Australia, New Zealand
  • Caribbean: Cuba, Dominican Republic, West Indies
  • Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
  • East Asia: People’s Republic of China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (R. O. C.)
  • Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine
  • Middle East: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey
  • North America: United States, Canada
  • South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

About the Directory

This directory of veterinary medical and related libraries is compiled and edited by members of MLA's Animal and Veterinary Information Specialist Caucus.

Editorial Board

  • Andrea Kepsel, Michigan State University
  • Susanne Whitaker, formerly Cornell University

Library Coverage

Primary libraries represented are academic (university and/or branch) libraries serving colleges that grant D.V.M. or equivalent degrees.

Coverage of related libraries is incomplete, especially outside the United States, but may include:

  • Academic (university and/or branch) libraries serving veterinary science departments that do not grant D.V.M. degrees
  • Zoological gardens and aquariums
  • Veterinary clinical hospitals
  • Animal alternatives and welfare centers
  • Veterinary professional organizations
  • Primate research centers
  • Animal health research institutes
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • National and governmental libraries of medicine or agriculture

Listing Contents

Each library listing includes:

  • Library name
  • Veterinary school
  • Parent institution
  • Street address
  • Country
  • Mailing address (if different)
  • Telephone (general)
  • Fax
  • Email (general)
  • Library web site/home page
  • Primary contact person(s)
  • Contact person telephone
  • Contact person email

Background and History

This directory of veterinary medical and related libraries is based upon a Quicklist compiled for many years by the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section. Distributed internally only to participants, its primary purpose was to facilitate communication among veterinary libraries in the United States, Canada, and West Indies. Given the need for rapid contact information as well as expanding international cooperation and resource sharing, the Quicklist was transferred to the Web. In addition, content was expanded to include many libraries with significant veterinary collections around the world.

The Directory incorporates and supersedes library listings appearing on the “Veterinary Medicine Libraries” Web site maintained by Ken Ladd since 1995. Ken had initiated that site when he was veterinary medicine librarian at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2008, the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association assumed responsibility for updating and maintaining the listing. Due to the extensive amount of effort involved in maintaining two listings, Ken’s site was “retired” and replaced by this new directory.