Dr. Kimberly S. Coyner, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After a referral private practice internship and a year in emergency practice, she obtained a two-year teaching position and then a three-year residency position in dermatology at the University of Georgia, which she completed in 2001.
Dr. Coyner has authored multiple articles in the scientific journals Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Medicine, and The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, as well as book chapters in the field of dermatology (Morgan's Handbook of Small Animal Practice 4th. Ed., 2002, and Small Animal Dermatology Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide, 2001 and 2006). She participates in clinical drug trials of cutting edge treatments for atopy and other skin diseases in companion animals, and her special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of atopy (including extensive experience in sublingual allergy immunotherapy), chronic otitis, allergy immunotherapy for the treatment of feline asthma related to atopy, and immune-mediated skin diseases.
Since 2001, Dr. Coyner has been in private dermatology referral practice at Dermatology Clinic for Animals in the southwest United States, and is excited to now be serving the Tacoma and Lacey areas. She sees patients in Tacoma on Tuesdays, and in Lacey on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Christy started working in the veterinary field in 2006, when she began working at a small animal practice in Oregon until her move to Washington when she joined Dermatology Clinic for Animals in 2013. She became Practice Manager in 2021 and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors.
Lauren has been working as a veterinarian assistant for 3 years. Originally from Philadelphia, she moved to Washington fall 2017 after her husband was stationed at Fort Lewis. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband and three fur babies. Koa the Belgian Malinois, handsome Jax-the Foster that never left and ruler of the castle- Pitty princess Luna.
Krysti has been with DCFA since February 2019. She has been in veterinary medicine for about 10 years. She has experience in small animal and wildlife animal care.
Outside of work she enjoys being a mom and wife, sports ( Go Hawks!), hiking, camping, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Alissa first started out by getting certified as a positive reinforcement trainer in 2018. She then realized the veterinary field was a fun career path and joined the Dermatology Clinic for Animals in February of 2021. She has a blind and deaf double merle pup named Keller, 2 cats named Tada and Aston, and one bunny named Polar Bear. In her free time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and spending time with her boyfriend finding some mud to go off-roading in their Jeep Comanche.
Halley started her journey in the veterinary industry in 2016 when she began interning at a veterinary clinic in her hometown of Vero Beach, FL. In 2017 she moved to New Hampshire to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular/Cellular Biology while working as a veterinary assistant in both emergency and general practice clinics. Halley joined us in 2021 after her husband was stationed at Fort Lewis. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, reading, and snuggling with her two fur-babies and husband at home.
Cristal has been in veterinary medicine since 2014 and has had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of creatures, from fur to feathers to scales. She enjoys reading, writing, and video games. Places you might spot her in the wild are Comicon, or reptile expos. She shares her home with a Shiba Inu mix named Chell, two cats named Jack and Loki, and a lot of what most people would consider creepy critters, but Cristal considers adorable.