Naomi Kirschenbaum
"Dr. K" arrived in Santa Cruz County fresh from completing her veterinary education at UC Davis in the summer of 1990. She came to the original Aptos Animal Hospital to work with the founder Dr. Jerry Rusk in 1991 and then purchased the practice in 1994.
Together in 2008 Dr. K and Dr. Sarah Hawklyn made the decision to join practices, combine expertise and dedication to establish Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital at the Aptos Animal Hospital location.
Dr. K grew up in Orange County, California. She has had a life long love affair with horses and has always been a farm girl at heart. She has enjoyed many opportunities to travel through the years and to live and study abroad in diverse locations including Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Guyana and Brazil to name a few.
Over the years Dr. K has been in Santa Cruz she has served our local community on the board of friends of Long Marine Lab, as an officer of the Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association, as a member of AD HOC Committees to advise animal control issues for Santa Cruz county and a board member for ECI. On the national front she served as a member of the advisory board to the director of the National Zoo, Washington DC for the Smithsonian Institute.
Dr. K's daily practice is dedicated to dog and cat medicine. She has special interest in geriatric patients and management of chronic disease, osteoarthritis, nutrition and husbandry concerns for her patients.

Contact Naomi Kirschenbaum

Aptos-Creekside Pet Hospital
10404 Soquel Drive
Aptos, California  95003
Phone: (831) 688-4242
Fax: (831) 688-4235


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Santa Cruz County, California

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