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Holistic Veterinarian in Pacifica, CA

Welcome to Coastal Holistic, your compassionate and comprehensive veterinary clinic in Pacifica, CA. Led by Dr. Molly Rice, our clinic is dedicated to providing holistic services that go beyond traditional veterinary care. We believe in treating the whole system of your beloved pets, tailoring healthcare treatment plans to their specific needs and those of your family. Our approach includes a range of specialized services, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care, extensive training in herbs and nutrition, and a deep commitment to understanding your pet’s unique health history.

By delving into the root causes of health issues, we aim to achieve lasting wellness and transformation, not just temporary relief. Whether your furry companion requires general practice or a holistic consultation, we are here to offer personalized care and help your pet thrive. Experience the difference that holistic veterinary care can make at Coastal Holistic, where we see pets not just as patients, but as valued members of your family.

Holistic Veterinarian in Pacifica, CA

Mission Statement

We strive to combine the best of Modern Western Veterinary medicine and technology with Holistic veterinary medicine to help your pet thrive and heal. We tailor our approach and recommendations to each pet and family’s specific needs as we understand everyone is unique. We value the quality of life of our patients, clients and team and make that a priority in everything we do.

We Treat the Whole System, Not Just the Current Symptom

About Our Clinic

At Coastal Holistic we strive to provide a comfortable, calm and quiet environment for healing your pet. It is for this reason that we do not offer emergency services. Our goal is for our clinic to feel more like a home than a hospital.

​Our doctors are licensed veterinarians, which allows us to provide the most modern, non-invasive Western veterinary care with a holistic point-of-view. We like to think this means we have “more tools in our toolbox” when it comes to treating your pet. If needed, we can perform diagnostic testing including, bloodwork, urine/ fecal analysis, and cytology, and we can also prescribe necessary Western medications. We have a wide network of referral hospitals that we work with if your pet requires additional services.

Our Story

Holistic Veterinarian in Pacifica, CA

Why Choose Us

We provide a unique blend of modern technology, dentistry and surgery with a lot of other skills, tools and modalities to offer multi-modal treatment options. Our team is very experienced, caring, compassionate and works exceptionally well together. Our veterinarians all went to school together at UC Davis School Of Veterinary Medicine, over 20 years ago, and have been working together and sharing cases since then. Our clinic was built in 2019 and contains some of the most modern equipment, technology and medicine available. We have longer appointments than most clinics because we think it is important to take enough time with each case to fully understand the problem and look for solutions. All of our team members have their own pets and understand what It means to love and care for a pet, especially when they are hurt or sick.


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Now Offering Touch-Free Check in

At Coastal Holistic, we have evolved our approach to no longer offer a waiting area inside the clinic. This ensures the safety and well-being of both your pets and our valued clients.

Our curbside and touchless check-in and pickup system is designed to be simple, reliable, and convenient. You can easily access our service without leaving your vehicle, making the process hassle-free and safe.

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Whole-Hearted Reviews

Dr. Molly has been our primary vet but Dr. Kari and Dr. Sara have also assisted us and they couldn’t be any nicer or more thorough with their support and treatment. Truly the best vet team in the Bay Area.


Kari took the best care of our skittish and defensive rescue terrier, and of us! We had been to two others vets over the course of her earlier years, both of whom felt the need to muzzle her. Kari never needed that. She was so skillful, our dog felt at ease with her. After we found Coastal Holistic, we looked no further. I recommend them without reservation.

Margaret L.

I began seeing Kari & Molly due to my dog's skin condition. They were very caring & nurturing, my dog was seen on a weekly basis and she loved both vets. She knew they were helping her to heal and get strong. She eventually did heal although she still has a hereditary condition, I can't thank them enough!

Daphne H.

Amazing level of personal care and attention. Holistic approach to pet’s health and well-being without the omnipresent marketing push of unnecessary medications and procedures. Authentic healers.

Aleksey B.

Kari and Molly have seen all our pets. They are amazing with animals! Their care and knowledge are a priceless treasure, and we are grateful to have them as our friends and vets.

Jennifer G.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of services do you offer?

We offer comprehensive veterinary care for dogs and cats. This includes:

  • Physical exams
  • General Practice
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Nutrition Consultations
  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • X-rays
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Shock Wave
  • Cold Laser
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What types of pets do you treat?

At Coastal Holistic, we treat the following types of pets

  • Dog
  • Cat

Do you accept emergencies?

Although we are not an emergency clinic, we do our best to accommodate urgent needs during our business hours.

If you have an emergency after hours, we recommend SAGE Center in Redwood CityNorth Peninsula in San Mateo, Lenity in San MateoSFAMC in San FranciscoACES in San Francisco and PESCM in North Bay.

Do you accept appointments? Do you accept walk-ins?

We operate on an appointment-only basis. Feel free to give us a call or use the link below to request an appointment.

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What are your hours of operation?

Mon: 8am-3pm
Tue: 8am-4pm
Wed: 8am-3:30pm
Fri: 8am-1:30pm
Sat: 8am-12pm
Sun: Closed

What types of payment methods do you accept?

Coastal Holistic is happy to accept the following:

  • Cash
  • Check (with valid ID)
  • Debit Card
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
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