Our Team

VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital provides an interdisciplinary culture. Doctors and staff work together to provide the best integrated medical care possible. We are not bound by traditional departmental barriers, our doctors value each other and your pet so you are promised the best service all the time, 24/7. Our technicians are key to our success and your pet’s welfare. They are cross-trained throughout the hospital as well as building individual expertise in many of our critical care functions. They are intelligent, hard-working, honest and value you and your pet. We believe VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital’s staff represents the best of the Central Coast.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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Virginia Frauenthal
DVM, DACVECC Veterinary Specialist

Dr. Frauenthal leads our team of doctors at VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital and is board-certified in the specialty of Emergency and Critical Care. She was raised in San Clemente, CA. She received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from UC Davis in 2005 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2009. Dr. Frauenthal then continued her education with a rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, the largest private practice in Canada located in downtown Toronto. She then gained experience as an emergency veterinarian at VCA West C...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united by our desire to make a better world for pets.
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