Coastside Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

614 Purissima Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



Meet Our Staff

Coastside Veterinary Clinic, Inc. is Half Moon bay's only AAHA certified practice.
Learn all about our great veterinary staff here!


Penelope Gunning Coastside Veterinary Clinic - Half Moon Bay, CA - Our vet tech Penelope!

Penelope Gunning

Penelope is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has been in the Veterinary field for 24 years and an RVT for 21 years. She has been on the Coastside Veterinary Clinic team for 15 years. She is a lifetime Coastside resident and an active member of our community. Penelope grew up in the HMB 4-H and FFA programs and was involved in local sports. She now continues those traditions with her children. Penelope resides in HMB with her husband and three kids. When not at the clinic, she can be found volunteering as a coach and leader in her kids' activities and with her array of animals. She looks forward to continuing to serve the beloved pets in her community as part of the CVC team.


Matt with Piggy

Matthias Rosseel, animal care intern, currently attends Cal Poly SLO where he is working towards his degree in Animal Science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Matthias’ family has been a client of CVC for 11 years, bringing by his 5 dogs and many fosters. When  not helping at the clinic or in school, Matthias spends his time playing with his dogs, enjoying video games, and reading non-fiction. UPDATE!!  Matt was recently accepted to veterinary school in England, Oregon and California,  UC Davis. We are so happy for him. UPDATE #2!! Matt has graduated from UC Davis, completed an internship in Los Angeles, and is now in a residency program at UC Davis specializing in Radiation Oncology. 


Jerrica with Coco at Coastside Veterinary Clinic, Half Moon Bay

Jerrica Tam

Jerrica Tam, a Veterinary Assistant, was born and raised in San Francisco. She has worked and volunteered at small animal hospitals and shelters in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2009. Jerrica became Fear Free certified in 2022 and has been studying for her RVT license. She lives with a senior dog and two cats and, in her spare time, enjoys traveling, reading books, and exploring the culinary delights of the Bay Area. Jerrica has a particular affinity for working with senior animals.

Fear Free Certified Professional


Hannah Clevenger

Hannah Clevenger has worked as a veterinary assistant at Coastside since 2021. She is currently attending UC Davis Veterinary School. She hopes to return and continue working at Coastside when she has completed her DVM. She has a dog named June Bug and she enjoys surfing, pottery, and working with wildlife in her free time. 

Kelly with Buddy in Half Moon Bay

Kelly Clemente

Kelly Clemente holds the role of Receptionist at Coastside Veterinary Clinic. She completed her education at Canada Community College. Born and raised in San Mateo, California, she cherishes moments spent with her family, which includes her beloved Pomeranian companion, Buddy. Kelly is characterized by her strong independence and an unwavering positive outlook. She aims to provide top-notch customer service to clients and their beloved furry companions.

Gabi Sarabia

Gabi Sarabia

Gabi Sarabia was raised in Half Moon Bay and grew up on a ranch where she developed her love for animals. Growing up, she had a variety of pets: chickens, guinea pigs, small birds, cats, and dogs. Gabi attended Animal Behavior College, where she completed a veterinary assistant program and received her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. She recently became interested in small animal radiology but is up for the challenge with larger animals. When not working, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her kittens, Binx and Nibby.

Lucas Hansen

Lucas Hansen

Lucas works as a veterinary assistant at Coastside Veterinary Clinic. He took a winding route to the field; a graduate of NYU School of Law, he worked as an attorney for several years before deciding to change careers. He is enrolled in a pre-medical post-baccalaureate program and plans to apply to veterinary programs in the 2024 cycle. He hopes to build a career combining his passion for clinical care and animal advocacy. You can probably find him with his two dogs or playing Dungeons and Dragons in his free time.

Gabriela Lima

Gabriela Lima

Gabriela Lima, originally from Brazil, holds a master's in veterinary medicine (2015) and moved to the USA in 2019. Since 2021, she has been working as a vet tech while working toward validating her license in the USA. Gabriela is certified in ALS/BLS and has been a part of our team for a year. Outside of work, Gabriela enjoys reading, watching scary movies and baking shows, and spending time with her husband and cat. Her passion is feline medicine, and she's dedicated to improving her laboratory skills.

Isabel - Veterinary Assistant

Isabel Gonzalez

Isabel is a Veterinary Assistant and was born and raised in Pescadero, California. She grew up with cats, dogs, birds, and bunnies. Her compassion for animals led her to volunteer at various small animal practices since 2018, and she joined Coastside Veterinary Clinic in 2021. She attended Foothill College, where she completed their online Veterinary Certificate program and looks forward to joining their Veterinary Technology program to obtain her RVT license. She has a Maltipoo named Mia, and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling, walking on the beach with her dog, making flower arrangements, and watching cooking shows.