Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Emily Miller<br>Owner/Veterinarian photo

Dr. Emily Miller

Dr. Emily Miller, also 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 carry on this family style practice!

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, Dr. Em is very active! She enjoys photography, beach activities, water/snow skiing, hiking and scuba diving.

Dr. Em is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Monterey Bay Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Beverly  Hill<br>Veterinarian photo

Dr. Beverly Hill

Dr. Hill has been practicing at Scotts Valley Veterinary Clinic since 1995. She attended U.C. Davis-receiving 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) which accompany her in many of her outdoor activities and treat her two kitties as part of the 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.

Dr. Olivia Shull<br>Veterinarian photo

Dr. Olivia Shull

We are overjoyed to welcome Dr. Olivia Shull to our team! Dr. Shull was born and raised in Santa Cruz. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at UC Davis in 2012 and graduated from 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 getting to know both her animal patients and clients and building a positive relationship. She takes pride in playing a role inpatient’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 6-year-old scruffy terrier named Lola and her 19-year-old childhood cat, Roxy. When she isn’t caring for her clients’ pets or her own, 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 VeterinaryMedical Association and the Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association.


Carol<br>Office Manager  photo

Office Manager

Carol is our office manager as well as staff supervisor. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, she has worked in local veterinary clinics since the age of 15. In 1982 Carol accepted a manager position with 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 their family! Scotts Valley Vet Clinic is grateful to have such a selfless, dedicated individual as our office manager and if often referred to as “Mama Bear” due to her genuine care and concern for her staff.

Becca<br>Tech Manager/Certified Vet Assistant  photo

Tech Manager/Certified Vet Assistant

Becca joined the Scotts Valley team in April 2011. Her experience in Veterinary medicine started 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 and of course her two dogs, Cooper and Lewis. 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<br>Registered Veterinary Technician  photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

Summer has always had a love for animals and began her career in 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 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 the quality of patient care.

Cassie<br>Registered Veterinary Technician  photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

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 loves 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. Her first job was as a stable girl at a riding and training facility. 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. With her various experience and education, Cassie is comfortable working with all animals - large and small and brings new insight to SVVC.

Kaitlyn<BR>Certified Vet Assistant  photo

Certified Vet Assistant

Kaitlyn is passionate about all living creatures, but especially wildlife. She was thrilled to join the Scotts Valley team in October of 2012 as a Receptionist/Vet Assistant. You will know her by her beaming smile and warm nature. Compassionate and curious, Kaitlyn has always sought out opportunities to work with animals and give back. She volunteered at the SPCA and then moved on to work at Wild Things (now Monterey Zoo) where she handled a variety of exotic and unusual wildlife and gained many important skills. Outside of work, Kaitlyn is active and loves spending time in nature, where she can apply her other passion, photography. We are grateful to Kaitlyn for contributing her great ideas to our website content while also taking many of the photographs shown.

Brittany<br>Vet Assistant  photo

Vet Assistant

We are overjoyed to welcome our newest technician assistant Brittany. She has worked in the animal field for over 7 years, getting most of her early experience where she grew up in Georgia working for a very renowned veterinarian. She eventually moved to Santa Cruz and has worked is multiple community veterinary hospitals for the past 3 years. Brittany has an infectious smile and has a true passion for animal care.

Outside of work Brittany enjoys wake boarding, scuba diving, "muddin", construction, video games and cooking (Brittany is known for the best peach cobbler in the state!). Brittany spends most of her time obsessing over her adorable cat Slade.

Rhiannon </br>Vet Assistant photo

Vet Assistant

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 to 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 lastly 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.

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Mari Jo<br>Receptionist  photo

Mari Jo

Mari Jo began her vet reception career in 1999 but started with SVVC in 2007. We are very lucky to have her fun personality on our staff. She is always making her co-workers laugh. She grew up in New Jersey and then spent 35 years in Colorado where she worked reception at a large veterinary hospital. We appreciate the unique perspective her experiences bring to our staff. Mari Jo prides herself in knowing our clients on a personal level and takes the time to listen and adjust to their needs. Outside of work, family is her priority; she delights in time spent with her family especially her adorable grandson Lennox.

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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
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Sunday Closed

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