Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Coastal Animal Hospital Wellness Center!

  • Dr.
    Lisa Edwards
    D.V.M.

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dr Lisa Edwards graduated from Cornell University in 1984. She opened Coastal Animal Hospital in 1991. In 1992 she became Certified in Animal Chiropractic becoming one of the first in this area to do so. She continued to broaden her traditional education by gaining additional training in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition and Homeopathy. With each patient she uses her traditional diagnostic skills but can also offer more treatment modalities to fit each unique patient and ultimate goal. Dr Edward's vision for what Coastal Animal Hospital can continue to be and become inspires us daily to continue to strive to offer the most complete healthcare for every patient we are privileged to see. 

    Dr Edwards sees limited clients and schedule varies so it's greatly recommended to call the clinic directly to discuss your specific needs.

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  • Dr
    Beth Ferris
    D.V.M

    Dr. Beth Ferris graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She also did an internship at the Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood FL,  1997-1998. In 2006 she received advanced training at Options for Animals Veterinary Chiropractic School.  She also attended the Chi Institute for veterinary acupuncture in 2010, and Tui-na in 2013. She practices integrative medicine combining Eastern and Western modalities for optimal results. Additional interests include clinical nutrition, using supplements to support the bodies healing processes, laser therapy and exotics especially rabbits. In her spare time she enjoys spending with her family and figure skating and Theater on Ice with her daughter, cooking, gardening and reading. They share their home with 2 rabbits, and 3 cats.

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  • Dr.
    Lillie DeSimone
    D.V.M.
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    Dr Lillie DeSimone was born and raised in Alabama. She attended Auburn University where she received her bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. Upon graduating from Veterinary school in 2012 she moved to Lewisburg, WV to practice mixed animal medicine for 3 years. While working in Lewisburg she developed a special interest and passion for alternative patient therapies. That motivated her to attend and complete the Mixed Animal Acupuncture Course at the Chi Institute in 2015 earning her Certification in 2016. She earned her certification in Animal Chiropractic medicine in September of 2017.

    Dr Lillie and her husband James have called the Space Coast home since summer of 2016 after James got orders from the Air Force that they were to be stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. Dr Lillie and Dr James who is also a Veterinarian welcomed a beautiful son in early 2019 and are enjoying some quality time off with their new baby. We expect her to return to work in the coming months.They also share their home with 6 cats and 2 dogs.


    In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and competing in horseback riding events like team roping and barrel racing. She enjoys shooting guns, rooting for Auburn football, playing softball and shopping.

    Coastal is very happy to have had her Southern Charm join our team and we are excited to watch her grow.

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  • Joanie
    Technician

    Joanie has been with the Coastal team since 1991 as a technician for Dr. Edwards. Joanie loves seeing what alternative medicine can do versus traditional medicine, without the side effects regular medication can sometimes cause. Joanie and her husband share their home with 9 cats, 1 dog, and several tortoises and turtles. In her spare time, Joanie loves airboating, camping, kayaking, Butterfly gardening and going to Disney.

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  • Jill
    Technician

    Jill has been with the Coastal team for 9 years as a technician for Dr. Edwards. Jill is especially interested in Alternative therapy and the successful results. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, motorcycle rides and photography. She shares her home with her 11 year old English Bulldog names Schug and a 14 year old Lab mix named Ocala.

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  • Ashley
    Technician

    Ashley started working at Coastal in 2012 as a lead Tech for our exotic animal doctor. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters playing video games and visiting Florida's theme parks with her family. They share their home with two kittens. 'The best part of working at Coastal is watching pets do well with treatment and recovery.'

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  • Marci
    Technician

    Marci has been with the Coastal team since 2016. Marci's dream came true in 2008 when she became a technician following her passion to work with animals. Marci and her family share their home with two dogs, Bruce and Kona. In her spare time she likes to relax, spend time with family, cooking, going to the beach .

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  • Eileen
    Receptionist

    Eileen joined Coastal in October of 2013 and after a life long love of animals it was an easy transition. One of her favorite parts of her role here at Coastal is seeing patients have success with alternative treatments after traditional medicine has not helped.  In her free time Eileen enjoys training and participating in local running events and races. She enjoys spending time fishing,  traveling when possible, photography and theme parks. She shares her life with her boyfriend, their 2 dogs Stella and Revo, a lovebird named Burrrdee and an assortment of stray kitties that frequent the feed bowl and have yet to leave...

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  • Missy
    Receptionist

    Missy joined the Coastal team in 1999! She has held many roles over the years including technician, groomer and is now part of our front office team. Missy stays VERY busy raising three beautiful daughters in a home they share with six cats, two dogs, two bunnies and two tortoises! She enjoys gardening, reading and spending time outdoors when she has a free minute. Missy says her favorite part of her job is all of the relationships she has made over the years, and all of the clients that have become like family.

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  • Denise
    Groomer

    Denise has been with the Coastal team for 20 years. Denise is our groomer that makes your pet look fabulous!!! Denise enjoys going to the gym and taking spinning classes, but also enjoys spending time with her family and grandson Blake. She shares her home with one Siamese cat, Coco, and her Multi-poo 'Frank'.

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  • Kristen
    "Techtionnist"
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  • Denise
    Technician

    Denise has been with Coastal for a total of five years, but left our family for a few years and is now back with our team and works with Dr. Lillie. She has two sons Kolby and Zachary and a beautiful grandson, Silas. They also share their home with an American Bulldog named Boone, and their cat Buttons. She likes to spend time with her family and friends, and her passion is 'Music'.

Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

  • "Everyone is caring and attentive to Cooper. Surgery, went as planned and successful - yesterday. Thank you Dr Lillie and staff for taking such great care of our buddy."
    Lucy B.
  • "he Coastal Animal hospital are lifesavers for my Toby. 2 years ago he was having trouble walking and in pain. She helped my dachshund Who is 16 have an alternative to surgery. She has him running and living a full life after acupuncture, laser and now routine chiropractic treatment. Thank you Dr. Ferris and staff for saving my Toby. You all are angels."
    Michele P.
  • "I brought my puppy, Cherie, for her first well puppy visit yesterday. Dr. Evans and the staff at Coastal Animal Hospital are excellent! I wanted to give my puppy the best holistic care and Dr. Evans was very knowledgeable and compassionate about my concerns. I am very happy with her treatment plan to keep my puppy healthy, along with helping to keep immunization shots to a minimum! Thank you for excellent care!!"
    Lisa M.