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Harbor Veterinary Hospital

(831) 476-2202
2450 17th Ave # 125, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Hours:

Monday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Large Animal Vet Svc-Santa Crz

(831) 465-1418
1775 16th Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Ramaekers Nutrition

(831) 688-1223
3055 Stanley Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95065
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Hours:

Monday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday - Closed

Adobe Animal Hospital Of Soquel

(831) 462-5293
1600 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95065
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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House Call Veterinarian

(831) 239-4689
1146 Soquel Ave # 2931, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Ark Animal Hospital

(831) 426-3399
2616 Mission St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital

(831) 475-1479
2701 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95065
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Hours:

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Westside Animal Hospital

(831) 427-2239
411 Laurel St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

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Companion Pet Supplies

(831) 425-3703
2301 Mission St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Aquatic Veterinary Services

(831) 728-7000
3715 Tranquility Ct, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Gustin-Van Every Mobile Vet

(831) 345-3093
226 Calcita Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pacific Veterinary Specialists

(831) 476-0667
2585 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95065
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Hours:

Monday - Open 24 hours
Tuesday - Open 24 hours
Wednesday - Open 24 hours
Thursday - Open 24 hours
Friday - Open 24 hours
Saturday - Open 24 hours
Sunday - Open 24 hours

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Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital

(831) 475-5400
2585 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz CA 95065
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Hours:

Monday - Open 24 hours
Tuesday - Open 24 hours
Wednesday - Open 24 hours
Thursday - Open 24 hours
Friday - Open 24 hours
Saturday - Open 24 hours
Sunday - Open 24 hours

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Banfield - Santa Cruz

(831) 427-2783
490 River St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Monday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Companion Animal Hospital

(831) 425-1970
2301 Mission St # F, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Animal Hospital Of Soquel Inc

(831) 475-0432
2651 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Dr Maria KUTY Housecall Vet

(831) 515-6184
120 Morrissey Blvd # 2931, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Fish Vet Store

(831) 431-6327
3715 Tranquility Ct, Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Ocean Animal Clinic

(831) 429-5100
404 Ocean St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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VCA - Animal Hospital

(831) 427-3345
815 Mission St, Santa Cruz CA 95060
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Hours:

Monday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Expected vet visit costs in Santa Cruz, CA

ServiceAverage National CostExpected Cost in Santa Cruz, CA
Routine checkups$50 to $250$187
Spay/neuter$160 to $220$201
Vaccines per shot$15 to $28$23
Physical exams$45 to $55$51
Fecal exam$25 to $45$38
Heartworm test$45 to $50$48
Dental cleaning$70 to $400$297
Allergy testing$195 to $300$267
Geriatric screening$85 to $110$102
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How the cost of pet care in Santa Cruz, CA compares to surrounding areas

CityCostDistance
Scotts Valley, CA0% more expensive than Santa Cruz, CA5.2 miles away
Aptos, CA0% more expensive than Santa Cruz, CA7.3 miles away
Los Gatos, CA0% more expensive than Santa Cruz, CA18.4 miles away
Campbell, CA0% more expensive than Santa Cruz, CA22.0 miles away
Gilroy, CA0% more expensive than Santa Cruz, CA26.3 miles away
San Jose, CA8% cheaper than Santa Cruz, CA26.3 miles away
Santa Clara, CA0% more expensive than Santa Cruz, CA26.5 miles away
Monterey, CA10% cheaper than Santa Cruz, CA26.9 miles away
Sunnyvale, CA8% cheaper than Santa Cruz, CA27.2 miles away
Mountain View, CA8% cheaper than Santa Cruz, CA28.6 miles away

How to save on vet bills in Santa Cruz, CA

Get pet insurance

Pet insurance is a great tool to save on vet bills. Most plans are significantly cheaper than human health insurance, and reimburse 80%, 90%, or even 100% of your vet bill after the deductible is met.

Try Pawlicy Advisor's pet insurance comparison tool to instantly analyze your pet and find the best savings. Learn more about how pet insurance works or see a vet's perspective on pros & cons.

Schedule preventative care visits

Proactive, preventative care is an important part in keeping vet costs low. Being proactive in scheduling vet appointments sooner rather than later can catch health issues before they become bigger problems that need expensive treatment plans.

If you're a new pet owner and haven't been to the vet before, here are some tips for your first vet visit.

Other options

If you have expenses for pre-existing medical conditions and need help financing the cost, many US vets work with treatment financing solutions like CareCredit. These payment options will help you space out your payments over time, so you can afford any large unexpected upfront costs.

Alternatively, you can try Pawlicy Advisor's "grant finder" tool to see what charities might be able to help you afford vet care.

Frequently Asked Questions From Santa Cruz Pet Owners

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What happens if you can’t afford a vet?

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If you can’t afford the vet, you risk not being able to provide critical medical care and potentially even forfeiture or euthanasia. Caring for a dog or cat is a serious responsibility. To protect yourself against the unexpected, please consider pet health insurance in California. There’s also veterinary charitable grant programs you might be eligible for.

Q.

Can you just walk into a vet in Santa Cruz?

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It really depends on whether or not they’re already booked up for the day, and if the reason you’re “walking in” is an emergency. There are some clinics in Santa Cruz that specifically take walk-ins, but in general you should always call ahead. If they can’t take you, they might direct you to an animal ER.

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