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About Us

Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital

10404 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

Phone: 831.688.4242
Fax: 831.688.4235

Email: info@aptospets.com



Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital is home to Naomi Kirschenbaum, DVM, MPH, Elizabeth Martin BVSc, Molly Tackabury, DVM and Patty Wilson, DVM. The hospital has been part of the Santa Cruz County community serving our patients and clients since opening our doors in 1977. We are a full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive companion animal medical, surgical, and dental care.

All of our staff members are delighted and honored to serve as the pet hospital of choice for cherished family pets from Watsonville to Scotts Valley, Boulder Creek to Aptos, Corralitos to Santa Cruz, Ben Lomond to Prunedale and the Soquel/Capitola areas of Santa Cruz County.

We understand the special role that your pet plays in your family, and we are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. We practice the highest quality veterinary medicine and small animal surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

Here at Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital, we strive to offer not only sound advice but optimal veterinary care as well, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy. We are always happy to answer your questions about the best diet, behavior training, and preventative care you can provide for your pet.


Call us today at 831.688.4242 to ask for more information or to schedule your next appointment!

The Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital Mission Statement

In honor of the animals that grace and enrich our lives, ACPH is dedicated to serve the pets and people in our community. Our goal is to guide our experienced and expertly trained staff to maximize our patient’s health.

We are committed to providing an atmosphere of compassion, joy, creativity, understanding, and respect for our clients, patients, staff, and practice owners.


At all times, we seek to provide quality treatment options and to communicate them with clarity and personal attention. Our intention is to emphasize client education in order to assist in creating the best wellness programs to maintain health and to assist families in caring for their pets in sickness.


Our team approach, utilizing Doctor’s combined experience, skill, and knowledge along with coordination of specialty services both in-hospital and referral, ensures quality patient care delivered in a timely fashion and to a level that is above client expectations.

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