Coastside Veterinary Clinic, Inc. | Half Moon Bay, CA | Our Doctors

Coastside Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

614 Purissima Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


Meet Our Doctors:

Janet Lawson, DVM, MPVM

Janet Lawson was born in Northern California and grew up in many states around the U.S. After obtaining a zoology degree, she spent two years in the Peace Corps working in agricultural development in West Africa. Upon returning to the U.S., she earned her Master's degree in reproductive physiology from Texas A&M University, with a focus on goat reproduction. She earned her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a Master's of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (epidemiology) from the University of California at Davis. She and her husband Alan (below) have two children in college, one dog, one cat, a horse and chickens.


Dr. Allison Turner is available for integrating Acupuncture and Chinese herb consultation for our patients at Coastside Veterinary Clinic. Acupuncture can be utilized to help treat patients with pain and musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal, respiratory, urinary, skin, reproductive, neurologic, and behavioral disorders as well as stress and anxiety. In cancer patients, acupuncture can be effective in alleviating pain and fatigue, and helping with nausea, vomiting and inappetance, as well as improving your pet’s quality of life.
Dr. Allie graduated Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After practicing traditional medicine in both small animals and equine in the Bay Area, Allie chose to branch out to pursue her postgraduate certification in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine through the Chi Institute in Florida. Allie is an affiliate with American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture. Allie grew up in San Gregorio, California and is so excited to be working back in her home town. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, riding her horses and other outdoor activities with her dog Wiley.

Sara Huckabone, DVM

Sara Huckabone was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College in 2006. After college, she moved to Pescadero, CA to teach outdoor education for San Mateo Outdoor Education and for Exploring New Horizons at Pigeon Point. She also spent time working with a variety of animals at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Florida and leading backpacking trips throughout Yosemite. She graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, and she is delighted to return to the Coastside, where she lives with her husband and new baby girl. Sara is currently out on maternity leave, and we hope to have her back soon for relief work!

Bill Rivers, DVM, PhD, ACVR

Dr. Rivers, DVM, PhD, ACVR graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984, and after an internship with Dr. Steven Ettinger in Los Angeles the following year, practiced general small animal medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years. Dr. Rivers then completed specialty training and a PhD in Radiology from the University of Minnesota and became board certified as a specialist in Veterinary Radiology by the American College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After being on staff at two veterinary schools and a private specialty practice, he established his Bay Area consulting practice in 1989.   He has been a consultant with Coastside Veterinary Clinic, since 1998.

Sean Wells, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Sean Wells received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He continued his veterinary education with a general internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists, followed by a surgical internship and then a 3-year small animal surgery residency with Veterinary Surgical Associates. In 2010 Dr. Wells earned his board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and founded Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency + Specialty Hospital in 2012. Sean’s surgical interests include orthopedic and oncologic surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques (arthroscopy / laparoscopy / thoracoscopy), reconstructive procedures, and joint replacement. His research has focused on perioperative analgesia as well as oncologic staging techniques. Sean grew up in the mountains northeast of Ojai, California. He enjoys surfing, hockey, snowboarding, and any activity involving the water. At home he enjoys cooking, home-brewing beer, and relaxing with his cats.

Alan Burr, DVM, MPVM

Alan A. Burr was born in Santa Barbara, California, and grew up on the coast of San Luis Obispo County. After attending the University of California at Davis and the California Polytechnic Institute, he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in biology/veterinary science.  Alan spent a year in New Zealand and Australia, gaining experience on sheep ranches, dairy farms, and horse racing stables. After spending a summer tagging salmon in Alaska, he attended the University of California at Davis where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Master's in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (public health). Dr. Burr now works as a Veterinary Medical Officer for the California State Department of Food and Agriculture. In his spare time he is a singer-songwriter and plays with musician friends around the Bay Area.