Children and Youth

Mobile Vet Stays Busy

Service comes to Hollister three weekends per month to offer health services for animals
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A recent Saturday was a busy day for the Mobile Vaccination Service visiting Hollister. Families waited briefly with their pets as the line weaved its way into the Lil Pals Pet World Store. Aside from the usual dog-meets-dog chaos, owners visited and compared pets. The veterinarian vaccinated and de-wormed the animals quickly and families were soon on their way.

The mobile service was designed to be a less expensive way to keep pets up to date on their shots. The service uses different veterinarians who are willing to travel around Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey counties. Owner Donna Cresap, who said the business has been operating for about 14 years, explained that the mobile vets can come to existing businesses. The goal was to provide simple services like vaccination and de-worming without the overhead costs of a normal veterinary clinic.

First Saturday of each month:

Valley Feed, Watsonville  9:15-11:30 a.m.

Lil Pals Pet World, Hollister 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Jurassic Pets, Salinas    3:30-4:30 p.m.

Second Saturday of each month:

L.A.Hearne, Prunedale 9:15-10:30 a.m.

The Feed Trough, Salinas  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lil Pals Pet World, Hollister 2-4 p.m.

Third Saturday of each month:

L.A.Hearne, King City  10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Jurassic Pets  2:30-3:30 p.m.

Fourth Saturday of each month:

L.A. Hearne, Prunedale 9:15- 10:30 a.m.

The Feed Trough, Salinas  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lil Pals Pet World, Hollister 2-4 p.m.

Mobile Vaccination Service (831) 206-5548 

Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.