National Office of Animal Health
The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.
NOAH hosts the Pet Health Information website at www.pethealthinfo.org.uk - a 'one stop source' featuring a wealth of animal health information and advice to help owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pets' healthcare. This site is recommended by many veterinary practices and other pet care specialists as a useful back-up to the excellent advice they give – the site carries no advertisements or branding and covers a multitude of species.
NOAH has two more websites – the NOAH Compendium www.noahcompendium.co.uk. Regarded as one of the major reference sources on animal medicines, the NOAH Compendium, which is also available as a book, includes the full UK data sheets for animal medicines from 32 companies. The NOAH website www.noah.co.uk includes background information for those interested in animal medicines topics such as vaccination and antibiotics.
Along with PFMA and the Pet Care Trust, NOAH is a trustee of National Pet Month, which runs from 7 April to 7 May 2012. The charity’s aims are to:
• promote responsible pet ownership
• make people aware of the benefits of pets for people and people for pets
• increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
• raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals
For further information see www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk.