Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic

2826 HWY 2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5


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, and we will add them to our list!


American Veterinary Dental College - An informative reference for dental information for cats and dogs

American Animal Hospital Association - Is the accrediting body for companion animal hospitals in the United States and Canada. 

ANAPSID - This is a great reference website for information on amphibians, reptiles and snakes.

Behaviour problems  - Founded by Brian Kilcommons and Sharon Wilson, best-selling authors and recognized experts on animal training and behavior, this site is a terrific resource for advice on a variety of behavioral problems. If you want to learn more about feline house-soiling, barking dogs, aggression, or any other behavioral problem, check this one out!  

Canadian Food Inspection Agency - The CFIA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Disease, foot and mouth disease, and many other conserns.

Canadian Kennel Club - 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.

Cat Behaviour  - This website is dedicated to all types of behaviour and training issues including litter box problems, inter-cat aggression, compulsive behaviour, furniture scratching, depression, fear based behaviour, new cat introduction and much more.

Choosing a new puppy - This is a nice starter guide of things that you should consider when you are thinking about getting a puppy. 

Clicker Training This website is a great source of information for positive training.

Companion Animal Parasite Council - The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an organisation which was established to create guidelines for the control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people.

Dogs and Ticks - A resource website for information regarding your dog and ticks

Durham Health Unit - Information on pet licensing, dog bites and much more.

The Farley Foundation - Established by the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) in 2001, the Farley Foundation (a registered charity) assists seniors and disabled persons on limited incomes with the necessary treatment of their pets. In 2007, the Foundation expanded its criteria to assist the pets of women at risk of abuse (and their children) who are participating in OVMA's SafePet Program. The Farley Foundation honors the human-animal bond and seeks to help those who most benefit from pet ownership

Gateway Pet Memorial - Gateway is a company that offers pet cremation and memorial services. They offer a wide selection of urns and specialty products to remember your pet by. Looking through their website now, can make the decisions easier for when the times comes.

Growing Up With Pets - Growing Up With Pets is an educational program devoted to bringing parents a resource for information and advice on how to help them foster strong, healthy relationships between their children and their pets.

Healthy Cats for Life - Health and Wellness information for your feline friends.

Heartworm Society -  Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

Indoor Pet Initiative - This is an informative website geared towards enrichment of the indoor pet, and especially focuses on our feline friends.  

International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management - The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management is a multi-disciplinary organization that seeks to promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge related to the biology and clinical treatment of pain in animals. Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic is a registered member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre - The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre is a non-profit, registered charity that operates a hospital for injured wild turtles.

Lyme Info - A resource website for information to Lyme Disease

National Animal Poison Control Center  -This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

Novartis Animal Health - "Passionately saving, prolonging, and improving animal lives," this is the focus of Novartis.  Their extensive product range provides solutions for the prevention and treatment of various widespread animal diseases and parasite infestations.

Obesity Prevention - APOP is committed to making the lives of dogs, cats, all other animals and people healthier and more vital.

Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians - The OAVT is an association that was developed for Veterinary Technicians as a governing body.

Ontario Veterinary College - Located in Guelph, Ontario the OVC is a veterinary teaching college that has been established since 1862.

Ontario Veterinary Medical Association -  Ontario Veterinary Medical Association is the professional association representing veterinarians across Ontario. OVMA is committed to advancing and promoting excellence in veterinary medicine, the betterment of animal health and contributing to the protection of human health.

Ontario Wildlife Rescue - Their primary goal is to connect people who have found injured or orphaned wild animals with those who can look after them and get them back into the wilds

OWREN - The Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Network is an information and education network that produces and distributes educational materials. It provides training opportunities and a yearly conference for rehabilitators and others in related professions

The Owl Foundation - The Owl Foundation is a registered Canadian charitable organization focused on helping wild Canadian owls that are injured or orphaned. The foundation operates an owl rehabilitation centre located in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Pet Food Nutrition - Real pet food advice from real experts. This website will answer health and nutrition questions without promoting or rating specific brands of pet food. The answers provided are fact based supported by scientific evidence, and are an unbiased collaboration of experts in the veterinary and nutrition field.

Pet Health Network - This is an informative website for pet owners that provides answers to your questions about your pets health, behaviour and care. Check it out!  

PetLynx  - Is an online database of lost and found pets striving to save the lives of lost animals.

Pet Safe House Plants - A guide to pet-safe house plants.

Pet Secure  - Pet Secure is a veterinary insurance company. Pet insurance is a great thing to think about for your pet, because you never know when something unexpected can happen. Check out their website for more information on their policies.

Rainbow Bridge - Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family membe

Rayne Clinical Nutrition - Our clinic now carries a line of pet nutrition that is whole food based for our clients that choose to feed a less processed nutritional option. Rayne Clinical Nutrition: "The balance between whole food nutrition and science".

Royal Canin - We are proud to have them as our primary veterinary diet provider. We have made this decision due to the ethical approach they take  of manufacturing their pet food. Their primary motivation as a company is "pets first" which we could not agree more with!! 

Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre - Open 365 days a year, Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre (SPWC) has been in operation for 20 years. Their mandate is to help all injured and orphaned wildlife, both mammals and birds, and release them back into the wild.

Shades of Hope  - A Registered Charity located in Georgina, Ontario serving the GTA and areas throughout the South Central Ontario corridor.

Our Mission is to nurture, treat & rehabilitate injured and orphaned native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy animals back into their natural habitats.

Speaking of Dogs Rescue Directory - Dog rescue adoption agency.

SunCoast Sugar Gliders - An informative website that is a great resource for information on diet, care and much more.

Toronto Wildlife Centre - The Toronto Wildlife Centre is a registered charity that takes in sick, injured and orphaned wildlife for rehabilitation. They also strive to improve the lives of wildlife through public education.

Veterinary Partner - is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date 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.

West Nile Virus This site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and has the latest information on the spread of West Nile Virus in the US, as well as information on disease transmission, symptoms, etc.

Xylitol Poisoning - Protect your dog from the deadly effects of Xylitol Poisoning (sugar substitutes).