Owner of Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic, Veterinarian
Joel was born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia but migrated to California with the rest of his family following high school. He attended college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in 2002. Joel went on to receive his doctorate at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, following an externship in Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in New York.
Joel’s primary interests include surgery and avian and exotic pet medicine. Ever since childhood, Joel has had a passion for working with and helping animals and has wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of five.
Joel is a member of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities and has been a board member since 2010. He was also a 2009-2012 board member of the Mid Coast Veterinary Medical Association and 2012 President of the Central Coast Professional’s Network.
Joel currently does a bimonthly segment on the KCOY CBS 12 Morning News called “Ask the Vet.” You can join him every other Monday at 6:45am!
In his spare time, Joel loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and disc golf. Joel lives in Pismo Beach with his wife, Dr. Sarah Conn.
Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic
Founded in 1996, Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic has long been a center for premium veterinary care on the beautiful Central Coast. As one of the only American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) certified clinics in San Luis Obispo county, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in veterinary medicine.
Over the years, we have expanded our services and facilities to meet the ever changing demands of veterinary medicine. Now under new ownership, we have again increased our services to offer abdominal ultrasound, avian and exotic medicine, digital dental x-ray and in-house laboratory, and expanded our staffing to provide more appointment availability.