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Banfield Pet Hospital® - Santa Cruz

Banfield Pet Hospital® - Santa Cruz

490 River Street | Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Call 831-325-2115
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Early Morning Drop-Off Service
  • Optimum Wellness Plans®
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Vaccinations

A great local veterinarian loves your pet (almost) as much as you do by providing the best preventive pet health care. From nose-to-tail veterinary medical exams to vaccinations, microchipping, dental care and surgery, you’ll find the vet your pet deserves at your neighborhood Banfield Pet Hospital®. We’re committed to partnering with you to ensure your pet’s long-term health and happiness, and your peace of mind with:

• 900+ hospitals with convenient evening and weekend hours
• Optimum Wellness Plans® for affordable and comprehensive year-round care
• Online access to your pet's medical records with membership
• And so much more!

Banfield is here to take the best possible care of your furry family members. We hope to meet you and your pet soon!

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Lauren Smith, DVM
Lauren Smith, DVM

Earned her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Neuroscience and Behavior and earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from UC Davis. She has been with Banfield Pet Hospital since 2010 and with the Santa Cruz Team since opening in 2011. She enjoys partnering with families in care of their companions from kitten and puppyhood all the way through their mature years. Outside of the hospital she enjoys mountain biking, trail running, olympic weightlifting, and gardening. She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and two dogs Phoebe (12) and Rocco (8).

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Donna Brinck, DVM
Donna Brinck, DVM

Attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology. She moved to Germany where she worked in research for several years, then went on to study Veterinary Medicine in Munich at Ludwig Maximilians University. She worked with large and small animals in Germany before returning to the U.S. to practice in Florida.

In 2012, Dr. Brinck decided to move home to California with her son Alex and Pluto, her Bavarian Alpine Scent Hound to live in beautiful Santa Cruz. Her passions, besides animals, include travel, hiking, enjoying the Pacific's treasures such as otter watching to name just a few. She is excited to join the team at Banfield Santa Cruz and welcomes all the new furry faces to the practice!

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