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Francesca Cortese

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Credentialed Veterinary Technician Lead
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At a Glance



My Pets:

Saucey - Dachshund 
Sunny - Chihuahua
Daisy - Cattle dog
Francesca joined the VCA Encina team in 2016 as the Patient Care Team Lead. Francesca's originally from Antioch, CA and graduated from Western Career College in 2010.  She has a special interest in specialty care and anesthesia.  Francesa wishes to pursue Veterinary Technician Specialist in anesthesia.  Outside the hospital, Francesca enjoys succulents and outdoor activities with her 2 kids and 3 dogs.

Our Veterinarian Support Team

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.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Registered Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Assistant
VCA Encina Veterinary Medical Center

2803 Ygnacio Valley Road

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Main: 925-937-5000

Fax: 925-937-8519

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Other Hospital Hours:

Open 24 hours a day for emergency. Scheduled appointments in general practice and specialty departments, Monday - Saturday, hours vary.

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