Dr. Evans' Guide to Home Pet Care

Get free online access to Dr. Evans’ instructional video on how to take care of your pet at home. This complete instructional series will show you how to do everything from ear cleaning, to tick pulling, even dosages and what to do if your pet is stung by a bee. These skills can make life easier on your pet, on yourself, and even on your pocketbook.

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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 2 years!”

Zoey the Dog

Satisfied Customer

“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 like other vets do. We refer everyone we know to them.” Sarah A.

Mother of Frankie & Wigglebottom

Classic Service. Modern Medicine.

7 Steps to Lifelong Health 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. 

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Laparoscopic spays

Now Offering LOVE Spays

LOVE Spays (Laparoscopy, or minimally-invasive surgery) offer your pet 60% less pain and a much faster recovery.

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We Do House Calls

We not only offer top-notch medicine, surgery and preventative care, but we also offer the convenience of having most vet services performed right in your own home.


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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.

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Best North County Veterinarian

About Dr. Bishop

Dr. Bishop attended UC Davis and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Evolution and Ecology. After graduation he briefly pursued a career in wildlife filmmaking, but ultimately decided he wanted go back to school and achieve his dream of becoming a veterinarian.

In 2009, he returned to UC Davis and began courses at the School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he completed a rigorous internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, in New York. There he worked with specialists in internal medicine, surgery, neurology, emergency and critical care, ophthalmology, dentistry, oncology, dermatology, analgesia and anesthesia, and avian and exotic Medicine.

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Best Encinitas Veterinarian at Coastal Animal Hospital

434 N Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas • 760-633-2254

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Xylitol toxicity in dogs – a “natural” killer

Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute and it’s used in a lot of human products. The problem, though, is that this substance is extremely toxic to dogs. It became a big problem when we started finding it in substances like peanut butter because we use peanut butter all the time to give to dogs as a reward or to hide a pill. This is a great example of how a natural substance can be safe for humans, but is not always safe for our pets. So remember, just because it’s natural, doesn’t mean it’s safe.

Chew toy recommendations

Ever wondered what chew toys are safe for your dogs? Does your dog like to chew on bones, antlers, rocks, metal, or other hard objects? Learn about the risks of these “chew toys” and why we don’t recommend giving these to your dog as enrichment. Learn about what toys are safe and still fun!