Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our doctors and staff are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. We strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to Newbury Park, CA, and the surrounding areas.

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Dr. Richard Canan, DVM


Dr. Canan grew up in the San Fernando Valley. After High School, he joined the United States Air force as a jet engine mechanic. He did his undergraduate work at UC Davis, receiving his Bachelor in Animal Sciences in 1979. He continued at UC Davis for his Veterinary school, graduating in 1987 with his DVM.

After graduating from UC Davis he went on to work at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital. He worked there from 1987-to 1989. Following his work there he went on to work at both the Ventura and Thousand Oaks Pet Emergency Clinics from 1988-to 1992 and was the Chief of Staff at the Thousand Oaks Clinic. Next, he was working in Camarillo at a Veterinary Medical Center. In 1994 Dr. Canan joined the staff at Newbury Park Veterinary Clinic, becoming a partner in 1997.

Dr. Canan and Dr. Coscarelli are co-owners of Newbury Park Veterinary Clinic. For the past 15 years, Dr. Canan has also been a regular surgeon for other veterinary clinics in this area.

Outside of work Dr. Canan enjoys sailing, hiking, traveling, and scuba diving. He also enjoys spending time snow skiing, rollerblading, bike riding, and spending time at the gym. Currently, he lives in Camarillo with his wife and their son and daughter. His family also has many pets, including cats, dogs, birds, fish, frogs, and invertebrates.

Dr. Kenneth Coscarelli, DVM


Dr. Coscarelli received his B.S in Animal Science from CPSU in San Luis Obispo. He then attended Texas A&M University where he received his M.S in Veterinary Physiology (reproductive physiology). While there, his focus was on captive and wild propagation of endangered species. During this time, his love for animals and their welfare grew even more. He returned home and received his D.V.M. degree from U.C Davis.

In 1993, he returned to Southern California. For 25 years he has been working in and around the Conejo Valley area. He spent 18 years of that time at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital and then joined the team at Newbury Park Veterinary Clinic as a partner with Dr. Richard Canan.

He thoroughly enjoys caring for a diverse population of animals. This includes dogs, cats, exotics, small farm animals, and occasional zoo animals. Dr. Coscarelli has a special interest in avian and exotic medicine and surgery. Through the years he has also used his knowledge and skills to assist our local animal shelters, rescue organizations, and wildlife rehabilitators in their care of injured and orphaned animals.

He enjoys spending time with his wife, and 6 children and actively serving his church. His hobbies include gardening, watching movies, swimming, and spending time outdoors. He and his family have a menagerie of pets which include many dogs, several cats, reptiles, and fish.

Dr. Hilary Lookingbill, DVM


Dr. Lookingbill has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Conejo Valley since 2005. She grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where she developed an early interest in animals. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1997. She then moved to Colorado, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 2005. Dr. Lookingbill enjoys practicing all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, but special interests include internal medicine, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. She joined Newbury Park Vet Clinic in 2019 as an associate. In 2022, she partnered with Dr. Canan and Dr.
Coscarelli and became an owner. Dr. Lookingbill lives at home in Thousand Oaks, with her husband and two sons, and animal companions (one dog and one cat). In her free time she enjoys hiking, cycling, mountain biking, skiing and spending time with her family.

Dr. Patrick Connolly, DVM


Dr. Connolly received his B.S in Biology from the University of Denver and his DVM from Colorado State University. Dr. Connolly’s wife, Betsy, is also a veterinarian. In November 2008, Betsy was elected to the Conejo Valley Unified School District Board. She also teaches a course in horse care at Pierce Community College and a Zoology course at Moorpark Community College.

Their daughter, Kate, recently graduated from the University of Toronto, and their son, James, is a freshman at Colorado State University majoring in mechanical engineering.

The Connolly’s pets include Kate’s Max, a rambunctious chocolate lab, and cats Nuit and Cassie. Dr. Connolly’s hobbies include senior basketball, skiing, snorkeling, and reading.

Dr. Gary Griffenhagen, DVM