Encinitas Pet Grooming & Boarding

  • Kennel Assistant

    Tonya M

    Tonya joined the VCA North Coast family in 2008 as a kennel assistant.

    Tonya grew up in northern California with a dog and a horse always by her side. She rode in Jr. rodeos, parades, gymkhanas, and was a member of 4-H and F.F.A. She was a working student at several stables learning Dressage and Eventing. Tonya has driven horse carriages at such events as The Black and White Ball in S.F., The Marriott Hotel, and once placed 1st (over Wells Fargo) in the horse drawn division of the Larkspur Parade.

    After moving to Southern California she was trained on the job as a Professional Pet Stylist and drove a mobile Grooming van for many years.

    Tonya graduated from Orange Coast College with two certificates, one in Digital Media Arts, and the other in Electronic Media/Multi Media. But, she soon missed working with animals.

     She has two Daughters, a miniature horse, two guinea pigs, a rabbit and a small white fluffy dog named Theo.

    Tonya is currently studying on line to become a Veterinary Assistant and expects her diploma this spring.