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Meet Our Team


Kristy Folz

CVPM, RVT – Practice Manager

Kristy has been working in the veterinary field since 1999, when she started as a receptionist at an animal hospital in Oceanside. Over the years, she expanded her knowledge and furthered her skills to become a hospital manager, and joined our team here at La Costa Animal Hospital in April of 2005. In February of 2009, Kristy earned her license as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, becoming one of the approximately 475 CVPMs in the country.  Kristy also became licensed as a Registered Veterinary Technician in August 2016.  Kristy takes great pride in her work, and is constantly learning and seeking ways to improve the quality of service clients and their pets receive. In her free time, Kristy enjoys movies, reading, and spending time with her family. She and her husband currently live in San Diego with their young daughters Evie and Claire.

Brittany Jones

Veterinary Receptionist

  Bio coming soon!

Misty Kirkman

Veterinary Receptionist

Misty has been working in the veterinary field since 1989 and joined La Costa Animal Hospital in June of 2006, where she works as our lead receptionist. Misty maintains an unwavering positive attitude in our front office and has a knack for bringing families comfort and peace of mind during their visits to our hospital. Misty takes great pride in her work and is always striving to learn and improve. Misty and her family currently reside in Oceanside.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, creating a California native garden, and playing the flute. Her “special needs” cat Joey, her rescued orphan-cat Obi-Wan and her rescued dogs Ginger and Clover (the “Spice Girls”) are the furry children in her life.

Jessica Curry

Veterinary Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Ashley Pearce

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Ashley has been involved in the veterinary field since she was thirteen years old, when she began volunteering at an animal hospital. Since that time, Ashley has grown within the field and has strengthened her skills tremendously, attributing much of her knowledge to the Mesa College Animal Health Technology program. Ashley passed the California State RVT boards in October of 2008. She is very proud to have accomplished this goal and thoroughly enjoys working as a licensed veterinary technician. Ashley is a native San Diegan and has been an animal lover her whole life, having an assortment of pets over the years including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, and even a pot-bellied pig. She married her high school sweetheart in 2012 and they have two sons, Mace and Maverick.

Leighton Gregor

Veterinary Assistant

Leighton has been in the veterinary field since 2008, when she earned her Veterinary Assistant Certification from PIMA Medical Institute back in her home state of Arizona. Leighton has worked with animals every day since moving to California in 2010 and in 2012 she joined the La Costa Animal Hospital team. She plans to soon continue her education in the medical field by working towards her degree in Laboratory Technology.  Leighton and her husband live in North County with their handsome cat, Murphy.

Tara Daugherty

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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