VCA Ocean View Animal Hospital

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109 Central Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Driving Directions

(831) 649-4111


  • Hours:
  • Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Sun: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • After Hours: Please call 831-649-4111 to reach our answering service

Ocean View Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Pacific Grove, CA. The professional and courteous staff at Ocean View Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Ocean View Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Pacific Grove, CA and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Ocean View Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

VCA Ocean View Animal Hospital Services

  • Chemotherapy
  • Dentistry
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Extensive in-house laboratory testing
  • Fertility service
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • House Calls
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Preventive health care check-ups
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Surgery with staff surgeons
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Vaccine Clinic (the first Saturday of every month)
  • Veterinary Specialists
  • Wellness Exams

VCA Ocean View Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Frank Kocher, DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Kocher has special interests in veterinary ophthalmology, ultrasound and cardiology, in addition to his many years of experience in all aspects of animal care. He volunteered for several years for the California State Veterinary Medical Association as a member of the Board of Governors. He also is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, the Monterey County Veterinary Association.  His hobbies are scuba-diving, bicycling, spending time with his children, and reading. He lives with his wife, dog, two cats, and two rabbits in Monterey.

Dr. Kocher co-authored a book called Birds Off The Perch with Larry Lachman and Diane Grindol.
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Years in Practice: 48

University of California at Davis

Ophthalmology, ultrasound and cardiology

Karen Fenstermaker, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Karen has been practicing small animal medicine since 1985, (after 8-tracks but before CD’s).  She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery.  Karen arrived on the Monterey Peninsula in 1996 and became an associate at Ocean View in 1998.

Karen has 3 beautiful children, a wonderful husband, 3 dogs, 1 cat.  When she is not working or volunteering at her child’s elementary school she enjoys hiking, biking and photography.
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Years in Practice: 31

Iowa State University

Amanda Sharp, DVM, Associate Veterinarian