Banfield Pet Hospital Santa Cruz, California

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Bill Mc Crae

2 years ago

They had one person on register. Took time and didn't have what I needed

Daniel Fernandez

2 years ago

Really good took my dog ???? ????

Sal Calcagno

2 years ago

Very nice staff the best

Sara Welch

2 years ago

Great doctors but they need to clean the place. It was super. Dirty.


2 years ago

The group that was working on 22 AUG 21 Deserves an award for customer service. They were busy, I was going to be grossly late to a scheduled appointment, and I was able to call in, and they were able to accommodate me later in the day. Then I was late to the second scheduled appointment, but they were able to squeeze me in and put up with my unruly questions after I misunderstood them on when my pup would be ready. They answered every question with a smile and really made my day with their helpfulness. Thanks again, you all are awesome. Sorry for putting you all through my bad customer day.

Hustlin G

2 years ago

Very good experience with the lady who helped us adopt the cutest kitten named pancakes! My wife and I always look at the cats when we go however when I seen this cat I knew we had a connection with her. The adoption process was nice and easy


2 years ago

I like Banfield but the last time I took my fur baby in one of the vets came out and pretty much scolded me for no reason. It was not needed then I asked for a pill cutter and they said go to a pharmacy and buy one. They had them but he didn't wanna go find one for me. Otherwise I would've given them 5 stars

Maurice Medina

2 years ago

It's in hassle to get an appointment and it's just too much trouble don't like them

Luke Murdock

2 years ago

We like the place Very friendly Good service great ????

Zexin Zhuang

2 years ago

I live in Santa Clara. But I always take my dogs driving an hour to Santa Cruz for this Banfield. Better than most Banfield hospitals in the bay area.

Kris Garcia

2 years ago

Staff is always kind and receptive

Larry Payton

2 years ago

Watch closing costs not insurance only an agreement still a good deal be careful..

Leighanne Ortiz

2 years ago

I liked this cat I really want it and hopefully I get that cat


2 years ago

Banfield Santa Cruz, very helpful. The app is + and the DNA is +++. Nice staff.

Skyler Dulaney

3 years ago

Had a great first experience here. Everyone loved Buster and he had a good visit. A very friendly and welcoming environment.

L. Hernandez

3 years ago

Is a good place to take your pet, they are always busy and sometimes they forget to follow up when they are supposed to call you back.

Kash Kendal

3 years ago

The staff is not very friendly. They feel like whatever they’re doing is more important than helping you. My dog never was afraid to go to the vet and every time I bring her to this location she freaks out and shakes and acts like a completely different dog. I’ve been a Banfield insurance consumer for my pets for 10 years and this location has made me decide to cancel my pet insurance through Banfield and look for a different insurance plan. There has been a problem every single time I come and they are always running late. So they make it an excuse that they’re late that they can’t help you right away but they’re always late and nothing ever changes. Then after I asked to just pay for my dog so I can’t leave I understand their social distancing rules but if somebody’s waiting in the lobby for the doctor to come get their dog and my dog is ready and I can just pay for her and pick her up maybe they should ask the other person to wait outside for two minutes. Since she would be waiting there a lot longer than it would take for me to pay for my dog pick her up and get out of there. Instead I was given a piece of paper to call and put a card on file and if I hadn’t called by the end of the day my vet bill would be sent to collections. What if I would’ve waited in the lobby for my dog and you couldn’t have checked anybody in that whole time because my 15 minute appointment had now turned into a 45 minute appointment. Instead I did the polite thing and stepped outside because I saw somebody waiting outside to check the dog… Too bad this location is the closest one for me because all of the other Banfields I’ve been to have been very nice it’s this specific location that’s full of rotten eggs

kandi rubin

3 years ago

I would say not to go to this place. Bad experience. Dr Sugar is rude. My dog had an allergic reaction to something and got hives. I reminded the staff that my dog is on the wellness plan there. The doctor said that we have to go to the emergency room. So I had no choice but to take her to the emergency room. The next week I had to reschedule an appointment with Banfield and luckily the manager answered the phone and I mentioned what happened. She apologized and said that they should have seen my dog and that they made a mistake.. and that she would speak to her staff..but I got stuck with a $200.00 emergency visit bill. So for the next visit (for a virus) Dr. Brink saw my dog and took care of her great no problem.! I mentioned my dog had a growth on her skin and for her spay appointment could she just cut the lump off cause it was growing. Dr. Brink said yes and just to let the staff know loudly that they would be taking the growth off. So the day comes the dog hasn’t ate for 12 hours and is on her way to get to get the spay and lump off. I drop her off and an hour later Dr. Sugar called me and told me that I have to set 2nd appointment for another surgery that she could not cut the lump off at the spay. I told her what the other doctor said and she said it’s not in there policy.and on and on. Someone followed up with me the next day and told me she was embarrassed. This was my experience and I hope no one else has to go through this with Banfield..So I went and picked up my dog and now we are seeking another vet.

Joshua Kingdom

3 years ago

I appreciate omen always taking good care of my dogs. Great customer service, professional but comfortable.

April Gedney

3 years ago

I was very worried for my Siamese cat Rocket when he started peeing outside the litter box. I brought him in for vaccinations and a urinary test. Dr. Brick was wonderful! She asked me a lot of questions and we came up with a plan. The test came back as a bacterial infection and he was put on antibiotics. It was such a smooth and easy process. Dr. Brinck really put me at ease and I knew Rocket was in the best care. Also, the staff that works at Banfield Santa Cruz are friendly, helpful, and it is so obvious how much they love animals and have a passion for what they do. I was rescheduled once which was no problem at all because I know first-hand what a struggle it is to serve the public during these unprecedented times. I think people forget how these essential workers risk their health to serve people and their pets. Thank you Dr. Brinck and Banfield for taking such good care of my fur baby!

Sharon Tenney

4 years ago

One vet was great, the rest were not. Too expensive to pay for each month. I CANCELLED my pet care and they are STILL charging me!!! What is that about???? I am ripped off and upset! Who is doing this, why isn't this deleted, and why am I still being automatically charged????

Julie Wolfe

4 years ago

Love the Dr. Brinck and the rest of the staff, they are all amazing!

Hridoy Govinda Das

5 years ago

Pros: A location available in every US city: Cons: they are the mcdonalds of pet health care.

tom brandow

5 years ago

If I had been told before I signed the contract and had a dental done on my dog that they did not have the proper equipment, ie a xray machine to properly diagnose the situation, I would have gone elsewhere.

Myranda Barker

6 years ago

Dog has been diagnosed incorrectly twice now. Luckily friends around me are having similar common issues such as pink eye and pyoderma.

emilia ramirez

6 years ago

best place ever ever ever - had the best experience there of any vet I've ever been to ...

Maria C

7 years ago

Mediocre. They couldn't find what was wrong with my cat after me having to purchase a plan and paying 200.00.

Aaron Weiler

7 years ago

It may not be the most affordable place to go to but if you want the best hair for your animal there is nowhere else you should go. I personally know most of the staff and all of them are absolutely top-notch. They had a few bad apples but they're all gone now.

Cynthea Jolley

8 years ago

These people are the best! Very nice, kind and thoughtful and with the wellness plan I have saved thousands per year!

Judy D.

9 years ago

Dr. Smith is wonderful, through and caring about our Miss Scarlet. The entire staff is the same. I wouldn't take or trust our dog any where else. Thank you Banfield Santa Cruz, CA

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Banfield Pet Hospital, California, Santa Cruz

490 River St

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