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Community Veterinary Outreach

Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO) is a registered charity that aims to improve the health of homeless individuals and their pets through a “One Health” model of care. By offering human health services and health education alongside preventative veterinary care, CVO seeks to improve access to veterinary and human health resources for an at-risk population, and leverage the human-animal bond to increase human health resource uptake.

Although we provide pro-bono veterinary care, we are not solely an animal welfare organization. Our mandate is to improve the health and welfare of the client by providing health services and community connections that matter to them.

Dr. Angela and her entire team are active volunteers with this organization. Click on the following link to learn more or Donate. If you can indicate your donation is for York Region, all funds will go directly into our region.

Community Veterinary Outreach

Worms and Germs Blog

Wondering about what possible diseases could be transferred from your pet to you? Curious to learn about COVID-19 and pets? Do you have questions about feeding your dog raw food? Dr. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM is a veterinary internist and microbiologist, who created the Worms and Germs Blog, to help educate the public about diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people, and how we can minimize our risks.

The Worms and Germs Blog

Lyme Disease in York Region

Lyme disease is an illness spread through the bite of a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick. Do you want to learn more about ticks, Lyme disease, and where ticks are most densely found in York Region? 

Learn more about Lyme Disease in York Region

Veterinary Partner

Veterinary Partner is a website created by veterinarians, dedicated to providing accurate information to owners about pet conditions. You can find information here about health conditions, behaviour, and medication.

Learn more about Veterinary Partner

Centre for Disease Control

Are you a teacher looking for information for your classroom? An expectant mother that has questions about how your pet could affect your baby’s health? Do you have an immunocompromised family member, and want some information on how to keep your pets and family safe? The Centre for Disease Control is a public health agency that can help answer your questions.

Visit the CDC website

Household Pets and Zoonoses

Pet zoonoses are an emerging public health issue, especially as pet ownership increases and pet definitions expand to include new and exotic animals. While completing her Masters of Public Health, Dr. Angela wrote a paper on “Household Pets and Zoonoses” for the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.

Learn more about Household Pets and Zoonoses

Pet Poison Helpline

If you think your pet has consumed a toxin, please contact us immediately. Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control centre that can help us identify what type of toxin has been consumed and how to proceed.

Learn more about the Pet Poison Helpline


The OVMA (Ontario Veterinary Medical Association) and CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) are our provincial and national governing bodies. Need information on the Farley Foundation, our Safe Pet Program, or information on how to choose the right pet for you and your family? Check out some information on the Ontario Veterinary Medical Associations or Canadian Veterinary Medical Associations websites.

Visit the OVMA
Visit the CVMA