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Wed, November 11th, 2015
Category: • Holidays

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
Category: • CVS Lifelines

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
Category: • CVS Lifelines

Find out why Dr. Ogilvie became a veterinarian, his passions, and where it all began.

Thu, September 10th, 2015
Category: • CVS Lifelines

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

Fri, August 28th, 2015
Category: • CVS Lifelines

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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
Category: • CVS Lifelines

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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