The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.
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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.
Dr. Laura Ryle grew up in beautiful Northern California. She received a B.S. in Zoology from UC Davis, and then continued her education at UC Davis Veterinary School graduating 1987. She worked in private practices in Roseville, South Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco before joining the team at VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz 7 years ago. She is married and has an 20 year old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys walking her three dogs, gardening and quilting.
Michelle Bolle was born in San Francisco and grew up in Santa Cruz. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Health Education. Michelle joined the VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz team in February 2021 after fifteen years in the veterinary field. The thing Michelle enjoys the most about her job is the support and team camaraderie that she feels from all of the associates.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys hiking, gardening, sailing, or relaxing with a good movie. Michelle has two dogs, Mojo and Bailey, and a cat named Dewey Beans.