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Dr. John Clay

Dr. Clay was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Sciences in 1970 and from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 1975. After working at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital for 10 years, he opened the Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital in 1985. Additionally, Dr. Clay has been the staff veterinarian for the Santa Cruz SPCA since 2000. His outside interests include fishing and golf and all sports--especially baseball. He is married, with two adult children and two grandchildren. 

Dr. Olivia Shull

Dr. Shull was born and raised in Santa Cruz and is so happy to be practicing Veterinary Medicine in her beloved home town! She graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Science and received her veterinary degree also from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. She is a lifetime animal lover and has 2 pets: Roxy the cat and Lola the big eared dog. Outside of work, she enjoys playing with her animals, attempting to teach Lola tricks, taking walks/runs on West Cliff, practicing yoga, and whipping up yummy meals in her kitchen.


Practice Manager:

Amee Brusca

Amee was born and raised in Santa Cruz. After living in both Georgia and Washington state for several years, she is happy to be back in her hometown. She has extensive experience working with shelter and rescue animals, specializing in feline and exotic patients. Amee is excited to take on her role as Practice Manager and hopes to help keep the hospital running smoothly. She currently resides in Campbell with her husband and 2 cats, Evie Shade and Sassafras.


Liliana Kovacs

Liliana was born and raised in Hungary. She moved to Santa Cruz County when she was 14 years old. Liliana is a lover of all animals and is currently enrolled in a veterinary assistant course.

Front Desk:

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Paige has worked at Chanticleer Vet since 2011. She is our office manager. She will welcome you every visit with a smile, even if she is busy and will treat you like an old friend. Paige has two adult children, a Terrier named Herbie and they reside in Soquel.

Veterinary Technicians:

Mary Schweitzer

Mary grew up in Almaden Valley and is a California native. She has been working for 15 years in the veterinary field. Her interests are animal behavior, neonates and nutrition. Mary lives with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a 75 gallon fish tank. 

Kennel Technicians:

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Shawn has been the head kennel tech at CVH since 1990. She is dedicated to the care of every pet that comes into the hospital. Shawn is the proud mother of three grown boys. She lives in Santa Cruz with her twin sister Renee and her little dog Snickers!

Gina Mathias

Gina has been with us at CVH since 2012. She has adds smiles to everyones faces and keeps people laughing on the long days. Gina loves to spoil all the pets that stay at the hospital.

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Business Hours

Monday8 am - 12 pm2 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday8 am - 12 pm2 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday8 am - 12 pm2 pm - 6 pm
Thursday8 am - 12 pm2 pm - 6 pm
Friday8 am - 12 pm2 pm - 6 pm
Saturday8 am - 12 pmClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
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We also offer a discount on select services for PetAssure Members.


Dr. Clay and his staff are incredibly kind and willing to work with you to get your pet the help they need.

Taylor M.
Santa Cruz, CA

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