Meet the friendly staff at Coastal Animal Hospital Wellness Center!

  • Dr.
    Lisa Edwards

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. Her treatment plans are tailored to each pets specific needs and great care is taken to ensure we use the best treatment for your needs. 

    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 has a limited schedule that varies week to week so it's greatly recommended to call the clinic directly to discuss your specific needs.

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  • Dr
    Beth Ferris

    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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  • Joanie

    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

    Jill has been with the Coastal since 2006 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 'Very Old' rescue Pug and Coastal Mascot Walter who is proudly pictured on our homepage.

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  • Ashley

    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

    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 .

    Eileen joined Coastal in October of 2013.

    She enjoys spending time traveling when possible, fishing, art and running. She shares her life with her boyfriend, their 2 dogs Stella and Revo, The Local Celebrity Slug A Bug Mascots! A lovebird named Burrrdee , her cat named Shib and an assortment of stray kitties that frequent the feed bowl and have yet to leave...

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  • Missy

    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 .

    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 grandsons Blake & Wyatt. She shares her home with one Siamese cat, Coco.

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  • Kristen

    Kristen has been a part of the Coastal family for nearly 20 years. She has held many positions here from being a tech, to an assistant to being part of our front desk team. 

    These days Kristen spends most of her time with her husband raising their three handsome sons. She also has 2 yorkie's Titan & Kiwi and a golden named Haile.

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  • "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.