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Ark Animal Hospital

Ark Animal Hospital

2616 Mission St. | Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Call 831-288-7039
Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Docking
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary House Calls
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Our goal is to provide you with progressive health and preventative care for your pet without sacrificing that personal touch. Our staff has been carefully chosen and trained to serve your needs. We are committed to high quality and ethical veterinary practice.

Our hospital policy is to treat your pet as our own. We want your companion to receive the most current medical, surgical, and preventative health care available in veterinary practice. Your satisfaction with the services we provide is our goal. We recognize that situations vary with each animal so we design treatment plans tailored to fit each case.

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 Christina Hoefer, DVM
Christina Hoefer, DVM

Dr. Christina Hoefer is a 1997 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology, with honors, from UC Santa Barbara in 1991.

A fifth generation Santa Cruz native, she is delighted to own a hometown veterinary practice and brings a decade of clinical experience in small animal medicine, surgery, nutrition, and behavior, to Ark Animal Hospital.

Her free time is spent enjoying her family; her husband, Darren, and their son, Benjamin. They share their home with a smattering of dogs and cats 8 at last count!

Dr. Hoefer also likes to take advantage of the California lifestyle. She plays competitive beach and indoor volleyball, enjoys leisurely bike rides along the coast, and visits local museums for art and history.

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