Ron - Hospital Manager

July 19, 2022
hello world!

Hi! My name is Ron Casto and I am the Hospital Manager at Pinole Pet Hospital in Pinole, CA. I was born in S. Korea and came to the states when I was 6 years old. My family initially moved to Kansas and we lived there for 1 year before my Mom decided to move us to California. I grew up in Santa Rosa, CA, and moved to SF in my early 20's. I currently live in Oakland and have lived here for the past 9 years. I love the diversity the Bay Area offers! While I have many interests, my top two would have to be the love of animals and video games. I have loved learning about different animals and insects since I was a kid and fell in love with video games when the first Atari hit the market (I think I might've just aged myself!). My favorite genre of games is role-playing or survival/strategy.

At home, I live with two pets. My cat, Aries, just turned 3 years old and is a mixed breed short hair. I adopted him when he was 4 months old from Oakland SPCA when I volunteered as a feline care attendant for 3 months. I wasn't even planning on adopting a cat at the time until he appeared one day and I instantly fell in love! My dog, Jordan, just turned 2 years old and is a Chihuahua mix. He is an absolute social butterfly and just appeared in my life as well; this is a longer story!

The majority of my professional experience has been in retail and customer service. I have also held a position as a Senior eCommerce Fraud Analyst for several years. My last position, before joining Pinole Pet Hospital, was as a Store Manager at Pet Food Express. I am passionate about building a team based on mutual respect and trust and I enjoy the challenge. I am thankful for this opportunity and I am excited to start this new chapter in my professional life!