Hospital ManagerPamela Cuda
Pamela is originally from New Jersey and lived in California for 18 years before moving to North Carolina in 2004. She has worked for several VCA Hospitals since 1988. She transferred from a sister hospital in Sacramento, California, where she was the Hospital Manager for 15 years. She had the pleasure of working with the Hearing Ear Dog Program and continues her interest in dog training by teaching dog obedience classes. When she is not at work, she enjoys being the backset rider on her husband’s Harley or competing in Agility with her dog.
"I love what I do! I chose this career for the clients and their pets. It is always fun to get to meet new people along with their furry friends which we get to do daily. I enjoy helping all of them and hope to make their time here an enjoyable one".
Office ManagerSam Newman
Sam has been working in the pet industry for the last five years as a dog trainer at Camp Bow Wow in Los Angeles, California. He came to VCA while seeking a career where he could indulge his passion for animals. Sam had originally set his sights on a career teaching music, but was unable to resist the lure of working with animals. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Vocal Performance degree and is the youngest person to have ever performed with the Charlotte Symphony Oratorio. In his free time Sam enjoys most competitive endeavors, reads voraciously, watches too much television, and enjoys training his dog Lana. “I’ve worn many hats in my life and have worked many different types of jobs, but I’ve never experienced the kind of compassion and empathy that I have since I’ve started working in the pet industry. The satisfaction that comes from helping someone take care of their family is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world, and working with other people just as passionate as I am about what they do is truly a blessing. I can no longer imagine doing anything else.”