About Our Clinic

Welcome to Coastal Holistic, where we take pride in offering a soothing and tranquil environment for healing your cherished pets. Our mission is to provide exceptional veterinary care with a holistic perspective, ensuring your furry companions receive the best of both Western and alternative approaches. At our clinic, we believe in creating a home-like ambiance that promotes comfort and relaxation, allowing your pets to feel at ease during their visits.

Thank you for considering Coastal Holistic for your pet’s veterinary care. We are committed to offering a compassionate and comprehensive approach that enriches the lives of your beloved pets. Experience the difference that holistic veterinary care can make – where healing and wellness meet in a serene and nurturing environment.

Our Philosophy

At Coastal Holistic, we believe that each pet’s health is a harmonious interplay of physical, emotional, and environmental factors. Our philosophy revolves around treating the whole system rather than merely addressing symptoms. By taking the time to understand your pet’s specific health history, lifestyle, and behavior, we can create tailored healthcare plans that foster lasting well-being.

We embrace a collaborative approach, working closely with you, the pet parent, as a valued member of your pet’s care team. Your insights and observations are invaluable in guiding us towards the most effective and personalized treatment options.

Our Story

The journey of Coastal Holistic began with a vision of creating a veterinary clinic that went beyond traditional approaches to pet care. Driven by her deep-rooted love for animals and a desire to offer comprehensive and compassionate healthcare, Dr. Molly Rice embarked on a path that would redefine veterinary medicine in the Pacifica area.

Dr. Rice’s journey towards holistic veterinary care started with her training in acupuncture and chiropractic care for animals. Realizing the immense potential of alternative therapies in improving the lives of pets, she delved further into the world of herbal medicine and nutrition. This deeper understanding of holistic practices opened new doors to better understanding the intricate connections between an animal’s health and their overall well-being.

In 2005, Coastal Holistic was born – a sanctuary for pets and their families seeking personalized and attentive care. Our team of skilled professionals shares Dr. Rice’s passion for holistic medicine and is committed to treating each pet as a unique individual with distinct needs.

Throughout the years, Coastal Holistic has been humbled by the trust and support of our clients. We’ve been privileged to witness the incredible transformations that holistic veterinary care can bring to the lives of pets, as they thrive and find renewed vitality under our care.

Our Approach

Our team of licensed veterinarians brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our practice, enabling us to provide modern, non-invasive Western veterinary care from a holistic point-of-view. We are committed to treating your pet as a whole, taking into consideration their physical, emotional, and environmental well-being. With this comprehensive approach, we believe we have “more tools in our toolbox” to offer your pet the best possible care.

Diagnostic Expertise

When it comes to diagnosing your pet’s health issues, we employ advanced diagnostic testing, including bloodwork, urine/fecal analysis, and cytology. These tools allow us to gain valuable insights into your pet’s condition and tailor appropriate treatment plans to meet their individual needs. If necessary, we can prescribe Western medications to support your pet’s recovery.

Collaborative Care

At Coastal Holistic, we believe in fostering strong relationships with our clients. We see ourselves as partners in your pet’s healthcare journey, and your trust and input are invaluable to us. Our collaborative approach involves working closely with you to understand your pet’s unique needs, lifestyle, and health history. Together, we create customized healthcare plans that promote overall well-being and longevity.

Referral Network

While we strive to provide a wide range of services, we recognize that some cases may require specialized care beyond our scope. In such instances, we have established a reliable network of referral hospitals, ensuring that your pet receives the additional services they need from trusted professionals. Your pet’s health and happiness remain our top priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring they receive the best care possible.