Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA North Coast 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 this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
David Robbins
DVM Medical Director

Dr. David Robbins was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a graduate of UC Davis. He obtained his veterinary degree at Michigan State University. Go Spartans! Dr. Robbins has over thirty years experience in veterinary medicine, with a special interest in pain management. He spent over 10 years practicing medicine in the Southeast before relocating to San Diego. Dr. Robbins has been a consultant for Zoetis/Pfizer Animal Health lecturing to veterinarians in Southern California on the topics of pain management and anesthesia, a practitioner advisor to a peer reviewed veterinary journal and member to various pain socie...

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Skye Engels
Hospital Manager

Skye joined the VCA North Coast team in 2006 as a client service representative. Over the years through hard work and a positive vision for North Coast, Skye was promoted into 2 different positions until she reached her goal of becoming the Hospital Manager. Over the years, Skye has watched VCA North Coast evolve and takes great pride in being a part of what it has become, as always she looks forward to lending a hand in the hospitals continued growth in the community. She holds our hospital staff to the highest standards and strives to provide quality service and medicine to all of our patients.

Skye has three c...

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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.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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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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