DR. MICHELLE CORAN, DVM, OWNER
Dr. Coran is the proud owner of the Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach since January 2007. She previously worked at AHHB as a Veterinarian and Manager from January 2002-2007. She is a native of California and currently lives in Huntington Beach with her daughter Chelsea, dog Buddy and cats Milo and Buster. Dr. Coran graduated from Washington State University in 1995. In 2007, she was appointed Associate Professor forWestern University of Health Sciences. Her special interests are in dermatology and behavioral medicine. She is also credentialed in Regenerative Stem Cell use with Vet-Stem.
DR. JENNIFER BURPO
Dr. Burpo graduated from Western University of Health Sciences. She currently lives in Downey with her husband, daughter, two dogs, one cat, and a leopard gecko. Her interests include exotics, dermatology, and internal medicine. She has previously enjoyed working with exotic animals at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, the Los Angeles Zoo, and the San Diego Zoo. She also had the opportunity to study abroad with specialists in Melbourne, Australia.
DR. ANN ICHIKAWA
Dr. Ann Ichikawa (fondly known as “Dr. Ann”) received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University. Upon graduation, she came back to her home state of California with her yellow Labrador, Blanche. Blanche was adopted from the orthopedic genetic research project at MSU. Her family also includes Tyrion a Boston Terrier, and an eclectus parrot named Quito. Her special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, exotics and wildlife rehabilitation. Dr. Ann’s goal is to develop a course of care for each patient’s individual and unique needs. Some of her adventures have included traveling to the Galapagos Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Asia, and Africa.
DR. KARI DIXON
Dr. Dixon grew up in the small town of Poulsbo, Washington (west of Seattle), where she worked as a kennel technician at a small animal general practice for 4 years throughout High school and into college. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While there, she was active in the Thoroughbred Racehorse Enterprise Project and the Equine Nutrition Research Enterprise Project. She also spent a summer working for a small animal Board Certified Surgeon in Arroyo Grande, where she grew an interest in surgery (especially orthopedics). To pursue this interest further, she did a summer externship at Puget Sound Animal Hospital for Surgery in Kirkland, WA. Dr. Dixon graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine.
She lives in HB with her husband Jimmy and her Golden Retriever “Margot”. She has an interest in many fields of Veterinary Medicine, including Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Cardiology, and Surgery. Dr. Dixon also uses her veterinary skills as a short term missionary in East Africa helping animals, livestock, and people through the organization, Christian Veterinary Mission.
DR. NATHAN FYNAARDT
Dr. Fynaardt graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a 1-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After his internship, Dr. Fynaardt practiced in Folsom, California. Dr. Fynaardt joined Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach in September, 2012. Dr. Fynaardt treats dogs, cats, exotics, and pocket pets. He has a special interest in diseases, surgical procedures, and medical conditions effecting Bull Dogs and other brachycephalic breeds.
DR. STEPHANIE GROSS
Dr. Stephanie Gross joined the Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach in March of 2015. She grew up in Minnesota and received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 2013, moving out to California shortly thereafter. She works several days a month at the Aquarium of the Pacific as a volunteer veterinarian and has an interest in exotic animals, aquatic medicine and ophthalmology. She currently resides in Long Beach with her dog, Ralph, and enjoys outdoor activities including kayaking, running, swimming and traveling.
DR. REBECKA CELINDER
Dr. Rebecka Celinder joined the Animal Hospital of Huntington Beach in December of 2015. She was born and raised in Sweden, and moved to California to spend time with the American side of her family and to attend university. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Thereafter, she attended the Western University of Health Sciences in the city of Pomona where she achieved her status as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, she completed a one-year rotating equine surgery and medicine internship in Somis, California. Her professional interests include ophthalmology and dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and visiting family in Sweden, and hiking with her dog Piper, an Australian cattle dog mix. She also is an avid runner, and has participated in several half marathons.