Shamrock Vet Clinic

1896 Guthrie Rd
Comox, BC V9M 3X7


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. 

  • Dog Star Daily - By Dr. Ian Dunbar:  
    Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and writer. He has a veterinary degree and a Special Honors Degree in Physiology and Biochemistry from the Royal Vet College in London. Dr. Dunbar also has a doctorate in animal behavior from the University of California in Berkeley. He spent 10 years researching olfactory communication, the development of hierarchical social behavior, and aggression in domestic dogs. He is the founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. On Dr. Dunbar's website you can find informative articles on preparing to get and raising a puppy, obedience training, and behavior problems. 

  • Cat Friendly Initiative - By the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP):  
    The Cat Friendly initiative provides cat owner with a wealth of information on a variety of feline topics. Shamrock Veterinary Clinic is a member of the AAFP and certified as a Cat Friendly Practice. 

  • The Blue Dog:  
    This website is focused on developing safe relationships between children and dogs with great resources for children, parents, teachers, and professionals. Check it out!

  • 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.

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): 
    The CFIA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on importing and exporting pets. Click on this link to get information about traveling with a pet to Mexico.

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

  • Euthanasia of your Pet - How do I know when it is time? By The Ohio State University - Veterinary Medical Center. 
    This handout can be used as an aid to an often very difficult decision to make.