Eric Anderson is a graduate of the University of California in Santa Cruz from which he received a bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology (behavioral neuroscience) with a specific focus in animal behavior. Through participation in several field research projects, he developed an interest in wildlife medicine, leading him to enroll in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. During the course of his veterinary education, he was drawn to the field of small animal internal medicine and after receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, Eric entered private practice, working primarily as an emergency and critical care veterinarian. In 2001, he switched gears to become the Animal Services Manager for the County of San Luis Obispo. His goal in that position has been to establish a process of continuous improvement through collaborative and cooperative relations with the agency’s many stakeholders. As part of the CACDA Board, Eric looks forward to applying this same perspective to the issues and challenges facing California’s animal care and control community.