About VJ Index


General Information

The Veterinary Journal Index citation database has been valued by animal health professionals since 1989, and has grown on all levels.  The entire database now covers more than 149,000 citations, with about 5,000 added each year.  That’s the whole idea--you can’t keep track of all the articles you may be interested in--let your computer and our database do that for you.

Many private practitioners, institutions, and zoos world-wide use the program to save time and improve the quality of the animal healthcare they deliver.

To enable veterinary specialists to only focus on information within their specialty, we provide 5 Species Groupings:

  1. Bullet        Zoo Package (comprehensive)

  2. Bullet        Avian/Exotic

  3. Bullet        Equine

  4. Bullet        Small Animal

  5. Bullet        Food Animal


Of course, you’ll want your literature searches to bring up current and newly published articles.  We send out update CD’s every six months, so keeping your VJI database current is easy.  We update the entire database every six months, and users have the following update options:

  1. one time only purchase

  2. 2 updates per year

  3. 1 update per year

Each update CD contains all previous information plus any additional citations that have been added, so there are no gaps regardless of how you update.

Who is behind the Veterinary Journal Index?

Marty Page is the founder and wears many hats.  Back in the late 1980s, Marty saw that veterinarians were being swamped with information and needed an efficient and practical way to retrieve the useful journal information without pulling up what wasn’t needed.

Time line:

1988: idea creation and 1st sale

1989: 1st update provided with easy-to-navigate software

1992: collaborated with several zoo veterinarians to further customize the process and the data

1994: 1st Windows version

1998: passed 50,000 citation milestone

2002: changed name from Veterinary Librarian to Veterinary Journal Index

2004: used in a majority of US zoos

2008: passed 100,000 citation milestone

Marty owns and maintains the VJI database, and is also a business coach.  In his coaching practice, he works with CEOs and start-up business entrepreneurs to most effectively apply their strengths in the business setting.  He supports his coaching clients over time to be better communicators, better delegators, better time managers, and better leaders.

Marty and his wife Kathy have a small herd (7) of young adult offspring in a blended family.  They enjoy gardening, camping and reading.  Marty is also a golfer, skier and fly fisherman.

Warning: this Veterinary Journal Index database is designed to be used only to find journal articles, and is not intended as a substitute for those articles.  No guarantees are made of accuracy or completeness of this database.