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Dr. Liz Devitt, CCRP, DVM

Dr. Liz Devitt earned her veterinary degree at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and her credential in canine physical therapy and rehabilitation (CCRP) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2010. Long before joining HVC, she practiced “mixed animal” medicine and surgery in New England, working with horses, cows –even llamas– in addition to companion animals. When she moved to the “left coast,” Dr. Devitt also worked with wildlife rescued from oil spills, taught pet first aid for the American Red Cross and “extreme first aid” for K9 Patrol Unit teams.

As a CCRP, she draws on years of clinical experience and endurance racing expertise to help pets stay as active as possible and to empower pet owners to create healthy lifestyles for their four-legged friends. In addition to typical rehabilitative therapy, Dr. Devitt also specializes in conditioning and fitness training.

Uniquely, Dr. Devitt works with avians, exotics, pocket pets, and small farm animals in addition to dogs and cats.

A native of Boston, she has enjoyed an outdoorsy lifestyle on the California coast for more than two decades. Dr. Devitt takes full advantage of the recreational opportunities in Santa Cruz County where she resides with her partner and their pets: a good-to-go Aussie named Jax and two cats, Noodle and Bug, who believe napping is always a valid activity.

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