"Dedicated to seeing that your pet remains an active, healthy member of your family."
The staff of Ojai Pet Hospital strives to provide exceptional service & care to our clients & patients.

We consider ourselves your pet's advocates and will consistently recommend the highest quality care possible for your "best friends" to make sure they remain active & healthy members of your family for as long as possible.
Ojai Pet Hospital is a full service hospital, offering complete medical and surgical options. We have an on site laboratory to obtain rapid results when needed, a complete radiology department and hospitalization facilities. Plus, we have modern equipment to provide complete dental cleaning procedures. We also provide nutritional counseling and carry a complete line of Premium diets, as well as specialty diets for specific medical conditions. In addition, we offer behavioral counseling, as well as boarding for the pets of our clients.

Welcome to Ojai Pet Hospital!
Here's some pictures to get you better acquainted with our staff!

Dr. William Shouse (center) received his Masters of Science degree in animal nutrition in 1967 from the University of California at Davis & his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Davis in 1971. He & his family moved to Ojai that year & he joined the staff here at Ojai Pet Hospital. Over the years he's worked thousands of hours at emergency clinics in the area, providing him with extensive experience in crisis management & critical care.

Patty Kelly started working in veterinary medicine in 1990, working in small veterinary practices before joining the staff of Pet Emergency Clinic where she worked as a technician for several years. After a brief hiatus, she joined Ojai Pet Hospital and has become the head techinican & a great asset to Dr. Shouse.

Carolyn Crossett has been working with Dr. Shouse since 1993 & is both the receptionist & office manager here at Ojai Pet Hospital.

Judy Clements (not pictured) has been with Ojai Pet Hospital as a receptionist since 1973, but now works every other Saturday, along with filling in when needed.

Spenser (far left) is our receptionist in training. His job is greeting clients, accepting treats & having people say what a good dog he is. Petting is definitely allowed with this receptionist!

Kitten is, of course, in charge and certainly has her own opinion about most things around the office. She's primarily responsible for opening bags of food carelessly left in her reach by her human friends!

Dottie has ears specially designed to listen to client questions & hear food dishes being prepared. She's still a bit exuberant & doesn't understand why everyone doesn't want to play hard all the time!

Preston, our newest addition to the team, specializes in looking cute, attacking dog tails and annoying Tabitha.

Doctor's Hours Are By Appointment.
Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 6:00PM
Closed 1:30 - 2:30 PM
No Appointments Between NOON - 2:30PM

Saturday, 8:00 AM - NOON
Closed Sundays & Major Holidays.

Emergency Care
Emergencies are given precedence during normal office hours. The Pet Emergency Clinic in Ventura maintains special equipment and a staff trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care to provide coverage for our patients at night, on weekends and on holidays. Their number is 642-8562. Click here for more information on The Pet Emergency Clinic.

Payment Is Expected At The Time Of Service.
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, personal checks and pet insurance plans. We particularly encourage having pet insurance to help with those sudden, unexpected and unusually large expenses that can occur with pet ownership.

1120 Maricopa Highway
Ojai, CA 93023
Phone: (805) 646-5555
Fax: (805) 646-1004
"Dedicated to seeing that your pet remains an active, healthy member of your family."