Specialty & Emergency Veterinary Hospital serving Ventura, Santa Barbara & surrounding counties.

Horizon Veterinary Specialists is a specialty and emergency veterinary hospital providing specialty, emergency, and hospitalization services to Ventura and surrounding counties.

We understand your pet is part of your family and deserves the highest quality in specialty and emergency care. We are passionate about what we do and are here for you and your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are committed to working closely with you and your primary care veterinarian to provide the best possible care for your pet.

Horizon Veterinary Specialists was founded by five-board certified veterinarians who bring over 70 years of combined experience in the fields of internal medicine, emergency, and critical care. The practice’s state-of-the-art facility is truly unique. The founders ensured that Horizon Veterinary Specialists facility would provide advanced equipment with a highly trained and compassionate team all focused on providing excellent patient care.


Emergency Services

Internal Medicine

Critical Care / ICU

Diagnostic Imaging


  • Trauma (hit by car, dog bite wounds, etc)
  • Poisoning and Toxicities
  • Difficulty breathing, seizures, lethargy, lameness, or sudden vomiting or diarrhea
  • Emergency surgery, and post-surgery stabilization
  • Sudden complications from chronic diseases
  • Comprehensive consultations on complex medical diseases
  • Diagnostic evaluation and treatment of complicated conditions
  • Advanced diagnostic tests including ultrasound, endoscopy and CT scans
  • Critical patient management in our fully equipped 24-hour nursing unit
  • Unit oversight provided by two board certified Critical Care Specialists
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Comprehensive imaging including ultrasonography, digital radiography, endoscopy, and CT scans
  • Surgical and critical care anesthesia support for emergency, soft-tissue, and oncologic surgery

Hospital Hours

Please call our hospital prior to bringing in your pet for any emergency as our capacity may be limited

  • Monday – Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday – Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday – Open 24 hours
  • Thursday – Open 24 hours
  • Friday – Open 24 hours
  • Saturday – Open 24 hours
  • Sunday – Open 24 hours

*Open on all nights, weekends and holidays.