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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.

Shannon Terry

Shannon has worked in the veterinary field for a few years. She took a vet assisting class at Central Coast College. She has had many kinds of animals in her life, including horses, cows, dogs and a donkey! Shannon has four children, three grandchildren and currently resides in Aromas.

Veterinary Technicians:

Stefanie Reid

Stefanie has over 20 years of experience working in the veterinary field. Before arriving at CVH in 2015, Stefanie had the opportunity to build her skills while caring for thousands of animals. She lives with her wife Kelli, mother in law Barb and stepdaughter Jasmin in Watsonville. They share their beautiful house with their 4 dogs: Angel, Luna, Oliver and Savannah, and their 4 cats: Nala Bunny, Hunter Pence, Kino and The Smitten Mitten. She is looking forward to continuing to serve all of CVH clients and their beloved critters for many years to come.

Amanda Vevea

Amanda joined our team this year. She has a passion for animals and has worked in animal hospitals for over seven years. Amanda is a mother to her son Jonathan and resides in Watsonville.

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 one-eyed Chihuahua 'Minnie Mouse'.

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
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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.

Taylor M.
Santa Cruz, CA

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