"Offering Quality, Compassionate Care to Heal Individual's Needs"

We See Avians, Reptiles and Exotics too!

853 E Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
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Meet Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Karen A. Moore, Founder, DVM

Education:

Long Beach City College AA; Long Beach State University BS Zoology; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine; University of Illinois Small Animal Internship

Hometown:

As a Navy Brat, home was wherever the US Navy sent her family, until she was lucky enough to find Ventura, CA.


Pets:

Fugi (dog), Tavi (dog), Keva (dog), Suma (cat), Miso ( cat) Stoney (chinchilla), Rivers (chinchilla), Tortuga (tortoise), Girl (cockatiel), Atticus, (bird) and numerous fish.


About Dr. Moore:

Dr. Karen A. Moore graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She was honored to be recognized as a Phi Zeta, the Veterinary Honor Society, recognizing the top twenty percent of their class. After graduation, she was fortunate to extend her professional learning with a Small Animal Internship at the University of Illinois. This also allowed for more training and experience in not only canines and felines, but Exotic Animal Medicine as well.

Following that, Dr.Moore returned to California, working in Antioch, Arroyo Grande, and Camarillo. While offered Residency at UC Davis in Lab Animal Medicine, Dr. Moore already felt a part of the Ventura community and decided to remain, investing in her own practice. Between positions at UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Zoo, Dr. Moore started a House Call Practice that serviced Camarillo to Ojai. Eventually, the need to offer surgeries and hospitalizations of patients lead to converting a small house into the fully functional Moore Veterinary Care clinic on Main St. in Ventura.

It has certainly been a joy to see the practice grow through the years and be able to help and serve so many patients. Dr. Moore has been blessed with three wonderful daughters –Kalin, Asia, and Cady. Her life has been enriched by many beloved pets as well.

Recent Blog Posts

Fall Pet Safety Prevention that Deserves Your Attention

Don’t let your pet “fall” into some of the most common safety hazards we see this time of year. Fall may be the most beautiful season to some, but there are unique risk factors you can prepare for. If you’re anything like most people, you breathe easier this time of year.

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Summer Safety Tips

Your pet is part of the family and you naturally care about her safety. You also want to include her in family activities whenever possible over the carefree days of summer. By keeping the following safety tips in mind, your entire family can have a summer to remember.

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Preventing and Treating Hot Spots

Acute moist dermatitis, more commonly known as hot spots, occurs due to a bacterial infection on your pet’s skin. Your dog or cat will naturally bite, chew, lick or scratch his skin in response to an irritant. Unfortunately for your pet, this tends to increase rather than decrease his discomfort. Anal gland disease, allergies to fleas or food ingredients, mange, tick bites, and inadequate grooming are the primary causes of hot spots in companion animals. 

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Providing Exceptional Veterinary Care

Whether it is a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, reptile or other exotic, treatment options are offered so that the owner may choose what best fits their needs.

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