Dr. Emily Miller, affectionately known as Dr. Em, purchased Scotts Valley Vet Clinic from her father, Dr. Charles Miller in 2018, after 30 years of ownership. Dr. Em is truly honored to follow in her father's footsteps and carry on the personal, family style of practice our clinic is known for.
Dr. Em received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from UC Davis in 2009, and graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, however, a few of her special interests include behavior, dermatology, dentistry and surgery. We especially appreciate Dr. Em’s knowledge and experience with ultrasound, digital dental radiographs, and cold laser treatment. Dr. Em strives to build lasting relationships with our clients and their pets. She is always eager to meet new clients, and enjoys getting to know all members of their families!
Dr. Em has a feisty Shih Tzu named Oscar, a loving Golden Retriever named Lola, and 5 rambunctious chickens, who are all constant sources of entertainment and joy. Outside of work, she is very active and enjoys nature photography, beach activities, water/snow skiing, hiking and scuba diving.
She is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Monterey Bay Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Hill has been practicing medicine at Scotts Valley Veterinary Clinic since 1995. She attended U.C. Davis and received her B.S. in 1979 and her D.V.M. degree in 1983. After graduation, she spent 8 years in Pacific Grove working in a busy small animal practice.
Dr. Hill's favorite aspect of general practice is being able to care for a pet from birth to old age, allowing for a deeper understanding of each pet's individual healthcare needs. She values building relationships with clients that last through multiple pets. She also has a strong interest in canine and feline behavioral issues.
Dr. Hill has two dogs (a border collie, and a border collie mix) who accompany her in many of her outdoor activities and treat her two kitties as part of their pack. Her leisure time activities include skiing, backpacking, scuba diving and traveling with her husband to visit her two grown children in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Hill is a member of the Monterey Bay Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
We are overjoyed to welcome the newest Veterinarian to our team, Dr. Olivia Shull! A Santa Cruz native, Dr. Shull received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UC Davis in 2012 and graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.
We welcome Dr. Shull’s knowledge and compassionate energy with open arms. One of her favorite aspects of being a Veterinarian is spending time really getting to know both her animal patients and clients and building a positive relationship. She takes pride in playing a role in a patient’s care and helping them grow up healthy and happy! Aside from general medicine, Dr.Shull has a special interest in ophthalmology and dentistry.
Dr. Shull lives with her scruffy terrier named Lola and her elderly childhood cat, Roxy. When she isn’t caring for pets, Dr. Shull enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking (especially baking), working out, and harvesting vegetables from her backyard garden.
Dr. Shull is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association.
Carol is our office manager as well as staff supervisor. She was born and raised in Santa Cruz and has worked in local veterinary clinics since the tender age of 15. In 1982, Carol accepted a manager position at Scotts Valley Veterinary Clinic and has been the backbone of our clinic ever since!
Carol enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her ever-growing family and close friends. She and her husband have three wonderful daughters and are overjoyed to have recently welcomed their first grandchild into the family! Scotts Valley Vet Clinic is grateful to have such a selfless, dedicated individual as our office manager, and often refer to her as “Mama Bear” due to her genuine care and concern for her "kids" (aka staff).
Becca joined the Scotts Valley team in April of 2011. Her experience in Veterinary Medicine began when her own dog, Cooper, became ill as a puppy. Even though he's now a healthy senior, Becca never lost interest in the animal healthcare field. Through years of experience at several different Veterinary clinics in Santa Cruz County, she has developed a diverse skill set including surgical monitoring, radiology, and phlebotomy. She is delighted to have finally found her family with the Scotts Valley team. Becca enjoys spending weekends with family, friends, her two dogs, Cooper and Lewis, and her cat, Flik. She loves spontaneity and adventure, or just relaxing by the beach. Her goal in life is to always have a foundation in Veterinary medicine, whether that is with domestic animals or tracking and monitoring the wildlife of Africa.
Summer has always had a love for animals and began her career at a Doggie Daycare and Spa in 2003. She then worked as an animal care technician and trainer at a boarding facility in Hawai'i before pursuing her first job as a Veterinary Assistant in Santa Cruz in 2006. Summer graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Foothill in 2011 and joined the Scotts Valley team later that year. She continues to broaden her medical background through continuing education as a Registered Veterinary Technician and enjoys educating clients and caring for their wonderful pets. Thorough and detail oriented, Summer constantly strives to improve clinic efficiency and quality of patient care.
Cassie grew up in an animal-loving family who always had various critters around including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, rats, chickens, lizards, fish, and a horse named KC. As a young girl, she took in injured birds and nursed them back to health. She currently shares her life with her husband, a fluffy cat named Pax, and two adorable rescue dogs, Zoie and Dennis, who love hiking and the beach. Cassie has been working professionally with animals since she was a young teenager and her first job was at a riding and training facility in 2003. Since then, she's had various experiences at large boarding facilities as well as small, private animal practices. She took her passion for animals a step further when she graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Carrington College in 2012, passing her board exams a few years later and becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. With her various experience and education, Cassie is comfortable working with all animals - large and small - and says she is "both a dog AND a cat person."
Georgia grown, Brittany is our Southern firecracker! She keeps her fellow coworkers constantly entertained with her sense of humor and entertaining southern sayings. She started her career working for a Veterinarian back in her hometown in Georgia. Since moving to California, she has continued to pursue a career in the Veterinary world. After working at various Veterinary hospitals, we were excited to welcome her to our team in December of 2017 and appreciate the years of experience she brings to our team.
Outside of work, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends and treasures every moment she gets with her cats Slade and Talia, and her new rescue Shepherd mix, Grayson. She also enjoys going “muddin", playing video games, and cheering on her favorite football team, the Georgia Bulldogs (Go Dawgs!).
Rhiannon was born and raised in Hollister and moved to the Santa Cruz area in 2014. Her deep-rooted passion for animals inspired her to pursue a career path in Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at a variety of hospitals over the years, and we are pleased to integrate Rhiannon’s experience and knowledge into our practice!
Off the clock, Rhiannon continues to devote the majority of her time to caring for her assortment of critters! She is a proud pet parent to her three dogs (Bobo, Cricket, and Winston), three cats (Kiarra, Leo, and Kitten), three fish (Fish, Barney, and Lavender), two leopard geckos (Skittles and Kika), three rats (Turnip, Olive, and Comet) and her beloved horse (Splenda). Rhiannon also enjoys being outdoors, spending quality time with her family and friends, and channeling her creative side through art. Her ultimate goal is to continue to expand her knowledge in the Veterinary field and to eventually work in wildlife conservation.
Savannah knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in animal care. Her curiosity only grew after she began volunteering at a local stable. Working with the horses reassured Savannah that she was on the right path and encouraged her to further pursue a career in the veterinary field. We welcomed Savannah to our team in April of 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. You will know her by her contagious energy and passion for her job! She meets the challenges of each day head-on, and we appreciate her relentless thirst for knowledge. We are excited to watch her grow and see how far her passion will lead her, as she is considering becoming a Veterinarian! Regardless of if she is caring for the patients at Scotts Valley Vet, interning with her equine Vet, or loving on her fur-babies, "Nutella and Raven", Savannah’s world truly revolves around animals.
Kylie grew up in Hollister and moved to our area to attend the University of Santa Cruz a few years ago. After graduating in 2017 with a B.S. degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, she decided to pursue a career path in the animal care field. Kylie gained valuable experience working as a Veterinary Assistant for a couple years prior to joining our team and we appreciate her friendly, go-getter personality to take on new challenges! She is constantly finding new ways to expand her knowledge and skills through working with animals of all types. Most recently, she has become a volunteer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where she helps care for the adorable sea otters.
In her free time, Kylie loves spending time with her cat, "Kiarra", her three fish, and two White Tree Frogs, "Rhubarb and Nimba". She also enjoys working out, painting/drawing, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Tegan, an Arizona native, has always had a thirst for knowledge and a strong passion for animals. She attended the University of Arizona, which she graduated from in 2018 with a Bachelors in Veterinary Science. From an early age, Tegan formed a strong foundation in animal husbandry through fostering kittens with her family. She has been a wonderful addition to our practice, adding years of experience and knowledge to our team. Whether she is working in reception or as a Veterinary Assistant, you will recognize Tegan by her calm presence and contagious smile. Tegan and her boyfriend are proud pet parents to their handsome Staffordshire Terrier, Uli and their cat, Milo. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her four-legged companion, running, and when she has the time, playing the piano.
Mari Jo began her Veterinary reception career in 1999, but started with SVVC in 2007. We are very lucky to have her fun personality on our staff, as she is always making her co-workers and clients laugh. She grew up in New Jersey (thus her slight accent!) and then spent 35 years in Colorado where she worked as a receptionist at a large Veterinary hospital. Mari Jo prides herself on getting to know our clients on a personal level and takes the time to listen and adjust to their needs. Outside of work, the family is her priority and she delights in time spent with her family, especially her adorable grandson, Lennox.
Ashley grew up in Los Angeles County where she spent over seven years developing her skills as a groomer. She moved to Santa Cruz in March of 2019 and joined our team as a receptionist soon after. Working at our clinic part-time, she continues to channel her creative side through her second job, working for a local groomer. Open-minded and eager to learn, she is always looking for new opportunities to broaden her skill set working with animals. You will know Ashley by her soft-spoken, yet friendly nature. When she’s not exploring the Santa Cruz area with her boyfriend, Ashley makes it a point to spend as much time with her cherished canine, River, as possible. Whether they are curled up watching their favorite tv series together with their cat, “Cat”, or enjoying long walks, these two are inseparable companions.
Jess, a Las Vegas native, started off as a coffee slinger and over the years, this chapter of her life took her from the hills of New Mexico to Fort Walton Beach, all the way to the northern reaches of Louisiana, ending in Florida. She closed the coffee chapter having proudly earned the title of Starbucks Supervisor, and with a new adventure in mind, Jess and her boyfriend made the decision to shift gears, literally. Along with their thrill-seeking canine, Indy (aka Indiana Bones), this dynamic trio rode bicycles across the United States! Starting in Florida, this six-month-long journey of a lifetime would eventually lead them to where they reside now, deep beneath the redwoods of Boulder Creek. Jess has always been intrigued by the veterinary world and was excited to join our team as a receptionist in August of 2019. Ultimately, Jess is determined to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible and to eventually be trained as a Veterinary Assistant. When Jess isn’t off traveling, you can find her and her little family enjoying the sunshine at the beach with her doppio espresso in hand!
Scotts Valley Veterinary Clinic
4257 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:
(831) 438-2600 Fax: (831) 438-0169 Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 7:30am - 1:00pm