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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. 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.
Dr. Welch grew up in Maryland. She had a variety of small animals and a cat growing up. She has always been interested in being a veterinarian. She started out working at the National Cancer Institute during summers in high school and college. She graduated with a BS in Biotechnology from the University of Delaware. Afterwards, she decided to try the west coast and received her MA from UCSC in Molecular Biology in 2003. She met her husband Jack while attending UCSC. She did not want to continue in research biology and started working in a small veterinary hospital in the Santa Cruz mountains. She found that she loved working with the animals and the people. She knew this was the profession for her. She graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 2009. Although she has lived in Santa Cruz since 2009, she has done the majority of her veterinary work in Watsonville and Pacific Grove. She is so happy to be working in Santa Cruz and getting to give back to her adopted home! She shares her home with her husband, daughter and their two cats, Perl and Potato. In her free time, she tries to enjoy Santa Cruz to its fullest with hiking, beach trips and working in her small garden.
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.
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.
Jena worked for many years in the field of environmental management and wildlife conservation. She recently joined our team as a receptionist following the birth of her son. She enjoys tracking, hiking and time in the garden with her son and cat.
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.
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. Currently, she is attending Penn Foster online to become licensed and is excited to be part of the Chanticleer family! She resides in Santa Cruz with her family and 2 cats, Evie Shade and Meep.
Laura has been the head technician at CVH since 2006. She and her husband, Emmanuel, live in Watsonville, they just welcomed baby Neveah in April, completing their happy family that includes two cats and two dogs.
Pearl has been with us since April this year. She was raised in both LA and Baja California and is fluent in French and Spanish. Pearl aspires to attend vet school and eventually become veterinarian herself. She and her boyfriend live with their dog Harpo and cat Furry Lewis.
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 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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Dr. Clay and his staff are incredibly kind and willing to work with you to get your pet the help they need.