General Health Information
Animal Poison Control Center
Excellent online resource for resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center provides a helpful quick reference list of common plants that are known to be poisonous to pets. It also provides further information regarding symptoms and the degree of toxicity.
Pet Poison Hotline
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency.
VOHC: Veterinary Oral Health Council
The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) awards a Seal of Acceptance for products that successfully meet pre-set criteria for effectiveness in controlling plaque and/or calculus deposition in dogs and cats. The VOHC is an entity of the American Veterinary Dental College. For information about the VOHC and to view the list of products that have been awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance please visit their website.
Ohio State University - Indoor Pet Initiative
Our goal is to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals world-wide so that all pets and their caregivers can experience optimal well-being. Optimal well-being permits individuals to thrive in their environments. By giving caregivers the information and tools needed to recognize thriving in their pets, and to create an environment that permits them to thrive across the lifespan, we aim to sustain the highest quality relationship between pets and their owners possible.
OVMA - A Dog Owner's Handbook
A guide book for the care of your dog.
OVMA - A Cat Owner's Handbook
A guide book for the care of your cat.
Veterinary Medical Associations
CVO: The College of Veterinarians of Ontario
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario to protect the public interest. While the CVO is not a school or university, the organization licenses veterinarians, inspects and accredits veterinary facilities and investigates complaints against veterinarians. It is the Veterinary regulatory and licensing board for Ontario.
OVMA: Ontario Veterinary Medical Association
The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association is the professional organization representing veterinarians across Ontario. The OVMA is committed to advancing and promoting excellence in veterinary medicine, the betterment of animal health and contributing to the protection of human health.
CVMA: Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is the national voice for the veterinary profession dedicated to serving and representing the veterinarians of Canada. The Association is committed to excellence within the profession and to the well-being of animals. It promotes public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.
OAVT: Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
Registered Veterinary Technicians are highly educated and trained professionals working as integral members of the veterinary health care team. Their education provides them with the theory and practical skills essential to deliver a gold standard of veterinary care.
Pet Loss & Support
OVC Pet Loss Support Hotline
Of all the people that pass through our lives everyday, few, if any, are likely to provide as much love and loyalty as a pet. Regardless of species, breed, size or age, pets reward their owners with affection devotion, unconditional acceptance and the purest type of love imaginable. It is no wonder that we form such strong attachments with them.
The Ontario Veterinary College offers a pet loss support hotline that can be reached at (519) 824-4120 ext. 53694.
Gateway Pet Memorial Services
Many pet owners need time for reflection and closure on the loss of their beloved pet. Gateway shares this responsibility to help you through this emotional time. This is why Gateway helps veterinary hospitals provide you with grief support materials. Gateway provides books on the grieving process. Information on pet loss support organizations and pet loss counsellors are also available through Gateway.
Gateway Pet Memorial Services provides pet loss support at (519) 822-8858 or toll free at 1-800-277-6915.
The Farley Foundation
Since 2001, the Farley Foundation has been assisting people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for their beloved pets. Established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), the Foundation has since expanded to also assist the pets of at-risk women who are participating in OVMA's SafePet Program. The Farley Foundation honors the human-animal bond and seeks to help those who truly benefit the most from pet ownership.
OVC Pet Trust
The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Pet Trust is an organization which honours the relationship between pets, their people and veterinary care givers. They do this by raising funds and supporting education. Funding from OVC Pet Trust has led to major improvements in anesthesia and pain control for pets, heart disease and heart monitoring techniques, dermatology and understanding the human-animal bond as well as enhanced the quality of care provided at the OVC Teaching Hospital.
Greyhound Trust & Alliance
Greyhound Trust & Alliance (GT&A) was created by a dedicated group of greyhound owners and supporters who want to give back to the International Greyhound Community by helping to bring awareness to the breed, support, fundraising, education and social events. GT&A supports all greyhounds and sighthounds, their humans, and not-for-profit adoption groups who share in the mindset of supporting the International Greyhound Community.
Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR)
Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR) is made up of a small, very dedicated group of volunteers based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, committed to rescuing all breeds of dogs in need. SOAR's mission is to rescue every single dog that they can, including dogs that have been abandoned or rejected due to ill health, abnormalities or old age.
Pomeranian & Small Breed Rescue (PSBR)
Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue is a volunteer rescue group in Ontario, Canada. They provide care for dogs that that have been surrendered by their owners, rescued from puppy mills, or are in danger of losing their lives in local animal control facilities. PSBR are a registered Canadian charity, operated by a group of dedicated individuals committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Pomeranian and other small breed dogs. All dogs are fostered in loving home environments.
Upper Credit Humane Society (UCHS)
With a focus on education and community involvement, the UCHS reinforces its message of responsible pet ownership with an emphasis on safety, respect, care and compassion towards animals. The UCHS provides safe shelter to healthy, adoptable animals until they can be placed in suitable, permanent homes. Animals remain in our care until the right home is available, and no animal is ever euthanized due to lack of space or because they have been at the shelter for a long time.
Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario
Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario's mission is to place abandoned or unwanted basset hounds in suitable, loving, permanent homes. All basset hounds who come into their care are spayed/neutered, provided with any necessary medical care and brought up to date on vaccinations. They are loved and cared for in a foster home where their personalities and individual needs are assessed. They are then placed into suitable adoptive homes.
Canadian Dachshund Rescue
Canadian Dachshund Rescue (Ontario) is a volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to saving and rehoming abandoned, neglected, and unwanted dachshund and dachshund mixes. To date Canadian Dachshund Rescue (Ontario) has saved the lives of almost 1,000 wieners from abuse and euthanasia and works closely with local, national and international animal welfare organizations, to provide care for wieners that are in distress, suffering abuse, abandoned or homeless.