We have companions too. We want the highest standard of care as you do, and pride ourselves on our compassion, and our bedside manner. We build a relationship with your companion, we are not in a rush to find answers. We work with integrity, call you personally, and we don't charge for phone consultations. Passion at its highest standard, determined to help your companion. We go the extra mile, doing what's right for your companion, and for you.

Dr. Tiffany, a New Jersey local, received her Animal & Nutritional Sciences/pre-vet Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University- "Let's Go Mountaineers". During her time in Morgantown, she competed in the IHSA in the Western pleasure and reining divisions. Following undergrad Tiffany spent a year as a veterinary assistant with Kunz Equine LLC at the Meadowlands Racetrack, where she gained experience and developed her interest in equine sports and emergency medicine.
Tiffany then attended veterinary school at Ross University, on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University and graduated in January of 2016. Dr. Mahalchick is particularly interested in preventative medicine, dentistry, and emergency medicine. Dr. Tiffany founded Coastal Elite Veterinary Services in 2019 and purchased Colts Head Veterinary Services in 2020. Tiffany is a member of the AVMA, AAEP, FEI, NJAEP/NJVMA, & AASRP.

In her down time, Tiffany will most likely be found down the shore with her husband Michael and two dogs- Brody & Saxa. Some of her hobbies include water skiing, SCUBA diving, playing beach volleyball, or riding her horses like Nala, a welsh pony, who has been her companion since she was 9 years old.


Tiffany Mahalchick Pastore, DVM

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Laura Bylin

Dr. Laura Bylina DVM, MS

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Bylina is Hunterdon county, NJ native who grew up riding and working at local hunter/jumper farms. She received her Bachelors in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut and was a mixed animal veterinary technician following graduation. 


In 2013, Laura decided to pursue a Masters in Equine Reproduction with a specialty in stallion reproduction at Colorado State University. While at CSU, she worked in the stallion lab for 3 years handling/collecting stallions for shipment, performing research, and was involved in teaching many of the CSU reproductive short courses. 


Following her Masters, Dr. Laura pursued a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University and completed her clinical year at The Ohio State University graduating Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Bylina’s interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, and reproduction. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and fishing.

Nicolas Busse grew up among sporthorses and dairy cattle in rainy Valdivia, Chile. There he earned his DVM graduating summa cum laude, and further specialized in clinical sciences and equine medicine. In 2018, Nicolas went on to complete a clinical and surgical internship in northern Germany at Tierklinik Lüsche. Awarded an academic scholarship, he then moved to the United States to attend graduate school at Virginia Tech, where he would write his thesis on equine muscle physiology. After obtaining his Master's degree, he decided to heed his call and return to practicing equine medicine by joining the team at Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, in Texas. 


His primary professional interests include endoscopic surgery, sports medicine, and select areas of internal medicine. His research focus includes muscle physiology and equine biomechanics.


When he’s not researching some obscure technical topic, you can find him working on his car, practicing Yoga, or spending quality time with his wife, Jess, and their pets; Luci and Luna.


To better cater to our customer's needs in this globalized world, Dr. Nicolas Busse is happy to offer Coastal Elite clients its full range of services in English, Spanish, and German.

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Dr. Nicholas I Busse, MV

Junior Associate Veterinarian

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Dr. Celeste Kunz, VMD

Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Celeste Kunz, a new Jersey native, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. As a teenager Dr. Kunz rode hunt seat equitation and junior jumper and as an undergraduate was inducted into the Jersey City University's Athletic Hall of Fame. She later became their riding coach, leading the urban riders to win IHSA regional championships.

Dr. Kunz was the first woman to hold the position of New York Racing Association Chief Examining Veterinarian overseeing horses at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Saratoga racetracks. A member of the Breeders Cup and Triple Crown veterinarian teams, Dr. Kunz served on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee.

Recognized world-wide as an authority on racetrack regulatory practice, Dr. Kunz lectures biennially at the International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians on topics including catastrophic racing injuries, biosecurity, infectious disease, and traumatic neurological assessment.

Dr. Kunz is a spokesperson for AAEP's Eclipse Award-winning “On Call” program, providing veterinary information to the media during live coverage of major races throughout the country with the goal of educating the public about the specialized care our equine athletes. 

Dr. Kunz is a consultant for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, certifying racetracks that adhere to a Code of Standards with regard to injury reporting and prevention, safer racing surfaces, medication and testing, jockey health and safety, and aftercare for retired horses.  

Founded in 2006, Kunz Equine LLC provides emergency and diagnostic support during races at the Meadowlands and conducts the lasix administration program at the Meadowlands, Monmouth Park, and Parx. Kunz Equine owns and operates an equine hyperbaric oxygen chamber at Gaitway Farm.

"Dr. Celeste" is a collector of asian equine antiquities, French Impressionist paintings and her passion is Sphynx and Bengal cats.


Taylor Swisstack

Veterinary Technician

Taylor completed her veterinary technician certification through AAEVT and is now Coastal Elite’s head tech. She has volunteered at HorseSense Therapeutic Riding Center for many years and continues to help when she can.


In her free time, Taylor enjoys fishing with her family and playing fetch with her cat, Grey Squirrel. 

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Mary Casagrande

Office Technician 

Mary, a life long New Jersey, resident has been involved in the horse industry for over 30 years. Previously, working mostly out in the field with the vets, she has now moved into the office and takes care of the billing as well as various other duties. She owns two retired horses Ariana and Star and enjoys taking care of them in her spare time. Other hobbies include hiking, reading and horticulture.



Emotional Support Manager

Brody was adopted by Dr. Tiffany in May of 2016. He frequents the office to boost team moral and assist with client relations. 

In his spare time he thoroughly enjoys playing ball.


Loree Mahalchick

Practice Financial Director

Loree has over 20 years of horse experience and is a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and President of HorseSense Therapeutic Center 501c3.  She has managed horse farms, trained at Standardbred race tracks, vet tech at NJ race tracks, has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and minor in Equine Studies and worked in compliance at a major NJ pharma co. 


Loree owns and manages 6 horses of her own, a goat, 2 potbelly pigs, 2 alpacas, 2 barn cats, a turkey, a very silly yellow-naped amazon parrot, and a plethora of chickens.  In her spare time, Loree loves to spend time with her family on their family farm riding their horses.

Tara Peary

Tara Peary

Office & Client Relations Manager

Tara is a resident of New Jersey, and has always enjoyed being around animals and learning about them. She has been living on horse farms with her family since she was a child, has three dogs (Hunter, Dobby, and Troy) and a cat (Mowgli) of her own! She has eight years of customer service experience and thoroughly enjoys speaking to and assisting clients in any way needed. She currently helps out on her parents farm taking care of their horses, the boarders horses, and a mini pony named Meatball! She enjoys hiking, taking her dogs swimming, and adventuring with family and friends in her free time.