Dr. Eve Kuesis & Dr. Beverly Holmes
Owners & Veterinarians

Dr. Kuesis grew up in Los Angeles in a home full of pets. She knew as a kid that she wanted to help animals and become a veterinarian. Dr. Kuesis got her Bachelor of Science from UC Berkeley and then went on to UC Davis for veterinary school, getting her degree in veterinary medicine in 1993. Dr. Kuesis practiced veterinary medicine in Chicago and then Scottsdale, Arizona before returning to Southern California in 2005. Dr. Kuesis is married to an equine veterinarian, Bruce, and has three children. Their family includes 3 dogs, 2 cats, several horses and lots of fish! When not at La Cumbre Animal Hospital, Eve is busy with her kids’ sports, riding her horse, or taking part in her favorite sport…swimming.

Dr. Beverly Holmes joined La Cumbre Animal Hospital in 2004 and became an owner of the long-standing SB practice in 2011. Dr. Holmes received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from both Washington and Oregon State Universities. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Holmes completed an intensive internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. There she received advanced training in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Critical Care. Trained in emergency medicine, Dr. Holmes also worked in Santa Barbara at what is now known as VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital (California Animal Emergency and Referral). Dr. Holmes is a past-president of the Santa Barbara Ventura Veterinary Medical Association. She has been an education committee member for the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Holmes has volunteered in multiple spay/neuter, medical and surgical programs traveling internationally to help animals in need. If you happen to have a sea turtle or kangaroo … Dr. Holmes is Fear-Free Certified and Cat-Friendly Certified be the AAFP using anxiety-relieving techniques and focuses on the holistic life of each pet she cares for tailored to your family’s needs.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Holmes can be found spending time with her family and is an active community member. She has 2 fast-growing children and can be found cheering them on between water polo and beach volleyball tournaments on Non-Covid weekends. She loves dogs of all sizes and has a cute little rescue named Poppy and a much bigger Great Dane rescue named Sushi Pebbles. The family shares four rescue cats, Gouda, Blackberry, Queen Miza, and Isadora, that run her household and keep the dogs in line. Dr. Holmes is a runner with the next half marathon regularly on the calendar and spends the rest of her free time on the water sailing and paddle boarding with her pup Poppy along for the ride.

 

Dr. Cameron Stotter
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cameron Stotter is a UCDavis graduate, who spent her undergrad years in Vermont. She has worked all over our beautiful state before finding her home here on the Central Coast and her professional home at La Cumbre Animal Hospital. She has been a veterinarian since 1999, practicing at many different animal hospitals throughout the state. Dr. Stotter started working here at La Cumbre on Thanksgiving of 2016 and has been here ever since. She loves all animals but is especially fond of orange tabby cats. When she’s not working, Dr. Stotter enjoys exploring new areas, as well as relaxing on her deck or at the beach!

 

Dr. Donna Alonso, MS, DVM

A Southern California native, Dr. Alonso received her Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis in 2003. As early as she can remember, Dr. Alonso was raised upstairs of a medical clinic where both her grandparents were physicians and surgeons. Ultimately, it was her love of animals that drove her focus toward Veterinary Medicine. As a life-long animal lover, Dr. Alonso has a special appreciation of the human-animal bond and the challenges that arise when caring for senior pets.

Her areas of special interest include geriatric medicine, surgery, and acupuncture. Dr. Alonso has completed veterinary acupuncture and food energy therapy courses with Dr. Huisheng Xie, a third-generation practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. Dr. Alonso looks forward to expanding alternative modalities to keep our pets happy, healthy, and balanced.

Dr. Alonso is a dog-mom to three rescued dogs: “TJ”, a terrier mix imported from Mexico, “Taylor”, a Schnauzer mix from the humane society, and “Coco”, a spicy chihuahua mix.

In her free time, Dr. Alonso enjoys dancing, drumming, yoga, capoeira, sailing, traveling and anything related to ocean life!

 

Dr. Jonah Tarashansky

Dr. Tarashansky (a.k.a. – “Dr. T”) comes to us from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He has interests in internal medicine, surgery, and preventative medicine. Most importantly, he loves working with people to help best preserve and maintain a strong, healthy, and loving human-animal bond.

Dr. Tarashansky graduated from UCSB with a B.S. in Aquatic Biology. He is also an accomplished jazz musician and regularly performs on the alto saxophone and loves the piano as well.

Dr. Tarashansky was raised nearby in Agoura Hills where his parents still live. He has an identical twin brother who is a published scientific author and close to receiving his PhD in bioengineering at Stanford.

Dr. Tarashansky also loves reading, watching shows, and spending time hiking/going to the beach with his Collie mix, Koda. He can’t wait to meet you and spend time with you and your beloved pet(s) as well!

Please help us in welcoming Dr. Tarashansky to our La Cumbre Animal Hospital family!