• Resources

    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:

    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)

    The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) provides species-oriented certification for veterinary practices. They are dedicated to the advancement of quality veterinary medicine. The ABVP website provides a wealth of information about the board, the certification process and a variety of other resources.

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    American Kennel Club (AKC)

    Founded in 1884, the AKC® and its affiliated organizations advocate for the purebred dog as a family companion, support the advancement of canine health and wellbeing and work to protect the rights of all dog owners as well as promote responsible dog ownership. The American Kennel Club website provides a wealth of information and resources for owners, future owners and breeders as well as detailed information about each designated breed.

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    Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT)

    The Canadian Animal Assistance Team (CAAT) is a group of veterinary technologists, veterinary assistants, veterinarians and concerned animal welfare members dedicated to providing veterinary medicine and humane education for needy animals worldwide. The teams provide spay/neuter, deworming and vaccination services to the animals in need. CAAT was instrumental in the rescue and medical needs of thousands of animals displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine

    This division of the FDA covers a variety of animal and veterinary related topics, including drug development and approval, news and events, approved product information, safety and health resources, as well as animal health literacy, and information for consumers and veterinarians.

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    Home Again Microchips

    Do you have a plan in place should your pet become lost? Microchipping is a simple, minimally invasive way to permanently identify your pet so that if he or she ever wanders off and is delivered to a nearby shelter or humane society, you can be reunited again. Learn more about this innovative identification method at the Home Again website.

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    Ontario SPCA

    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.

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    ASPCA Poison Control

    This is an 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.

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    Pet Loss Resources

    Losing a beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking events you’ll ever experience. This website honors the emotional power of the human-animal bond. Find valuable resources to help celebrate the good times shared as well as deal with the difficulties, such as chronic disease, the stress of care giving, terminal illness and companion animal death. Find all the support you need to help you get through this difficult time.

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