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Benjamin Lastufka

RVT
Benjamin Lastufka Staff Photo 2021
Hospital Manager
Benjamin Lastufka Staff Photo 2021
Ben, originally from Grass Valley, CA, first entered the veterinary field in high school. His stepdad is a veterinarian, and he worked in his clinic in high school. He attended Sonoma State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2010, Ben became a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT).

Ben has worked his way up in leadership at PetCare East, working as an overnight ER technician, advancing to a Technician Manager for nine years before becoming our Hospital Manager in 2016. Ben loves the familial culture at PetCare East, and he has a passion for emergency/critical care medicine.   

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time in his art studio in Occidental, camping, snowboarding, and living life with his wife and daughter. They have two cats, Pi and Pickles.

Our Administration Team

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.
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VCA PetCare East Veterinary Hospital

2425 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Main: 707-579-3900

Fax: 707-303-3169

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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