Dr. Hall cultivated his love for animals and interest in anatomy and physiology while living on the North Coast of Santa Cruz County while in his 20's. At the age of 29, he made the decision to become a veterinarian to help improve the lives of the animals he encountered. He attended Cabrillo College before transferring to U.C. Davis where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology. After graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis in 1990, he returned to Santa Cruz County to practice Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hall has a history of a friendly, client-oriented approach to the practice of Veterinary Medicine. His special interests are in soft tissue surgery and dentistry, as well as preventative medicine and dermatology. He is an advocate of preventive dental care to help maintain good oral health and minimize the need to have teeth extracted due to periodontal disease.
He loves the beauty of the central coast and in his spare time enjoys surfing, going for long distance runs in the mountains, singing and playing his banjo. He has been competitive in an endurance sport called Ride & Tie since 1980 and is still going strong. Ride & Tie is a team sport involving two people and a horse, riding and running on mountainous terrain over long distances. This requires teamwork, persistence, and strategy to do well, similar to what it takes to maintain the good health of our pets.
Lindsey has been working in the Veterinary field for 17 years. She graduated from San Joaquin Valley College from the Veterinary Technology program in 2001. She worked as a technician until she was drawn to the administrative side of the business. Lindsey shares her home with her husband, 2 teenage kids and a small farm of 8 dogs and 8 cats.
Marina has been working with animals for over 11 years. She has two cats names Ocean and River. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring California.
Amanda was born and raised in Santa Cruz. After high school, she attended Grooming school through Banfield where she worked for 3 years. She then was a Vet Assistant for 9 years at two local vet hospitals. She has a cat named Jasper. She absolutely loves working with animals - it is her passion!
Brandon grew up in Southern California and is currently a student at UCSC working toward his degree in Community Studies. Animals have always been a passion of Brandon's, that is what drew him to work at Ocean Animal Clinic in his time off from school.