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Tue, March 28th, 2017
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Thank you to our Sponsors & presenters for a successful Forum!

Wed, March 8th, 2017

Dr. Proulx discusses Cyberknife on Pet Patrol with Jack, a client who received the treatment.

Wed, February 1st, 2017
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We Are Pleased to Announce Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marty Becker “America’s Veterinarian" and founder of the Fear Free initiative.

Thu, January 19th, 2017
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California Veterinary Specialists hosts the 2017 Veterinary Spring Forum Pending 6+ hours of RACE approval. Veterinary, technician and management lectures offered. Limited Space! Sun, March 19, 2017 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Wed, December 21st, 2016
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We had our Annual Holiday Art Competition where employees & their families submitted artwork to be featured on our 2016 holiday card.

Wed, December 21st, 2016
Category: • Holidays

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Keeping your pet(s) safe this holiday season! Check out our Holiday Pet Safety videos.

Tue, November 29th, 2016
Category: • CVS Lifelines

We are no longer accepting enrollment for the Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial. Information on upcoming medical trials will be provided on an on-going basis as we continually seek the development of innovative treatments to improve the quality of life for both pets and their families.

Mon, November 14th, 2016
Category: • Holidays

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for celebration, sharing and indulging in delicious food. Here are some delicious, dog friendly recipes to treat your canine friend!

Thu, November 10th, 2016

We are privileged to employ the men and women who have served this country. Get to know a little about the veterans who are a part of the California Veterinary Specialists team.

Mon, September 12th, 2016
Category: • CVS Lifelines

We are proud to announce that all three of our Practice Managers now hold their CVPM! Check out the article to learn what motivated our Practice Managers to receive their CVPM.

Thu, September 1st, 2016
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FREE Veterinary CE Opportunity in Carlsbad - 10/27/16. Click here for details and to register.

Mon, July 11th, 2016
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Click here for intern bios.

Wed, June 29th, 2016
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There are currently no openings for ongoing oncology clinical trials. Please check back on our home page for new medical trials as we continually seek new methods of providing compassionate care and healing.

Wed, June 22nd, 2016
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We are sad to say goodbye to our intern class of 2016. Congratulations and best of the luck to a bright future!

Thu, June 16th, 2016
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The nurses and oncologists at the Angel Care Cancer Center meet Physician Scientist, Sanjay Asawathi, from the City of Hope as he meets Finn and dad.

Thu, May 5th, 2016
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Thank you to everyone who attended last month's Forum.

Tue, April 26th, 2016
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We now have refreshed our California Veterinary Specialists and Angel Care Cancer Center logos. Check them out!

Tue, April 5th, 2016
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Study indicates prophylactic antibiotics not necessary for rattlesnake envenomation in dogs.

Mon, March 14th, 2016
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Angel Care for the Cure Team Participates in the K9 Cancer Walk.

Thu, March 10th, 2016

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Avoid letting your pet eat raw locally caught fish. We recently treated a puppy with a rare and potentially fatal case of salmon poisoning at our Murrieta hospital. The puppy became extremely ill after eating fish from a local lake recently stocked with salmon. The puppy is now healthy and back at home.

Thu, February 25th, 2016
Category: • Holidays

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Dr. Skor was invited to the prestigious Angel Care Cancer Center of California Veterinary Specialists to complete his Residency Fellowship in Medical Oncology with Dr. Greg Ogilvie. As a 3rd year Resident having completed his residency fellowship, Dr.Skor will now be preparing to complete his credentials to be a board certified oncologist.

Mon, February 22nd, 2016
Category: • Holidays

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Sunday, March 6th- Registration opens at 9 a.m. Walk at 10 a.m. NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego

Wed, February 10th, 2016
Category: • CVS Lifelines

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California Veterinary Specialists hosts the 2016 Veterinary Spring Forum. RACE approved for 8 hours of CE credit

Fri, January 8th, 2016
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The Dual Lecture was a success, and we want to thank all who participated in the lecture series. Click here for photos.

Mon, December 14th, 2015
Category: • Holidays

The Holiday Season is upon us! Check in daily to read holiday safety tips from our very own Cal Vet Specialists.

Tue, December 8th, 2015
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1st place- Heather Cooke, California Veterinary Specialists Intern in Murrieta and Carlsbad AND Rebecca Galindo,California Veterinary Specialists Registered Veterinary Technician in Ontario.

Wed, November 11th, 2015
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Here at CVS, we are privileged to employee the men and women who have served this country. Get to know a little about the veterans who work at CVS.

Wed, October 28th, 2015

Recommended Safety Tips from Board Certified Emergency and Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Kimberly Boyle.

Tue, October 20th, 2015
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Helpful hints for preventing and treating common orthopedic conditions in dogs and cats. By: Christian Osmond, DVM, Diplomate – American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Thu, October 8th, 2015
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Find out why Dr. Ogilvie became a veterinarian, his passions, and where it all began.

Thu, September 10th, 2015
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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. The staff at California Veterinary Specialists recommends your disaster plan includes pet safety.

Fri, August 28th, 2015
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Dr. Timothy Concannon, emergency and critical care specialist, and surgeon Dr. Christian Osmond of California Veterinary Specialists Ontario visited the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit to train the department in canine first aid.

Mon, August 17th, 2015
Category: • CVS Lifelines

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Ontario Practice Manager passes exam to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

Tue, August 11th, 2015

CVS employee searches lost and found social media resources and reunites lost pet with owner.

Wed, August 5th, 2015

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A citizen rescued a duck that had a fishhook stuck deep in its throat and brought the duck to CVS.

Mon, July 27th, 2015
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Amber Craddock completes qualifications to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care.

Fri, July 17th, 2015

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We are very sad to say goodbye to our intern class of 2015. We appreciate their hard work and dedication, and we will miss them as they move on to their future careers.

Tue, June 30th, 2015
Category: • CVS Lifelines

As the 4th of July approaches, most likely you are planning on barbecues, large family gatherings, and fireworks to celebrate the birth of our nation. We ask that you consider your pets, when you are making your plans. Read on to see our safety tips for your pet.

Sun, May 17th, 2015

Golden retrievers have higher rates of cancer than other breeds of dogs and as a result their lifespans are significantly shorter. Now scientists in Colorado are trying to figure out why cancer is so widespread in this breed. Dr. Ogilvie is the Director for the Angel Care Cancer Center in Carlsbad explained that 56.6 percent of all goldens are affected. And it's those numbers that are the reason t

Wed, November 19th, 2014

Investigators from California Veterinary Specialists empowered by funding from the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals, has worked with the discovery team led by Dr. Genevieve Hansen to develop a novel therapy for T-cell lymphoma in dogs. The veterinary oncologists and nurses at all three CVS hospitals (Murrieta, Ontario and Carlsbad) executed a series of clinical and basic science ...

Tue, October 21st, 2014

Here is a sneak peek at the trailer for a documentary featuring CVS and many others dedicated to making a difference in the fight against cancer in companion animals. The film premieres November 1 in LA county. Thank you Clear - Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research for the sneak peek. Watch "My Friend: Changing the Journey Trailer 1" by My Friend: Changing the Journey:

Fri, October 17th, 2014

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In honor of National Veterinary Technicians Week, CVS would like to thank each and every one of our dedicated technicians for their hard work, compassionate care and invaluable service to the veterinary field. Pictured are a few of our wonderful technicians from all three hospitals.

Thu, October 16th, 2014

Meet Biggie, the 37-pound cat adopted by a local animal hospital that is trying desperately to save his life - after his owner asked to have him put down.

Tue, August 12th, 2014

The word cancer is as dark and empty as the disease it defines. A diagnosis of cancer often brings with it feelings of overwhelming fear, a spiraling sense of loss of control, and most devastating of all, the loss of hope. This occurs regardless of whether the patient is a human family member or a precious pet. I know, because I am a veterinary oncologist at California Veterinary Specialists ...

Mon, August 4th, 2014

Recently, California Veterinary Specialists received a call from Dr. Dejanovich from South Temecula Clinic asking if we could help with some advanced imaging for a recently retired 8 ½ year old police dog named Artez. Unfortunately, before Artez and his handler, Sgt. Andrew Ahberg, K9 Unit, Ocotillo Wells SVRA, got a chance to enjoy his retirement he began having some major issues with his ...

Thu, July 10th, 2014

California Veterinary Specialists congratulates our 2013-2014 interns on the completion of their one-year internship program with us. Our program provided eight interns the ability to focus on small animal veterinary care that offered experience in emergency/critical care, internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, surgery and imaging rotations. Each of the in

Mon, July 7th, 2014

My name is Maximus Anderson! Max for short! I am a two-year old Labrador Retriever and I was very sick last week! The doctors, nurses and technicians at CVS took excellent care of me and showed me lots of love when I was scared and hurt. I almost went to doggy heaven, but these humans worked around the clock to make me well! On the fifth day I was sent home, but I was very tired and worn out...

Tue, May 20th, 2014

There are currently very promising developments in the treatment of canine cancer that focus on the natural immune response of the body. Cancer cells secrete elements into the blood that inhibit the immune system from killing them. The LW-2 Canine Therapy focuses on removing these harmful elements without the use of drugs, chemicals, radiation, or complicated surgical procedures. This approach is

Wed, March 19th, 2014

MURRIETA, CALIF. — California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Center (CVS Angel Care) was named March Business of the Month by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for the Center’s canine cancer clinical trials using Voyager, a new and revolutionary non-invasive anti-cancer medical device. “We are overjoyed to receive this award from Assemblywoman Melendez for...

Thu, October 24th, 2013

Our beloved 6-year old French Bulldog Leroy had no symptoms of illness when he experienced three seizures one morning in May. I rushed him to All Pets Animal Hospital in Encinitas, Calif., and after that visit, a referral appointment with a veterinary neurologist n San Diego. An exam and MRI later, we received the devastating diagnosis; An inoperable brain tumor caused Leroy's seizures. Without

Wed, April 17th, 2013

We are in a process developing a new therapy for dogs with lymphoma that harnesses the immune system to destroy its own cancer. With appropriate therapy we are able to not only enhance and improve their quality of life but also extend that life and reduce the need for chemotherapy. This non-invasive, fully-funded study is one in which we take animals that have lymphoma and willing families who are

Mon, February 11th, 2013

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One of the best parts of my internship year at California Veterinary Specialists is being able to immerse myself in a different learning experience every few weeks while rotating from specialty to specialty. While the long hours and steep learning curve have certainly increased my daily coffee intake, I still feel incredibly fortunate every day to have the opportunity to learn from a diverse and..

Sun, January 20th, 2013

CVS has recently donated 33 oxygen masks designed for use on pets to the Murrieta Fire Department. As stated by Chief Matt Shobert, "This equipment has the potential to save the life of a four-legged family member in the event of a fire. Read more and watch the video on Press Enterprise!

Tue, October 11th, 2011

Total Knee Replacements (TKR) have long since been considered the standard of care for the treatment of stifle joint Osteoarthritis (OA) in humans. In veterinary medicine, we have not been able to follow this model primarily due to the lack of long-term follow up data. GREAT NEWS!! We are pleased to report that we now have five-year follow-up on canine total knee joint replacements. Although