Advanced Veterinary Specialists is a 24/7 Emergency & Specialty Hospital. Boarded Specialists:
Nanelle Barash, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Hilary Ludwig, DVM, DACVS-SA (Surgeon)
Diana Budreckis, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Morgan Weintraub, DVM (Emergency)
Samar Mohsenian, DVM (Emergency)
Adele Jennings, DVM (Emergency)
Natasha Gallo, DVM (Emergency)
Accidents happen. Make sure you know the details if your pup ingests chocolate.
The ingredients that pose toxicity in chocolate are theobromine and caffeine, which are both categorized into a group of compounds called methylxanthines. These compounds act as stimulants that can cause tremoring, increased heart rate or arrhythmias, and seizures, smooth muscle relaxants that...
We are always grateful for new information that could help save a life!
A man was playing catch with his dog Hansel, when the ball the man was throwing got lodged in the dog’s throat. Hansel was rushed to the veterinarian, but st...
True love DOES exist.
Advanced Veterinary Specialists updated their information in their About section.
Reminder that if you need to make an appointment, request medical records, lave a message for your medical team, or complete a Rx Refill Request you can access the AVS Self Service portal. https://www.sagecenters.com/avs4pets/self-service-portal/
Self-Service Portal How can we help you today? Welcome to our Self-Service Portal! Please select from the options below and complete the form. A member of our team will be in touch with you within 24-72 hours to confirm the details of your request. If this is a pet medical emergency, please DO NOT c...
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
As we turn the page on another calendar year, we remain grateful for the outpouring of support from our community. Our teams and hospitals continue to be impacted by COVID and staffing shortages, and we enter this new year asking for kindness, understanding, and patience. We are honored to serve you every single day, we all look forward to a bright 2022. Wishing a Happy New Year to all.
Looking for a way to spend some quality time with your loved ones at the end of the year? Spread some extra cheer by supporting an organization that helps animals. Contact your local animal shelter for a list of needed supplies and go on a mini shopping spree. Anything you are able to give helps this time of year, AND you and your pet can enjoy your act of kindness together, knowing you have made a difference.
Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!
Reminder: we are open 24/7, just in case you need us.
Pro Holiday Tip: When the weather outside is frightful, stay indoors and spend a cozy evening with your pet. Gather soft blankets and your favorite holiday movies, and snuggle with your pet on the couch. If your pet isn’t allowed on the couch surprise them with a heated bed (especially helpful for elderly pets with arthritis). The bed’s warmth increases your pet’s circulation and supports their muscles and joints. Snuggle up and enjoy!
This year we are thankful for our team, our patients, and our incredible AVS community.
Who are we kidding, we are all counting down to this. 😃
How to watch National Dog Show 2021: When and how to watch the National Dog Show, which airs on Thanksgiving on NBC and the NBC Sports app.
We all know that animals save us more often than we save them. This Veterans Day, we want to draw attention to incredible organizations like K9s For Warriors, dedicated to saving the lives of both veterans and rescue dogs. #thankyou
K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs for disabled Military Veterans. We help Veterans live a life of dignity and independence.
Wishing a Happy Halloween to our furry fam! Stay safe out there (and show us those costumes 🤩).
Who else is getting ready for this weekend? 10/10 approve of cute pets in cute costumes. 🎃
This week we celebrate Vet Tech Appreciation Week as we honor the incredible Vet Techs of AVS. The tireless work, deep love, and endless dedication they show our patients and their parents is unmatched.
♥️ Please share some love for our amazing techs. ♥️
Might not be fall yet, but your dogs will love these treats any time of year.
Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Dog Treats2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 ripe banana2 large eggs1/2 cup pumpkin puree (all-natural with no...
It has been 20 years since 9/11. There are many heroes to honor and remember from this day, including the almost 300 dogs took part in the search, rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. We are grateful for these heroes and the continued hard work of search and rescue dogs all over the world.
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Does anyone else have an opinionated budding chef in the house?
Out and about this weekend? The ASPCA has some tips to keep your four-legged party goers safe.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer! Before running off to block parties and barbecues with your four-legged friends, make sure you know these tips and tricks for keeping them safe during Labor Day festivities.
Flying into Labor Day Weekend. Stay safe out there, friends!
In dogs, ear infections are caused by yeast and bacteria that are already on the skin and in the ears, while when cats get ear infections, they are typically caused by mites. Learn about what to look for and how to treat them.
What is an ear infection? In dogs, ear infections are caused by yeast and bacteria that are already on the skin and in the ears. These infections do not occur spontaneously – there is typically an underlying disease that allows for them to occur. Cats also get ear infections, but they are typic...
Did your pet eat something that may be poisonous? The Pet Poison Hotline provides 24/7 expertise.
24/7 Animal Poison Control Center for both Pet Owners and Veterinarians. If your dog, cat, or other pet is poisoned, call 800-213-6680.
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It's here! NATIONAL DOG DAY! Show us your pups and make everyones day brighter.
Knowledge is power, so take a moment to make sure you know what to do if you encounter one of our slithery cousins on an outdoor adventure.
There is an abundance of advice on the internet describing a variety of first aid techniques to employ if your pet is bitten by a snake. Some include cutting over the bite site and sucking out the venom, using a snakebite kit, applying a tourniquet, applying ice packs, and administering antihista...
We can never be too careful when it comes to protecting our furry family members.
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts.
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Similar to a chest cold in humans, kennel cough is highly contagious amongst dogs, especially those who frequent dog parks and day care. Learn what look out for, and how to prevent it:
In honor of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, we wanted to share some special love for these amazing little animals. Black cats are often overlooked, or even mistreated, due to incorrect information and superstitions.
"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."
- Groucho Marx
Kindness For Cats Inc Web Site at RescueGroups
From managing a urinary catheter to how to pill a cat, we got you covered! Check out our Home how to videos:
Videos Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland® Home Care How To These videos demonstrate common home care procedures for dogs and cats. Managing a Urinary CatheterThis 3.5-minute video shows you how to care for a urinary catheter and draw urine. How to Give Subcutaneous Fluids to a DogThis 3-minute ...
Any time of year, you will win our hearts with Pot Pie.
Ready for a Pi (π) Day tradition? We’ve done the math and calculated that your pup will love these savory homemade chicken pot pie dog treats! Try the recipe...
Lepto (for short) is a worldwide bacteria found in the environment that can infect animals and people. Due to their lifestyle, intact outdoor male working dogs are most often affected, but any dog can contract the disease.
What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis, or Lepto for short, is a worldwide bacteria found in the environment that can infect animals and people. Due to their lifestyle, intact outdoor male working dogs are most often affected, but any dog can contract the disease. Cats do not appear to develop illness...
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AVS is a multi-specialty, 24-hour emergency pet hospital in Santa Barbara. The hospital is staffed with board-certified internists, oncologists, cardiologists, surgeons, and dentists, as well as six emergency medicine veterinarians, a board-certified critical care specialist, a grief specialist, and 25 trained veterinary assistants and technicians. The critical care hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all holidays. The emergency staff is prepared to handle a variety of medical emergencies. AVS also provides specialized care for illnesses and injuries outside the scope of general veterinary care. Our specialists provide your pet with diagnostics and therapeutics that compliment the care provided by your trusted family veterinarian. We have access to advanced equipment to perform surgical procedures, cancer therapy, ultrasounds, echocardiograms, endoscopy, chemotherapy, biopsies, bone marrow sampling, endoscopies, blood and plasma transfusions, radiology, and more, in a modern, comfortable, and accessible location in downtown Santa Barbara. For more information, visit http://www.avs4pets.com.
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