Peninsula Animal Hospital

"Compassionate and through veterinary care"

As of May 5, 2019, Peninsula Animal Hospital is celebrating 60 years of offering excellent veterinary care to the Monterey Peninsula. We received our AAHA accreditation in 1961 and throughout the years have maintained the high standards required by the American Animal Hospital Association.

We pride ourselves on caring for your pets in an animal health facility that is compassionate, friendly, and very clean. Dr. Cohen, Dr. Sherrill, and the staff of Peninsula Animal Hospital are committed to treating your pets as if they were their own. We are consistently listed as a top Good Neighbor business. Check out our YELP and GOOGLE reviews!

Both undeniably personable and compassionate, Dr. Aaron Cohen, our owner, makes it easy for pet owners to want to return with their beloved furry friends. 

Joining as his associate in 2014, Dr. Johanna Sherrill brings a feminine touch to the practice and strives to deliver a thorough medical approach for every case.

We pride ourselves on the follow-up we provide each pet even after a routine visit. Our friendly staff will call, email and text owners to check on pets and deliver any information that owner's may request. Our entire staff is committed to offering superior veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. 

We offer a variety of services ranging from internal medicine and general surgery to dental care under anesthesia. All of our procedures are carried out under the latest American Animal Hospital Association recommendations with state-of-the-art equipment.

When your pet boards here, our dedicated staff works hard to give your pet the best possible care- as if they were our own pets. We board all sizes of dogs. We have a wonderful and unique large fenced-in yard for off leash doggie time! Boarding cats get daily supervised playtime outside their kennel in their own ward (where dogs never go!). 

Our doctors and staff nurture the bond between humans and animals by providing exceptional customer service combined with truly exceptional medical care. At PAH, we understand the special role your pet plays in your life and we are dedicated to becoming your partner in your animal's healthcare. 
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  • 1023 Austin Ave
  • Pacific Grove,CA 93950
  • Phone: (831) 649-0415
  • Fax: (831) 649-0329
  • Text us: pahpets@icloud.com
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-5:30PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM-1:00PM *Closed some Saturdays
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency Call: 831-899-7387
  • Or 831-373-7374
  • Or 831-476-0667
  • Dr. Aaron Cohen, DVM

    A native of Jacksonville Florida, Dr. Aaron Cohen’s first pet was a baby chick by the name of “Peep-Peep”, who eventually grew up to be a rooster. After that, he pretty much stuck to just cats and dogs.

    Dr. Cohen attended the University of Florida, Gainesville where he studied animal science and psychology. Shortly thereafter, he transferred to Northeastern University in Boston. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University, St. Kitts in the West Indies.

    After serving in an internship program at the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Springfield, Mass, Dr. Cohen settled in with Porter Square Veterinarians of Somerville for the next seven years. Deciding to start his own practice, Dr. Cohen began an exhaustive search that would bring him from the East Coast to the West Coast.

    Dr. Cohen bought Peninsula Animal Hospital in December of 2010. He is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Monterey Bay Veterinary Medical Association. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking and conversing with his cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Education:
    University of Florida, Northeastern University, Ross University
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  • Dr. Johanna Sherrill, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM

    Dr. Johanna Sherrill graduated from the University of Georgia with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and a Master's in Medical Microbiology in 1996. She then completed a general medicine and surgery internship in San Diego, an aquatic internship at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, and a residency in zoological medicine at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Dr. Sherrill became board-certified in zoological medicine in 2005. She has worked as a relief Veterinarian in California for 20 years, treating all animal species even fish. She is passionate about marine conservation and an eco-friendly lifestyle. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
    Education:
    Doctorate Veterinary Medicine, MS-Medical Microbiology, BAS- Stanford University
    Interests:
    Horseback-riding, Water Sports, Singing, Playing the Guitar
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  • Jasmine

    Veterinary Assistant / Kennel Manager / Client Communication Specialist

    She primarily runs the kennel, caring for our boarding pets, loving each of them as her own. She has been with our practice for over 5 years, so she also has experience with assisting the technicians, reception etc. She has numerous years of experience in customer service and a degree in Film Studies. Her love of laughter, and willingness to help others, creates a place where the people and pets want to be. Her cat, Daisy, is her pride and joy.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    BA- Film Studies
    Interests:
    Reading, Photography, Music
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  • Ingrid

    Head Technician / Staff Manager / Practice Development

    She has been with our practice for about a year, but has been in the veterinary field much longer. Born and raised in Hollywood, she had always had a passion for animals since the age of 7. She attended Mt. San Antonio college's Vet program. She has worked as a Technician in emergency, critical care and general practice for over 17 years. Her specialties in the field are surgery and neonatal care and all of this knowledge overflows into our practice. She heads most of our surgeries here at PAH and always takes pride and care in her work.  She enjoys spending time with her lovely family, (husband and a sweet son and daughter) as well as her dogs, Opie & Ranger, and her cat Leche. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Education:
    Mt. San Antonio College
    Interests:
    Family time, hiking, gardening and canning
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  • CheyAnn

    CheyAnn is sweet, attentive and highly knowledgeable. She strives to make every pet and client feel important. She has been with our practice for almost 6 months, and has been a veterinary technician for over 6 years. She enjoys outdoor activities, dirt bike riding and spending time with her family and pets. She has a dog named Kegger, her cat Effy and her two rats Shannon and Cindy.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Interests:
    Outdoors, Dirt bikes, Family
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  • Yvette

    Yvette is helpful, motivated and determined. She is always willing to stop and help anyone who needs it. She has been with our practice almost 6 months and has been in veterinary medicine for over a year and a half. She is currently furthering her education to be an RVT. She enjoys watching movies, going to the beach and spending time with her family and her adorable pets. She has a dog names Hulk, a cat names Drax and a mouse named Pinky.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    Watching movies, The beach, Animals
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  • Megan

    Megan joined us in June 2019 as a technician assistant. She loves playing with our boarding pets and helping with any kennel work, bathing, procedures or surgeries. Megan's care for animals shines through and we hope you can enjoy her bright smile at PAH like we do everyday!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Interests:
    Veterinary assistant training
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  • Katy

    Katy joined us in June 2019 as a special projects contractor, assistant book-keeper and technician assistant. With many years of experience in managing projects in Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, Katy is beautifying our practice by organizing, deep cleaning, and improving our efficiency. She changes hats easily and can be found knee deep in Quickbooks as well as all of our hospital laundry. Katy loves to walk the boarding pets even late into the day, just to make them feel special. Stop by soon and see the amazing work that Katy has done to transform our boutique practice!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 22, 2019
    Education:
    Georgia Tech, Mathematics
    Interests:
    Yoga, Body Surfing, Movies, Books, Meeting with friends for fondue!
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  • Joanna

    Joanna joined us in August 2019 with a robust background in veterinary technical work around the peninsula. She is a hard worker with a kind attitude. She has a calm approach around pets and people and is a joy to work with every day, applying a dedicated work ethic to her day. Come see Joanna in action!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Interests:
    Fashion, movies, being with friends
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  • Nick

    Nick joined us in late summer 2019 bringing us his well-rounded background in both daytime and emergency practices. Through his quiet and thoughtful manner, Nick provides our patients and clients with top-notch service. Come by and chat with Nick about cooking and many other activities he finds  interesting and fun.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
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