Prunedale Veterinary Services

Here at Prunedale Veterinary Services, we specialize in providing the utmost care and compassion to our furry patients and their owners!
  • Feline
  • Canine

About Prunedale Veterinary Services

If you live in Prunedale or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Dena Eckerdt is a licensed CA veterinarian, treating many types of pets. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every measure to give them the care they deserve.

Dr. Dena Eckerdt has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Prunedale veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 831-663-6551 or email us and we’ll promptly get back to you. Our Prunedale veterinarian office is very easy to get to — and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Prunedale pet owners.

Our Veterinary Services

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. 

Meet Our Veterinary Team

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Doc Dena is a lifelong resident of the Salinas area, attending Salinas High School and Hartnell College before receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UC-Davis in 1983. She opened Prunedale Veterinary Services in 1989. Her down-to-earth manner is comforting to pets and owners alike.

Larry is a transplant to the Salinas area, having been born in Monterey, then moving to Salinas at the age of 3. He has honed his phone answering skills in his 26 years at Prunedale Veterinary Services, and excels at computer solitaire. A former musician, he is seldom coherent before 11 AM, and grumpy when startled.

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Our Veterinary Reviews

Your feedback is very important to us. We value your trust in allowing us to care for your pets!

What a gift Dr. Dena and her staff are to us. Dena really listens, comforts (and also tells us what we need to hear), and takes care of our aging, sometimes-diva rescue. This is a treasure of a business!

Fernando V.

I really appreciate the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Prunedale Veterinarian. Dena is a joy to work with. And believe me, you won’t find a better price anywhere! I have 4 dogs and 2 cats.

Chris F.