Monterey Animal Hospital

We have been providing the highest quality, personalized medical care to the dogs and cats of the Monterey Peninsula since 1966. We offer comprehensive veterinary services and boarding in an atmosphere where clients and patients are treated with genuine compassion. We look forward to meeting you and your pets!
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Ben Wilson, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian
    Practice owner Dr. Ben Wilson joined the Monterey Animal Hospital team in 1999, two years after completing his degree in veterinary medicine at UC Davis.  There, he met his wife, Dr. Shannon Thomas, owner of the local Avian and Exotic Clinic located in Ryan Ranch.  They reside in Watsonville with their twin sons Thomas and Reed, along with their two Golden Retrievers (Cody and Butter), two cats (Alex and Jerry), two horses (Faux and Mr. Sandman), donkey (Milton Burro) and several reptiles and birds.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Interests:
    General Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology
  • Crystal Chung, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Crystal Chung studied Biochemistry as an undergraduate at UC Davis and graduated with her degree in veterinary medicine from the same institution.  She joined Monterey Animal Hospital immediately after graduation. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she now lives on the Monterey Peninsula with Sherman, an inquisitive and loving feline. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Interests:
    General Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry
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    Emily Whitmer, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Emily Whitmer originally joined Monterey Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 2008.  She was delighted to return to the team in 2017 after graduating from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  Emily was born and raised in Berkeley, and studied biology as an undergraduate at Carleton College in Minnesota.  She lives in the Monterey area with her two cats, Jetter and Jones. 
    Interests:
    Medicine, Behavior, Surgery
  • Delana Gardner

    Office Manager
    Delana has worked for MAH for 9+ years. 5 years as an outpatient technician and over 4 years as manager of MAH and CDA. She has over 15 years experience with management and bookkeeping and is an avid animal lover. She lives in Big Sur with her husband, her Jack Russell Terrier (Daisy Doodle) and Boston Terrier (Frank).
  • Thomasina Cristobal R.V.T.

    Head Technician
    Thomasina was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. She began working at Monterey Animal Hospital while in high school. She has been with our practice over 16 years. She has 1 dog (Abby) and 1 hyperthyroid cat (Bucky).
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician Program at Hartnell
  • Edgar Marin

    Technician
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    Philip Hutchins

    Technician Assistant
  • Nicole Bernardini

    Outpatient Technician
  • Maren Rimmer

    Outpatient Technician
    Receptionist

  • Kim Kennedy

    Outpatient Technician
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    Jesika Esquivel

    Outpatient Technician
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    Mo Karimnouri

    Receptionist