Horizon Veterinary Specialists opened on August 1, 2018. The hospital was founded by five, local board-certified veterinarians, experts in their areas of practice. Horizon Veterinary Specialists is open small animal specialty and emergency needs. Our hospital serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and the surrounding counties.
Well respected Criticalists, Dr. Sarah Gray and Dr. Nancy Scott, are both board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. In late 2016, recognizing the need for more emergency and critical care options for small animals in Ventura and the surrounding areas, Dr. Gray and Dr. Scott founded Emergency Veterinary Care (EVC), an after-hours emergency veterinary facility in Ventura. Dr. Amy Rhoades, Dr. Melissa Herrera and Dr. Theresa Ortega, all board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, joined EVC shortly thereafter. Together these veterinarians bring over 70 years of collective veterinary medical experience to Ventura and surrounding counties.
As the practice grew, more space than EVC was able to offer was needed to continue the mission of the incredible Horizon Partners. On August 1, 2018 Horizon Veterinary Specialists and opened its doors. to increase our abilities to serve and support the community. Since opening, the five board-certified veterinarians and their associates have been providing specialty veterinary care in the Ventura community for many years.
“We have built a strong team of caring and experienced veterinary professionals who are dedicated to serving our community with progressive, collaborative, ethical, and compassionate care. We are passionate about pets and their families in our community. We enjoy working with our local primary veterinarians to provide an extension of specialty and emergency care for their patients.”
Working alongside the owners are experienced and highly trained emergency veterinarians. Our dedicated veterinarians are joined by a team of passionate, well-trained veterinary technicians, assistants, client service representatives, caretakers, and team of managers who are all committed to excellence in caring for their clients and patients and each other.