Founded in 2000, California Veterinary Specialists (CVS) is one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced veterinary services for pets in need of critical emergency care and treatment of serious acute and chronic illnesses 24 hours and 365 days a year. Our innovative team of multidisciplinary specialists provides Southern California with a network of specialty and critical care hospitals at three state of the art facilities:



Our experienced team of specialists works together as one unit; we provide the best integrated veterinary care available anywhere in support of each individual patient’s health and happiness. We offer:



CVS’ approach to patient care and healing is a collaboration of our award-winning, board-certified doctors and medical staff, our clients and referring primary-care veterinarians. Most of our patients are referred to us by their primary-care doctor for advanced diagnostics, intensive care, or specialty procedures like orthopedic surgery, ultrasonography, CT scans, MRI and endoscopy, and coil occlusion for patent ductus arteriosus. We also offer advanced therapeutic techniques such as chemotherapy, ventilation therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


Our exceptional and dedicated doctors many of whom are board-certified with advanced training in their respective fields; we truly do provide the best in veterinary care for your pet. We are also recognized for our guidance in training future clinicians by our sought after internship and residency programs. Our facilities each feature:


  • Surgical suites
  • Separate ICUs
  • On-site pharmacies
  • Fully equipped in-house laboratories
  • Temperature-controlled wards with soft, comfortable bedding.


An integral part of fulfilling our mission is to deliver life-saving patient care that benefits quality of life. To that end, we have the latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment:


  • Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Digital radiology
  • Video endoscopy
  • CT scanner & MRI
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Color-flow Doppler ultrasound
  • PC-based Vivid 7 echocardiography system
  • Nebulizers, Oxygen Cages and Ventilators
  • Hyperbaric oxygen chambers for pets (one of the few on the West Coast for pets)


We at CVS are proud to say that the care we provide compares to or exceeds that offered in human medicine. Our clinicians attend to every aspect of patient care. We encourage the families of our critical-need patients to take an active role during the long-term care and healing process, and provide special visitation rooms so owners can spend time with their pets throughout recovery. 

Our doctors are some of the most highly regarded and respected in the veterinary profession. Many are featured speakers at national and international veterinary conferences, have authored books as well as articles in scientific publications on innovative medical treatments and developing therapies in veterinary medicine.


Our ongoing commitment to our patients, clients and the referral veterinary community is to continue to develop the excellence of our specialty practices. Our promise is to fulfill our mission to provide compassionate care that improves quality of life for our patients and for those who love them.