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Dr. Karen Perry

Dr. Karen Perry is a Southern California native who has always had a passion for nature and animals. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and then went on to veterinary school planning to become a wildlife veterinarian. However, by senior year in veterinary school she realized how much she liked the hands on interaction with cats and dogs and really enjoyed the aspect of being the medical detective for animals that can't speak. She decided at that point to fully focus her talent on the practice of veterinary medicine for cats and dogs.

After veterinary school she completed an internship with The Sacramento Animal Medical Group, and did rotations in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, emergency medicine and general practice. Dr. Perry moved to San Diego in 1995 and practiced in Escondido for 4 years before starting with Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital where she has been since 1999. In 1999, she further distinguished herself when she earned her diplomate status from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. Her special interests are internal medicine, geriatric patient care and ophthalmology. It has always been her goal to develop lasting relationships with her clients, provide the highest quality medicine and work to give the patients she cares for the longest and healthiest life possible. She loves working with people who are as passionate about their pets and their quality of life as she is

Dr. Perry is a member of the AVMA, CVMA, and SDCVMA. In her spare time, Dr. Perry enjoys hiking, camping, nature, and spending time with her two daughters, pets, and husband (Dr.Y who recently retired from Advanced Care)

Dr. Tara Haley


Dr. Tara Haley is a native of the Philadelphia area. Her path to veterinary medicine began in childhood with her fondness for a variety of pets and other animals. She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Biology (1995) and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (1999) from Cornell University in New York.

Upon graduation, Dr. Haley immediately moved west. She worked in small animal practice in San Diego for six years, treating dogs, cats, and exotic pets. From 2005 to 2014 she practiced at a small animal hospital in Orange County, CA. Throughout her career Dr. Haley has maintained a strong interest in internal medicine, especially endocrine, liver, kidney, and gastrointestinal diseases. Other areas of interest are ultrasound, dermatology, behavior and the care of senior pets. She strives to enhance the health and happiness of patients and their families by providing knowledgeable and compassionate care. Dr. Haley is a member of the AVMA, SDCVMA, and CVMA.

Dr. Haley and her husband share their lives with their daughter and pets. In her spare time, she likes to travel, bake, read and explore the wonderful local beaches.

Dr. Kimberly L. Hiller


Dr. Kim Hiller is originally from the Phoenix area. She attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree and initially began working in government and politics. When that wasn’t completely fulfilling, she changed course and decided to pursue a lifelong dream of veterinary medicine. After completing a 1 year Master’s degree at Colorado State University, she attended Oregon State University for veterinary school.

After veterinary school, Dr. Hiller moved to San Diego to pursue an internship at the Pet Emergency and Specialty Center. She also worked at a small animal practice in Del Mar before joining the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Hiller enjoys meeting new clients and their furry family members and the challenge of helping patients who cannot speak for themselves. She has special interests in veterinary oncology and canine rehabilitation as well as internal medicine.

When not at work, Dr. Hiller enjoys spending time with her husband, Andrew, and their two schnauzer mixes, Scout and Phoebe. They enjoy being out by the water and trying new local restaurants and breweries.

Dr. Rose Sbardellati


Dr. Rose Sbardellati was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. After majoring in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego, she stayed in San Diego working as a general manager at Jamba Juice and then as an insurance agent with State Farm. Realizing neither avenue was her truest passion, Rose decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. She completed her clinical training at the University of California, Davis, graduating with highest honors. Following graduation, she was given the wonderful opportunity to join a small animal general practice hospital in Northridge, California before starting her one year small animal rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital & Referral Center in San Diego. Dr. Rose has always wanted to stay working in small animal general practice and has found her new home with the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital. She is not only passionate about helping her patients but also looks forward to making a connection with her patient’s owners because she knows that someone’s pet is part of their family. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with her dogs (Sparky and Moxee), friends and family and enjoys hiking, yoga, and exploring new places.

Dr. Denny Aron, DVM, DACVS


Advanced Care welcomes Dr. Denny Aron as our surgical specialist. He has more than 30 years of experience as a surgeon, professor, and researcher. Dr. Aron’s work has been recognized internationally, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards for helping advance the clinical and educational practice of veterinary specialty surgery. Dr. Aron received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University and his surgical residency was completed at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a professor of surgery both at Cornell University and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Aron's special interests include orthopedic surgery, joint reconstruction, total hip replacement, wound repair and management, trauma surgery, and canine physical rehabilitation. His published writings are numerous and cover a wide variety of both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery topics. Dr. Aron lives in Escondido with his wife, Lorraine (Rainy), two of their four daughters, and numerous pets. To learn more about Dr. Aron, please visit his website:

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