Mountain Aire Veterinary Hospital, Inc. is here to help you navigate the vast amount of information available on the internet, we are happy to provide the following list of trusted links for interesting and educational postings related to pets and their care.

National Vet Associations/Organizations

Shelters, Rescues & Humane Societies

  • American Humane Society:
  • ASPCA:
  • Shelter On The Hill (local humane society): (661) 248-5018
  • Mountain Communities SPCA (local humane society): (661) 245-2400, (661) 245-3035
  • Little Bit of Wildlife (PMC wildlife rescue, rehab, education) (661) 242-2717, (661) 242-1803, (661) 242-2955 or (661) 242-1781
  • Kern County Animal Control & Shelter (animal control, adoptions, Kern County Rabies licensing): (661) 868-7100, 201 South Mount Vernon, Bakersfield CA 93307
  • Pet Harbor (missing pets):
  • NetPosse – lost or stolen horses (707) 484-2165
  • AVID Microchip:, (800) 336-2843
  • Opossum Society (opossum rescue):
  • The Animal Rescue Site, donates to shelters per mouse click on sponsors:
  • Animal Rescue League – wildlife rescue information:

Nearby Veterinary Hospitals / After Hours Emergency Care

  • Kern County Animal Emergency & Urgent Care (24-hr urgent care): 4300 Easton Drive, Suite #1, Bakersfield CA 93309 ph: (661) 322-6019,
  • McClave Veterinary Hospital (Reseda, CA):, 6950 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335, ph: (818) 881-5102, fax: (818) 881-2831
  • Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center: (no website) 25832 Hemingway Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91381, ph: (661) 799-0655
  • All-Care Animal Referral Center (24-hr service):, 18440 Amistad Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, (714) 963-0909, (800) 994-PETS (7387)
  • Pet Poison Helpline – A Service of the SafetyCall ™ Pet Poison Control Center (24hrs):, (800) 213-6680 ** please be advised there is a per incident fee
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control (24hrs):, (888) 426-4435

Grooming & Pet Sitting

  • Blue Rose Pet Salon, 3429 Los Padres Drive, Frazier Park. (661) 245-3635 or (661) 319-0839.
  • Zen DogZ Dog & Cat Grooming, 2220 Freeman Drive, Pine Mountain. (661) 242-1781 or (661) 245-1150.
  • Pause for Pets. Susan Norlund. Frazier Park. (661) 245-3781 or (661) 477-6717.
  • Pet TLC – All Weather Pet Care In Your Home. Linda Friedl. Pine Mountain Club. (661) 242-3886 or (661) 993-1705.
  • Koket’s Paws and Claws, Marleen Ramirez. Pine Mountain Club. (661) 242-1560.
  • Sarah L. Fuess – Livestock Care & Pet Sitting Service. Lebec. (661) 248-6240 or (661) 992-3414

Gifts & Novelty Services

  • Pet Photos – Jeanette Alvarez. Pine Mountain Club. (661) 242-0912
  • Lorraine A. Murphy, Professional Photographer. Frazier Park. (661) 731-3323
  • Tag Me Up, mobile custom tag engraving for humans and pets. Robyn and Luis Fuerte. (661) 778-3299 or (661) 401-9057.
  • Lola 4 Pets, pet supplies, and services. Pine Mountain (661) 242-1886 or (310) 439.5219, or

Ongoing Healthcare / Medical & Treatment Resources / Pet Insurance

Veterinary Care Assistance

Pet Loss / Bereavement Counseling / Services

  • Sarah Edwards, Pet Bereavement Counseling, Pine Mountain. (661) 242-2624
  • Pet Loss Support Helpline (877) 474-3310. or
  • IAMS Pet Loss Support Center (888) 332-7738 (EST)
  • for emotional support of the animal/human bond
  • Cornell University – Veterinary Student Volunteers (607) 253-3932 (Tue-Thu, 6-9 p.m. EST)
  • Michigan State University – Veterinary Student Volunteers (517) 432-2696
  • Ohio State University – psychologist Stephanie to help PTS decisions (877) 474-3310
  • Illinois College – grief care packages (217) 244-2273 (Tue, Thu, Sun 7-9 p.m. CST)
  • Washington State University – Veterinary Student Volunteers (866) 266-8635 (Tue-Thu 6:30-9:30 p.m. PST)
  • Matthews Cremation Division: (memorial products for pets). (800) 327-2831, Apopka, FL.
  • Pet Loss Support: Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Behavior Specialists / Dog Training

  • Sophia Yin, DVM
    An author of “A Perfect Puppy in 7 Days” and previous lecturer at Western Veterinary Conference with advice on how to train and socialize dogs and cats. Problems addressed on her website include aggression, fear, barking and promoting the art of interaction with your pets. Books and products to assist in training are also available on her website.
  • National Train Your Dog Month
    Every January – start the year off positively with webinars, Facebook chats and other free resources for pet owners.
  • Clinical Animal Behavior Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, UC Davis
    Los Angeles Satellite Clinic – – – (858) 759-6837 (1st Wednesday of every month)
  • Robert A. Eckstein, DVM, PhD
    Pet Behavior Specialist – PO Box 9000, Asheville NC, 28815 – (800) 972-2580
  • Tami Kearney, Mtn Top K-9 Training
    (530) 628-3647,

Other Veterinary Medicine Resources / Continued Education / Vet & Animal Specialty Schools

  • University of California, Davis:
  • Veterinary Medical Center at UC Davis: (seminars attended regularly by MAVH staff for continued education)
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal Poly Pomona Moorpark College for Animal Training Western Veterinary Conference – Las Vegas, (attended regularly by MAVH staff for continued education)
  • Veterinary Job Bank:
  • Veterinary Medicine Website Relaunch:

Military Service Programs / Veteran's Services

Pet Insurance & Payment Options

Moving With Your Pet(s)

Moving With Pets:

  • This piece on moving with pets covers pretty much every angle – preparation, travel, adjustment to a new house, and veterinarian advice on how to make the transition smooth. This guide can be a lifesaver when it comes to travelling and moving with your pet!

How to Pack and Move Your Bird:

  • Moving your bird is way different than dogs and cats. Many birds do not like their carriers, so it is important to spend plenty of time helping them to adjust before the move comes. This page also has a great section on how to help your bird adjust to a new home after the move.

Pet Resume Guide:

  • This is really handy for movers with pets; it helps you lay out a pet profile or resume for when your landlord wants to know about your pet. It shows you how to include information such as if he/she is spayed, neutered, declawed, certain behaviors, breed, etc. There are surprisingly many places for rent that require something like a pet resume, and this source will help you to avoid the extra work of putting one together on your own!

Pet Sitter Locator:

  • Many “Moving with Pets” guides recommend getting a pet sitter on the day of the move. This site provides a directory search by the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters so you know you can find someone trustworthy.

Helpful Apps for Phones/Tablets

Grey Muzzle App by Laps of Love

Grey Muzzle Quality of Life Calendar App is the first app to journal your pet’s days on your iPhone/iPad or android device.

Resting Respiratory Rate Tracker from Your Dogs Heart

Use this app to help track and compare over time your pet’s resting respiratory rate.

MyVetLink from Global Vet Link (Health Certificates for Travel)

Easy, instant access for to animal health documents and information, travel requirements for interstate movement and download your pet’s certificates for offline storage.

Animal Poison Control Center Mobile App

Quickly identify over 300 potential hazards for your pet, the potential severity of the problem and instructions on the crucial next steps pet owners should take.

Pet First Aid from The American Red Cross

Includes basic first aid to help your pet as well as emergency preparedness information.