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  • Veterinary Care in Santa Cruz County

    Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital provides the comprehensive range of veterinary services your pet deserves, going above and beyond your expectations to ensure your pet stays healthy and happy.

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  • Meeting All Your Pets' Health Care Needs

    Our veterinary team offers core veterinary services, from internal medicine and preventative healthcare, to dental care, geriatrics care and emergency services to meet each and every one of your pet's needs. 

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  • Meet Our Santa Cruz County Vets

    Our dedicated team of veterinarians are committed to providing high quality, compassionate and expert services to all of our patients, working with you to ensure your pet gets the care they need.

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  • Welcoming New Santa Cruz County Patients

    At Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital, we're always welcoming new patients to our veterinary family. We are passionate about pet healthcare and treat all of our patients as if they were our own.

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Welcome to Our Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz County

Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital is a full-service pet hospital that offers comprehensive medical services for dogs and cats across Santa Cruz County, from Aptos and Santa Cruz to Felton, Watsonville and Prunedale.

From preventive care and surgery to dental care, internal medicine, puppy and kitten care and emergency services our vets are able to meet all of your pet's healthcare needs in one place.

We provide care for companion animals and have developed a reputation since opening in 1977 for high quality, compassionate and friendly veterinary care to help return your pet back to their happy and healthy selves. 

Whether you are bringing your pet in to see us for the first time, or have been relying on our veterinary team to care for your pet form puppy and kittenhood to their senior years, we always treat your pet as if they were our own.

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Dental Care

Provide for your pet's oral and overall health with dental care, from cleanings to exams and surgical procedures. 

Internal Medicine

Find diagnosis and treatments for diseases and conditions that affect your pet's internal systems and structures. 

Puppies & Kittens

Find high quality guidance and service for as you care for your puppy or kitten throughout their critical first year and life.

Senior Care

Prioritize your senior pet's health and comfort with preventative and proactive care to help them age gracefully.

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Quality, Integrity, Compassion & Service

At Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital, our veterinarians offer a comprehensive range of services for your dog or cat. From preventative medicine like routine checkups and vaccinations, to surgical services, we aim to provide your pet with the high quality care they deserve, supported by our advanced diagnostic lab.

Routine Exams

Put your pet's long-term health first with the proactive and preventative care offered by routine checkups and exams.

Preventive Care

Put a stop to diseases and conditions before they become an issue using vaccinations and parasite prevention.


We support your pets care with our in-house diagnostic lab, to provide targeted diagnosis and treatment plans.


Our vets offer a variety of surgical procedures to help your pet maintain and recover their good health.

Compassionate, Experienced Care

At Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital, we are dedicated to providing an atmosphere of compassion, joy, creativity, understanding, and respect for our clients, patients and staff.

Our veterinary team works closely together in order to provide the best possible care to and fastest possible recovery for your pet when they are ill.

Our vets are committed to and passionate about client education in order to encourage long-term pet health and wellness. We work with you to create a treatment plan to maintain your pet's health that works for them, and for you. 

Our veterinarians' combined skill, experience and passion for pets allows us to provide you and your pet with the best possible services and health outcomes to meet and exceed your expectations.

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What Clients Are Saying

  • I had to visit the veterinarians here since mine left me high and dry after closing the week of my flight. They were so kind, helpful, and genuinely happy. I will never go back to my old place, not out of spite, but because Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital made me feel so welcome and answered all my questions.
    Nelson S.

Address & Hours

Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital is proud to serve patients across Santa Cruz County, including Aptos, Santa Cruz, Capitola, Pajaro, Prunedale, Felton and more.

Hospital Hours

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed


10404 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 US


(831) 688-4242

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Tips & Advice From Our Team

Regardless of whether you're searching for advice about protecting your pet from illness or parasites, or you are looking for answers to questions about your pet's wellness, our veterinary blog features tips from Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital to help your pets stay healthy and happy.

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Santa Cruz County. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Santa Cruz County vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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New Patients Welcome

Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Santa Cruz County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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