VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz

Laura Ryle, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Laura Ryle grew up in beautiful Northern California. She received a B.S. in Zoology from UC Davis, and then continued her education at  UC Davis Veterinary School graduating 1987. She worked in private practices in Roseville, South Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco before joining the team at VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz 7 years ago. She is married and has an 20 year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys walking her three dogs, gardening and quilting.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 831-427-3345

If it is after hours, please call Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital at 831-475-5400