Dr. Petra Mottishaw
San Jose

Dr. Petra was born on a small island in coastal British Columbia, Canada, and enjoys travel. She graduated from veterinary school in University of Melbourne, Australia after completing an undergraduate degree in marine biology at University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master's of Zoology at University of British Columbia. Her areas of interest are helping people travel with their animals, preventive medicine and nutrition, holistic care, internal medicine, feline endocrinology and gastroenterology and pet emergency preparedness. She loves the Monterey Bay area and lives in Santa Cruz by the Yacht Harbor with her two cats, Cinnamon the pirate legged tortie, and Beans, the orange tabby. In her spare time she rides her bicycle, takes many photographs, kayaks, scuba dives, and is the Santa Cruz County Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator, a Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Steward for Save Our Shores, and the supervisor for a volunteer crew who rescues and treats animals for The Marine Mammal Center.

Vet School

University of Melbourne, Australia 

Previous Clinics

Companion Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz

Certificates

BVSc, USDA, CVMA member, CVMRC (Reserve Corp)

Special Interests

feline medicine, preventive medicine, nutrition, gastroenterology, dermatology, rescuing wild marine mammals in distress in my spare time

What People are Saying

Gerrie T.
San Francisco
Dr Petra & Katherine were excellent. They are prompt & Dr Petra is very detail, patient and professional. In addition there is a detail follow up summary that she sends in an email with the recommendations for my high strung dogs. It is so convenient and so much better experience especially when you have 2 dogs.
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Jen K.
San Jose
I kept putting off taking my cat Liam to the vet because it was such a negative experience, the carrier, the car, the noise, the other animals. Then I decided to try ProntoVet. Dr Petra did the exam in the house so I didn't have to worry about him getting out. She understands cats and was kind and gentle with him. We both put our trust in her. Afterward she sent me a summary of the visit which was very helpful. I look forward to our next visit with Dr Petra.
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Brett B.
San Jose
As a workaholic single parent with three cats at home, I am very thankful that this type of service exists! I found Vetpronto to be very convenient and customer-oriented throughout the process. It was easy to book, and Dr. Petra and her assistant Tiffany were on time and could not have been more pleasant and helpful. I even received a follow up email checking on my boys. Dr. Petra and Tiffany assuaged my concerns about a possible infection with one of my cats and they quickly (though calmly) gave each of my three guys an inspection, some shots, and cleaned Remy's ears, all within 50 minutes. The savings in time and the comfort - for me and my cats - of having their check ups in my home is invaluable to me. I will use them again!
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