Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians and Team of Westside Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 831-427-2239 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

    President / Veterinarian

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    Dr. David J Shuman, DVM

    After graduating from UCSC in 1989 with a B.A. in Biology, Dr. Dave Shuman went on to earn…

    Hospital Manager

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    Becky Butler

    Becky Butler joined Westside Animal Hospital in 2010 as our receptionist. We’re so glad…

    Lead Veterinary Technician

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    Rachel Van Horn, RVT

    Rachel has always had a love for animals and has worked in the veterinary business for…


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    Emily Maurer

    Emily joined the Tech World in 2002 while attending Cabrillo College’s nursing program…
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    Judy Marrujo

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    This current UCSC student is an incredible young lady. She has spent recent summers…
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    Natalie Hewatt

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    Rachel Draginoff "RED"

    Native to the Bay Area, Rachel Elise Draginoff, A.K.A. "RED" grew up in San Leandro, Ca.…
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    Seth Van Horn, RVT

    Seth Horn grew up in the San Lorenzo Valley and has always had a passion for the local…
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    Teresa Clarke

    Teresa and her fur-kids "Littles and Jack Jack" are new the Santa Cruz area. They enjoy…


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    Anna Graff

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    Candy Arreola-Perez

    Candy Arreola-Perez joined the team in Oct 2013 as a receptionist; this is her first time…
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    I am proud to be born and raised in Santa Cruz! I was a math major going into teaching…

    Relief Staff

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    Dr. Lisa Kim, DVM

    After spending the last eight years in San Francisco practicing general and emergency…
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    Jessi Maille, CVT

    Originally from the East Coast, she made the move to California in 2000. She had a career…