Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library

Partners in Animal Health Website

Educational outreach program featuring an innovative website offering a variety of educational resources for veterinarians and
animal owners.




What is VetAccess?
Who Can Use VetAccess?
How Does VetAccess Work?
What Type of Information Does VetAccess Provide?
What are the VetAccess Fees?
How Can I Request Service from VetAccess?
Where else can I go for help?
What free resources are available?

What is VetAccess?
VetAccess is a fee-based customized research and document delivery service that provides rapid and easy access to information contained in the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, an internationally recognized collection of materials in veterinary medicine and the biomedical sciences.

The library houses nearly 100,000 printed volumes, 1,000 current periodicals, 1,500 audio-visual titles, and a rich collection of historical and basic research resources.

Who Can Use VetAccess?
Practicing veterinarians, researchers, animal or pet owners, or simply people with a passion for up-to-date information on all aspects of veterinary medicine can use VetAccess.


  • Animal shelters, zoos, living museums
  • Firms and institutions involved in science, medicine, and technology research
  • Business and industry
  • State and local government agencies


  • Veterinarians and veterinary clinics
  • Researchers and scholars
  • Educators and students
  • Pet/animal owners and breeders
  • Distance learners
  • Authors and journalists
  • Medical professionals
  • Historians
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Lawyers

How Does VetAccess Work?
We research your topic, then forward the response or articles by mail, phone, fax, e-mail, or express delivery, as appropriate.

Research and Literature Search Services
Our professional library staff, using a list of journal citations on your subject interest, the published literature, article databases, and other resources, helps you find relevant information and answers your questions. You may then request copies of articles as needed.

Document Delivery/Photocopies
We provide journal articles and book excerpts from the extensive collection held by the Veterinary Library in accordance with copyright law.

Once we receive your request and payment, we will do our best to process your question within several business days. Questions are done in the order in which they are received. If your question was sent at night or over a weekend, holiday, or semester break, it may take us somewhat longer to respond. If your request is urgent, please let us know.

What Type of Information Does VetAccess Provide?
VetAccess provides information on animal health and disease-related topics for companion and farm animals as well as exotic pets and wildlife, including:

  • Diseases/conditions
  • Treatments
  • Veterinary pharmaceuticals
  • Anatomy/physiology
  • Behavior
  • Nutrition
  • And more

What are the VetAccess Fees?

Research and Literature Search Services

  • $135.00 per hour (1/2 hour minimum, 1/2 hour increments)
  • $125.00 per hour for Cornell Alumni

Document Delivery/Photocopies

  • Copy of article/excerpt: $30 per article (includes copyright royalty fee)

Delivery Costs

  • Postage & handling: $5.00/envelope ($10.00 International)
  • FAX delivery: $1.50/page ($2.50 International)
  • Express delivery: $10.00/envelope ($15.00 International)

Other Costs

  • Rush surcharge: $10.00

Prepayment Required
(Estimates of cost are available in advance)

  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Personal check or money order

How Can I Request Service from VetAccess?

Just fill out the form below.

First Name


Last Name


Company Name
   (if appropriate)


Street Address


City, State,
Postal Code, Country


Email Address


What information would you like us to find for you?

Notify me if the total cost will be more than $

Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library Society member?



E-mail: vetref@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-253-3510
Fax: 607-253-3080
Mail: The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library
  College of Veterinary Medicine
  S2-160 Veterinary Education Center
  Cornell University
  Ithaca, New York 14853-6401