50 Years of Caring for Pets and Their People

Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing personal, comprehensive care to each patient and client.

Cheryl Dembner, DVM

Dr. Dembner graduated from Tufts University with her DVM degree in 1990, and she then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1991.

Her professional interests include internal medicine, exotic medicine, wellness care, and cardiology. Dr. Dembner loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters skiing in Tahoe, biking, camping, and shopping! Her other family members include Neilah (pictured), Lucy, and kitties Oliver, Rosie, and Rudi.

Blake Douglas, DVM

Dr. Douglas obtained his DVM degree from the University of California, Davis in 1999. He completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (Ventura, CA) before joining Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in 2000.

His professional interests include preventive care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasonography. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and kids. They have a Husky mix named Phineus who is a pet therapy companion for the elderly. Some of his favorite activities include BBQ’ing, hiking, camping, and various snow and water sports.

Nicola Mohr, DVM

Dr. Nicola Mohr completed her DVM degree at the University of California, Davis, in 1996. She worked as a general practitioner in Sonoma before joining Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in 2001.

Her interests include pediatrics, dental medicine, reproductive care, geriatric care, and comprehensive, preventive care of dogs and cats. Dr. Mohr’s personal interests include hiking with her husband, wine tasting, and spending time with their two Greyhounds, Penny and Shadow, and her cat, Pablo. She is also an avid gardener and the “Head Nurse” for the hospital’s “Orchid ICU.” She is also active in Greyhound adoption and welfare.

Tammy Abraham, DVM

Dr. Abraham attended UC Riverside where she obtained a B.S. in Biology in 1993. She proceeded directly to UC Davis for Veterinary School  graduating in 1997. She moved to Santa Cruz where she completed a 1 year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital.  She then joined Pacific Veterinary Emergency Service at its inception in 1998. She provided emergency care and surgery to the community until 2006. Since that time, Dr. Abraham has been working full time in a local general practice. Dr. Abraham enjoys all aspects of veterinary care but has a particular interest in geriatric feline medicine, dentistry, and pain management.

Dr. Abraham resides in Aptos with her husband, 3 children, 1 dog, 3 cats, guinea pig, hamster, 2 turtles and some fish. In her spare time, she enjoys running, heated yoga practice, and reading.

Kye Kable, DVM

Dr. Kye Kable graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and preventative care. Dr. Kable is an avid surfer and guitar player. He lives in Santa Cruz with his yellow lab, Seamus.

Alexander Nicki, DVM