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Meet Our Team

Ocean Animal Clinic Team

  • Dr.
    George Hall
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Hall cultivated his love for animals and interest in anatomy and physiology while living on the North Coast of Santa Cruz County while in his 20's. At the age of 29, he made the decision to become a veterinarian to help improve the lives of the animals he encountered. He attended Cabrillo College before transferring to U.C. Davis where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology. After graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis in 1990, he returned to Santa Cruz County to practice Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Hall has a history of a friendly, client-oriented approach to the practice of Veterinary Medicine.  His special interests are in soft tissue surgery and dentistry, as well as preventative medicine and dermatology. He is an advocate of preventive dental care to help maintain good oral health and minimize the need to have teeth extracted due to periodontal disease. 

    He loves the beauty of the central coast and in his spare time enjoys surfing, going for long distance runs in the mountains, singing and playing his banjo. He has been competitive in an endurance sport called Ride & Tie since 1980 and is still going strong. Ride & Tie is a team sport involving two people and a horse, riding and running on mountainous terrain over long distances. This requires teamwork, persistence, and strategy to do well, similar to what it takes to maintain the good health of our pets.

  • Dr.
    Amanda Blom
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Amanda Blom is a skilled veterinarian with a special interest in parasitology, diagnostic imaging, and clinical pathology. A graduate of the Ross University of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Blom researched and taught veterinary parasitology and tick-borne disease before moving to California in 2016 to practice medicine.  Her professional interests include diagnostic medicine and the challenge of complex cases.  Outside of the clinic, Dr. Blom enjoys lounging with her two cats, exploring the Redwood forests, and engaging in a number of artistic hobbies

  • Michelle
    Hospital Manager

    Michelle grew up in Santa Cruz, attended UC Santa Barbara and JFK University. With her master's degree in Holistic Health Education, she worked in the Bay Area in non-profit Health Education for many years. She has been in the Veterinary field for 8 years, several of those at a 24 Hour Emergency Hospital. Helping animals and their people is what she loves to do. Her family includes two sweet pit mixes, Bailey and Mojo, two cats, Ziggy and Jelani, a husband and two teenage daughters.

  • Amanda
    Veterinary Technician

    Amanda was born and raised in Santa Cruz.  After high school, she attended Grooming school through Banfield where she worked for 3 years.  She then was a Vet Assistant for 9 years at two local vet hospitals.  She has a cat named Jasper.  She absolutely loves working with animals - it is her passion!

  • Natalie
    Veterinary Technician

    Natalie has been in the veterinary field for 7 years.  She doesn't have animals at the moment which is why she loves coming to work and living vicariously through the clients and patients!  She loves traveling and after visiting 13 plus countries she still can't get enough and is planning her next adventure!

  • Marina
    Veterinary Assistant

    Marina has been working with animals for over 11 years.  She has two cats names Kitty Girl and River.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring California.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Ocean Animal Clinic of Santa Cruz

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

The Cat Clinic of Santa Cruz

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Hall and the staff at Ocean Animal Clinic are truly unique. Most vets are compassionate but always peddling unnecessary expensive services and drugs. Dr. Hall is compassionate, direct and alternative. He really seems to be in tune with the animals.

    My baby, Harry, is ill and his prognosis is not what a mother wants to hear. But, Dr. Hall was so good with him and also our girl Roxy.

    Just a truly decent, loving Vet. Thank you."
    Jennifer M
  • "The Ocean Animal Clinic staff have been caring for my adult turtles since 2011 and I cannot imagine trusting another veterinarian with their care. As a college student he was able to help me find ways to improve the care I provided my pets and his payment options (accepts CareCredit!) helped ensure that my pets received the medical attention they needed on time.

    I consider Ocean Animal Clinic a part of my family and would recommend their services to anyone without hesitation.

    Thank you, OAC!"
    Alejandra V.