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April is National Heartworm Awareness Month

Read about Sam’s story and help raise awareness about heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is life-threatening, difficult to treat, and is present in our area. Numbers of affected pets across the country steadily increases each year. Click here to view the American Heartworm Society’s Heartworm Incidence Maps. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitos carrying the microscopic heartworm larvae. Mosquitos … Continued

This Week Is The First Annual Veterinary Team Appreciation Week

We could not be more proud of our incredible team and how they operate as a family unit to deliver such quality care. The following essay was written by one of our staff members, Rachel, in order to answer the question “What do you think makes Moorpark Veterinary Hospital Unique?” Our incredible team is central to … Continued

January is National Train Your Dog Month

It’s never too late to improve the bond you have with your pet and make your time spent together more rewarding through training or fun exercise activities. We are happy to act as your resource and partner in addressing behavioral concerns which can arise from a variety of reasons. For over 20 years we have been recommending dog trainer and behavior consultant Deborah Krasner for many training and … Continued

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Meet Bobo, he was diagnosed in early 2012 at the age of 10 with cancer, specifically, GI lymphoma. Prior to his diagnosis, Bobo had been vomiting and hiding in unusual places for about a day. He was taken to the emergency vet and after some diagnostic testing, the doctor believed he had a possible intestinal … Continued

Fall Fun at MVH!

Our annual fall photo booth and costume contest is underway! Visit our fall photo booth in the hospital and choose from a variety of costumes for your pet to enter them into our annual costume contest. You can also submit photos of your pets in costume from home by e-mailing their photo to mvhmail@moorparkvet.com. We are giving away great prize baskets to … Continued

This Week is National RVT Week!

We are so proud to have three outstanding Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) on our staff to help provide outstanding care for your pets. RVTs have at least an associate degree in the sciences and are required to pass state and national board examinations along with completing a considerable amount of certified continued education in order to uphold … Continued

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month

In honor of Responsible Dog Ownership Month, we are donating a portion of every preventative blood and fecal test performed in the month of September to Ventura County Animal Service’s ongoing efforts to educate the public and help keep pets out of shelters. Preventative testing such as blood tests and fecal tests for intestinal parasites can uncover … Continued

August 22nd is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

Despite outnumbering dogs as pets, cats are far less likely to receive routine veterinary care. As a result, at a time when veterinary medicine is better than ever, cats are getting sick often with preventable diseases. Cats are also extremely good at masking pain and illness so its not always apparent when they are not feeling well. … Continued

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Meet Luka, she was found as a stray in Moorpark just last week and is very special to us all. Luka already had a home lined up but when she tested positive for the feline leukemia virus, her future home could no longer accept her and her life expectancy was decreased to only about  1-3 years. Very thankfully, one of our own team members, … Continued

Keeping Your Pet Healthy Throughout the New Year

Preventative health care is a very important part of keeping your pet healthy all year-round. Check out our recommendations for meeting your pet’s health care needs and increasing the length and quality of their lives. Physical Examinations. Regular examinations can reduce the prevalence and impact of disease. During examinations, doctors check your pet from nose to tail … Continued