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Covid 19 Ophthalmology for Animals - May 14, 2020

Veterinary care is an essential part of our community and we want to assure you that our hospital is open and will continue to provide services at this time. We also want to work with you and our staff to limit direct contact in order to focus on safety for everyone during this pandemic. Accordingly, we ask that you follow the below steps for the safety of all:

  • Upon arrival at the hospital, please remain in your vehicle and call us.
  • After receipt of the call, we will check you in as soon as possible from outside the hospital.
  • If you are at the hospital to pick up medication, please remain in your car outside the hospital and call the front desk. We will deliver your order to your car as quickly as possible.
  • If you are not feeling well or may be at risk of exposure to coronavirus, please ask a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet to the hospital on your behalf.
  • We will do our best to coordinate your visit from outside the hospital, including providing follow up instructions and taking payments.

Ophthalmology for Animals, Inc., we have various ways to help care for your pets without a trip or call to the hospital.

  1. Home Delivery: medications, including prescriptions and refills, can be ordered by sending us an email or text
  2. Email: your questions, concerns, prescription refills, and pictures. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Our goal is to keep our essential services available to the communities we serve and be there for you and your pets. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part in helping to keep pets and people safe, and please don’t hesitate to call with questions.

We anticipate our phone lines will be busier than usual, and therefore, we appreciate your patience!

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Meet Our Doctors

Ann Gratzek, DVM, DACVO

Ann Gratzek, DVM, DACVO

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

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Elizabeth Curto, DVM, DACVO

Elizabeth Curto, DVM, DACVO

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists.

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Genevieve Lavallee, DVM

Genevieve Lavallee, DVM

Montreal University

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Our Staff

Aptos Office

 

Autumn, Reception

Autumn, Reception

Autumn started her career as the senior aquarist at the Key West Aquarium and then worked as an aquarist at Sea World in Orlando. She then moved on to general practice and was the head technician at a busy practice in Key West, FL. Autumn has a BS in environmental biology and chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. She loves to do anything outside or in the water and in particular likes to hike, ski and sail. On her days off, gets bossed around by her fawn colored Pug named Tegan.

Shauna, Reception/ Technician Assistant

Shauna, Reception/ Technician Assistant

Shauna grew up on a horse ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains where she developed her love of animals large and small from a young age. After high school she attended Cabrillo College and graduated with a degree in Health Science. While focusing on getting a nursing degree in human medicine, she worked at a local animal hospital where she fell in love with veterinary medicine and decided to stay in the field. She worked in general practice for 17 years before joining Ophthalmology for Animals. She now lives with her husband, two young children, and their family of pets including an amazing orange cat named Petey, Charger the turtle and three chickens named Wendy, Dot and Gertrude who roam the yard.

Sue, Registered Veterinary Technician

Sue, Registered Veterinary Technician

Sue worked at The Monterey Bay Aquarium with the Sea Otter Research and Conservation group for 13 years. She then was a volunteer supervisor and animal care technician at the UC Davis Oiled Wildlife Care Network. Sue worked at the Monterey SPCA Wildlife Center as their supervisor for 3 years. She then floated between general practice, internal medicine and surgery at a busy practice in Santa Cruz prior to joining Ophthalmology for Animals. Sue has an AS in Veterinary Technology from Hartnell Community College in Salinas, CA and a BA in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Sue is an avid hiker, mountain biker, trekker, marathon runner and scuba diver. Sue shares her home with an enthusiastic beagle, a sweet energetic terrier mix and a big fuzzy cat Mina.

Dawn, Registered Veterinary Technician

Dawn, Registered Veterinary Technician

Dawn has been an R.V.T. for 28 years. She received he AS degree for Animal Health Technology at Hartnell College. Dawn loves to spend her free time hiking with her husband and 3 dogs.

Dawn, Office Manager

Dawn, Office Manager

Dawn worked for a large emergency clinic for over 20 years working reception, operations, and finance. Dawn studied accounting at Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA. She joined Ophthalmology for Animals, Inc. after taking a break to have a family. Dawn enjoys horseback riding, snowboarding and spending time with her family and friends.

Monterey Office

 

Jenn, Reception

Jenn, Reception

Jenn has worked in the veterinary medicine for the past 8 years, ranging from general practice, shelter medicine and now ophthalmology. Jenn has her AA from Hartnell College and attended CSUMB. Jenn loves to travel in her RV with her kids and 3 dogs, ride horses, and spend time at the lake.

Greta, Registered Veterinary Technician

Greta, Registered Veterinary Technician

Originally from New York, Greta earned a BA in Biology at the College of St Rose, followed by an AA in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster College. She was drawn to marine mammals initially and worked as an intern at both Theater of the Sea in the Florida Keys and Pacific Whale Foundation in Maui before joining the Monterey Bay Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program for 8 years. Before she became part of the team at Ophthalmology for Animals Greta worked at Oceanview Animal Hospital for 12 years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, two dogs, and two cats.

Brooke, Registered Veterinary Technician

Brooke, Registered Veterinary Technician

Brooke has 21 years of experience in different areas of the veterinary field, including general practice, surgery, emergency, critical care and now ophthalmology. Outside of work she enjoys music, art, skateboarding, and spending time with her family and 3 dogs. Her four-legged family includes a Jack Russel Terrier, a Bulldog, a Boxer mix, and a cat.

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