Indoor Pet Initiative

The Indoor Pet Initiative is here to help you make every day your pet’s best day
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. The Indoor Pet Initiative (IPI) provides a foundation for pet owners and veterinarians to create plans tailored to promote thriving that are based on the soundest, most up-to-date science available.

Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic

The Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic was established as a result of the cooperative efforts of many of the veterinarians in the Barrie and surrounding areas. These veterinarians combined resources, money and knowledge to start the practice with the intent of supplying after-hours services to their clients.  Subsequently, other area veterinarians have purchased shares in the clinic.  Original and new shareholders are referred to as “partner” clinics.  The Huronia Veterinary Emergency Clinic also provides service to clients of veterinarians in the area who are not “partners”.

Veterinary Partner supports veterinarians and pet owners in the care of companion animals by providing reliable animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database and community.

Pet Poison Helpline

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. They have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Their knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency.

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association is the professional association 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. Visit “For Pet Owners” section.

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) has a very colourful site containing information on the Ontario SPCA Act, lists of shelters in the province, ways to help prevent cruelty and fun facts for the kids.

The Farley Foundation

The Farley Foundation is a registered charity that assists people in need by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for the pets that mean the world to them. The Foundation currently serves only Ontario residents.

OVC Pet Loss Support

Ontario Veterinary College pet loss support resources page.