Meet Our Doctors at South Novato Animal Hospital

Meet Our Doctors

Erin Koalska, DVM, FFCP

Dr. Koalska is a graduate of U.C. Davis Veterinary School and has been at the South Novato Animal Hospital since 2007. She lives in Novato with her husband, children, two dogs, four cats, three chickens and two parakeets. Erin loves nearly everything about being a vet. Her favorite things are big, goofy dogs, and getting to know the families of the pets she helps care for. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, swimming, rowing, playing with her critters and spending time with her wonderful family.

Tiffany Newman, DVM

Originally from Sonoma, Dr. Newman graduated in 2005 from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. She has worked at SNAH since 2011 and she now lives in Sonoma with her family, including CoCo, a dog, and Mr. Switters, a three-legged cat. Dr. Newman especially likes working with geriatric pets and challenging dermatology cases.

Monica Ortiz, DVM

Dr. Ortiz graduated in 2011 from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship for 1 year at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. After working in Massachusetts for 5 years, she was eager to come back home to California. She has been working at South Novato Animal Hospital since 2017. Dr. Ortiz’s professional interests include the human animal bond, client education, preventative care and nutrition.

Michael Dahlman, DVM, MRCVS

Dr. Dahlman is a graduate of U.C. Davis Veterinary School and a Marin native. He has been at South Novato Animal Hospital since 2004. Dr. Dahlman's areas of interest include Feline Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Diagnostic Imaging.

Robin Sutton, DVM

Dr. Sutton is a graduate of Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Sutton's interests include Preventative Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy.

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