Our Veterinarians

Central Coast Pet Emergency Clinic is proud to offer an extensive selection of veterinary care services to residents of Arroyo Grande, CA. Our team of highly trained, professional veterinarians is dedicated to the health and wellness of pets. With years of experience and a commitment to ongoing training and development, you can count on our veterinarians to always provide care that is compassionate and informed.

Barry Reed, DVM at Arroyo Grande Animal Hospital

Barry Reed, DVM
Emergency Room Veterinarian

Dr Reed has practiced in several parts of the Country including the Mid-west, Mid-Atlantic coast, Southeast and Southwest. He spent the majority of his time practicing in Southern California and has recently relocated to the Central Coast. Dr Reed’s patients have all benefited from his strong surgical and medical acumen. In his free time he likes to spend time with family and has an interest in antique car restoration.

Charles Wilkins, DVM at Arroyo Grande Animal Hospital

Charles Wilkins, DVM
Emergency Room Veterinarian

Dr. Wilkins grew up in Fremont California and is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has been licensed and practicing in California for over 25 years and is also a USDA Nationally Accredited Veterinarian. Dr. Wilkins is dedicated to administering high quality veterinary emergency care and strives to provide client education to strengthen and nurture the human/animal bond. His professional interests include small animal internal medicine, general surgery, dermatology and oncology. Along with being active in the community, particularly with the Boy Scouts Eagle Program, Dr. Wilkins personal interests include restoring and racing Formula One and muscle cars. Dr. Wilkins, his wife Karen and their four kids, live in Atascadero together with their furry family members consisting of 3 mixed breed dogs, all adopted from the animal shelter.

Dr. Edward Cox

Edward Cox, DVM

Dr. Edward Cox owned veterinary practices in Mission Viejo and Fresno before moving to the Central Coast in 2015. Additionally, he practiced as an emergency clinician in Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Missouri. With a three year stint as a military veterinarian deployed in Minnesota, Illinois, South Korea, and Los Angeles. A border collie and a geriatric, diabetic cat are among his furry friends. In his spare time, Dr. Cox can be seen hiking the local trails and nearby beaches with the encouragement of the family dog.

Lizzie Adam, DVM

Lizzie Adam, DVM

Dr. Lizzie Adam is a 6th generation Santa Maria Californian and grew up raising sheep and heifers in Bonita 4-H. Dr. Adam completed a bachelors degree in English at Loyola Marymount and worked for five years in corporate restructuring before pursuing is a career in veterinary medicine. She has a second bachelors degree in Animal Science from Fresno State. Dr. Adam is a Ross University 2017 graduate and did her clinical year at Iowa State University where she tracked as a mixed animal veterinarian. She worked as a large animal veterinarian in Wisconsin before coming back to California to start her family. She started at CCPEC in October 2018. Dr. Adam is happy to finally be back home on the Central Coast and enjoys going to the beach with her daughter, Lillian.