Tim G. Eastman DVM, DACVS, MPVM

A native of Salinas, Tim was raised in Monterey County, California, where his family had deep roots in the local horse industry. Like many veterinarians, Tim decided to become an equine veterinarian at a very young age. Tim met his wife, Alexandra (Alex) in veterinary school; they were married during his surgical residency and are proud parents of four children. Tim joined the Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic (SCEC) practice in 2000, where he and Alex now work together as co-owners. Board certified in Equine Surgery, he is committed to ‘round-the-clock equine care, using the most advanced technology.
  • 2001 Board Certified in Equine Surgery, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • 2000 joined SCEC
  • 1998-2000 Texas A&M, Surgical Residency
  • 1997 Littleton Large Animal Clinic, Littleton, CO, Internship
  • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1996 UC Davis, Masters in Preventative Veterinary Medicine
  • 1991 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science

Board of Directors:

  • Salinas Rodeo

Professional Service:

  • International Laminitis Committee Member
  • Veterinary Managers Group 8 Member (2003-2015)
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Alexandra Eastman MS, DVM

Alex grew up in Hollywood, CA and spent weekends and summers in the Sierra Foothills on her family cattle ranch. She developed a love for horses and riding which took her and her horse to The Thacher School in Ojai, CA, where she rode and showed horses both in Western classes, gymkahana and 3-day events. She also took "intro to vet-med" a year-long elective which secured her interest in veterinary medicine. Alex met her husband Tim Eastman in veterinary school, and they were married in 1998. Today, Alex’s primary veterinary interests are Reproduction and Preventative Medicine. In addition to working together with Tim as co-owners of Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, serving on the boards of several organizations and raising four children, Alex enjoys riding her dressage horse Flori Joe and borrowing her daughter's 3-day eventing horse when she has the chance.
  • 2002 joined SCEC
  • 2000-2002 Portola Animal Hospital, Salinas
  • 1997-2000 Kasper & Rigby Veterinary Associates, Magnolia, TX, Associate Veterinarian
  • 1997 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1993 Cal Poly, Pomona, Masters of Science Program, Equine Exercise Physiology
  • 1991 Colby College, BA Biology

Board of Directors:

  • President, Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Agricultural Advisory Board of Monterey County
  • Carmel Valley Chapter of the California Dressage Society
  • Hope, Horses and Kids Therapeutic Riding Program

Professional Service:

  • Veterinary Managers Group 8 Member (2015 – present)
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Matt Durham DVM, DACVSMR

Matt grew up with horses in Reno, Nevada. When he was 12, he decided to become an equine veterinarian. He spent 11 summers working as a back-country guide at McGee Creek and Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfits, where he met his wife Tiffany (who is now a hospital technician at SCEC). Matt enjoys the balance of time in the field seeing horses where they live, and the challenging lameness and diagnostic imaging cases he sees in the clinic. When he is not at work, Matt enjoys beekeeping, woodworking and reading.
  • 2015 Board certified in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
  • 2001 joined SCEC
  • 2000 University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Fellowship in Large Animal Ultrasound and Cardiology
  • 1999-2000 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship in Diagnostic Imaging with ultrasound, radiology, nuclear scintigraphy (bone scans) and computed tomography (CT) modalities
  • 1997-1999 Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Vancouver, WA, Ambulatory Veterinarian
  • 1996-1997 Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Internship
  • 1996 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1992 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS Animal Science
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Stephanie Hibbits DVM, DACVS

Stephanie was born and raised on her family’s cattle ranch, in the foothills outside of Yosemite. She grew up riding ranch horses, doing some barrel racing an team penning with her family. Growing up around animals, Stephanie decided she wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age, even after watching a veterinarian do a C-section on one of her dad’s cows when she was only 5-years old. Stephanie’s professional interests and are lameness and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as emergency/critical care medicine and surgery.
  • 2013 joined SCEC
  • 2010-2013 Central/Southern California, relief surgery and ambulatory services at various equine practices
  • 2007-2010 Pioneer Equine Hospital, Oakdale, CA, Associate Surgeon
  • 2007-2008 UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, After-hours Emergency/Critical Care Surgeon
  • 2007 Board Certified in Large Animal Surgery with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • 2006-2007 Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL, Staff Emergency & Critical Care Surgeon/Clinician
  • 2003-2006 Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, FL, Equine Surgical Residency
  • 2002-2003 Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Surgery Fellowship
  • 2001-2002 Arizona Equine Medical & Surgical Centre, Equine Medicine & Surgery Internship
  • 2001 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1996 UC Davis, BS Biology
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Sarah DeSante DVM, DABVP

Sarah is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and moved to California in 2010 to pursue an internship at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. Once finished, she completed an ABVP (Equine) residency through the clinic and has since stayed on as an associate. Sarah knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at a very young age, and her love and admiration for horses is what drove her towards equine specialty practice. She has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging and has completed numerous courses in musculoskeletal ultrasonography. She also has a passion for reproduction, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine. In her spare time Sarah enjoys hiking with her dog Wyatt, snowboarding, and riding her horse Toni.
  • 2014 Board certified in General Equine Practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
  • 2011-2013 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Residency
  • 2010-2011 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Internship
  • 2010 North Carolina State University, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2006 University of Vermont, BS, Biologic Science and Animal Science


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Laramie Winfield DVM, DACVIM

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Laramie grew up in the Salinas Valley, riding horses with her mom and sisters. Although most of her family is involved in the art business, Laramie fell in love with veterinary medicine at the age of seven. Laramie’s professional interests are Equine Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care, Neonatology, Acupuncture, Sports Medicine, and Ophthalmology. Laramie enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Nick Carlson (who also works at SCEC) and son Benjamin. She loves horseback riding and is currently 3-Day Eventing her horse Franky.
Dr. Winfield is also a certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner, having completed her training at the Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute in Reddick, Florida. In integrating her riding back ground with training in internal medicine, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation (which is the term veterinarians use for doing chiropractic adjustments on horses), Dr. Winfield hopes to offer a comprehensive view of your horse's health and performance.
  • 2014 Completed Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course and became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture
  • 2012 joined SCEC
  • 2009-2012 UC Davis, Internal Medicine Residency
  • 2008-2009 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Internship
  • 2008 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2004 UC Davis, BS Biotechnology


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Nick Carlson DVM, DACVS

Nick met his wife, Dr. Laramie Winfield, also an SCEC veterinarian, while they were both in the UC Davis veterinary program. They were married in Carmel Valley in 2009. Nick’s professional interests include Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery, with specific interests in Advanced Equine Dentistry and Diseases of the Skull and Upper Airways.
  • 2012-2015 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Surgical Residency, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • 2012 joined SCEC
  • 2009-2012 Private practice including Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center
  • 2007-2009 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Internship and additional year
  • 2007 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2003 San Diego State University, BS Cell and Molecular Biology
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Kayla Dykstra DVM

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Kayla was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. During her summers she spent her time working on a horse and cattle ranch leading/organizing a summer riding camp along with general ranch and herd management. Basketball brought her to the University of Victoria for her undergraduate degree where she completed a bachelor of science in Kinesiology with a minor in neuro-psychology. She returned home to Calgary to complete her degree in veterinary medicine. Kayla grew up riding both English and western and spent time in multiple disciplines. Currently she enjoys spending time with her 27 year old gelding and mini pony. Her professional interests include equine sports medicine and rehabilitation as well as surgery.
  • 2015 University of Calgary – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2011 University of Victoria – Bachelor of Science
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Nora Grenager VMD, DACVIM

Nora grew up on a small farm in central Pennsylvania and could always be found out in the barn with the horses. She knew she wanted to be an equine vet from a young age. She loves spending time with her husband, David, and daughter, Sally and doing almost anything outside (riding, hiking, running, snowboarding, kayaking) in beautiful CA as well as playing music. Nora’s professional interests include internal medicine (especially endocrine disease, neonatal medicine, ultrasound, and cardiology), laminitis, and preventive herd health. She has written and edited numerous peer-reviewed veterinary articles and contributed to—or edited—several veterinary text books and is an active volunteer in many veterinary organizations.
  • 2016 Rejoined Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic
  • 2011 Moved to VA, provided internal medicine and emergency services to Woodside Equine Clinic, the Piedmont Equine Practice, Dubai Equine, and Virginia Tech’s Marion Dupont Scott Equine Medical Center
  • 2006-2011 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, internal medicine residency (board-certified in 2010) and associate veterinarian
  • 2005-2006 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Internship
  • 2005 University of Pennsylvania, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2000 Amherst College, BA Biology


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Mackenzie Adams DVM, DACVS

Mackenzie Adams is originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington. She grew up riding and showing Quarter Horses in both English and Western events. Her love of riding and showing as well as her challenges with medical issues in her own performance horses inspired her to become an equine veterinarian. Mackenzie was certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2018. She has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and lameness but truly enjoys all aspects of equine medicine and surgery. When not out working, Mackenzie enjoys riding horses, gardening, and doing outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and cycling. She and her husband, Sterling, as well as their dog Javier, three cats, and four chickens live in San Mateo and love living in beautiful northern California.
  • 2018 Board Certified in Large Animal Surgery, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
  • 2015 Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, Salinas, CA, Surgical Residency
  • 2012-2014 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Surgical Residency
  • 2011-2012 Pioneer Equine Hospital, Oakdale, CA, Internship
  • 2011 Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2007 Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, BA Biology


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Danielle Price, DVM

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Dr. Danielle Price was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. She grew up riding hunter/jumpers, telemark skiing, and exploring the Teton mountain range.

Dr. Price received her B.S. in Biology from Colorado State University, her DVM from Washington State University, and completed an equine internship at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. She has particular interests in reproduction, dentistry, anesthesia and emergency medicine.

During her studies, Dr. Price worked at the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory and was heavily involved in equine reproductive research. She also participated in the colt starting and sales preparation class offered at CSU. During veterinary school, she worked as a teaching assistant in the WSU Clinical Simulation Center and contributed to pharmacologic research in foals. Throughout college and veterinary school, Dr. Price was part of multiple teams that provided basic veterinary care in underserved communities in Nicaragua.

Dr. Price and her husband have a dog (Jupiter) and two cats (Jelly and Mapache). They love to hike, mountain bike and camp together. They also enjoy live music and traveling.

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Meredith Chamberlain, DVM

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Originally from Connecticut, Meredith got her start in horses through riding lessons at a Morgan breeding farm beginning at the age of four. Riding lessons eventually became a working student position with management of the farm's foaling season. Horses continued to be not only a passion but a profession as she spent two summers as a trail guide in Colorado on a guest ranch and worked as an ICU technician at an equine referral hospital. She attended the University of Vermont for her undergraduate studies earning a Bachelor of Science in Zoology before moving to Prince Edward Island, Canada to attend the Atlantic Veterinary College. While in veterinary school she developed an interest in organized veterinary medicine and served as an executive member of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and helped found a business society at her alma mater. Her professional interests include sports medicine, neonatology, equine welfare and organized veterinary medicine. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys riding her mare M'Lady, hanging out with her cats Lucy and Ethel, her dog Sitka, and partner Taylor. Some of her favorite hobbies include baking, knitting, and taking every opportunity to get outside for a hike and experience a new place.
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Danica Wolkowski, DVM

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Danica grew up in the Fraser Valley outside Vancouver, British Columbia and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She started riding lessons when she was 7 years old and what everyone thought would be a phase developed into a lifelong passion. She was involved in 4-H, Jumpers and 3 Day Eventing with her thoroughbred gelding, Monty. Horses were always her focus growing up, but it was hard to find her without a dog, cat, cow, or even a pig nearby. She moved to Saskatchewan for her undergraduate education and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science and minor in Toxicology. She continued on to the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine in Saskatoon and completed her DVM in 2018 where she graduated with recognition in exceptional equine care. Her interests include equine surgery, emergency/critical care, anesthesia, and medical imaging. In her spare time, Danica can be found going on adventures with her husband, Jordan, and their two dogs Lucy and Chibs. She also enjoys entertaining family and friends, spending time at the family farm, riding horses, and being outdoors.
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Jesse Jenny, DVM

Jesse grew up in American Canyon, California. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation from Brigham Young University and went on to Oklahoma State University for veterinary school. She was the 2019 recipient of both the Dean Clarence H. McElroy Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a graduate from the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, and the Gentle Doctor Award. She was also recognized for her clinical proficiency in Large Animal Surgery from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her professional interests include surgery, cardiology and emergency medicine. Outside of work she loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
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Morgan Ramos, DVM

Morgan grew up in Alamo, California. She caught the horse bug early and started riding lessons in elementary school, and spent countless hours trail-riding around Mt. Diablo State Park. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University, before attending the University of Illinois for her veterinary degree. Her veterinary interests include emergency medicine, reproduction, and sports medicine. When not at work, Morgan enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner Jimmy and their pack of three dogs (Abby, Felix, and Donny), as well as reading and playing soccer.
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