People We Love: Dr. Dean Graulich

A Hero to Malibu's Pets

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Whether your fur-baby needs routine care or more serious help, Dr. Dean Graulich, a vet of 22 years, can handle it all with ease. The Long Island native dreamed of getting into veterinary care from an early age and pursued that dream all the way to Cornell University and later in 2005 to Malibu to open Malibu Coast Animal Hospital. Today the easy-going vet works at MCAH along with his wife, Dr. Dana DePerno. He fills his days seeing a wide range range of clientele, “We try and really treat every animal,” he said “it’s just the way we are.” His love for veterinary medicine comes from a passion to not only help animals and their people but also for the diversity the work affords him, “I do orthopedic surgery and ultrasounds, then one day I might be doing a cesarean section to deliver puppies”. But he doesn’t just leave his love for animals at work. When he leaves the office, the Malibu resident and father of two goes home to his small zoo of two dogs, cat, pig, fish, chicken and tortoise. In his free time you can find him at either Cross fit Malibu, kitesurfing, with his classic cars or out and about town, “I love going out and seeing my clients and animals around town,” he said. "I love the small town feel”.

MALIBU MAGAZINE loves Dr. Dean for all the 14-hour days he puts in to save and care for the pets of Malibu and his all-around friendly, reassuring demeanor while doing so. MM

Holly Bieler