VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz

Phone: 831-427-3345
Fax: 831-425-4907
815 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Business Hours
Walk in Vaccine Clinic the last Sunday of the month 10am to 1pm

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!

At VCA Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat and other pets.  Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them.  In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care.  We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff.  Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards.  Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

New to VCA?

In addition to providing care for your cats and dogs, we also treat rabbits, hamsters, mice, guinea pigs and rats. We have a professional groomer onsite for all your pets. Boarding is available both for daycare or extended stays. You can enjoy your vacation knowing your pet is well cared for and safe.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.  To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.  And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Maureen Loughlin
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Loughlin received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and her BS in Biology from

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Dr. Sara Huckabone
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Cornell University

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Thank you Dr Vick and VCA
Kimberley from Santa Cruz

I've had two cats treated over a number of years at VCA, and Dr. Vick and staff have been a super caring, kind part of our pet experience. Dr. Vick and team guided and were really supportive as we said goodbye to her in her final illness, after our cast passed away at age 19. Dr. Vick and team were just amazing throughout our cats lives and right to their end days. I can't thank them enough for the many years of assistance, and have just scheduled an appointment to bring our new adopted puppy in for it's first exam with Dr. Vick.