Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA San Martin Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Katie O'Hearn
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Katie O'Hearn grew up in Morgan Hill, CA. She began working in veterinary clinics at the age of 18. She worked here at VCA San Martin as a veterinary assistant for the previous owner, Dr. Pete, while attending Gavilan Community College. She went on to get her Bachelor of Science in Biology at UC Davis in 2008 and graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dr. O'Hearn has previously worked in emergency and critical care medicine and is now delighted to be at VCA San Martin as Medical Director.

Dr. O'Hearn lives in Watsonville with her husband, 3 dogs, 1 cat and 6 chicke...
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Lauren Curd
Hospital Manager

Lauren grew up in the Bay Area and started her career as a Veterinary Assistant at a non-profit hospital and wildlife rescue in 2009. She's filled various hospital roles in the years since, most recently as the Technician Supervisor at VCA Bascom while moonlighting as an ICU/ER technician at a 24-hour hospital. She's been with VCA for 7 years and is still thoroughly enjoying all of the opportunities they have to offer! Her passions include critical care, emergency medicine, Fear Free handling, and she eats CE courses for breakfast. Her favorite parts of her job are connecting with clients and their hairy childre...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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