The internet is a wealth of information – so much so that sometimes locating quality websites can be challenging. That’s why our staff has taken the time to find a few links to share with you that we think you’ll find helpful:
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. The OVMA focuses its efforts on the areas of economic research, continuing education and professional development, public relations and government relations.
The College of Animal Chiropractors, is an international NON PROFIT organization that promotes excellence in integrated animal health care through the development of the art and science of animal chiropractic utilizing research, education, and service to the public, in order to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life of our animal patients. Our curriculum remains the most qualified and comprehensive program in the world. Our graduates develop techniques and critical thinking skills to improve their awareness, broaden their insights, and prepare them for a rewarding future as leaders in the animal chiropractic profession.
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 Ontario SPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) provides care and shelter to tens of thousands of animals each year. For over a century the Ontario SPCA has provided province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare, and to encourage humane and suitable animal care; call attention to unacceptable practices that harm animals; investigate cruelty complaints; carry out rescues; bring perpetrators of cruelty to court; advocate for humane laws; and provide care to all animals in need. The Ontario SPCA website is full of great resources for pet owners, including adoption information and tips on behaviour and training.
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.
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 Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada and currently recognizes 175 breeds. As a non-profit organization, the CKC is dedicated to encouraging, guiding, and advancing the interests of purebred dogs and their responsible owners and breeders in Canada and promoting the knowledge and understanding of the benefits which dogs can bring to Canadian society.