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  • Dr.
    Michael Certa
    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Michael Certa is the practice owner here at Coastal Animal Clinic. In 2015, he purchased the clinic from Dr. Juan Molina , who is still practicing with us today. Dr. Certa was originally born in Chicago, IL. He moved with his family to Valdosta, Georgia at the age of 10 where he grew up and completed his undergraduate studies.

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  • Dr.
    Juan Molina-Brisson

    Dr. Molina worked with the Argentine Army with the war dog breeding/training facility before he was promoted to Captain. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Molina knows how to treat pets and works at clinic 2 days a week.

  • Alex
    Veterinary Technician

    Alex has been working with our furry friends for over five years, also from Ohio. Alex has a cat called Winston. He takes pride in the care he provides and wants to ensure both pets and their owners are comfortable. He has a passion for wildlife and the natural sciences. Alex is an avid bird watcher when he finds the free time.

  • Andrea
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Andrea was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She now resides in Safety Harbor, FL. She has always had the desire to work with animals since she was a little girl. When she moved to Florida, she was excited to start a new career involved with the medical care and well being of animals.

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  • Jose
    Veterinary Technician

    Jose and his wife are originally from Puebla, Mexico. He has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 14 years. His family moved from Chicago to St. Petersburg for its beautiful weather! Jose has worked with small animals for over 20 years and loves it! While in Chicago, he worked at an animal hospital for 6 years.

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  • Ashley
    Veterinary Technician

    Ashley moved to Florida in 2010 from Chicago, Illinois. She has her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and her Animal Control Certificate from SPC.

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  • Heather
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Heather was born in Arlington, Texas. She moved to Florida at a young age and has lived here in Pinellas County since. In May, 2016, she graduated from St. Petersburg College with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.

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  • Kim
    Team Leader

    Kim graduated from school as a Veterinary Assistant at the Institute of Animal Arts in Winter Park Florida. She is married and has a son. Together they own 3 dogs (Snuffy, Pig, Bella) and a cat (Frank), all of whom are rescues. Kim and her husband own Mouse's Sunset Tattoo and enjoy boating and motorcycling in their free time.

  • Kelly
    Client Care Coordinator

    Kelly has been working with fur-babies for over ten years. She is also from Ohio, although she spent most of her life living between Indiana and Florida. She owns a tenacious cat named “Psycho” who lives up to her name.

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  • Roxanne

    Roxanne has been a veterinary technician and groomer for over 20 years. After working here many years, she decided to fully be a groomer. Here, our staff calls her “the pet whisperer.”

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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm

(No doctor after 1:00 PM)