in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

490 River St
Santa Cruz, CA  95060

(831) 427-2783

Hospital Number: 0073

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Hospital Hours

8:00 AM - to 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
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  • Description
    Look to this Banfield Pet Hospital® as your partner in quality pet care. From thorough physical exams and lab work-ups, to dental cleanings, x-rays and surgery, this full service pet hospital is committed to the long-term health and happiness of your pet.  Let us show you how an Optimum Wellness Plan® ensures ongoing preventive care for your pet, at every life and health stage.
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  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Vaccinations
    • Comprehensive Exams
    • Parasite Control
    • General Dentistry
    • General Surgery
    • Skin Care
    • Geriatrics & Pediatrics
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Drop Off Services
    • Giardia Testing
    • Microchipping
    • Digital Radiography
    • In-House Laboratory Diagnostics
    • In-House & Online Pharmacy
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Personalized Client Web Portal and Mobile App
    • Urgent Care (availability may vary; please call)
    • Optimum Wellness Plans®
    • Canine Genetic Analysis™
    • Care Credit
  • Team

    Dr. Donna Brinck


    Dr. Brinck attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where she received her undergraduate degree in biology. She moved to Germany where she worked in research for several years, and 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, and enjoying the Pacific's treasures such as otter watching. She is excited to join the team at Banfield Santa Cruz and welcomes all the new furry faces to the practice! More Details >>

    Mark Hookano

    Practice Manager

    Mark is a native of San Francisco and graduated in 1999 with an A.S. degree in veterinary technology from Western Career College (now Carrington College). He has been a RVT for 15 years, registered with the state of California. Mark is a veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served in active duty for the last 10 years. He also worked as an Animal Care Specialist in the Army taking care of the military working dogs and their veterinary needs. Additionally, Mark spent time managing medical teams ensuring the health and welfare of animals in a research facility to include non-human primates and various rodent species. More Details >>


    Shift Lead

    Erica has been a veterinary assistant for 4 years with Banfield. She graduated with a degree in molecular biology from UC Santa Cruz and has a passion for surgery and emergency care. Erica has one orange tabby, Momo, and loves to travel to exotic places. More Details >>


    Veterinary Assistant

    Brian started working at Banfield in March 2016 as a veterinary assistant and has worked in the veterinary field since 2010. He is currently attending CSUMB in pursuit of a degree in biology, and hopes to one day finish veterinary school and specialize in surgery. Brian has a 2-year-old gray and white cat named Momo. More Details >>


    Veterinary Assistant

    Tina has been a veterinary assistant for 2 years at Banfield. Besides working with animals, Tina loves to snowboard, horseback ride, and travel. She has two cats, a miniature pinsher, and a horse. More Details >>


    Veterinary Assistant

    Jenn has been working for Banfield for 3 years. She has acquired many skills as a veterinary assistant and has come to love her job more than she ever thought to be possible. Jenn is a proud, first time cat owner and loving it! She is still waiting to come up with the perfect name but she is pretty great. She hopes to continue to grow with her Banfield family and can't wait to see what the new year will bring. More Details >>


    Client Service Coordinator

    Megan has been with Banfield since July 2016. She is very passionate about animals and loves getting to interact with the client and their pets. Megan has a 12-year-old Papillon Chihuahua named Mickey, and a 4-month-old Russian blue named Ziggy. They are best friends and love to hang out together. In her spare time, Megan enjoys cooking delicious meals with her friends and family, going to the beach with Mickey and her husband, Logan, and traveling. She looks forward to seeing you and your pet. More Details >>


    Client Service Coordinator

    Wendy has been with Banfield for over a year as a Client Service Coordinator and Veterinary Assistant. She has grown fondly of dogs and cats, and hopes to continue her experience at Banfield before pursuing nursing school. More Details >>


    Client Service Coordinator

    Kate loves working with pets and is really enjoying this unique and fun position of client service coordinator. She has 3 enormous 7-year-old goldfish named Palpitine, Anikin, and Chewbaca, and they are the best. Goldfish pride! She is a student of cultural anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, hoping to one day attend a graduate program in Monterrey. Until then, you'll find Kate at Banfield with a smile on her face. More Details >>

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