- Surrendering an Animal
- Lost Pet Recovery
- Spay & Neuter
- Animal Rescue & Control
- Dog Licensing
- Humane Education
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About Our Veterinarians
Dr. Dana Gleason
Our full-time veterinarian, Dr. Dana Gleason, has a degree in Veterinary Medicine with four years experience in private practice and nearly eight years experience as a shelter veterinarian. Her previous position was a shelter veterinarian for San Jose Animal Care Services where she lead and oversaw all health, medical and surgical aspects of the shelter with an annual intake of 19,000 animals. Dr. Gleason has extensive high volume spay/neuter experience (with shelter animals, a public spay/neuter program and feral cats) as well as experience with diagnosing, prescribing and treating animals in a shelter, emergency cases coming to the shelter, and shelter disease outbreaks. She also has experience providing forensic support and reports to animal control officers for animal neglect and abuse cases. Additionally, she has experience writing policies and procedures, training staff and volunteers, working with animal rescue organizations and developing shelter and county disaster plans.
Dr. Evelyn Sharp
Our contract veterinarian, Dr. Evelyn Sharp, received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. She worked for 10 years in the computer industry, and after nursing one of her own ill llamas back to health, she decided to become a veterinarian. In1995 she graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in Santa Cruz County ever since.
In 1982, Dr Sharp rescued a Border Collie who she watched fall from the back of a truck and has been fostering and training the breed ever since. Currently two Border Collies keep her busy, FlyGirl and GemStone, and they share her house with three cats, Dallas, Clack, and Laurie — all rescues.
In 2008, she founded My Personal Vet - a house call veterinary business for Santa Cruz County. Using a holistic approach, her home visits focus on early detection and reducing stress which allows for more complete care.
Dr. Sharp is a very active member of the community. You'll see her at many animal events throughout the year, teaching classes, or at positive reinforcement method training classes with her own dogs. She also loves quilting, baking, and flying.