- 24-Hour Vet
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Welcome to Monterey's 24/7 Full-Service Veterinary Health Care Center
Providing all of your pet's medical needs under one roof
Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center offers a range of care options for companion animals of all kinds, from cats and dogs to birds and exotic pets. With three divisions, our practice is distinguished by our ability to give pets everything they could need at any time, under one roof, and in a friendly, caring, and compassionate environment.
We are open for emergency veterinary services 24/7/365 — during the night, on weekends and holidays, when your veterinarian is not able to see your pet, or for referral from your veterinarian for overnight care. We work closely with your veterinarian to provide the best continuous care and exchange of information, furnishing detailed medical records, copies of all laboratory work, and radiographic images on CD.
Our emergency services also extend to provide 24/7, around-the-clock critical care for the most seriously ill and injured pets, and we offer emergency services during the day through our well-trained and experienced general practice staff members. We do understand that in an emergency, time is of the essence, and we are prepared to see any pet emergency on a walk-in basis.
Board-Certified Veterinary Specialty Surgery
We offer surgical consultations and surgery by board-certified surgeons from the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital to provide specialty pet surgery services close to your home, making it much easier on you and your pet. Consultations can be scheduled through a referral from your veterinarian, our emergency services, or our general practice.
General Pet Care
We have recently expanded our services and now offer all aspects of comprehensive general practice pet care during the day, providing wellness care, preventive medicine, and extensive medical and surgical treatments. Please call to schedule an appointment with our caring receptionists. If time does not allow, we do welcome walk-ins to care for your pet’s urgent needs.
At Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center your pet is in the ideal location for any aspect of medical care he or she may need, all conveniently located under one roof.
We love to show off our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility and encourage you to stop by for a hospital tour or contact us for more information.
Dr. Katja Herrmann graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany in 1987. She then moved to the United States and worked at a busy small animal hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. To complete the requirements for a veterinary license, Dr. Herrmann completed a year at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Columbia in Missouri, receiving her American Veterinary License in 1991 and her California License in 1993. She then moved to California and started to exclusively practice emergency medicine. Dr. Herrmann also completed a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of California at Davis in 2004.
In 2004, Dr. Herrmann founded the Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, moving the existing emergency clinic into a new, state-of-the-art facility in 2005. Her passion and dedication has continued to include all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine.
In her time away from her second home at the clinic, Dr. Herrmann enjoys all types of outdoor activities. She likes riding her Harley, relaxing and cooking with friends, and is learning watercolor painting, along with all things related to her rescue dogs and cat.
Dr. Terri Presnell grew up in Kansas and received her bachelor's degree in biology from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas in 1987. Deciding to focus on veterinary science, Dr. Presnell applied her background in biology to her graduate studies, earning a doctorate from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She has been practicing veterinary emergency medicine since 1999.
Dr. Presnell still has a log home on 20 sprawling acres in her native state and shares her home life with her pets: a German shepherd, two pit bulls, one cat, and a Chiweenie.
Dr. Nichole Brooks was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of CaliforniaÐSanta Cruz in 1999. She then worked as a senior keeper for Safari West, an African Wildlife Preserve in Sonoma County. Dr. Brooks then pursued advanced training at St. GeorgeÕs University, West Indies, where she completed her doctorate in veterinary medicine. She completed her clinical year at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Brooks loves being a general practitioner and enjoys the excitement of emergency medicine. She previously worked as a general practitioner in Virginia, as well as at a general practice in Southern California. Dr. Brooks focuses on preventive care, surgery, and medical treatment of a variety of diseases.
In her free time, Dr. Brooks enjoys the ocean, hiking, wildlife, and spending time with her family and husband, who is also a veterinarian. She and her husband have two dogs, a Boston terrier named Napoleon and an American bulldog named Athena. They also have four cats (Oscar, Poseidon, Kellar, and Pickles) and three aquatic turtles (Alpha, Beta, and Gamma).
Dr. Nicholas Macy completed his DVM degree at the University of California, Davis. His internship was completed at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, and he then received residency training at Tufts University. Dr. Macy is board certified in surgery. He has been an owner and practicing veterinarian at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital since 1998.
Dr. Macy enjoys scuba diving, traveling, wine tasting, and spending time with his three children and two cats.