Our Team

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.

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Laura Ryle
Medical Director

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
Hospital Manager

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.


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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