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Ocean Animal Clinic COVID-19 Update

Dear Pet Parents,

As news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community continues to develop, we are monitoring the situation closely. At this time, our hospital remains open and is operating under regular business hours.

While the CDC and other health authorities have indicated that dogs, cats, and other domestic pets are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of humans within our facility – notably our clients and staff.

If your pet requires urgent care or has a medical emergency, and you are ill, please arrange for a trusted friend, neighbor, or healthy family member living outside of your household to transport your pet to our hospital. If you call ahead, we will gladly accommodate your representative and make appropriate arrangements.

Drop-off appointments are also available where you are able to drop off your pet without having to enter the hospital ie your pet would be transferred to a staff member from the parking lot and we would contact you after exam for further treatment, if indicated.

As medical professionals, we are quite familiar with the behaviors that will limit the risk of exposure to contagious diseases within our work environment – frequent hand-washing, use of hospital-grade antibacterial soaps and surface disinfectants. However, out of an abundance of caution, we’ve implemented this request so we can continue caring for your pets while protecting the health of our caregivers.

At this time, the World Health Organization currently advises that there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with COVID-19. The CDC also seconds that opinion, stating that, “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can directly spread COVID-19.” (Last updated on March 12, 2020.) However, pets can have the virus on them if they are in an environment with a large quantity of the virus. Therefore, to protect yourself, the CDC recommends that you wash your hands before and after interacting with your pet, and that you avoid being kissed or licked, and avoid sharing food with your pet.

We will update you if significant changes occur in relation to the COVID-19 situation as it pertains to our hospital operations.

Sincerely,

Ocean Animal Veterinary Clinic

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Ocean Animal Clinic of Santa Cruz

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Monday:

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "My well loved dog, Bella, was well taken care of with gentleness and excellent care. She is so much healthier after her dental treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Hall and his staff. They truly care and have exceptional communication regarding the recommended and provided care."
    Catherine
  • "Our little dog needed extractions. We found the Ocean Animal Clinic and Dr. Hall. They took fabulous care of him -- even including a nail clipping and ear check. Both the vet and the staff were open and transparent. The surgeon was top notch and the staff really cared about our dog and us. Our little guy bounced back quickly. All this for a lot less money than we feared as well. Highly recommended!"
    Terra
  • "Dr. Hall and the staff at Ocean Animal Clinic are truly unique. Most vets are compassionate but always peddling unnecessary expensive services and drugs. Dr. Hall is compassionate, direct and alternative. He really seems to be in tune with the animals.

    My baby, Harry, is ill and his prognosis is not what a mother wants to hear. But, Dr. Hall was so good with him and also our girl Roxy.

    Just a truly decent, loving Vet. Thank you."
    Jennifer
  • "The Ocean Animal Clinic staff have been caring for my adult turtles since 2011 and I cannot imagine trusting another veterinarian with their care. As a college student he was able to help me find ways to improve the care I provided my pets and his payment options (accepts CareCredit!) helped ensure that my pets received the medical attention they needed on time.

    I consider Ocean Animal Clinic a part of my family and would recommend their services to anyone without hesitation.

    Thank you, OAC!"
    Alejandra