Buena Veterinary Hospital

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Buena Veterinary Hospital
3986 E MAIN STREET,
VENTURA, CA, 93003


  • Dr. Marnie Burgoyne
    DVM
  • Dr. Brandon Heikes
    DVM

Our Services

  • Eye Care
  • Cat and Dog Wellness Exams
  • Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Spay & Neuter
  • Dermatology
  • Dental Care
  • Behavior

Our pets can suffer from many of the same eye ailments as humans, such as glaucoma, corneal ulcers, and cataracts. To maintain their vision and comfort, it is vital to have their eyes checked regularly and schedule an appointment quickly if you have any concerns.

A wellness exam is a routine medical examination of a patient that appears to be healthy. Also referred to as a “check-up” or “physical exam”, the focus of a wellness visit for pets is to maintain optimal health via prevention or early detection of any possible diseases.It’s a good idea to always try and bring a stool (fecal) sample from your pet to every wellness exam, because many patients with parasites will have no noticeable symptoms. In fact, a urine or fecal sample can be the first indicator of an infection or disease that requires immediate treatment. Some intestinal parasites can be transmitted to humans, and young children and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk. Stop by and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free urine and/or fecal sample collector.DogsHealthy adult dogs should be seen annually, while middle to senior aged dogs may need more frequent exams and blood testing. Blood testing, or “screening” as it is known, is especially important for seniors as pets age significantly faster than humans, so diseases develop and progress faster as well. Catching illness early is key to effective treatment and a longer life for your pet.Puppies require vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until they are over 16 weeks old to prevent diseases such as parvo, distemper, kennel cough, and rabies.CatsCats are masters at hiding disease, so even if your cat seems healthy, he or she should have a wellness exam at least once per year. Weight loss and abnormalities on the physical exam or blood tests can indicate serious underlying diseases that may otherwise go undiagnosed.Kittens require vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until they are over 16 weeks old to prevent future diseases such as panleukopenia, feline leukemia virus, and rabies.  

In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, our veterinarians are also trained to remove masses/lumps for biopsy, perform wound repairs, amputations, bladder stone removal (cystotomy), cesarean section, as well as several emergency and elective abdominal procedures (such as gastrointestinal surgery and splenectomy).

Preventative care and early detection are key when it comes to making sure your pet stays healthy. One of the most powerful tools we have for that is diagnostic imaging.Our state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine, digital dental X-ray machine, and ultrasound are used to aid our veterinarians in the diagnosis and screening of your pet for numerous diseases and conditions.Some pets require sedation prior to imaging, so be sure to ask if your pet should fast prior to their appointment.

Having your pet spayed or neutered can be crucial to their long-term health as well as help reduce the number of homeless and unwanted pets in our county’s shelters. Spay surgery (also known as an ovariohysterectomy) is the removal of a female pet’s uterus and ovaries to prevent pregnancy and any further heat cycles. This procedure also prevents many common cancers and infections that can occur in these organs in the future. Neuter surgery (or castration) is the removal of a male pet’s testicles. This prevents your pet from impregnating others as well as the possibility of testicular cancer and certain prostate disorders. Like any major surgical procedure, a pre-anesthetic exam is required and a blood test is highly recommended before your dog or cat undergoes surgery and anesthesia.

Itchy skin and parasites such as ticks and fleas are common ailments for our furry friends. Parasite prevention, ear and skin infections, itch control, and foxtail removal are some of the most common conditions our veterinarians treat and manage!

Good dental care and hygiene are essential for the overall health and comfort of your pet. Infected teeth and inflamed gums (gingivitis and periodontal disease) can be a chronic source of pain for both cats and dogs and can affect their ability to play and interact with you on a daily basis. We provide state-of-the-art dental care for your pet, including scaling and tooth extractions, if needed.One of our specialties also includes digital dental X-rays, which include:Full-mouth X-rays Ultrasonic cleaning Subgingival scaling Polishing SealingThe most effective way to help prevent periodontal disease in both cats and dogs is brushing their teeth daily. Starting them young (as puppies and kittens) by using a finger brush will gradually allow your pet to become comfortable having their teeth brushed. It is important to use a pet-specific toothpaste to avoid ingestion of fluoride found in human toothpaste.Buena Vet stresses the importance of dental care. Don't wait until dental month (February) to schedule your evaluation, and please contact us even if you haven't received a recommendation.We are pleased to offer a year-long dental program, which includes $50 off a dental package if booked within 30 days of your veterinarian recommending dental work. This evaluation includes a treatment plan for the procedure. Additionally, we do blood work at the same time to make sure your pet can safely go under anesthesia.Schedule an appointment today!

Separation anxiety, aggression, inappropriate urination, and fear of loud noises or certain situations are common issues that many pets and their owners face. We can provide help through training suggestions, environmental changes at home, and potentially prescribe medications to help calm your pet and facilitate other behavioral modification training.Buena Vet has a Fear Free Certified Veterinarian and we are continually working with staff, altering our environment, and updating handling techniques as well as prescribing appropriate medications when necessary in order to make veterinary visits as low stress as possible for your pet.Schedule an Appointment today, we'd love to see your pet!

Since the 1970’s, Buena Veterinary Hospital has provided the best in Veterinary care for the dogs, cats and small pets of Ventura, California. We have a long history of dedicating our services to the health and wellness of our community’s beloved pets.

Our Mission
Motivated by the joy of bringing together healthy pets and happy clients, the team at Buena Veterinary Hospital is passionate about building on our legacy of delivering progressive, personalized patient care and distinctive client service, while developing active community relationships.