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At Mission Animal Hospital,

we have served Ventura and the surrounding southern California cities for over 50 years. Our team is composed of compassionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. We have dedicated ourselves to creating a welcome environment where you and your pets can look forward to the highest quality of care!

Letter From Dr. Conard

Hello, my name is Dr. Gregory Conard. I would like to introduce myself as the proud new owner of Mission Animal Hospital.

Animal husbandry has been an ever present part of life. As a child, my family kept horses, goats, dogs and cats in the rural area of Toms River, NJ. There was always some animal-centered activity to focus on as a kid, and though hard work at times, the experience was always rewarding. During college, my focus was biology, microbiology and biochemistry. There were many ideas and directions I thought about pursuing, but the family influence toward the veterinary medical profession was strong. My sister and her husband were local veterinarians. I frequented their small animal hospital and spent hours assisting with medical and surgical procedures. From then on, I was hooked on helping owners take better care of their furry friends.

I earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. My professional career started in the coastal Boston suburbs where I owned and operated a small animal veterinary hospital for several years. During that time I also worked with The Animal Rescue League of Boston and other non-profit organizations with the common interest of reducing animal suffering and over-population.

In 2011, I sold my practice in Boston and relocated to Southern California. After a four year search for the ideal coastal town, I have found my home in Ventura! Here I feel a strong sense of community and am able to pursue my life long interests of surfing, mountain biking and boating. Purchasing Mission Animal Hospital in March 2015 allows me to bridge my personal and professional goals of becoming an active community member that makes a difference while enjoying the ultimate lifestyle. So whether we meet in the water, on the trail or through an appointment at the Hospital, I look forward to making your acquaintance.

Sincerely,

Greg Conard, DVM

Dr. Conard and staff saved my cat Buddy! They are THE BEST!
-Sylvia H.
Dr. Conard has proven to be a compassionate, skilled and knowledgeable practitioner. I completely trust all my beloved companion animals to his and his staff's care
-Connie K.
Mojo is a different dog now, since he has a clean mouth without rotten teeth & bad gums. His breath is good, he feels great, is playful and lovable. No more grouch. Thank you!
-Teri P.
Mission Animal Hospital has done a fantastic job taking care of our French Bulldog. Not only did Dr. Conard diagnose Kermit's illness, he has been vigilant in keeping him up to date on medication and regular blood screening to maintain his health
-Michael R.
My kitty and dog love coming to see Dr. Conard! He's so cheerful and professional at the same time. He gets on the floor to greet and examine my dog and always explains things in terms I can understand. I'm so glad we found Mission Vet!
-Kris D.
Dr. Conard is so thorough and carefully explains what he is doing (and finding) as he works over our animals - 3 cats and a dog. We appreciate his time and patience. Our kitties even purr during his exam! Animals have a sense about kindness and caring. Thank you to his attentive and knowledgeable staff!
-Carol C.
On a Saturday afternoon Dr Greg Conard saw both of my boys 12 and 10 for ear infections and bladder problems. He is compassionate and kind to my boys. Fixed them up and home we went with meds for the week. They feel and smell better and I feel a lot better. Thank you Dr Greg
-T.P.
My cat, Jaz, is a wonderful cat and extremely friendly in every way, so what do you do with a friendly cat that has separation anxiety, you take it to a vet who knows how to treat an animal right! Dr. Conard is amazing and insightful, and on top of that answered all questions with down to earth answers and helped me to understand what was going on with my little fur ball! The office was extremely clean and everyone that worked there was amazingly pleasant!!! Am glad to have my animals being seen by a down to Earth Veterinarian who knows what he is doing!!!
-David C.
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