Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

paw Team Spotlight
Aimee Krieger
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Aimee Krieger is a native of Massachusetts, graduating from University of Massachusetts in 1999 with a degree in Animal Science and Psychology. She then moved to the Los Angeles area to work at Harbor UCLA Research Institute in the field of pediatric medical genetics for two years. She then attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, graduating in 2006. This is where she met her husband, who is also a veterinarian. After graduation, she completed a one-year medical and surgical internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. She currently resides in Manhattan Beach with her...

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Julio C.
Hospital Manager

Julio Canahuaty has been with VCA Coast Animal hospital since 2007 and in the veterinary field for 20 years. He has gained experience in all areas of the veterinary field. He began his career as a Customer service representative and quickly worked his way up to a practice manager. He passionately believes in making sure his practice delivers the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment that provides exceptional client service and education.

During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children and his gentle giant Gia.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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