New veterinary clinic coming to Cambria

The new Cambria Veterinary Clinic is expected to open at 1500 Main St., formerly occupied by the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, in mid-April, according to Diane Toman, who is to manage the operation.

She said March 2 that her husband, veterinarian Kevin Toman of Mission Animal Hospital near Trader Joe’s in San Luis Obispo, has so many North Coast clients it seemed wise to consider opening a Cambria clinic.

The San Luis Obispo operation is described on its website,, as “an integrative veterinary clinic and pet pharmacy."

It says Kevin Toman graduated from UC Davis veterinary school in 1986. He practiced for a decade in Northern California and 15 years in southwestern Colorado. His wife, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, is a professional chef who trained at Chez Panisse in Berkeley.

The couple plans to operate both clinics, with Diane Toman in charge of the Cambria office, with help from staffer Brandi East.