Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Teri 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 Assistant

    Leia 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 Assistant

    Ashley Walling

    Ashley started working at VCA South County Animal Hospital in 2014 and has been working in the veterinary field for 5 years.  Prior to joining our team, Ashley worked at the Orcutt Veterinary Hospital and the Humane Society in San Bernardino.  She started volunteering at a local humane society when she was in the 7th grade and knew that she wanted to work with animals. She is the mother of a 7 year old son.  Her family also includes a two year old Queensland Heeler, Marcie and a rescued guinea pig.