Registered Veterinary TechnicianManda French
Veterinary Tech School: Foothill Community College
Manda joined the VCA South County team after graduating from Foothill College in 2012. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2005, and is an Air Force veteran. In her free time Manda enjoys being artistic through drawing, crocheting, sewing, and playing piano. She also enjoys spending time outside in her garden, and grooming our blind resident dog, Dave. Manda’s furry and scaly friends consist of four dogs (Betty-Boop, Gretschen, Phoebelynn, and Penny-Lane), two bunnies named Fishwick and Usagi, and a snaked named Charlie.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianSavannah McCurdy
Veterinary Tech School: Allan Hancock College
School: Cal Poly State University, BS
Savannah joined VCA in 2012 after graduating with a B.S. in Animal Science from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. While completing her degree, Savannah worked at both the Cal Poly Equine Center and the Swanton Pacific Cattle Ranch. One year after working at VCA, she went back to school to get her veterinary technician license. Savannah will be leaving us this summer as she will be attending St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine! In her free time, Savannah likes to go hiking, visit local dog beaches and parks, play beach volleyball, sing, crochet, bake, and go horseback riding. Savannah’s four-legged and feathered family members consist of her dog Ari (a Labrador/Dachshund mix), her calico kitty, Jade, and three cockatiels: Eve, Sinbad, and Venus.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianTeri Tosdale
Teri has been in the veterinary field since 1998 and became licensed in 2009. She has broad animal experience with a knack for soothing the most challenging patients from frightened cats and aggressive dogs, to numerous wild species. She has taken a special interest in working with Pacific Wildlife Care handling songbirds, seabirds, raptors, and mammals including skunks and opossums, coyotes and raccoons. Her furry and not so furry family includes her dog Dirty Joe, Harold the Hairless Chihuahua, Winnie the Rat Terrier, fat cat Ming, and many loyal egg laying chickens. In addition, Teri takes a special interest in herb gardening and worm composting.
Veterinary AssistantLeia Cain
School: Cal Poly State University, BS
Leia joined VCA South County Animal Hospital in January of 2015. Before that, she worked at North County Animal Hospital in Paso Robles for nine years as a technician and part-time receptionist.
Leia’s education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, but considers her education to be ongoing as she plans to attain her RVT license. She is a life-long pet guardian, and has had pets such as dogs, cats, snakes, turtles, tortoises, iguanas, fish, one rabbit, and a horse. She currently has one cat and her horse in Paso Robles. On days off, Leia hikes, runs whenever possible, reads, or spends time with friends and family. She is happiest when walking or running around the forests of SLO County.
Veterinary AssistantChristine Koenig
School: Cal Poly State University
Christine is a current Cal Poly student working on her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. Her experience includes volunteering at a humane society for three years, before coming to VCA South County. She also currently volunteers for the WHAR Wolf Rescue in Paso Robles, CA. Christine has chosen to work in the veterinary field because she enjoys getting to know people and their pets, while helping to provide them with essential health care. She hopes to continue to work with animals for the foreseeable future. In her free time Christine enjoys working with the cattle at Cal Poly, and going hikes with her dog, Celine. Her furry family members consist of her dog, her cat, corn snake, and bearded dragon.