I am Dr. Cori Phinn, the veterinarian and owner of Coast Equine Veterinary Services. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. I grew up riding, judging and training in the Santa Cruz County Pony Club. I graduated with Honors from CaliforniaStateUniversity, Chico with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. I went on to RossUniversity to earn my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I completed an intense year of training at Texas A & M for my clinical rotations. I then joined Triangle Equine Clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina for an internship working with two wonderful mentors, Dr. Sally Vivrette and Dr. Blades McKnight. When my training there was completed I returned to my hometown to help fulfill the growing need for quality horse care in our area. With the help and encouragement of other local equine veterinarians I founded Coast Equine Veterinary Services, Inc in 2008. I began offering equine acupuncture in 2015 after attending an intensive Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course by One Health SIM.
I live in Santa CruzCounty with my husband, our son Logan and daughter Bailey. We share our lives with my quarter horse Maggie, several rescue dogs, one cat and chickens. I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my children grow, laugh and discover the world. I enjoy trail, pleasure riding, and am always taking lessons to improve my riding in basic dressage and hunters. I also enjoy camping and snowboarding in Tahoe.
I look forward to developing a long relationship with you and your horses to provide them with the best care possible. Please call and I will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.
Dr. Phinn on her horse Cairo!
Dr Phinn's son Logan at 21 months. Already a vet in training!
Tasha Hunt, Veterinary Assistant
Tasha is a lifelong horse enthusiast and accomplished rider. She has completed the Regional Occupational Program course as a Veterinary Assistant. She has experience in handling, training, riding, and showing horses. Tasha has been involved in Santa Cruz County Pony Club as a C2 rated member. She is currently a student at Cabrillo College and an important addition to Coast Equine since 2009.
Tasha and her horse Riley
Dr. Phinn and Tasha Hunt
Coast Equine Veterinary Services, Inc. PO Box 7733, Santa Cruz, CA 95061 Phone: 831.707.4050 Email: DrPhinn@coastequinevet.com