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Francesca Cortese, RVT
Hospital Manager
Francesca joined the VCA Encina team in 2016 as the Patient Care Team Lead. Francesca is originally from Antioch, CA, and graduated from Western Career College in 2010. Francesca has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 12 years. She has a special interest in specialty care and anesthesia. Outside the hospital, Francesca enjoys succulents and outdoor activities with her 2 kids, 3 dogs and husband!


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.