Cori Phinn, DVM, CVA

Dr. Cori Phinn is a veterinarian and the owner of Coast Veterinary Services. She is a Santa Cruz native who grew up riding and being involved in Pony ...

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Cori Phinn, DVM, CVA

Dr. Cori Phinn is a veterinarian and the owner of Coast Veterinary Services. She is a Santa Cruz native who grew up riding and being involved in Pony Club. She graduated with Honors from California State University, Chico and went on to Ross University to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She completed clinical rotations at Texas A & M and an internship at Triangle Equine Clinic. With the encouragement of other local equine veterinarians, she founded Coast Equine Veterinary Services, a mobile practice in 2008 providing care to horses while also working at a local small animal hospital. She began offering care to dog and cat patients in 2012 to meet the growing demand to care for the entire animal family. She incorporated acupuncture into her patients' care in 2015 after attending an intensive Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course by One Health SIM. In 2019 Coast Veterinary Service built a state of the art facility in Scotts Valley to better meet the needs of her small animal patients and changed her business name to Coast Veterinary Services to reflect this change. Dr. Phinn lives in Santa Cruz County with her husband, son and daughter. They share their lives with three horses, three rescue dogs, a cat and chickens. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children grow, laugh and discover the world. She enjoys trail riding, camping and snowboarding in Tahoe.

Dr. Dembner

Dr. Dembner obtained her DVM from Tuffs University in 1990 and then completed a small animal internship in New York. She has been practicing in the Sa...

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Dr. Dembner

Dr. Dembner obtained her DVM from Tuffs University in 1990 and then completed a small animal internship in New York. She has been practicing in the Santa Cruz area since then. She enjoys building long term relationships with her clients and patients. She truly loves her profession and has special interests in internal medicine and wellness care for all life stages. Dr. Dembner and her husband call Scotts Valley home. They have raised their two daughters in our community. When not at work she enjoys road biking, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her animal family.

Christine, Veterinary Assistant

Christine has spent most her life loving and caring for animals including 27 years experience as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys the relationships ...

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Christine, Veterinary Assistant

Christine has spent most her life loving and caring for animals including 27 years experience as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys the relationships she has built with clients and patients over the last 15 years working at Mt Hermon Veterinary. She has been able to care for patients from puppy/kitten-hood to their geriatric years. She lives with her 18 year old son, 12 year old daughter, an lhasa Chihuahua mix and 2 indoor cats. When she is not at work her favorite things to do are spending time with her family and camp off the grid in forest.

Emily, Lead Surgical Assistant

Emily was born and raised in Santa Cruz County. After high school, she started her career in veterinary medicine as a kennel technician. Realizing she...

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Emily, Lead Surgical Assistant

Emily was born and raised in Santa Cruz County. After high school, she started her career in veterinary medicine as a kennel technician. Realizing she wanted to work with animals as her career she has spent the past 8 years has worked her way up to a veterinary assistant in emergency and internal medicine. She is passionate about providing quality patient care and has a lifelong love for animals including her cat Karma and dog Opie. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Yuliana, Veterinary Assistant

Yuli has been working in the animal field for several years and has found her passion. She graduated from Carrington Colleges Veterinary Technician pr...

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Yuliana, Veterinary Assistant

Yuli has been working in the animal field for several years and has found her passion. She graduated from Carrington Colleges Veterinary Technician program in 2018 and is currently working hard to obtain her Registered Veterinary Technician license. In her free time she enjoys going to the beautiful beaches Santa Cruz has to offer with friends.

Rylee, Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Chicago, Rylee has always had a passion for animals. As a child, she had almost every pet imaginable. After graduating from high schoo...

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Rylee, Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Chicago, Rylee has always had a passion for animals. As a child, she had almost every pet imaginable. After graduating from high school, she traveled the Southwest- eventually landing her in Santa Cruz. She discovered the marine mammal center and realized her love of vet med once becoming a volunteer working to rehabilitate seals and sea lions. For a while, she had a small chicken rescue, home to about 40 hens and roosters. That experience helped to land her a position as a veterinary assistant at an avian and exotic hospital when she realized she wanted to also pursue dogs and cats. She lives in Santa Cruz with her 2 dogs (Malia and Capone), cat (Finnley), a parrot, a bearded dragon, 9 chickens, a goose, and a saltwater fish tank.

Char, Veterinary Assistant

Char was born and raised in Santa Cruz. In the near future, she hopes to continue school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Char started wo...

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Char, Veterinary Assistant

Char was born and raised in Santa Cruz. In the near future, she hopes to continue school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Char started working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2015 and has always loved animals. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports and going to the beach with her dog Theo.

Tera, Veterinary Assistant

Tera was born in Grass Valley, California, and developed a love of animals starting with her family dog. She graduated from the University of Santa Ba...

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Tera, Veterinary Assistant

Tera was born in Grass Valley, California, and developed a love of animals starting with her family dog. She graduated from the University of Santa Barbara in 2012 with a Bio-Psychology degree. Her career with animals began with a daycare/lodging position and transitioned to veterinary assistant. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program pursuing her RVT.

Reina, Veterinary Assistant

This is Reina, a Santa Cruz local. Her love for animals started at a very young age, which only grew as she got older. Being a certified vet assistant...

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Reina, Veterinary Assistant

This is Reina, a Santa Cruz local. Her love for animals started at a very young age, which only grew as she got older. Being a certified vet assistant, Reina plans on furthering her knowledge in animal medicine in years to come. Most days, you can catch her and her 3 dogs cruising the coastlines chasing sunsets.

Kayla, Kennel Assistant

Kayla is a junior in High School and has lived in the Bay Area her whole life. She has grown up with a love for all animals and hopes to pursue veteri...

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Kayla, Kennel Assistant

Kayla is a junior in High School and has lived in the Bay Area her whole life. She has grown up with a love for all animals and hopes to pursue veterinary medicine in college. Working at Coast Veterinary has given her the perfect opportunity to learn more about the veterinary care world and have hands-on experience with animals of all shapes and sizes. She is an active foster for Cats By the Tracks and frequently takes in kittens who need temporary homes. She also has a passion for horses and has spent the past five years gaining riding experience. She enjoys looking after her rescue dog Ruby and her two cats Paco and Gavin.

Devon, Client Service Representative

Devon has always had a deep-rooted passion for animals. She has over seven years of client service experience. She lives in Aptos with her husband, da...

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Devon, Client Service Representative

Devon has always had a deep-rooted passion for animals. She has over seven years of client service experience. She lives in Aptos with her husband, daughter and fur baby Baxter. She enjoys spending her free time in the outdoors, hiking, camping, and exploring.

Kimberly, Client Service Representative

Kimberly will always be seen in the most popular walking trails like West Cliff Drive and Henry Cowell State Park with her partner in crime Lobo, a ge...

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Kimberly, Client Service Representative

Kimberly will always be seen in the most popular walking trails like West Cliff Drive and Henry Cowell State Park with her partner in crime Lobo, a gentle giant German Shepherd. If she is not out and about, she will be at home cuddling up with her cats and Lobo watching a good movie! Kimberly is currently taking criminal justice classes in hopes of becoming a Police K9 trainer someday for Santa Cruz County. She is eager to learn in both the veterinary field and criminal justice field to ensure she will be a well-rounded member of any team!