For many, a pet is someone’s best friend, whether it is a dog, cat, rabbit or pig a companion animal becomes a member of the family.

In a perfect world every story would have their furry sidekick filling each day with laughter and joy. But let’s face it, people get sick, and just like their walking, talking counterparts; animals get sick too. Luckily science has progressed and vets are able to offer treatments for these illnesses that weren’t available just a few years ago.

Did you know that animal care has become just as specialized as human care and that there are board certified doctors in arenas such as ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, cardiology and many more. Animals needing rehabilitation after surgery or a neurological event can benefit from therapy from a certified rehabilitation specialist. This page is designed to help you find resources for animals in need of specialized medical care or resources to help you with special needs animals.

Find a Medical Specialists in your area –

Search tool for Board Certified Veterinary surgeons –

Find a rehabilitation therapist in your area –

Find a Veterinarian –

Need information regarding a diagnosis or a medication, check out PetHealthNetwork®
~ Answers from vets about your pet –

All about Heartworms –

Prescription help for your pet

GoodRX –
AAA in some states also offers discounts on pet prescriptions

Disabled animals’ resources

Eddies Wheels- Wheelchairs and Carts for handicapped Pets –

Canine Cancer resources

The National Canine Cancer Center –

Radio Pet Lady Network Canine cancer Podcasts with Dr. Sue Ettinger –

The Dog Cancer Blog –

Canine Cancer Financial Assistance and Resources –

Prosthetic and other related links (braces):


Acupuncture in Pets –  Downloadable file

Cold Laser Therapy -Downloadable file

Urinary Incontinence – Downloadable file

YouTube Channel

Spay and Neuter assistance programs

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs – ASPCA

Spay and Neuter Grants in Maryland

Additional assistance options: is a company where you can request your veterinary practice to join and set up payment option for medically necessary treatments.  Requests are submitted and worked through this company.  You can also check to see if local vet are already set up with this program.

Other Financial assistance programs

The Buddy Foundation of Maryland

Military Pets –