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 AssistantJennifer Conner
Jenni has been working in the veterinary field since 2007, after training and competing horses in the hunter jumper circuit for several years prior. While Jenni has an interest in equine medicine, she has always worked at small animal practices. Having a special interest in neurology, due to her own horse having a neurological condition, Jenni’s experience includes working alongside a team of board certified surgeons and a neurosurgeon at a specialty hospital as a pain management technician outside of Washington D.C. She joined the VCA South County team in the summer of 2011, after relocating to the Central Coast with her two daughters. In January 2015 Jenni graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Culture and Communication.
Veterinary AssistantThomas McBride
School: Cal Poly State University
Tommy joined VCA South County in early 2014. He started with VCA in 2011 at an emergency hospital in Redding, CA. He moved to San Luis Obispo in 2013 to attend Cal Poly. He enjoys taking his animal science class and is currently applying to Veterinary Schools all around the world. While not studying or working, he enjoys volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center, in addition to hiking, climbing and surfing. Back home in Redding, he has an extremely energetic, very sweet McNab named Buddy. He also enjoys taking Dave, a blind VCA resident, on weekend vacations to the beach and to stay at his house.