Meet Our Team

Thank you for visiting our page to learn about the team at Primary Care Animal Hospital! We are pleased to be staffed with a team of friendly, experienced veterinarians and support staff to care for your pet. You can learn more about our team below:

Dr. Cody Lewis, DVM/Practice Owner

Dr. Cody Lewis grew up in Northern California, where his father was a farrier (horseshoer) and raised livestock. After being raised around animals and inspired by his father’s love for them, he was driven to pursue a career as a veterinarian. He attended Cal Poly for his undergraduate studies in biochemistry and instantly fell in love with the Central Coast. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

As the owner of Primary Care Animal Hospital, Dr. Cody Lewis works with small animals and practices strict guidelines issued by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). AAHA is the only organization to accredit companion veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. At our two hospitals, Dr. Cody Lewis and the team hold themselves to a higher standard in veterinary medicine. Pets are their passion, and keeping them healthy is their #1 priority. They strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Why? Because pets deserve nothing less.

Dr. Amerman

Dr. Amerman is a 2012 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.  After a lifelong love of animals, he volunteered to take care of sick and injured birds of prey, seals, and sea lions in Southern California.  Dr. Amerman left his first career in the entertainment industry preferring to work with furry and feathered animals as opposed to the wildlife in the entertainment industry.

Dr. Amerman relocated to the central coast to be close to family and to experience winter a season that rarely visits San Diego where he previously practiced.  He has an extremely cross-eyed cat and an albino milk snake that looks like a candy cane and is named after Huell Howser (because he is that polite).  In his free time Dr. Amerman enjoys music, camping and taking in what the central coast has to offer.

Heather Lewis, Hospital Administrator

Heather wears many hats for Primary Care Animal Hospital and Animal Hospital of SLO. She manages the central business office and financial operations of the clinics. When she is not at the business office, you will find Heather enjoying her time with Cody Lewis and their son Noa. He is in kindergarten this year. She loves to incorporate their outings with their beloved dogs Wyatt Earp and Skylar. Heather is thankful for the opportunity to be part of a wonderful pet friendly and family oriented community!

Amy, Registered Veterinary Technician


Amy has worked with animals in some form, from pet sitting to grooming for most of her life, but found her love of veterinary medicine in 2002.  While working as a veterinary assistant she attended the Veterinary Technology Program through Cedar Valley College, and obtained her RVT license in 2010.   Amy joined the Primary Care Animal Hospital team in 2014 as the supervising RVT. Amy enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, especially emergency/critical care and orthopedics.  However, her passion is providing top quality compassionate nursing care to all her animal patients.  When not taking care of your furry family members, Amy loves to spend time with her family here on the Central Coast.  Her husband and two kids enjoy taking care of their small farm of rescued creatures, 3 dogs Badger, Blue, and Peanut, 2 cats Tobey and Tig, 3 rabbits and a guinea pig named Skippy.

Audrey Biddle, Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming Soon

Alyssa, Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa grew up in Northern California and moved to the Central Coast in August 2012. She has had a love for animals since she was a child and has always dreamed of working with them. She started her journey in the career field when she was a junior in high school as a kennel assistant, and worked her way up to becoming a veterinary assistant. She is the process of starting the RVT program at Hancock in Fall 2016. In her off-time, she enjoys going line dancing, bowling, and spending time with her fiancé, Brice, and their pups, Jaxx the yorkie, and Bo the mini aussie.

Tina, Office Manager

Tina has lived in our local community for most of her life and started her career at Primary Care Animal Hospital in 2005. She loves knowing that everyday we get to make a positive impact in the life/health of pets and their people. Being an advocate for animals is very rewarding and she could not imagine herself doing anything else. When she’s not at PCAH, you will find her at the gym, hiking, reading and hanging out with her fiancé JR, their two beautiful girls and small herd of furry kids.