Our Team

We've got a wonderful staff whose compassion for you and your pet is never ending. We appreciate the fact that you could utilize any Veterinary hospital in town and that you have given us the opportunity to work with you. We're thankful for that opportunity and will do our best to make sure you are happy with your decision!

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Cynthia Thomas-Purvis
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Cindy Purvis joined our team in May. 2012 as our Medical Director. She is a 1995 graduate of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine and in the past 17 years has worked in several different regions of the country practicing in a variety of different fields of veterinary medicine. Dr. Purvis and her husband live on the South Hill with their 2 year old boston terrier, Larry. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, cooking, crafting and hanging out with friends and family.

Taryn Lambert
Hospital Manager

Taryn joined VCA Manito as the Hospital Manager in June 2014. She studied zoology at UC Davis and completed extensive coursework in International Trade and Commerce at UCLA. Her credentials include more than 10 years experience in management, logistics, human resources and marketing. It is her pleasure to return to veterinary medicine. Currently she owns two dogs and one cat. During her time off, Taryn enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband, cooking for family and friends, and watching deer or the occasional moose pass through her meadow.

Veterinarians

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.

Administration

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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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