Our Veterinarians

David Edsall, DVM

Dr. David Edsall obtained his doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1992 and from there completed a formal internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at one the largest and best known Phoenix areas full service veterinary hospitals, Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Edsall’s experience comes from working at several animal hospitals and zoos. He worked at an emergency and referral hospital for 11 years in Tucson, Arizona and was also an on staff veterinarian at the A.Z.A accredited zoos at Reid Park Zoo and Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson. He joined Atascadero Pet and Emergency Center in Atascadero in January 2006 and was a partner until 2014.

Dr. Edsall’s compassion for animal medicine shines through with his incredible bedside manner and his way of communicating with clients and their pets, his testimonials speak for themselves. He is extremely excited about opening Las Tablas Animal Hospital and sees a strong future for what his new state of the art animal hospital will be able to offer to clients and pets in San Luis Obispo County.

Dr. Edsall lives with his wife Aimee and their twin boys in Templeton with their two dogs and two cats. They enjoy the outdoors, the beach and traveling in their spare time.

Lariann Baretta, DVM

Dr. Lariann Baretta graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation she completed a one-year internship at VCA Emergency and Referral Hospital in San Diego where she obtained additional training in medicine, surgery and critical care. She worked at a small animal general practice hospital and a multi doctor emergency hospital in Northern California until moving to Paso Robles. Her special interests include ultrasonography, internal medicine (especially chronic diseases) and oncology.

Her undergraduate education is a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Ecology at UC Irvine. Between obtaining her undergraduate degree and starting veterinary school she worked primarily in wildlife biology and travelled in Alaska and Central America.

Dr. Baretta is an avid cyclist and participates with her husband Bill in multiple charity bike rides throughout the year. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the central coast on foot or bike, road trips and spending time with her husband and their two standard poodles Holly and Ajax.

Our Veterinarian Partners

Roxane McKenna DVM

Roxane McKenna, DVM, CVA

After graduating from UC Davis with my DVM degree in June 1994, I initially practiced Mixed Animal Medicine in the Central Valley, CA for 2 years. I then transitioned into strictly Small Animal Medicine and in 1997, I accepted a job as an Associate Emergency Veterinarian at the Central Coast Pet Emergency Clinic (CCPEC) in Arroyo Grande, CA. In January, 2001, I became a co-owner of CCPEC and continued my work there as an ER DVM until we sold the practice in July, 2015.

Over the years, I expanded my veterinary skills to include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and in 2011, I completed the course work to earn my Certified Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) status. Since then, I have been actively utilizing Acupuncture and TCVM techniques to enhance my patients’ quality of life culminating in becoming the sole proprietor of Central Coast Veterinary Acupuncture in June, 2016.

I currently utilize acupuncture, herbal medicine, veterinary Tui-na (Chinese medical manipulation), nutritional counseling, ion pumping cords and essential oils techniques to enhance patient response depending on the treatment goals. If you have any questions regarding the variety of ways acupuncture and TCVM can be beneficial to your companion or would like to arrange for an acupuncture treatment, I can be contacted at either ccvacupuncture@gmail.com or (805) 709-0435.

Dan Terhaar, DVM

Dan grew up on a farm in Minnesota with five brothers. After spending time in the army, he obtained a bachelors degree in engineering from the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

Dan has been an emergency medicine clinician since 1995, alternating between the Visalia and the Arroyo Grande emergency hospitals. Since 2001, Dan has owned and operated a mobile surgical practice, providing soft tissue and orthopedic surgical services for Central Coast veterinary hospitals. His special interests include: fracture repair, reconstructive surgery, and cruciate ligament injuries.

When not working, Dan can be found enjoying the outdoors, farming, and beekeeping.