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Best Veterinarians in Ventura, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Ventura Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.



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Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Rating

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3.5 (74)

Why choose this provider?

West Valley Pet Clinic is a veterinary clinic dedicated to providing full-service medical care for dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles in Woodland Hills. They specialize in wellness care, dental care, vaccinations, and end of life care and offer additional services such as emergency treatments. West Valley Pet Clinic offers free consultations for new patients.

Granada Hills, CA 91344 Rating

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Pet Medical Center – Chatoak is an animal hospital serving the Granada Hills area since 1965. Their veterinary technicians are experienced in providing comprehensive health care services, including wellness exams and vaccinations, microchipping, pain management, internal medicine, dental care, general and orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, ultrasound, and 24-hour nursing care. Pet Medical Center – Chatoak is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 Rating

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4.0 (644)

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Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital is a holistic veterinary practice offering 24-hour veterinary care for pets and exotic species in the Thousand Oaks area. The doctors use top-notch medical expertise to practice behavior training, cancer treatment, dental care, endoscopy, pet laser therapy, cardiology, internal medicine, vaccination, radiology, surgery, and ultrasound. Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Port Hueneme, CA 93041 Rating

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3.5 (77)
4.6 (14)

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Channel Islands Veterinary Hospital is a veterinary center in Port Hueneme providing quality animal care for over 28 years. They are equipped with state of the art facilities for conducting medical services, surgical services, dental care, diagnostic assessments, wellness and vaccination programs, anesthesia and patient monitoring, as well as health screening tests. Channel Islands Veterinary Hospital has a five-star rating on Facebook.

Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Rating

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4.9 (78)
4.9 (24)

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Agoura Animal Clinic is a veterinary practice serving the Agoura Hills area for over 30 years. Their doctors are dedicated to providing comprehensive veterinary care, including spay and neuter, vaccinations, dentistry, parasite prevention, nutritional counseling, senior care, and wellness care. The clinic also offers additional services such as pet boarding and grooming. Agoura Animal Clinic is highly recommended on Yelp and Facebook.

Ventura, CA 93003 Rating

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5.0 (170)

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The Cat Doctor is a full-service veterinary practice providing medical care for felines in the Ventura area since 1990. Their doctors specialize in radiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, and diagnostics and also practice dental care, grooming, and various surgical procedures such as spays, neuters, laser declaw, orthopedics, and soft tissue surgeries. The Cat Doctor offers free initial consultations for new clients.

Westlake Village, CA 91362 Rating

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5.0 (11)

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In Home Pet Vet is a mobile veterinary clinic in Westlake Village focusing on small animal care. Their veterinarian Dr. Sheryl Fulop has over 21 years of experience in conducting annual examinations, bloodwork, urinalysis, fecal testing, hospice care, euthanasia, pain management, and vaccination, and also offers nail trimming and weight-loss planning. She has a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota.

Encino, CA 91316 Rating

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3.5 (98)

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The Animal Clinic of Encino is an animal hospital focusing on quality, compassionate veterinary care for pets in the Encino area. Established in 1985, they have since provided veterinary services like dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, and microchip implantation. The clinic also offers an in-house laboratory for diagnostics and immediate treatments. The Animal Clinic of Encino is highly recommended on Yelp, Facebook, and Demandforce.

Moorpark, CA 93021 Rating

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4.5 (69)

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Arroyo Vista Veterinary Hospital is an animal hospital serving the Moorpark area for over 12 years. Their staff offers services ranging from vaccinations to soft tissue and orthopedic procedures and is known for their comprehensive wellness care for dogs, cats, mice, ferrets, and chinchillas. Arroyo Vista Veterinary Hospital also offers loyalty discounts for their customers.

Ventura, CA 93003 Rating

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4.0 (86)

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Buena Veterinary Hospital is a Ventura-based veterinary center providing progressive medical care for dogs and cats. The doctors and staff are dedicated to providing specialized care for both well and sick pets including wellness visits, state-of-the-art dental care, soft tissue surgery (including routine spay and neuter), internal medicine, digital Xrays and ultrasound evaluation as well as senior pet management and end of life care. They take pride in the client and patient experience and are actively growing to incorporate Fear Free methods into their patient care. Buena Veterinary Hospital is AAHA accredited and boasts a five-star rating on Yelp.

Ventura, CA 93001 Rating

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4.5 (42)

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Moore Veterinary Care is a veterinary clinic providing care for dogs, cats, avians, reptiles, and exotics in the Ventura area. The doctors and staff are highly trained in various services, which include alternative and complementary therapy, anesthesia, medical services, nutritional counseling, preventive services, surgery, as well as wellness and vaccination programs. Moore Veterinary Care is a member of the American Veterinary Association and California Veterinary Medical Association.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
West Valley Pet Clinic
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Pet Medical Center – Chatoak
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Channel Islands Veterinary Hospital
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Agoura Animal Clinic
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
The Cat Doctor
Ventura, CA 93003
In Home Pet Vet
Westlake Village, CA 91362
The Animal Clinic of Encino
Encino, CA 91316
Arroyo Vista Veterinary Hospital
Moorpark, CA 93021
Buena Veterinary Hospital
Ventura, CA 93003
Moore Veterinary Care
Ventura, CA 93001


  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

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