Dr. Dean Graulich grew up in Long Island, NY. Interested in pursuing a career in medicine, he studied anthropology and zoology at the University of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. Deciding to puruse his long-time love of animals, Dr. Dean applied and was accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Upon graduation in 1995, Dr. Dean wanted to continue his training and began an internship in medicine and surgery with California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles. After completing a year of intensive training with Drs. Stephen Ettinger, Bob Lusk and David Feldman, he began his small animal practice at Bay Animal Hospital in Manhattan Beach.
In 1999, Dr. Dean moved to Malibu where he finally settled into Pacific Coast Animal Hospital on Malibu Road. Looking forward to the opportunity of establishing a state-of-the-art practice to serve the Malibu and the surrounding communities, he proudly opened Malibu Coast Animal Hospital in its current location in 2005.
Dr. Dean has special interests in orthopedic surgery, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and cardiology. He was certified to perform the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament tears in 2008.
He is married to Dr. Dana DePerno and they reside in Malibu with their three young children, two dogs, two cats, a tortoise and many fish. Dr. Dean enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies involve RC Helicopters and classic cars.