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Covid 19 Ophthalmology for Animals - March 18, 2020

The Health Officers of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties are requiring people to stay home except for essential needs until April 8.  The elderly and those with underlying health conditions MUST STAY HOME.  This is a critical intervention to reduce harm from the spread of coronavirus in our community.  This is a mandatory order enforceable by a fine or jail.

It is our primary goal to keep your pet healthy.   Your health and our health depend on this.  In order to keep everyone safe we must enforce some rules.

  1. We are closed for routine and non-essential appointments.
  2. We are open for emergencies, urgent cases and medication refills.
  3. No person should enter the building. We will meet you at your vehicle to bring your pet into the clinic.
  4. Please call us when you are here.
  5. No waiting in reception.

Stay Safe!

Ann Gratzek, DVM

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Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Owner of Ophthalmology for Animals, Inc.

Dr. Ann Gratzek received her BS in Microbiology with General Honors from the University of Georgia and after serving in Liberia as a teacher in the Peace Corps, she returned to Georgia for veterinary school. After two years in general practice in Minneapolis, she completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Kansas State University followed by an ophthalmology residency at the University of Georgia. She started practicing in 1994 in the Monterey Bay area.

Dr. Gratzek typically sees dogs, cats, horses, birds and rabbits but has worked with all species including amphibians, reptiles, marine, zoo animals and wildlife. She has corroborated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Long Marine Lab,local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation groups. In addition, she consults regularly with industry in the Bay Area. On the rare occasion that she isn’t working she enjoys skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, and spending time with her family and African Grey named Smitty.

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