Camarosa Veterinary Clinic

Thank you for visiting our website. We know that your pet is an important part of your family. Your pet's health and well being is also important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care. Our practice provides a diverse group of services to promote your pet's overall health and longevity. Our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable and caring staff will treat your pet with compassion, respect and professionalism. We also have a number of resources to help you learn to take better care of your pet. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help improve the health of your pet.

Our goal is to help your pet live a long, healthy and comfortable life. This is also the mission of our practice.

Pet Health Library

We share the same goal-ensuring your four legged family member is healthy and happy!

The internet has made it easy and fast to find health-related information. Although much of it is valuable, sometimes it may be inaccurate or out of date. We are pleased to provide a library of professionally written articles updated by practice experts to bring you the most up-to-date, trustworthy pet health information.

Please feel free to browse our library of topics or quickly find the article you need by using our easy-to-use search system.

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  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • After hours emergency information on More Info page.
  • S. Russell Edwards, DVM

    Dr. Edwards feels very fortunate to be able to do what he loves and feels passionate about. He is a proud graduate of the University of California Davis. He has been practicing in Camarillo for 35 years. The practice is limited to dogs and cats. Since medical information is constantly changing he believes the more types of animals you see, the more difficult it is to stay current with new medical information and treatments. Dr. Edwards looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members.


    University of California Davis 

         Bachelor in Science

        Doctor of Veterinary Medicine    

    Special Interests                                

    Internal  Medicine


    Preventive Health Care/Wellness Programs

    Fun Facts

    At home Dr. Edwards spends time with the family's two orphaned princesses( cats ) " Monkey and Budha " as well as three outdoor abandoned cats that have made his home their home. When not practicing medicine he enjoys trout fishing, cooking, muscle cars and of course USC football. Thanks to his son Brian's company furloughing their employees one week each year, Dr. Edwards finally needed to get a passport so that he can travel to some of the distant places he has always wanted to see.




  • Michelle MacGilfrey

    Michelle is our Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has been with Dr. Edwards and the practice since 1992 and has a strong compassion for animals and for what she does. She was born and raised in Camarillo, moving to Ojai with her family in 1985.  She still lives in Ojai with her husband and four micro dogs ( Three rescued Chihuahua's and one Cocker Spaniel ).


    RVT- Registered Veterinary Technician

             California State License Exam 2009

             Veterinary Technician National Exam 2010

    Fun Facts

    In her spare time Michelle enjoys being outdoors hiking, mountain climbing, backpacking and dabbling in photography. If she is not working, you will most likely find her on a trail somewhere. She completed her first Mt. Whitney summit in September 2014, and is looking forward to expanding her mountain climbing experience to some of the other " fourteener " summits in the Sierra's. 

    One of Michelle's favorite quotes is " In the wilderness is the preservation of the world"  Henry David Thoreau


  • Gaylene Helling

    Before Gaylene came to our practice in 2003, she served in the U.S Army for 7 years as a Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator ( Fork Lifts, Rocket Fuel and Nuclear Missiles ). After the Army Gaylene was a school bus driver for special needs high school students. Since Gaylene thinks pets behave better than people, she decided to apply to our practice. Gaylene has made many friends here and half of them are the furry kind. Gaylene is happily married and the mother of five kids, not counting two Cocker Spaniels and four cats.

    Fun Facts

    In her spare time Gaylene loves quilting, playing co-ed softball, watching UCLA women's volleyball and softball, and watching her daughter's play her new favorite sport of rugby.

  • Anya Deck

    Anya has been working for Dr. Edwards since 2007. Prior to that, she attended community college and worked in retail. She has always loved animals, and working with them has been very rewarding on many different levels. Being able to help those who can't speak for themselves has inspired her to be their voice and help animals in need. She is married with two kids, two dogs and one cat ( all rescue's ). She cannot imagine her household without her four-legged critters.

    Fun Facts

    Outside of work Anya enjoys rescuing and fostering animals in need. She also enjoys going for walks, hiking and spending time with her family.