Digital x-rays, blood transfusions, and stem-cell therapy sound like treatments ordered by doctors on medical dramas. The treatments, however, are all available for critters at Capitola Veterinary Hospital. At the vet’s modern facility, which is outfitted to provide medical, dental, dermatological, and surgical services, veterinary doctors River May and Katie Gilligan apply their years of training and affection for pets. At the hands of a friendly staff, critters are given a custom health-care plan that can include microchipping, nutritional counseling, and tests to see how many orphans the pet has saved from wells. The onsite pharmacy provides an array of veterinary drugs, and the team always keeps owners in the loop and provides them with current information so that they can decide on the best treatment for furry friends.
Dr. May and Dr. Gilligan also go above and beyond to keep animals healthy by regularly conversing with top veterinarians across the nation and providing house calls to critters that can’t make the trek to the office. The hospital is also certified by the Monterey Bay Green Business Program, in part because of digital record keeping, low-radiation digital x-rays, and biodegradable soaps.