Animal-Related Organizations

Veterinary Organizations & Educational Institutions

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association: The professional organization governing the practice of veterinary medicine in Alberta.

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association: The national body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Canada.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine: A regional institution serving the veterinary, medical, educational and research needs of the four western provinces of Canada.

Animal Health Care: Your Pet Health and Pet Care Information Destination:  A website from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association for animal health care information and advice. 

Other Animal Organizations

Canadian Council on Animal Care: The national organization responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing throughout Canada.

Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta: An organization providing human-animal bond-centered education and support programs.

Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy: An initiative that assists in the development, planning, and implementation of animal-assisted therapy at a variety of facilities.

Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society: This group works to increase the mobility and independence of persons with disabilities by providing highly skilled guide and/or assistance dogs.

Horse Organizations

Horse Industry Association of Alberta: A unified voice for the Alberta horse industry and strengthen it through advocacy, education and research.

Alberta Equestrian Federation: A member driven, nonprofit, provincial organization responsible for organizing, coordinating, sanctioning and administering equine sport and recreation.