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Covid 19 Ophthalmology for Animals - August 6, 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!


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