Debi Watanabe, DVM

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Dr. Watanabe’s father is a retired police detective. While Debi was growing up, he always cared for animals, taking in neighborhood strays, injured birds, etc., encouraging Debi’s interest in a career as a veterinarian. Debi and her husband are currently “owned” by 2 dogs (Cayenne and Angus), 2 cats (BooBooKitty and Booger), and Bubba the rabbit. She loves to hike and travel. Although a self-described couch potato by nature, Debi is addicted to Zumba, Latin and world music based dance fitness.
  • 2014 co-founded SCSAC
  • 1996-2014 Small Animal Internship at 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital, then veterinarian at a variety of practices
  • 1995 Colorado State University, DVM
  • 1991 University of Hawaii at Manoa, BA Zoology
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Ashley Amaral, DVM

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Dr. Ashley Amaral grew up immersed in a Central Coast ranching family. It was the early exposure to animals that shaped her future career path. After graduation from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, Dr. Amaral started her career in an ambulatory equine practice. She then made the switch to small animal medicine and has not looked back. Dr. Amaral and her husband, Luis, have three sons. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and weekend trips to the family ranch. Dr. Amaral has a special interest in emergency medicine and dentistry, and believes that veterinary care should not be intimidating. Strong relationships between veterinarians and clients enable the highest quality of care be provided to pets, and she strives to create a comfortable setting for both pets and clients alike.
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Consulting Veterinarians

Steinbeck Country Small Animal Clinic maintains ongoing consulting and referal relationships with board-certified veterinary specialists in:
  • Cardiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Opthalmology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgery
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