Passionately Dedicated to Your Pet's Health

Compassionate Care, Exceptional Medicine

Passionately Dedicated to Your Pet's Health

Compassionate Care, Exceptional Medicine

Passionately Dedicated to Your Pet's Health

Compassionate Care, Exceptional Medicine

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Pacific Grove Animal Hospital is a small, non-corporate privately owned family practice. We are in a location with a long history as Peninsula Animal Hospital, established by Dr. Ted Hollister in 1959 and continued by Dr. William Cleary from 1991 to 2010.  During its six-decade history as an animal hospital, it has provided veterinary care of all creatures belonging to three generations of the residents of Pacific Grove.  Dr. Brynie Kaplan Dau is the new owner of the hospital and carries on the long tradition of comprehensive and compassionate health care for animals initiated by Dr. Hollister 62 years ago.  Dr. Cleary has passed the baton of hospital ownership to Dr. Kaplan Dau who grew up in Pacific Grove and lives here with her husband and eleven-year-old twins. Dr. Kaplan Dau has been practicing on the Monterey Peninsula for over 10 years and is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Pacific Grove where she grew up.

Pacific Grove Animal Hospital has an experienced, technically savvy, and compassionate staff. We work with three 24-hour emergency clinics in the area to make sure your pet is covered during evening and weekend hours. We also do not close mid-day as others do so there is no interruption in care during business hours. We are proud to be a GOLD Certified Cat Friendly Practice through the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) where Dr. Kaplan Dau is a long-term member and is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), maintaining a standard of excellence in veterinary medicine. We are also USDA accredited for international and domestic health certificates.

Say Hello to Our Mascot, Pearl!

We have care options for pets of all ages.


Pacific Grove Animal Hospital is excited to now offer day boarding and overnight boarding services for cats and dogs. Your pet will love their stay!


We offer cleanings, full digital dental X-rays, and full oral cavity assessments so that we stay ahead of the game with your pet’s oral health.


Through exams and diagnostics, we’ll find the right combination of medication and other forms of treatment to help with your pet’s skin issues.

Preventative Care

From the first visit and throughout their entire life, we’ll be there to provide exceptional care and support for you and your pet.


We provide a wide range of surgical procedures, and our team is dedicated to following industry-leading practices to ensure your pet’s safety.

Only the best and safest equipment for your pets!

We now own an oxygen concentrator. The concentrator produces pure oxygen out of the air in the room and allows endless hours of oxygen for patients under anesthesia. No more worrying about tanks running low or being turned on or off! This machine takes care of it all and is totally safe and reliable and produces 100% clean oxygen.

Your pet’s comfort is our top priority!

We use a fear-free nail trim harness when trimming your pet’s nails. Similar to a thunder shirt, the harness hugs them during their nail trim. This is much more comfortable for your pet than manual restraint or chemical sedation!

New State-of-the-Art Video Otoscope!

Our new video otoscope uses a video camera to transmit images to a larger screen for magnification. In order to illuminate the ear canal, the scope contains fiber optics that transmit a bright light. We’ll be using the otoscope for deep ear flushes and foxtail removals!

Consulting Veterinarians

Pacific Grove Animal Hospital maintains ongoing consulting and referral relationships with board-certified veterinary specialists in:

  • Cardiology

  • Dentistry

  • Dermatology

  • Internal Medicine

  • Oncology

  • Ophthalmology

  • Physical Therapy

  • Surgery

    What our clients are saying

    “This hospital is full of animal loving, genuine and caring staff. I had an excellent, timely, and compassionate care for our dog from Dr. Brynie Kaplan Dau and her staff at their new location last week. Dr. Kaplan Dau explains everything so clearly and hears your concerns. I feel very comfortable with every procedure and medication she thinks my pets needs. She saved my dog’s life from parvo many years back and she has been our vet for many years. Highly recommended!! and we love Dr. Kaplan Dau and her staff! Best of luck at your new location and congratulations!!”

    Jewel M.

    “When our beloved vet, Dr. Tom Williams passed away, I never thought I would find someone who would treat our Cavalier King Charles spaniels with the same loving care as he did. His reputation and experience was a tough act to follow. Thankfully, Dr. Kaplan-Dau came into our lives. Her ability to get to know me and my dogs in our very first visit was uncanny. I knew instantly, that I would be very happy with her care and approach to their ongoing health, and I have not been disappointed for one instant in the past several years. We recently lost our oldest, after 14 happy and healthy years. Dr. Kaplan-Dau helped us through that emotional experience with such grace and sensitivity. I don’t know what we would have done without her. The dogs absolutely love her, and I can’t imagine ever trusting my pups to anyone else.”

    Beth O.

    “As a veterinarian, Dr. Brynie Kaplan-Dau has tended to my dogs and pigs for years . Her care was always well-received and collaborative in terms of decision-making with me, my pets’ ultimate care giver. I felt and was integral to my pets’ care. It is why I have followed her practice to where she is now, in Pacific Grove.”

    David R.

    “Dr. Kaplan Dau understands that your pet is a part of your family. She is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate towards what is best for your pet and your family. I’ve been to several vets in the Monterey Bay area, and she is truly the best!”

    Alexis B.

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