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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 Is your pet receiving outdated care?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.


Dear Client,

We have been working hard to keep up with the daily changes and this new reality. In order to keep our hospital running so we can continue to make sure all of our pets stay healthy, please note we have needed to change our daily operations.

As of 7-31-20:

  • We have temporarily stopped our Saturday hours
  • We are not offering housecalls at this time
  • Our lobby is effectively closed to customers and we are only offering “Curbside Veterinary Care” – However, please note we are now performing “reverse telemedicine” where we can videoconference you in to the exam for real time feedback. 
    • Please fill out the appropriate history prior to your appointment:
    • 1) Arrive at your scheduled appointment time, call us to let us know you are here, and one of our staff will meet you outside of your car in the open air with your pet. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot get your pet out of your car. You must secure them outside of your vehicle for safety and liability reasons.
      2) We will apply our own leash to your dog and walk them inside. For cats, we will apply hand sanitizer and carry your cat carrier inside for you.
      3) Once we begin our exam, we will initiate the Zoom conference call, if you opt for this feature. 
      4) We will perform our exam and let you know what we find and create a plan together.
      5) We perform any necessary treatments and/or diagnostics.
      6) We can check you out over the phone and then bring your pet and any medications, etc out to your car.
  • We are offering “Curbside Medication Pickups” as well
  • We can still perform telemedicine consults, where appropriate, through PetZam

Note that at this time, pets are not considered part of the COVID-19 story. Cats very rarely get the infection from us and we cannot receive it from them. However, for more information as this continues to develop, we recommend monitoring the CDC website. Here is a very helpful information guide regarding pets and COVID-19 from the AVMA.

If you have any questions about your pet during this time, please continue to use us as your trusted resource for your pet’s health and we can help you sort through this rapidly changing time.

Dr. Evans and the Coastal Team

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.

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“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!”

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“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!”

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“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.”

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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. Cobb

Dr. Rachel Cobb was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Her parents bought a Golden Retriever puppy (named Cranberry, because it was Thanksgiving week) one month prior to her birth. The two were inseparable, and Dr. Cobb credits Cranberry with her pursuit of veterinary medicine. Dr. Cobb graduated from the University of Oregon with her Bachelor’s in Biology in 1999 and graduated from Oregon State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

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

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Carlsbad, CA 92008

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

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Carlsbad, CA 92008

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