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Your Veterinary Team

  • Julio Gomez, DVM
    Julio Gomez, DVM

    Dr. Julio Gomez joined the SPCA as a Veterinarian in 2023 after providing relief Veterinary work at the SPCA since 2018. Dr. Gomez graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in private practice in Hollister and Dixon as well as a high volume spay and neuter clinic in Sacramento, the Sacramento SPCA and Michigan Humane Society. He also worked at Michigan State University.

    Dr. Gomez was born in Mexico and moved to Northern California when he was in middle school, graduating from Seaside High School and UC Santa Cruz. While in high school, he volunteered at the SPCA Wildlife Center. Dr. Gomez likes shelter medicine due to the variety of animals and cases seen. He loves that he gets to help so many animals, especially those who have experienced a rough life and seeing them become healthy and find homes.

    Dr. Gomez lives in the Santa Cruz area with his wife, who is also a Veterinarian, and his twin son and daughter. They share their homes with one dog, three cats (including one adopted from the SPCA), a bird, a snake, and a bunny.

  • Edith Blair, DVM
    Edith Blair, DVM

    Dr. Edith Blair joined the SPCA veterinary team in 2023. Dr. Blair graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and came to the SPCA after working in emergency veterinary care in the Bay Area and Santa Cruz.

    Dr. Blair grew up in Washington DC and came to California for veterinary school. She enjoyed the company of dogs, cats, and horses while growing up. Dr. Blair always loved working with animals and wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was a child. She enjoys being able to help animals that don’t have an owner to look out for them, and seeing the wide variety of species and cases helped by the SPCA.

    Dr. Blair lives in the Santa Cruz area and shares her home with a dog named Tyson. She loves baking, trail running, and mountain biking.