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Advanced Veterinary Specialists

Advanced Veterinary Specialists Advanced Veterinary Specialists is a 24/7 Emergency & Specialty Hospital. Boarded Specialists:
Andrea Wells
Nanelle Barash, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Sharon Shields
Hilary Ludwig, DVM, DACVS-SA (Surgeon)
Diana Budreckis, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
TJ Morrison


Doctors:
Morgan Weintraub, DVM (Emergency)
Samar Mohsenian, DVM (Emergency)
Adele Jennings, DVM (Emergency)
Natasha Gallo, DVM (Emergency)

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03/11/2022

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Accidents happen. Make sure you know the details if your pup ingests chocolate.
03/08/2022
Chocolate Toxicity: 10 Facts - Advanced Veterinary Specialists

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!
02/24/2022
What to Do if Your Dog Is Choking

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.
02/14/2022

True love DOES exist.

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01/28/2022

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Reminder that if you need to make an appointment, request medical records, lave a message for your medical team, or comp...
01/23/2022
Self Service Portal - Advanced Veterinary Specialists

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.
01/17/2022

“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 t...
12/31/2021

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 su...
12/28/2021

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.
12/25/2021

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 sof...
12/23/2021

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.
11/25/2021

This year we are thankful for our team, our patients, and our incredible AVS community.

We all know that animals save us more often than we save them. This Veterans Day, we want to draw attention to incredibl...
11/11/2021
K9s For Warriors - Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

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 🤩).
10/31/2021

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. 🎃
10/27/2021

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 l...
10/20/2021

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. ♥️

It has been 20 years since 9/11. There are many heroes to honor and remember from this day, including the almost 300 dog...
09/11/2021
Remembering the Four-Legged Heroes of the 9/11 Rescue and Recovery | National September 11 Memorial & Museum

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?
09/07/2021

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.
09/05/2021
Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe, Happy and Healthy This Labor Day

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!
09/03/2021

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 g...
09/02/2021
Ear Infections – What’s the Deal? - Advanced Veterinary Specialists

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.
08/31/2021
24/7 Animal Poison Control Center | Pet Poison Helpline

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.

10/10 stylists approve of Vigo's style 😎
08/28/2021

10/10 stylists approve of Vigo's style 😎

It's here! NATIONAL DOG DAY! Show us your pups and make everyones day brighter.
08/26/2021

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...
08/24/2021
Snakebite 101 - Advanced Veterinary Specialists

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.
08/22/2021
Hot Weather Safety Tips

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.

Grateful to serve the Santa Barbara Community.
08/20/2021

Grateful to serve the Santa Barbara Community.

Similar to a chest cold in humans, kennel cough  is highly contagious amongst dogs, especially those who frequent dog pa...
08/18/2021

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:

https://www.sagecenters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/KennelCough.pdf

In honor of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, we wanted to share some special love for these amazing little animals. ...
08/17/2021
Why Adopt A Black Cat

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:  https://ww...
08/16/2021
Videos | SAGE Veterinary Centers

From managing a urinary catheter to how to pill a cat, we got you covered! Check out our Home how to videos:

https://www.sagecenters.com/pet-owners-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.
08/14/2021
Chicken Pot Pie Dog Treats | SAGE Centers

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 life...
08/12/2021
Leptospirosis and Your Pet - Advanced Veterinary Specialists

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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414 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA
93101

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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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Dr. Andrea Wells and Matt Hernandez of Advanced Veterinary Specialists have been supporters of C.A.R.E.4Paws for so many years. Thank you! And thank you to all of the donors who contribute food to our AVS drop-off location.
We have a wonderful community, including the people who donate to help others in need and the many businesses and organizations that collect food and funds for C.A.R.E.4Paws' food distribution. Thank you so much, Montecito Pet Shop, Advanced Veterinary Specialists, Plaza Deli, La Cumbre Plaza, ResQcats, Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG, ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, La Cumbre Feed, Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, Healthy Pet, Santa Barbara Humane and, our latest partner, Monighettis Farrier Feed & Pet.
It's Shoutout Saturday and we are so grateful for the generous businesses and individuals sponsoring our Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival. Thank you! The event raises resources to keep pets healthy and homebound while also inspiring forever families for pets from local shelters and rescues. Find all details at care4paws.org/holidaydrive and please join facebook.com/events/1056763691537828. Avalan, Advanced Veterinary Specialists, Chrissie's Fund, Montecito Bank & Trust, ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, La Cumbre Animal Hospital, and Damitz Brooks Nightingale Turner Morrisset.
Happy Friday and thank you to everyone who’s donating so generously to our countywide food pantries and through our Amazon Wish List (care4paws.org/drive). A huge thanks to our awesome food-pantry hosts, including Plaza Deli, Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Santa Barbara, Advanced Veterinary Specialists, Montecito Pet Shop, La Cumbre Feed, George Pet Shop, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG, ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program, Foodbank SB, Animal Medical Clinic, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society ResQcats and Healthy Pet. We truly appreciate you!
The countdown has begun to our Pet Food Donation Drive-Thru this weekend! Support animals and pet owners in need by dropping off pet food and monetary gifts at the locations listed below. care4paws.org/drive SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 10am-2pm: -Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara -Deckers Brands in Goleta -Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society & DAWG in Buellton SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 10am-2pm: -Santa Maria Elks Rodeo & Parade (Elks Event Center), Santa Maria -Ryon Memorial Park, Lompoc DROP-OFF LOCATIONS DURING AND AFTER THE WEEKEND: -Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Santa Barbara, Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Goleta -Plaza Deli -Montecito Pet Shop -Advanced Veterinary Specialists -Santa Barbara County Animal Services' all three shelters -George Pet Shop -La Cumbre Feed -ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program -Healthy Pet
A big thank you to Advanced Veterinary Specialists! They have been a big supporter of the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival for years, and we love the work they do for all of our creatures, with and without fur.
🐾 🐕 🐈‍⬛ IMPORTANT Public Safety Announcement 🐾 🐕 🐈‍⬛ Please #share! Do you use “Seresto” brand flea collars on your pets? If so, PLEASE read this important safety announcement revealing their investigative reports findings that conclude this brand of flea collars has caused DEATH in over 1,600 pets and harming nearly 1,000 humans. Here’s a small excerpt, click on link for full story. 🐱 🐶 On March 2, USA Today, Center for Biological Diversity and Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting published the shocking results of their investigation: The popular Seresto brand flea collar, with its frequent television ads, has been connected to the deaths of 1,698 pets from the time it was first introduced in 2012 through June 2020. Seresto flea collars excrete the pesticide tetrachlorvinphos for up to eight months, which is toxic to many pets. According to documents the investigators obtained, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received more than 75,000 incident reports related to the collars—including almost 1,000 involving human harm—as of June 2020, but did nothing to inform the public of the risks. http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_36818990-8db8-11eb-9bf9-cf20318319cf.html Ventura County Missing Pets Ventura County Community Foundation No Kill Ventura County Alliance Ventura County Star Ventura Dogs Santa Paula Missing Pets Santa Paula California Chamber of Commerce Ventura Chamber of Commerce Oxnard Chamber of Commerce SPIRIT of Santa Paula Lucky DogMoorpark Chamber of Commerce SP-TimeStory Santa Paula Times Santa Paula Times Santa Paula Police Department Moorpark Acorn Fillmore Area Chamber of Commerce Lost & Found Pets of Ventura D.J. Scottie Dog Camarillo Missing Pets Ojai Valley News Ojai Valley Feed Malibu Feed Bin Miranda Lambert Canine Adoption and Rescue League - CARL Community Cats Coalition serving Ventura County All for Love Animal Rescue SPARC Second Chance Store SPARC Second Chance Store For the Love of All Animals Anasazi Levy Ventura Pet. Ventura Pet Barn PetSmart Petco Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) Horizon Veterinary Specialists Advanced Veterinary Medical Imaging Advanced Veterinary Specialists VSEC - Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Thousand Oaks Oak View Veterinary Hospital Ohana Pet Hospital Surfcat Cafe and Adoptions The Chance Foundation
Mungus is very happy to have his feeding tube removed. Thank you for the excellent care!
Thank you, Advanced Veterinary Specialists!
Thank you to Advanced Veterinary Specialists for supporting Wags n' Whiskers and these adoptable pets! Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) is a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital located near downtown Santa Barbara. Founded in 2012, AVS provides pets with diagnostics and therapeutics that complement the care provided by your trusted family veterinarian and values that partnership. Many of its doctors are board-certified specialists who have extensive training in fields such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Dentistry. They assess patients with complicated disorders, including kidney or liver disease, diabetes mellitus, immune diseases, heart murmurs, and anemia. At AVS, doctors perform a wide variety of specialized procedures including ultrasounds, color flow Doppler echocardiograms (heart ultrasound), endoscopy, chemotherapy, biopsies, bone marrow sampling, tracheal stent placement, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and much more. AVS also has a CT Scanner onsite for patients that require advanced imaging diagnostics. In addition to specialty medicine, they have the distinction of becoming certified as a Level II Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. They are one of only two veterinary hospitals in the state of California to achieve Level II designation. AVS is proud of their staff and the superior medicine and service they provide to the community.
I can’t thank you guys enough for saving my sweet boy Nudgie’s life 💙
Thank you Advanced Veterinary Specialists for getting Charlie to his 13th birthday!