Alexandra Eastman

MS, DVM

Chief Operating Officer

Primary Clinic: Salinas

Dr. Eastman 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 Dr. Tim Eastman in veterinary school; they were married in 1998; and today are co-owners of Steinbeck Peninsula Equine Clinics and Steinbeck Country Small Animal Clinic. In addition to seeing patients and running three busy practices, Dr. Eastman serves on the boards of several organizations. When not working, the Eastmans enjoy spending time with their four children, and Alex occasionally gets a chance to borrow her daughter's 3-day eventing horse.

Background:

      

  • 2002 joined SCEC

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  • 2000-2002 Portola Animal Hospital, Salinas

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  • 1997-2000 Kasper & Rigby Veterinary Associates, Magnolia, TX, Associate Veterinarian

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  • 1997 UC Davis, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

   

  • 1993 Cal Poly, Pomona, Masters of Science Program, Equine Exercise Physiology

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  • 1991 Colby College, BA Biology

Board of Directors:

   

  • President, Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners

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  • Agricultural Advisory Board of Monterey County

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  • Carmel Valley Chapter of the California Dressage Society

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  • Hope, Horses and Kids Therapeutic Riding Program

 

Professional Service:

   

  • Veterinary Managers Group 8 Member (2015 – present)