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. 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. 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. Amber Vibert, Medical Director
Dr. Amber Vibert graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1998. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2006. Upon graduation, she moved to California and completed a rigorous internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego.
Dr. Vibert’s enthusiasm for emergency medicine lead her to a position with California Veterinary Specialists (in Murrieta and Carlsbad) where she was the overnight emergency and critical care veterinarian for almost 4 years. She has spent the last 6.5 years developing close client and patient relationships as a general practitioner at a busy hospital just north of San Diego County. Her special interests include client education, critical care of the trauma patient, senior pet health care, dermatology, ultrasonography, anesthesia and especially surgery. She has extensive training and experience with both elective and emergency surgery procedures.
She and her husband, Tim share their home with a menagerie of pets including a dog, 4 cats, rats and a horse. In her spare time, Dr. Vibert enjoys running, yoga, riding horses, culinary arts and fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.