Dr. Kathleen Martinelli, DVM

Dr. Kathy Martinelli earned her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University and continued on to UC Davis where she met Dr. Shuman and graduated in his same class in 1993. Dr. Martinelli practiced veterinary medicine in San Mateo for 7 years before moving to Santa Cruz in 2000, and became a member of the Westside Animal Hospital team in 2001.

Kathy and her husband Brian have a full household of two little girls, two dogs, two cats and a hen house. Her personal hobbies include skiing, and hiking. Dr. Martinelli is a respected and adored Vet who understands the common and unusual ailments of our patients from nose to tail but is especially skilled in internal medicine and endocrinology.



Pet Health Library


We're committed to providing you the latest pet health information. Our educational resources are available to help you understand your pet’s healthcare needs.





Our Services


We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.






New Clients


Westside Animal Hospital welcomes new clients! Complete our New Client Form online, or contact us today to learn more.