About VVC

The goal of Valley Veterinary Clinic is to fulfill the needs of our clients and their pets by providing quality veterinary services through a responsive, caring, and professional staff with emphasis on individual attention and commitment to community services.

Lowell L. Novy, DVM

Lowell L. Novy is the founder and sole proprietor of Valley Veterinary Clinic, which was established in 1963. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and migrated to California. Dr. Novy divides his time between his cattle ranches in Northern California and Valley Veterinary Clinic. For the last 10 years, he has been actively involved with reducing the animal euthanasia numbers in Ventura County and supports land and environmental conservation.

Susan Katila, DVM

Dr. Susan Katila was raised in Philadelphia, and began her medical career as a registered nurse in adult critical care. She acheived both her Associate and Bachelor's degree in Nursing at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. She received a Master's in Laboratory Animal Science in 1992 and her veterinary medical degree from University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996.

She has worked in small animal practice, as well as extensive experience in small animal emergency and critical care medicine in several specialty hospitals in Atlanta, Northern Virginia and Southern California. Her professional interests include small animal medicine/surgery, emergency and critical care, as well as feline medicine.

Her furry family consists exclusively of adopted rescues Daisy, her blind cockapoo, adorable chihuahuas and cats. Her hobbies include knitting, crocheting, reading, cooking and music.

*Animals are my passion and I dedicate myself to their health and well being.