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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!


Very thorough and well explained testing for my dog's eyes. Worth the visit.

Lesly Cuevas

Both Doctors have great knowledge and experience and have helped my dog tremendously! They also help me understand what my dog is going through so I can help her with these tough times in the best ways possible. The entire staff are wonderful and very supportive. Thanks!

Martyn P.

Absolutely brilliant and compassionate doctor and staff. I brought two Service dogs, to get a yearly eye exam. The dogs are very well trained, of course, but Dr. Gratzek and the staff went out of their way to make sure everyone was completely comfortable and the exam was painless. We are so fortunate to have such a great facility in our community. Thank you everyone at Ophthamology For Animals.

L E.

Dr. Curto, Dr. Gratzek's associate saw my 1 yr. old French Bulldog for a left eye that was red and painful. They were super friendly upon checking in and showed affection and concern for my little puppy. The vet tech was clearly well trained and handled my little guy well with the exam she did. Dr. Curto was gentle and caring with my pup and skilled at doing her exam. I highly recommend Dr. Curto and Ophthalmology for Animals.

Renee S.L.

As a local veterinarian, I am always grateful for Dr Gratzek's expertise in treating my patients with eye problems. Her staff is organized and courteous and Dr Gratzek treats her patients with compassion and efficiency. We are so lucky to have this resource in Santa Cruz. Thanks Dr Gratzek and Staff for all you do!!

River M.

Dr Gratzek and her staff are outstanding. My Shih tzu had reoccurring eye ulcers. Dr Gratzek performed a Gunderson Graft and he never had another ulcer. My other Shih tzu was also a patient due to old age and cataracts. They received wonderful compassionate care. I highly recommend Dr Gratzek and her team.

kathy l.l

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