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Horse Owner and Equine Industry Information


Equine Guelph

Equine Guelph is the horse owner and caregiver’s centre at the University of Guelph. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of horses through the provision and promotion of research, performance and education.

OMAF (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food)

This Ontario government website contains and equine section with informative articles and a monthly newsletter.

OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Ontario SPCA works in co-operation with our local member humane societies across the province to help animals in need, including homeless cats, dogs and other companion animals, injured wildlife and all animals subject to cruelty or neglect. The Ontario SPCA is the umbrella organization for all recognized humane societies in Ontario and the only animal welfare organization in the province authorized by provincial statute to protect animals.

Veterinary Associations

AAEP (American Associaton of Equine Practitioners)

The AAEP is the largest group of equine practitioners in the world. Today, the AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, KY serves as a non-profit organization of over 6600 members. AAEP reaches more than 5.1 million horse owners through its worldwide membership and involvement in ethics issues, practice management, research, and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

The American Veterinary Medical Associaton, established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 67,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The Associaton is the authorized voice for the profession in presenting its views to government, academia, agriculture, pet owners, the media and other concerned publics.

CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association)

The CVMA is the national body representing and serving the interests of the veterinary profession in 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.

CVO (College of Veterinarians of Ontario)

The College of Veterinarians of Ontario regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario to protect the public interest. The CVO is not a school or university and is financed in full by the license fees of veterinarians in Ontario.

IVIS (International Veterinary Information Service)

The IVIS is a not-for-profit organization created to provide clinically relevant, up-to-date information to veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, academic clinicians and researchers in the animal health care sector worldwide using the Internet free-of-charge.

OVC (Ontario Veterinary College)

The Ontario Veterinary College is dedicated to the advancement of veterinary and comparative medicine through teaching, research and service. As the oldest veterinary college in Canada and the United States, OVC has been educating veterinarians since 1862. Our college’s alumni span the globe, working in areas as diverse as clinical practice, food safety and ecosystem health.

OVMA (Ontario Veterinary Medical Association)

The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association is the professional association representing veterinarians in the Province of Ontario, working in private practice, government, academia, industry and the public service. The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association focuses its efforts on the following areas: Economic research for veterinarians, continuing education and professional development, public relations campaigns and activities and government relations.