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VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital

VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital 24 hour emergency and specialty veterinary hospital CARE Hospital is proud to focus on providing the highest quality emergency and specialty care for pets available in Santa Barbara County.

Since our original formation in 2002, CARE Hospital has provided medical services for over 30,000 of Santa Barbara’s pets and earned the distinction of being the most referred to veterinary practice in the County. We believe the experience and depth of our staff is unmatchable. Supporting the largest onsite medical team along California’s Central Coast, CARE Hospital is able to provide rapid 24/7

Since our original formation in 2002, CARE Hospital has provided medical services for over 30,000 of Santa Barbara’s pets and earned the distinction of being the most referred to veterinary practice in the County. We believe the experience and depth of our staff is unmatchable. Supporting the largest onsite medical team along California’s Central Coast, CARE Hospital is able to provide rapid 24/7

Operating as usual

01/14/2022

We’re so proud of our Associates, who work so hard to care for your pets, and take care of the future of veterinary medicine every day. Thank you for being part of our story.

ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance ProgramWe are so thankful for our ASAP: Animal Shelter Assistance Program !Stop by our ho...
11/30/2021

ASAP Animal Shelter Assistance Program
We are so thankful for our ASAP: Animal Shelter Assistance Program !
Stop by our hospital today to say Hi 😀 and make a cash donation this Holiday season! 💗😺#givingtuesday #givingtuesday2021

Pets get springtime allergies too! Dust, plants, pollens and insects can all be irritants! If you think your pet may be ...
03/26/2021

Pets get springtime allergies too! Dust, plants, pollens and insects can all be irritants! If you think your pet may be allergic to something, consult your VCA veterinarian. Learn more about pet allergies here: https://bit.ly/3jD7yHB 🌸🐶#vcapets

Post a cute Valentines theme picture of your pet(s) on this post by February 14th Valentines Day and our VCA Care Staff ...
01/23/2021

Post a cute Valentines theme picture of your pet(s) on this post by February 14th Valentines Day
and our VCA Care Staff members will pick a winner for a fabulous Valentines Day gift basket for you and your furry friend(s)!
Don't forget to add your name and pets name(s) to the post so we can vote for you!
❤💝💘😻🐱🐶🐕🌹🐾🐩🐈💋
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Happy 2nd day of Hanukkah!  Light the Menorah!Be sure to keep it safe and out of the reach of your pets !
12/11/2020

Happy 2nd day of Hanukkah! Light the Menorah!
Be sure to keep it safe and out of the reach of your pets !

It's the Holiday Season!We are having a fun competition for"THE BEST HOLIDAY MASK"Since we have to wear them anyway, let...
12/10/2020

It's the Holiday Season!
We are having a fun competition for
"THE BEST HOLIDAY MASK"
Since we have to wear them anyway, lets make it fun!
Just post a picture of your creation on this page and our team will vote,
the winner will receive a wonderful gift basket full of lots of goodies!
You have until December 20th to post a picture of your entry!
We cant wait to see your creations!

Wishing your family a Yummy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Wishing your family a Yummy Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we want to know what you’re most thankful for about your pet! 😘🐶🐱#vcapets
11/13/2020

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we want to know what you’re most thankful for about your pet! 😘🐶🐱#vcapets

HAPPY   HOWL-O-WEEN!! 🙀👻Wishing everyone a safe and yappy holiday.Be sure to puppy proof your home and keep all chocolat...
10/31/2020

HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN!! 🙀👻
Wishing everyone a safe and yappy holiday.
Be sure to puppy proof your home and keep all chocolate and candy away from your dogs and placed in a high/safe place out of paws reach!

1 week until Halloween!  Have you gotten your Fur-babies Costumes yet!? Please share your Pics!Here's a few pics of our ...
10/25/2020

1 week until Halloween! Have you gotten your Fur-babies Costumes yet!? Please share your Pics!
Here's a few pics of our teams pets in their costumes last year !
Please make sure your furry friends stay safe while wearing their costumes and make sure they are under adult supervision ;)👻 😺👹

We know you’re so excited to go on some autumn nature walks with your dog, but for this #FallSafetyTip, make sure you wa...
10/18/2020

We know you’re so excited to go on some autumn nature walks with your dog, but for this #FallSafetyTip, make sure you watch out for snakes, some of which can be venomous! They’re preparing for hibernation and may be a little crankier if disturbed by a curious pet! 🐍

When walking or hiking, if something happens to your pet, be sure to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. #VCApets

Is your cat more trick or treat? 😸#VCApets
10/15/2020

Is your cat more trick or treat? 😸#VCApets

It’s almost #Halloween, so this #FallSafetyTip is all about pumpkins 🎃! Although plain, baked pumpkin can have nutrition...
10/09/2020

It’s almost #Halloween, so this #FallSafetyTip is all about pumpkins 🎃! Although plain, baked pumpkin can have nutritional benefits for your dog, the stem, skin, pulp and raw seeds are all dangerous for them to eat. When in doubt, stick to dog food or contact your veterinarian. #VCApets

VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital's cover photo
10/08/2020

VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital's cover photo

Today doesn’t just mark the first day of August, it’s also the start of Dogust, the Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs!...
08/01/2020
15,000 adopted pets helped every month

Today doesn’t just mark the first day of August, it’s also the start of Dogust, the Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs! This wholesome holiday marks an honorary birthday for adopted shelter dogs, as their exact ones are often unknown.

Looking to adopt? Click here to find a VCA shelter partner: bit.ly/2OCi0QW #VCApets

VCA Animal Welfare Partners

VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital
07/01/2020

VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital

Our team is thrilled to be supporting the ASPCA in their National Adoption Weekend from June 5-7!The pandemic has create...
06/04/2020
ASPCA National Adoption Weekend | #AdoptfromHome

Our team is thrilled to be supporting the ASPCA in their National Adoption Weekend from June 5-7!

The pandemic has created a huge need for adoptions across the country – please consider opening your home to a cat, or dog.

All adopted pets from this event will receive their first free exam and a $250 health guarantee at any VCA Animal Hospital. Click below to search for a participating shelter or rescue near you and learn how you can #AdoptFromHome! #VCAcares
https://bit.ly/2zSJPAK

Nationwide, animal shelters and rescues have suspended their operations or greatly reduced their services as a result of the pandemic. But with an incredible response from partner rescues and foster caregivers, thousands of animals in need have been able to receive critical care, cuddles and cozy be...

04/25/2020

On this unprecedented World Veterinary Day, please join us in celebrating every veterinary professional who has dedicated themselves to caring for the world’s pets. #worldveterinaryday #lovevca

We’re committed to protecting the health and safety of our clients and staff throughout COVID-19 — while ensuring all pe...
03/18/2020

We’re committed to protecting the health and safety of our clients and staff throughout COVID-19 — while ensuring all pets get the care they need.

And we’ve introduced new admittance and check-out procedures to limit direct human contact. Learn more: bit.ly/vcacares20 #vcacares

We are committed to maintaining a healthy environment for our clients and staff.  We are open to provide care to your pe...
03/13/2020

We are committed to maintaining a healthy environment for our clients and staff. We are open to provide care to your pets. However, if you are showing any signs of illness, please call ahead to discuss.

Read our statement on COVID-19: http://bit.ly/vcacares20

There are 15 days left until Christmas and our hospital is a donation drop spot  for Toys for Tots until Monday, Decembe...
12/10/2019

There are 15 days left until Christmas and our hospital is a donation drop spot for Toys for Tots until Monday, December 16th.
Help us bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to less fortunate children.

Please join us for the 11th annual Wags n' Whiskers Festival on Saturday Dogtober 12th from 11am- 4pm at the Santa Barba...
10/11/2019

Please join us for the 11th annual Wags n' Whiskers Festival on Saturday Dogtober 12th from 11am- 4pm at the Santa Barbara City College. Please stop by our area for free goodies and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

VCA Noah's Ark  & VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal hospital, joined forces today to #ClearTheShelters at the Santa ...
08/18/2019

VCA Noah's Ark & VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal hospital, joined forces today to #ClearTheShelters at the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center. We had the warm and fuzzies when a wonderful couple adopted this little dog with an amputated leg. #vcacares #vcapets #vcanoah'sark #vcacarespecialty

VCA associates will be on location at over 40 shelters across Southern California, Saturday 8/17 to #CleartheShelters!  ...
08/17/2019

VCA associates will be on location at over 40 shelters across Southern California, Saturday 8/17 to #CleartheShelters! For an adoption fee of only $20, help find homes for these adorable pets. Check out NBC's link for more info! #cleartheshelters #vcapets

VCA associates will be on location at over 40 shelters across Southern California, Saturday 8/17 to #CleartheShelters!  ...
08/17/2019

VCA associates will be on location at over 40 shelters across Southern California, Saturday 8/17 to #CleartheShelters! For an adoption fee of only $20, help find homes for these adorable pets. Check out NBC's link for more info!

I had to bring my little buddy to work this morning to have some weird welts on his side checked out. Even after working...
12/14/2018

I had to bring my little buddy to work this morning to have some weird welts on his side checked out. Even after working in vet med for years, I still get anxious when my pets get sick and are in the hospital. It's a good reminder for me of how our clients are feeling every time they come in, and of how important it is to be patient and compassionate with them.
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#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife #catmedicine (also, we see WAY more dog patients than cat patients, so I can't explain why our IG feed is so cat-heavy, but I'm not complaining...)

Like everyone else, we get tons of junk mail, and pretty much all of it ends up in the recycling bin. Fortunately for us...
12/13/2018

Like everyone else, we get tons of junk mail, and pretty much all of it ends up in the recycling bin. Fortunately for us, though, sometimes our junk mail has adorable pictures of costumed chinchillas for our amusement. 😜

#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife #holiday #cheekychinchillas

Goober (A462838)Goober (A462838) is a 4-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei looking for a home for the holidays. Goober has been a...
12/13/2018

Goober (A462838)

Goober (A462838) is a 4-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei looking for a home for the holidays. Goober has been at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA since July! We think he’s been getting overlooked in the kennels. This past weekend he went home with a foster family to get some comfy couch time. He was a very well-behaved boy who liked to follow his Foster around the house and sit right by her side. He gave tons of kisses and slept peacefully at the foot of the bed at night. Goober is now back at PHS looking for a new friend who would like to give him a furrever home.

The adoption fee for dogs is $130. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated before going to their new home.

New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.

View photos of adoptable pets at pasadenahumane.org. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email.

We had a very sweet patient last Thursday who was referred here by his regular vet because they were concerned he might ...
12/11/2018

We had a very sweet patient last Thursday who was referred here by his regular vet because they were concerned he might have eaten something string-like. We even have a special name for this ("linear foreign body"), and we treat them with special concern. Strings and string-like items have a nasty tendency to work their way through a pet's GI tract and then get caught on one end. The intestines will continue to move and try to pass the string, but since it's stuck, they often pull themselves into a horrible twisted mess that is very hard to fix. In our patient's case, Dr. Bowman (from our internal medicine department) was able to perform an abdominal ultrasound [bottom left] and her findings convinced Dr. Wayne, the ER vet on shift, that the patient needed surgery. Dr. Wayne was able to remove the foreign body, which proved to be a piece of packing tape [bottom right], and the patient went home 48 hours later. We are all very happy things have gone well, and very grateful to our client for allowing us to share this story.
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#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife #veterinarysurgery #veterinaryinternalmedicine

An adorable holiday picture and message from one of our wonderful clients (/patients 😉): "Hi Dr Lanuza, Sonia, and every...
12/07/2018

An adorable holiday picture and message from one of our wonderful clients (/patients 😉):

"Hi Dr Lanuza, Sonia, and everyone at Santa Barbara’s VCA office!! We just wanted to send you all warm wishes and Happy Holidays!! The last time you all saw Madi, she was in an awful state, but thanks to Dr. Lanuza and all the support and love all of you have given, she has progressed so much!!! I truly can’t thank you enough!

Wishing you all and your loved ones a beautiful holiday season!"

We love you, Madiba! We're so glad you're feeling better.

#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife #veterinaryspecialists #veterinaryophthalmology

Here are some pictures of a patient we saw recently! Move through them clockwise, starting from the upper right, to foll...
11/11/2018

Here are some pictures of a patient we saw recently! Move through them clockwise, starting from the upper right, to follow his story. He came in with a badly fractured pelvis (see picture 2)- we're not currently able to repair such fractures in our hospital, so he was referred to VCA Veterinary Specialists of the Valley in Woodland Hills for surgery. The fractures were pinned and plated, and the incisions were closed with surgical staples (picture 3). In picture 4, he still has bandages covering his surgical incisions, but those have since been removed and he is recovering well at home 😻 [📸: Dazzie]

#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife #allthekingshorsesetc #withahappierending

Contagious disease alert! Call or visit your regular veterinarian if you're not sure whether your dogs are current, and ...
11/07/2018

Contagious disease alert! Call or visit your regular veterinarian if you're not sure whether your dogs are current, and come see us if you're worried your dog might be sick. Parvovirus most commonly affects puppies, but we very recently saw an adult dog with parvo, so keep an eye on your canine companions!

#vetmed #santabarbara #dogs

PUPPY DAY We hardly EVER get to see healthy puppies here because we only treat pets with health problems, so this was a ...
11/07/2018

PUPPY DAY We hardly EVER get to see healthy puppies here because we only treat pets with health problems, so this was a huge special treat for us. Dr. Lanuza, our ophthalmologist, was screening them for signs of congenital (inherited) eye diseases before the puppies go to their new homes.

If you're interested in learning more about how pets are evaluated for such things, look up the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals).

📸: Luke!

#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife
#lookatthosebabyblues

Behind the Magic: VCA Care Pet Costume Photo Shoot edition! Look, we're medical professionals, NOT professional photogra...
10/29/2018

Behind the Magic: VCA Care Pet Costume Photo Shoot edition! Look, we're medical professionals, NOT professional photographers... as I'm sure you can tell from the picture 😂

[📸: Kate!]

#vetmed #vetlife #vettech #vettechlife #HOWLoween #2moredaysofterriblepunbasedhashtags

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VCACareSpecialtyandEmergencyAnimalHospital please check out this story that will become very familiar to you once you watch it and please feel free to share out the campaign! gf.me/u/zaung4
On Monday afternoon we received a call about an injured small dog at one of the entrances to Butterfly Beach by the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in Montecito. Upon arriving Officer VanZandt could immediately see the scared dog had a mangled let it was not bearing weight on and was wearing no tags. With the help of a few Good Samaritans Officer VanZandt was able to safely capture the dog and immediately transported her to VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital where she has been kept comfortable while diagnostics were done and while she awaits surgery. As you can see has a break in her lower left leg and that break needs to be repaired with a plate. It is the surgeon's hope that her leg will be functioning and almost as good as new once she's healed! No owner has come forward for this dog who we believe was possibly abandoned in this high traffic area. We need to raise $6,000 to pay for the medical bills this five pound Yorkie has incurred so far and her pending surgery scheduled for tomorrow. If you are interested in giving (every little bit helps) please please donate to K-9 PALS - K-9 Placement and Assistance League, Inc. here on this post or if you'd prefer to donate separately from Facebook or share a link with friends who aren't on Facebook please go to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=47YUJV8W49KDU&source=url We are so grateful for our community stepping up to help fund this dog and dogs like her. We couldn't do what we do alone. Thank you. 🙏
Five months ago, Lucas was found lifeless on a Santa Barbara beach. Thanks to VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital, he's heading towards the New Year happy, healthy and ready for a forever home. #vcapets #adoptme
VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital, thanks for your generous sponsorship!
WOW! 57 ANIMALS WENT HOME TODAY! Thank you to NBC LA, iHeartDogs.com and GreaterGood.org for supporting us through this event along with some of our sponsors Hill’s Pet Nutrition, NewPet.com with Friends Fur🐾ever and Nylabone! A HUGE thank you to VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital for coming out to our shelter today to support us and hand out adoption packets! Our adopters loved all of your products. We also want to give a VERY special thank you to all of our volunteers and fosters that helped us today! We wouldn’t have survived without you! We are so grateful for the care and dedication you put in every day. The love each of you have for these animals is one of the reasons that keeps us going AND the reason so many animals found amazing homes today. THANK YOU SPARC VOLUNTEERS AND FOSTERS! WE LOVE YOU! 😻🐶🐾🎉 We are so grateful for everyone who participated. This was a VERY successful day for us. We couldn't be more happy! 🥳🤩 Now, let's get some more animals adopted!
**Meet Tobi!** Tobi is a special guy with a special...um...appetite. Tobi arrived at ASAP in September 2018 via VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital after having surgery for an intestinal blockage. His former person relinquished him because they couldn't afford the cost (it's sad, but we understand these things happen, that's why we're here to help!). Tobi, an outgoing, affectionate two year old, appears to have a stress induced form of Pica -- a condition that makes him prone to eating non-food items (delicacies he's enjoyed in the past: hair ties and bites from a wicker chair!). We understand Tobi's situation is special, and he needs extra special people to step up for him. Tobi is looking for a foster-to-adopt home, where his family can determine whether his stress levels will remain low enough to keep him from eating them out of house and home....literally. 🏠😋 We KNOW Tobi's future people are out there somewhere looking to put their big hearts to good use....let's help him find them!! 🙏😺 #fostermeplease #ironcheftobi #thesecretingredientiswicker
Thank you for helping ASAP save kittens♥️♥️
:) Congratulations !! VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital has been nominated for the 2017 Fans’ Choice Awards for ""Pet Service"" and the winners will be based on the no. of positive reviews received to the Fans’ Choice page. Show your support by posting a review on Fans’ Choice page below: http://www.fanschoice.org/stars/vca-care-specialty-emergency-animal-hospital/