Support Our Shelter’s Kong Program

kong-program-canvaThrough mid-December, purchase a Kong for your dog at our office and a shelter pet receives a Kong in return. Thanks to so many wonderful people, Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS)  has an amazing Kong enrichment program where shelter pets get to enjoy Kongs stuffed with a treat. Our Kong prices are as follows:
  • Small- $7.00
  • Medium- $9.66
  • Large- $12.10
  • Extra Large- $22.52
Ventura County shelters are no kill! It takes a tremendous amount of support and effort to operate and maintain shelters especially when they are no kill. Click here if you would like more information about how you can volunteer or help VCAS.

Celebrate Animal Shelter Appreciation Week with Fire Island Grill Fundraiser

Dine-out at Fire Island Grill in Simi Valley on Wednesday, November 9th and 20% of your bill will be donated to Ventura County Animal Services in honor of Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (November 6th-12th). Present our flier for donation credit.



Enter Our 2016 Pet Costume Contest

sunny-verityEach year we look forward to seeing your pets in costume. Our staff loves to vote for winners, feature pets on social media, and scrapbook each entry for the year. Don't forget to enter our 2016 pet costume contest by Monday, October 31st. You can enter our Halloween pet costume contest in a number of ways.
  • feather-holmanUtilize our fall photo booth and pet costumes in the hospital to receive a fall-themed photo of your pet and enter into our contest.
  • Submit your entry by e-mailing your photo to
  • Post your pet in costume to our Facebook page or tag our hospital in your post.
You could win one of the following prizes:squeeee
1st place: Free exam and health consultation 2nd place: $30 MVH gift card 3rd place: $20 MVH gift card

Meet Our Featured Patient Roxy


September is National Responsible Dog Ownership Month

IFKola is one special dog. After bouncing around to several homes, he was adopted by his current family, who provides him with the best care possible. Kola didn't always get the best treatment. His former family did not treat his seizures with medication due to the cost involved. Instead, he was fed Tums each day as a false and potentially toxic way of helping him with his seizures.

When Kola's family adopted him, they purchased pet insurance through Trupanion. 90% of any accidents or illnesses that Kola has is covered by the insurance company. Just like any pet insurance company, pre-existing conditions will not receive future insurance coverage. Monthly insurance rates vary based upon your pet's species, breed, and age. Most importantly, these rates can change drastically depending upon what you would like your deductible set to. Deductibles are the amount you pay before insurance reimbursement begins. Contact the hospital to find out how to gain a one-month, risk-free trial of Trupanion pet insurance. Click here if you would like to compare all of the available pet insurance companies.

Almost a year after acquiring insurance, Kola tore both of his cranial cruciate ligaments which requires surgical repair much like an ACL injury does in human medicine. Kola will also undergo a third surgery to repair the dysfunction he has in his right kneecap. Without the surgeries, Kola would not be able to walk. With the surgeries, he has many years of a happy, healthy life ahead of him. Kola's insurance has covered 90% of his medical bills, which amounts to over $33,000. Pet insurance is a manageable way to make sure your pet receives the best possible care no matter what. We ask you to seriously consider getting your pets or future pets covered.

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