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Covid 19 Ophthalmology for Animals - June 14, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will begin taking steps to reopen our offices to allow for face to face visits.

The safety of our clients and employees is our highest priority and we will continue to review all available CAL/OSHA and CDC recommendations as we work towards welcoming you back inside. We ask that you please be patient with us as the rules and regulations can change quickly.

Only Vaccinated people with DVM appointments will be allowed into the building at this time, and you may choose whether or not to enter the building.

In order to keep everyone safe all persons will be required to wear a face mask indoors

Our office can only accommodate one client per pet inside of our office as it will be difficult to maintain the proper distancing at all times. You will be asked to answer some questions prior to coming inside.

Allowing inside visits will periodically impact processes and wait times.

Plexiglas shields will be installed at our front desks and hepa filtration systems will be running throughout the building.

We ask that everyone maintains the social distancing practices and utilize the hand sanitizers at the front door and within the hospital.

Once again Masks will be required inside until further notice.

Medication pickups will still be curbside.

When you arrive for your appointment, you may choose to check in via phone or text.

Please do not enter the building without an escort at any time.

Thank you for your continued patience! We look forward to seeing you soon.


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