American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) seeks to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals, to enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence, and to meet the public’s needs as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine. The AAHA website contains information about membership, accreditation, a store and a comprehensive library of resources.
The mission of the American Heartworm Society (AHS) is to lead the veterinary profession and the public in the understanding of heartworm disease. Their objectives are to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, inform the membership of new developments, and encourage and help promote effective procedures for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heartworm disease. The AHS website contains information about the society and its work, as well as a number of helpful resources for veterinary professionals and pet owners.
The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is a professional association representing over 3,300 veterinarians in the Province of Ontario, working in private practice, government, academia, industry and public service. This extension of the OVMA website is jam-packed with helpful resources for pet owners, including articles, tips, links to a variety of other related resources and much more. Visit the site for more information.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) aims to improve the health and welfare of cats by supporting high standards of practice, continuing education, and scientific investigation. The AAFP website features a variety of helpful resources, including a comprehensive list of cat health topics to assist pet owners.
Idexx offers innovative diagnostics and technologies for better veterinary care and safer food and water. You can learn more about the work being carried out by Idexx, how it is helping veterinary medicine, and how it relates to the health and care of your own animal companion by visiting the Idexx Learning Center website.
The Ontario Veterinary College’s Pet Trust Fund honours the relationship between pets, their people and veterinary care givers. They do this by raising funds and supporting learning, healthcare, and research at the Ontario Veterinary College. Each year, OVC Pet Trust provides funding for new research on topics ranging from using stem cells to repair bone cartilage in dogs to epilepsy in Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retrievers to infectious diseases that we share with our pets. Learn more and make your own contribution to this worthy cause by visiting the website.
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.
All Breed Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue group focusing on adopting dogs, cats and other companion animals into suitable homes. They rescue animals from humane societies and animal controls and adopt them out and help foster animals temporarily while their owners find safe housing. They also help people in crisis keep their pets by temporarily fostering them or helping with vet care or food and supplies or training. Visit the website to learn more about the organization, including available animals for adoption.
PetCare pet insurance programs offer pet owners the ability to manage the risk associated with their pet’s medical issues through the provision of a selection of flexible and affordable pet insurance programs. They offer comprehensive dog insurance and cat insurance policies and free no-obligation online pet insurance quotes.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. Visit the website to gain valuable insight into how animal behavior can strengthen your bond with your pet. The site also contains a wealth of valuable resources for pet owners on various animal behavior topics.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
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.
The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections. Visit the CAPC website to learn everything you need to know about parasites that can affect our animal companions and prevention tips for keeping your pet parasite-free.
Dr. Fraser Hale is a veterinary dental specialist with an office in Guelph, Ontario. He specialized in dental and oral surgery, with over 26 years of experience in treating dental problems in companion animals, over 19 of those years in a referral capacity. Dr. Hale treats dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds on referral from veterinarians across Ontario and beyond.
Just as with humans, good oral health plays an important role in your pet’s overall health and wellbeing. It’s up to you, the pet owner, and your trusted veterinarian to help your pet maintain healthy teeth and gums. Healthy Mouth is a line of dental healthcare products for cats and dogs. Visit the Healthy Mouth website to learn more about their products, general veterinary dental care and access other helpful resources.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. They offer a wide range of quality pet foods to help animals maintain a healthy and nutritious diet. The Hill’s Pet Nutrition website contains information about their products as well as a number of other helpful resources for pet owners.
Royal Canin is committed to an approach leading to health nutrition, with a view to giving the most precise and adequate nutritional answers to the specific requirements of dogs and cats. Learn more about the extensive line of Royal Canin products through their website and access a number of helpful resources for pet owners.
Petcard is a simple and affordable way to finance veterinary treatments and products. Applying for the Petcard is as simple as filling out an application form and the approval can be processed in minutes. Petcard users have no down payment, no collateral, competitive interest rates and easy monthly payment options. Visit the website to find out more or apply for a Petcard account.
Canine Inherited Disorders Database was created in an effort to reduce the incidence of inherited disorders in dogs by providing information to owners and breeders, and to facilitate the best management possible of these conditions by providing current information to veterinarians. Access a wealth of links and other resources related to various inherited disorders in dogs.
Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and that results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain. LiteCure manufactures a number of innovative laser therapy products designed specifically for use on companion animals. Visit the website to learn more about laser therapy and how it can help your pet live a more comfortable life.
The Emergency Vet Clinic of Waterloo is a 24 hour emergency vet clinic serving Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and the surrounding region. The hospital is fully equipped with veterinary medical technology to handle a broad range of veterinary care needs, including trauma cases, intensive care, emergency surgery, advanced diagnostics and more. If your pet experiences the need for critical care, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Waterloo is there to help.
Gateway Pet Memorial provides a broad range of aftercare services including communal and individual cremations, viewing and visitation facilities, and a variety of memorial products. The Gateway website also contains an area where visitors can create online memorials to commemorate their cherished animal friends, and can share their stories with others who are also experiencing the loss of a pet.
Veterinary Technicians are specifically trained professionals who work as an integral part of the veterinary medical team, to provide humane quality animal health care. Their education provides them with the theory and practical skills essential to their career choice. The OAVT is an advocacy group for the Veterinary Technicians of Ontario.
The Cat Community aims to build a group of cat caregivers who want to provide the very best care for their cat. Powered by feline veterinarians, the community provides you with credible, valuable, and reliable educational information.