In addition to the Pet Health Care Library, we have provided the following links to websites that provide some great information on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care. We will update this page frequently, and would love to hear your ideas on links that you would like to see us add to this page to share with other pet owners. Feel free to send us your favorites. If we like them, we will add them to our list!
- Marley's Hope Dog Rescue
We are proud to have Marley's Hope Dog Rescue as a community partner. Please visit their site and help some great dogs in need.
At Complete Care Hospital for Pets, we love being an active part in our community and supporting causes in which we feel we can offer a contribution. When Greyhounds Pets of Atlantic Canada (GPAC) approached us and asked if we could help spay and neuter newly retired Greyhounds, we were excited to help such an amazing organization. GPAC is a non-profit group who facilitates adoptions of retired racing greyhounds all across Atlantic Canada and is located on the Eastern Shore. The dogs are vet checked before they leave the United States and then again when they arrive at GPAC where they have their first set of vaccinations and blood work to check for any tick borne diseases. At this stage, Complete Care steps in to help provide any spays or neuters that are required, as well as any dental work or other minor veterinary services that may be necessary. These services are all included with the adoption of a GPAC greyhound, which help to contribute to the overall wellbeing of a new family member. We love working with these gentle dogs and can see how they make such wonderful pets! GPAC has been finding forever homes for retired greyhounds for 20 years and we’re eager to continue being a part of such a great cause! If you are interested in adopting or fostering a greyhound, please visit: www.gpac.ca.
- The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia
The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia (DART NS) is a volunteer, registered charity, working under the direction of the Canadian Red Cross, to set up and run emergency shelters and reception centres for animals affected by man-made and natural disasters.
We are proud to be one of their partners, providing mobile care for animal medical needs during emergencies.
- Information on Parasite Control for you Pet
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is an independent council of veterinarians and other animal health care professionals established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. It brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice, and association leadership.
- 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 shall promote public awareness of the contribution of animals and veterinarians to society.
- Worms and Germs Blog
Worms and Germs Blog is a joint venture of the Ontario Veterinary College's Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses and the City of Hamilton Public Health Department. The focus of this site is zoonotic diseases- diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people, particularly those involving companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, pocket pets and various other household critters). In reality, we take a broader approach, considering diseases that can be spread from animals to people AND from people to animals
- Halifax Animal Services Your local government's pet policies and services.
- Down Home Dog
Grooming and Canine Comforts
- Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association
Incorporated under the Veterinary Medical Act of the Province of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association (NSVMA) holds the responsibility to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine and to govern its members in accordance with this Act, regulations and the by-laws in order that the public interest may be served and protected.
- PetFinder A great resource if you are looking for a new or missing pet.
- Nova Scotia SPCA The organization that is mandated in law to investigate non-agricultural animal cruelty cases in Nova Scotia.
- Homeward Bound The "City Pound"
- Hope for Wildlife Your main resource for everything wildlife.
- Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the enforcement of the Animal Protection Act and sections of the Criminal Code of Canada, for farm animals.