Leslie has a BA in Anthropology and an AS in Veterinary Technology. She worked in high tech in IT for 10 years prior to going back to school. She started her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2006 in internal medicine and oncology, then worked for four years in ophthalmology and more recently worked in dentistry, surgery, and general practice. Prior to taking on this hospital manager role, Leslie worked for two years as the Regional Technician Director for VCA's NorCal field team.
Leslie is a Fear Free Certified Professional, has a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Leslie has a long history of partnering with shelters and rescue groups as a foster and luckily has a very patient family who helps with the litter boxes, potty training, and general care of a wide variety of animals who need a safe place to land for a bit until they find their forever home. Her goal at VCA Winchester Animal Hospital is to provide a low-stress, positive environment for patients with exceptional medicine, a welcoming and informative setting for clients, and a safe, fun, learning environment for her team.
Leslie has two senior rescue Labrador Retrievers named Rosie Josie and Gulliver and two 'cow cat' brothers named Dustin and Xander. Her son named them after Red Sox players. Leslie resides in the Santa Cruz mountains.