Emergency

Our emergency/critical care specialists provide 24-hour care for hospitalized patients as well as any emergency situation you may have. They are highly trained in managing patients which require emergency, intensive care or emergency surgical care utilizing the latest technologies.


Drs. Carr and Concannon oversee a team of highly skilled emergency doctors that staff our hospitals 24/7.

 

 



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Timothy Concannon, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 

Dr. Concannon oversees emergency and critical care services at CVS' Ontario facility. He has practiced exclusively as an emergency/critical care clinician since 1989. Prior to becoming a partner in CVS, Dr. Concannon was a founder and co-owner of Escondido Veterinary Urgent Care in Escondido, California from 1996-2000. 

Dr. Concannon earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University.

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Amy Carr, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 

Dr. Carr is the managing partner at CVS’ Murrieta facility where she also oversees emergency and critical care services. She obtained her DVM from the University of MN in 1988 and has practiced emergency medicine exclusively since then. She became a diplomate of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 1999. She has since served the College on the Residency Training Committee, and is currently a regent. Prior to becoming a partner at CVS, Dr. Carr was the director of the Emergency Pet Clinic in Temecula from 1992 to 2000. She is a consultant in emergency and critical care for the Veterinary Information Network. Dr. Carr serves as the director for CVS’ internship and residency programs.

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Glen Grady, DVM

Dr. Grady is a staff emergency room and critical care veterinarian for CVS. He has practiced as an emergency clinician for more than 20 years in Alaska, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and California. During this time, Dr. Grady has also pursued interests in wildlife medicine and conservation, including participating in rehabilitation projects related to the Exxon Valdez disaster. 

Prior to joining CVS, Dr. Grady practiced at North County Emergency Animal Clinic before it was acquired by CVS. 

Dr. Grady earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Grady has clinical interests in ultrasound and cytology.

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Sarah Hoggan, DVM

Dr. Hoggan is a staff emergency room clinician and critical care doctor for CVS. She takes special pride in her ability to connect with patients and explain medical treatments and diagnosis on a feeling level and has been in private practice with an emphasis in emergency medicine since graduation. Her areas of interest include the human animal bond, emergency medicine and critical care. 

Dr. Hoggan graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Idaho. 

Dr. Hoggan is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Tana Simmons, DVM

Dr. Simmons is a graduate of U. C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained post-graduate training in Emergency and Critical Care medicine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since then she has practiced emergency medicine in San Diego and Fresno, prior to joining the staff at CVS in Murrieta. She has special interest in pain management and critical care internal medicine cases.

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Todd Bowdre, DVM

Dr. Bowdre is a staff emergency and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists.  He earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Colorado State as well.   He joined CVS in 2007 after completing an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Animal Urgent Care and Specialty Group in Escondido, California.

 

Dr. Bowdre’s special interest include trauma, shock, emergency surgery and caring for bird and exotic animal species.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing at the beach and motorcycles.

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Edward Fang, DVM

Dr. Fang is a staff emergency room clinician and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists' Murrieta facility. Born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California, he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. After completing an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at CVS, he welcomed the opportunity to remain with CVS' emergency service.

 

His areas of interest include pain management, emergency surgery, and critical care internal medicine cases. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, doing veterinary work in Mexico, and learning Spanish.

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Jennifer Hoose, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Hoose recently completed a formal residency in Emergency and Critical Care medicine at California Veterinary Specialists (CVS) and will be staying on as a member of our emergency and critical care team at CVS Ontario.

 

Prior to joining CVS, Dr. Hoose worked at West Riverside Animal Hospital and Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic. Dr. Hoose holds a doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) from Michigan State University where she also received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She has a special interest in surgery and in respiratory cases that require ventilation therapy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and her pet dog and cat.

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Kimberly Boyle, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 

Dr. Boyle graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2007. After completing her internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center she decided to stay to complete her three year residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.   Dr. Boyle became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and worked for VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center in Fountain Valley before making California Veterinary Specialists her new home.   Currently, she lives in North San Diego County with her husband and three young daughters and their lovable terrier mix, Arthur. 

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Matthew Owens, DVM
Dr. Matt Owens is a staff emergency room clinician and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists. Born and raised in Southern California, he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. After earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine he completed a medicine and surgical internship at PetCare Veterinary Hospital in Santa Rosa, CA. 
 
His areas of interest include surgery, emergency and critical care medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling as well as spending time with his wife and their three dogs.
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Jamie Slupe, DVM
Dr. Jamie Slupe is a staff emergency and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists’ Ontario Hospital. Dr. Slupe earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Science from Bucknell University. After completing a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at CVS, Dr. Slupe returned to the East Coast to join a specialty and emergency practice in Richmond, VA. She happily returned to California to join the CVS Ontario team upon its opening in 2011.
 
Her clinical interests include emergency surgeries, trauma, and toxicology. In her spare time, she enjoys cake decorating, sewing, and spending as much time as possible with her husband, three dogs and two cats.
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Catherine Osten, DVM

Dr. Osten is a staff emergency and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 where she also obtained her Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Poultry Science. Prior to joining CVS, she practiced both emergency and family veterinary medicine in Bakersfield, Guam and Tustin. She has special interest in emergency surgery, toxicology and critical care internal medicine cases.

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Valerie Smart, DVM

Dr. Smart went to undergraduate school at University of North Carolina and received her degree in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. After completing a one-year rotating internship at California Veterinary Specialist, Dr. Smart was very excited to join the team permanently at our Ontario office in our emergency and critical care services. Dr. Smart is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has a special interest in emergency surgery and pain management in the critical care unit.

In her free time she enjoys yoga, running and traveling as often as possible. She has one dog, Indigo, who has really enjoyed getting to play in the Southern California dog beaches.

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Patrick Kirk, DVM

Dr. Kirk is a staff emergency clinician and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists' Ontario facility. Dr. Kirk earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Florida State University. After completing an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at CVS, he was excited for the opportunity to remain with CVS' emergency service.

His areas of interest include immune mediated diseases, emergency surgery and critical care internal medicine. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his wife Elizabeth.

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Jennifer Schultz, DVM

Dr. Schultz received her veterinary degree from University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana in 2005. She initially joined California Veterinary Specialists back in 2006 as a staff emergency doctor with an interest in exotic animals after completing a rotating small animal internship at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center. In 2013 she moved to North Carolina as a senior emergency clinician, teaching interns and students while supporting her fiancé as he pursued his veterinary training. In 2014 they were happy to move back to California so she could rejoin her CVS family and to be closer to friends and family.
 

In her spare time, Dr. Schultz enjoys reading, running, hiking and spending time with her fiancé and their domestic shorthaired cat, Alethea. 

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Jodee Mahlberg, DVM

Dr. JoDee Mahlberg is a staff emergency room clinician and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State in East Lansing in 2010 and completed a small animal rotating internship program in Norwalk, Connecticut in 2011. Dr. Mahlberg worked for Emergency Pet Clinic in Temecula before joining the CVS family in 2014. Her areas of interest are clinical pathology, head trauma and renal disease. 

Dr. Mahlberg shares her home with four dogs and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, snowboarding and playing volleyball. 

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Tara Bellis, BVetMed, MRCVS

Dr. Bellis is a staff emergency and critical care doctor at California Veterinary Specialists in Ontario.

 

Dr. Tara Bellis received her veterinary degree from The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom in 2007. After graduation she completed a one year rotating specialty internship while working as an emergency veterinarian in South East England then as an intensive care veterinarian at a specialty referral hospital in North London. Dr. Bellis moved to the United States in 2012 to complete a three year residency in emergency and critical care at BluePearl Veterinary Specialists in New York.

 

Her areas of interest include mechanical ventilation, sepsis and trauma. In her free time Dr. Bellis enjoys spending time at the beach, running, hiking and yoga.

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