Have you ever heard of the American Veterninary Medical Association? They are referred to as the AVMA.
They offer resources to the public from finding veterinarians that are members in your area to animal & public health to scientific resources.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 81,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
You can view various brochures on animal health to disaster preparedness and they offer a multitude of information.
Check out their site at http://www.avma.org/default.asp