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VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz

VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz

815 Mission Street | Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Call 831-205-0378
Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Health Certificates & Exams
  • In-house Lab & Pharmacy
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

We're more than an animal hospital! We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets for superb veterinary care that sets new standards for quality and kindness. For pets and pet parents alike, a trip to our clinic is an opportunity to see how our neighborly, welcoming staff cares for your pet as if it were their own, and treats you with the friendliness and respect you'd expect from an industry leader.

We offer AVID, convenient hours, a discount vaccine clinic, early drop-offs and late pick ups, puppy and kitten packages, preventative medicine, and walk-in appointments. We have been serving the community for over 20 years, and we look forward to serving you!

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life! We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life!
Welcome to VCA Santa Cruz Animal Hospital! Welcome to VCA Santa Cruz Animal Hospital!
VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care. VCA is committed to continuously improving its standard of care.
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Laura Ryle, DVM, DVM
Laura Ryle, DVM, DVM

Medical Director
School: University of California, Davis

Laura Ryle grew up in Northern California. She received a B.S. in Zoology from UC Davis, and graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 1987. She worked in private practices in Roseville, South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Santa Cruz before coming to the VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz 3 years ago. She is married and has an 18 year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys walking her three dogs, gardening and quiliting.

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Petra Mottishaw, BVSc
Petra Mottishaw, BVSc

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of Melbourne

Petra Mottishaw received her veterinary degree from University of Melbourne, Australia. She grew up on a small island in British Columbia, Canada before moving to California. She attended UCSC for her undergraduate education in marine biology. She returned to Canada to obtain her masters degree in animal physiology before choosing to go to veterinary school. Dr. Mottishaw loves helping people with their pets, and also volunteers her time caring for wildlife. She spends time at the Marine Mammal Center treating seals, sea lions and dolphins.

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Jay Vick, DVM, DVM
Jay Vick, DVM, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Vick graduated from UC Davis in 1981. He enjoys working with both dogs and cats and is particulary interested in soft tissue surgery. At one point in his career he raised standard poodles. Two standard poodles, Twinkie and Newman, currently keep him and his wife busy. Dr. Vick enjoys racquetball, boogie boarding and household projects in his spare time.

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