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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 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 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Early Morning Drop-Off Service
  • Optimum Wellness Plans®
  • Conveniently Inside PetsMart
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery

A great local veterinarian that 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
• New Mobile Application gives you access to your pet's medical records from home or around town

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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Elena Chatcuff, DVM
Elena Chatcuff, DVM

I've had animals my entire life. My hero growing up was my dog Butler, he was my best friend and let me ride on his back even though he had arthritis. I started riding horses when I was seven and went on to compete in 3-Day eventing throughout high school. I realized I wanted to be a veterinarian when I started volunteering with a large animal vet in undergraduate school and actually switched my major from law to veterinary medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree at UC Davis and recieved my veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. In my spare time I like to surf, horseback ride, and travel. I live in Santa Cruz with my partner and my dog Bradley.

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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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