6010 111th St. E, Bradenton, Florida, 34211, USA

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About Us

We're a family-owned and operated veterinary clinic

Welcome to Coastal Animal Medical Center!

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Conveniently located in Lakewood Ranch, we are a family-owned and operated veterinary clinic serving all of Lakewood Ranch and the Bradenton area. Our team believes in doing everything possible to ensure the best outcomes for our patients, and we strive to treat everyone — human and animal — who enters the facility like a member of our family.
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Meet Our Veterinarians

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Dr. Wally Dabasinskas

Chief of Staff/Owner

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If you made it to my bio page, welcome to Coastal Animal Medical Center! We are a family-owned and oriented practice with some of the most dedicated and caring doctors and staff that I have had the privilege to work with.

As for me, I am the cliché of “wanting to be a veterinarian since I was a kid”. I attended the University of Tennessee for undergraduate school then the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating at the ripe old age of 24. It was in Tennessee where I met my best friend, Rene, and convinced her to marry me. At the age of 27 we purchased our first veterinary hospital in Virginia, and my future veterinarian daughter, Kristin, was born. Over the next several years we added several vaccination clinics to the fold and became one of the first hospitals in the area to perform and teach CO2 laser use for surgeries.
After a few more years and wanting a change of pace, I sold those practices and became Chief of Staff for several corporate veterinary hospitals including one mixed animal practice in Cody, Wyoming. That is where my incorrigible friend, Sage, came into my life. She was a German Wire-Haired Pointer who accompanied me for the next 15 years in veterinary practice. Sage went to work with me each day, and I believe she touched many people’s and pets’ lives along the way.

After several years in Wyoming, Rene and I missed our families in Virginia and decided to return to Virginia to open 3 hospitals in the Richmond area with Banfield. At these hospitals we were among the first to perform in-hospital cardiac ultrasounds and transmit these results to cardiologists via telemedicine for interpretation. We also were among the first practices in the area to start using radiosurgery versus CO2 laser for soft tissue surgery.

When Rene’s dad retired to Florida, we sold the Banfield hospitals, and I accepted a position as Chief of Staff at Banfield Pet Hospital in Sarasota while we were building CAMC. In May of 2012, we opened CAMC and tried to incorporate all our previous veterinary successes and added 2 complete dental suites with dental radiograph capability. My favorite areas of interest among these would include soft tissue surgery and dentistry.

Although I tend to get much of the credit for the success of our practice, it would not be possible without the best doctors and staff to work with me, the best wife to stand along-side me managing the hospitals and supporting me, the daughter who watched me as a child and then became a wonderful veterinarian in her own right, and a dog named Sage that kept everything in perspective.

When I am not working at the clinic, I may be fishing, boating, camping or golfing. You may even see me riding my motorcycle around the neighborhood. Feel free to stop me and chat, or better yet, stop by the clinic and see what we are all about. And for folks who are already our clients, thanks for trusting us to care for your loved family members!
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Dr. Kristin Dabasinskas

Veterinarian/Veterinarian Manager

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Dr. Kristin moved to Florida to attend the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, after finishing her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Virginia Tech. She has a Giant Schnauzer named Alli (short for Alli-gator), and a cat, who is more like a mini-dog, named Emmy. Being the daughter of Dr. Wally and Rene, she was practically raised in a veterinary clinic. Her favorite part of general practice is forming long-term relationships with patients and clients. On her days off, you can catch her camping, playing board games, baking, or writing. She is also an avid Harry Potter fan and a proud Hufflepuff!
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Dr. Mariko Agena

Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Agena is a 2015 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She credits her love of animals to her first dog, Momo. She is a Colorado native who enjoys her time with her husband and her young daughter. Her professional interests include cardiology and dentistry. She enjoys cooking, pottery, and yoga.
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Dr. Massi

Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Massi is a New Jersey native who has been living and practicing in Southwest Florida since 2009. Prior to getting her veterinary degree, Dr. Massi earned a BA in Music Performance from Ithaca College in 1997. After playing and teaching music for several years, Dr. Massi was inspired to become a veterinarian after she got her first pet, a cockatiel named Buttercup. After catching up on some science courses at Rutgers University, Dr. Massi attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her degree in 2009.
In her spare time, Dr. Massi enjoys birdwatching, traveling, hiking, reading, writing, and creating art. She is an avid concert goer and music lover and enjoys attending the orchestra and rock concerts equally. Dr Massi likes to stay active, taking Zumba classes, exercise boot camp, and salsa dancing. Dr. Massi’s bucket list includes birdwatching in Australia, writing a book, learning to speak French, and paying off her student loans. She currently shares her home with two very sweet avian companions, both of which she rescued. Dr. Massi is a trekkie and a Ravenclaw.
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Dr. Michelle Krotec

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Dr. Michelle is a Sarasota native that moved back to the area after graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Since that time, she has worked primarily with large animals, and is excited to bring her passion for medicine into companion animal practice! Growing up, Dr. Michelle was inspired to pursue a career in veterinary medicine while caring for her family’s horses, dogs and cats. Now, she has three dogs of her own – Ollie, Cooper, and Lily. In her free time, Dr. Michelle enjoys international travel, landscape photography, hiking and scuba diving.
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Dr. Scott Allen

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Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and immediately joined the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. He became a Florida resident the following year while at his first Duty Station —Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. Later, he served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Rotation 1 in 2001. After leaving the Army, he pursued a career as a small animal veterinarian here in Florida.

In his free time, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his wife and his son, whom he affectionately calls “The Boy.” Together, they enjoy activities such as food forest gardening, hiking, camping, scuba diving, and the occasional indoor video gaming episode.

Meet Our Managers

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Rene

Practice Manager/Owner

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Growing up on several small farms, Rene fell in love with animals. She tells childhood stories of piglets being born during a bitter cold winter and rushing them to the gas oven since that was the only source of heat to be had. She also had a lamb named Susie whose mother didn’t make it through the birth. She took the orphaned lamb into her bedroom and Suzie slept in a box by her bed between bottle feedings until she was old enough to join the herd. As Susie grew, she would watch for the school bus so she could greet Rene at the pasture gate.
Through the years, Rene has had lots of other animal friends including a blue and gold macaw, alpacas, llamas, rabbits, several breeds of horses, and of course dogs and cats. In addition to loving them as pets, Rene also tried her hand at breeding, training and showing alpacas, Wire-Haired Fox Terriers, Great Danes, Giant Schnauzers and Friesian horses.

Rene earned her BS degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee where she met and married Dr. Wally. After graduation, Rene worked for an advertising agency for several years and then helped her father start up his ethanol technology consulting firm. Rene and Dr. Wally purchased their first veterinary practice in Virginia in 1992, just after the birth of their daughter, Dr. Kristin. CAMC is the fifth veterinary practice that Rene and Dr. Wally have owned and operated. While Rene used to have time to work as a receptionist full-time while managing the practice, she now spends most of her time in her office dealing with paperwork, HR issues, IT and accounting. She still loves to pop up front so she can say hi to our clients and patients when she has a few minutes between tasks.

Rene spends her free time having fun with her husband and her daughter. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, enjoying the Florida sunshine and traveling. Her favorite thing to do is get out of town on a cruise!
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Dedra

Customer Service Manager

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Dedra has always had a passion for animals. As a child her dream was to work with dolphins and other marine mammals. Even though that dream did not turn into reality, her compassion and love for four-legged friends has continued to grow. Dedra began working with animals in June 2005 as a kennel assistant, and at that point, she knew where her heart was. Dedra found her true home when she began working at CAMC in May 2013. Through the years the friendships and bonds, not only with the pets she has taken care of, but also with their families are irreplaceable. Outside of CAMC she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs Lulu and Titan.
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Marley

Inventory/Lab Manager

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Marley has had a lifelong passion for veterinary medicine. From a young age, she decided she wanted to be a doctor for animals. For more than a decade, Marley has worked in the veterinary field. She started her career in the kennel before working to become a nurse and branching out to various specialties. After a few years in specialty medicine, Marley decided to return to preventative care medicine to refresh those skills prior to applying to vet school. Marley is working on her degree in biology focusing on biomedical physics while applying to vet school. Outside of CAMC, Marley has a military-trained Belgian Malinois named Justice, the ancient tiny dog named Lulu, and an off-track-thoroughbred named Romey. Marley and her husband, Bryan, love spending time together enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, and whitewater rafting.
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Anya

Kennel/Safety Manager

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Anya started at Coastal Animal Medical Center as a receptionist six years ago. At that time, she was brand-new to the veterinary world. Her degree in business management steered her toward the hospitality industry after graduating from college. She managed several restaurants in Wisconsin, where she is originally from, and grew up gardening, boating, fishing, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

She has a five-year-old little boy and spends most of her time with him when she isn’t working. They enjoy being outdoors, camping, kayaking, hiking, and spending time at the beach or pool. She has a seven-year-old Retriever-Border Collie mix named Kaiya, who she rescued six years ago. She has grown to love the veterinary industry and is happy to have made the transition.
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Ashley

Nursing Manager

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Ashley was raised in Bradenton, Florida, and has been working in the veterinary field for 10 years. Having only fish as pets growing up, she developed her love of animals through watching emergency veterinary shows and wildlife rehabilitation documentaries on TV. She now has three dogs: Odin, Rags, and Buster. Ashley is passionate about greyhound adoption and loves sighthounds. Her dog, Rags, is a retired racing greyhound that she adopted in 2016. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, going to concerts, hiking, and relaxing at home with her boyfriend and pets.

Meet Our Technicians

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Lisa

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Lisa grew up in Sarasota, and her passion for animals began while she was very young. At the age of six, Lisa began showing and training horses. After high school, she moved to Boston where she earned her BFA from Tufts University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. After graduation, Lisa moved back to Sarasota to be close to her family and to continue her pursuits in veterinary sciences. In 2014, Lisa graduated with an associated degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College and received her certification the following year. Lisa shares her home with three large dogs, and she has a special place in her heart for huskies. Though she has worked in shelters and emergency medicine, she says she loves general medicine best because she gets to meet pets of every age, and many times, gets to maintain that relationship throughout their whole lives. “It is so rewarding to get to know our pets and clients…They are family.”

Veterinarian in Lakewood Ranch

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Whether you’re new to the area, a first-time pet parent, or just looking for a new vet, we’d be honored to be entrusted with your furry friend’s care. Contact us today to schedule your pet’s appointment with a caring and experienced veterinarian in Lakewood Ranch.

Coastal Animal Medical Center provides wellness exams, diagnostic imaging, in-house laboratory testing, surgery, high-frequency radiosurgery, spay and neuter, dentistry, dog and cat boarding, and more for pets in Lakewood Ranch and throughout the Bradenton area.

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Conveniently located in Lakewood Ranch, we are a family-owned and operated veterinary clinic serving all of Lakewood Ranch and the Bradenton area. More About Us >>

Contact Information

Phone Number

Phone Number

(941) 747-7107
Fax Number

Fax Number

(941) 243-3898
Email Address

Email Address

Our Hours

Veterinary Hours

Veterinary Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Reception/Boarding Hours

Reception/Boarding Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm
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