We are a new generation vet hospital

We strive each day to implement “gold standard” medicine and turn old veterinary medicine paradigms on their head. Is your pet receiving outdated care? Learn more about the Coastal difference.

See What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

“We came for a second opinion and Coastal cut out half of the medications our old vet had us give and not only is our dog happier than ever, we are saving a ton of money.”
Jason S.

Happy Customer

“I used to get UTI’s all the time until Dr. Evans did a surgery which fixed the problem. I have now been UTI free for over 3 years!”
Zoey the Dog

Relieved Canine

“I was 1 year old and already 90 lbs. Other dogs made fun of me at the beach and it hurt to run. Coastal quickly diagnosed my thyroid condition. Now I’m down to 56 lbs and feel great!”
Baker Barnes

The Biggest Loser

“Coastal is great. Their office is modern and friendly. They do their best to always see us on time. I never feel like I am being pitched services or tests that probably aren’t necessary. We refer everyone we know to them.”
Sarah A.

Mother of Frankie & Wigglebottom

Laparoscopic spays

Did you know many vet hospitals have been purchased by private equity groups and are not owned by veterinarians? See why locally owned is better for you and your pet.

Classic Service. Modern Medicine.

Modern Wellness Program

Keeping your pet healthy is not a mystery. There actually is a formula that can help you and your pet avoid the most common pitfalls that we see day in and day out. 
Make your do live longer
Laparoscopic spays

Now Offering LOVE Spays

LOVE Spays (Laparoscopy, or minimally-invasive surgery) offer your pet less pain and a much faster recovery.

Vet Dentistry Done Right

Dentistry and anesthesia is not the same at all vet clinics. Improperly performed anesthesia and dentistry can have disastrous consequences. We don’t cut any corners on our protocols and our patients have the smiles to prove it.
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About Dr. Evans

Dr. Brian Evans is a San Diego native. He moved away to begin the pursuit of his undergraduate and veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis. He completed his B.S. in Biology: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. After receiving his veterinary degree he set off to New York City where he was trained by some of the top veterinarians in emergency and internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology, pathology, exotics, and radiology.

Best North County Veterinarian, Dr. Brian Evans
Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital, Dr. Ryan Tedder

About Dr. Tedder

Dr. Tedder grew up in southern California but traded his surfboard in for a snowboard when he attended Colorado State University. In 2001 he graduated with a BS. in Microbiology and Chemistry and began epidemiology research for the university. He aided in developing a rapid diagnostic test for horses with Strangles. Through field work and interaction with veterinarians, he quickly fell in love with veterinary medicine and, despite his allergy to cats, decided to pursue a career in small animal medicine.

About Dr. Clark

Dr. Christopher Clark was born in Orange California but grew up near Portland Oregon. He did his undergraduate studies in Physiology at UC Santa Barbara and then graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Clark then went on to complete a rigorous internship at VCA West Los Angeles, the largest non-university veterinary trauma center west of the Mississippi. He has advanced postgraduate training in medicine, surgery, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, and radiology.
Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital, Dr. Clark
Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital, Dr. Ryan Tedder

About Dr. Sheldon

Dr. Sheldon is originally a Florida native from beautiful Miami Beach.  In 2013, Dr. Sheldon obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Louisiana State University. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Sheldon completed an intensive one-year small animal internship at a private practice in Florida. With a special interest in Dermatology, Dr. Sheldon strengthened her skills in managing canine and feline dermatological issues with a one-year specialty internship in Dermatology.

About Dr. Ecker

Dr. Ecker grew up in Encinitas and Carlsbad before he attended UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Cell and Developmental Biology. Dr. Ecker then enrolled at the Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Immediately following veterinary school, Dr. Ecker completed a rigorous one-year rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego where he was trained by board certified experts in the areas of internal medicine, surgery, emergency, critical care, ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, dentistry, radiology, cardiology and oncology. Dr. Ecker then chose to undergo additional training in surgery by completing a second one-year surgical internship.

Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital, Dr. Clark
Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital, Dr. Ryan Tedder

About Dr. Plasterer

Dr. Plasterer is a California native who was born and raised in the Bay Area. She worked for a few years as a Wildlife Biologist, Veterinary Assistant, and Wildlife Rehabilitator prior to returning to UC Davis for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, Dr. Plasterer completed an intensive rotating internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of North County. She fell in love with San Diego and decided to stay down here to let her herding breed mix, Rex, live his best beach life. 

About Dr. Colby

Dr. Colby grew up in Encinitas before heading to UC Davis to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. She graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 with a focus in small animal medicine. She next moved to New York City to complete a rigorous one-year rotating internship where she was trained by board-certified specialists in internal medicine, critical care, surgery, radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology, anesthesiology, and oncology.  Dr. Colby worked as a general practitioner in a private practice in New York City for two years before moving back to her home state of California.

Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital, Dr. Clark

Encinitas Location

434 N. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 • 760-633-2254

Coastal Animal Hospital - Leucadia

434 N. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Coastal Animal Hospital - Carlsbad

2584 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Carlsbad Location

2584 El Camino Real Ste A1, Carlsbad, CA 92008 • 760-230-2249

Coastal Animal Hospital - Carlsbad

2584 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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