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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.


Front Desk:

Paige Dannley

Paige has worked at CVH since 2011. She is our office manager and receptionist. 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 children and lives in Soquel.

Reagan McLaughlin 
Reagan joined our Chanticleer Vet Hospital family in 2017. She was born in Santa Cruz and raised in Nevada. Reagan has spent her life surrounded by animals. She raised livestock through FFA and competed in horsemanship competitions. She is currently attending San Juan and Cabrillo College to become a licensed Vet Tech. In her free time, she enjoys ocean fishing and spending time with her kitten Bennett. 

Veterinary Technicians:

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. 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. 

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.

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
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8 am - 12 pm 8 am - 12 pm 8 am - 12 pm 8 am - 12 pm 8 am - 12 pm 8 am - 12 pm Closed
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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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