Steve was raised in Wilmington, Delaware. After a tour of duty in the US Army as a Green Beret Medic, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Utah. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.
While attending veterinary medical school, Steve met his wife to be Renee Leton. After graduation the two of them moved to southern California where they interned at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. Afterwards they worked for six years at an emergency hospital.
In 1992, Steve and Renee purchased El Camino Veterinary Hospital and moved to Atascadero. Here they have raised their three children. In addition to working in private practice, Steve has been the veterinarian for the Charles Paddock Zoo for the past eighteen years.
Dr. Robinson enjoys swimming, cycling, running and supporting his family in their various athletic pursuits.
Renee Leton, DVM:
Renee Leton was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of University of Hawaii professors. She graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1982, with a B.A in English and began her veterinary school education at Colorado State University immediately.
In 1985, she married fellow student, Steve Robinson, and they graduated together in 1986. She completed an internship at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group after working in emergency medicine for a year at Eagle Rock Emergency Pet Clinic. She delivered three children, a daughter and two sons, in quick succession between 1988 and 1992, and moved with the family to Atascadero, where they had purchased El Camino Veterinary Hospital.
Her professional interests include emergency medicine, cardiology, and ultrasonography. In her free time she coaches high school volleyball, competes in league tennis, teaches Shotokan Karate and travels to watch the kids compete in collegiate soccer, football and dressage.
Stephanie Tarica, DVM:
Stephanie Tarica joined El Camino Veterinary Hospital in 1992 while attending Cal Poly as a pre-vet student. In 1993, she graduated with a bachelor of science in biology. In 1997, she received her veterinary degree from the University of California at Davis and returned to work at ECVH. Stephanie left ECVH in 2000 to work closer to home, at Bear Valley Animal Clinic in Los Osos. In 2005, she moved to Atascadero and ecstatically rejoined the ECVH family. Her special interests include internal medicine and dermatology.
Stephanie enjoys keeping up with her active children, Lauren, 10, and Joshua, 7, watching soccer, softball, horseback riding, piano lessons and soon basketball games. She can be found every morning from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. walking her three dogs and riding horses. Sometimes she even gets to spend a little time with her husband, Joe.
Lisa Miller, DVM:
Dr. Lisa Miller, a native of California, started her undergraduate education at the University of California at San Diego and finished here in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly. She then attended the University of California at Davis and received her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After school, Lisa worked in a private practice in the San Francisco bay area for several years before returning to the central coast where she has lived since.
Over the years she has worked at many of the small animal hospitals in the county, sometimes as a "relief" vet. She also spent seven years as a full time housecall practice in Cambria. In 2001, she joined us here at El Camino Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Miller lives in Cambria with her husband, three cats, dog, three tortoises, cockatoo and tank full of fish!