Our Team

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Diana Kobashigawa-Maruna
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Kobashigawa received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in General Biology. After graduation she worked in human medical research at UC San Francisco Department of Medicine. Then she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis.

After graduation from UC Davis, Dr. Kobashigawa obtained additional training as an intern at the California Animal Hospital, in the Department of Surgery and Emergency. She worked in emergency medicine for several years before entering general practice. Dr. Kobashigawa has special interests in Internal Medicine, General and Emergency Surgery, Feline and Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Kobashigawa lives in the San Gabriel Valley with her husband (an ER Veterinarian) and 3 young daughters. They share their home with their beloved "Mousie" - a 3-legged, 1-eared beautiful tortoise shell cat originally from a farm in Indiana, "Squirt" - an untouchable semi-feral garage cat, and "Daisy" - an adorable old terrier.

Jessica
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Jessica attended and graduated from Platt College in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She begun her journey with VCA A Breed Apart in October 2016 and had previously worked at Veterinary Angels Medical Center in Agoura Hills. She currently calls Whittier home and lives with a house full of pets including two pit bulls, Baloo, who 4 years old and Nike, who is 7 years old, as well as Rocky, an 8 year old Alaskan husky, Juju, a 7 year old pastel python and Olive, a 2 year old guinea pig. Lastly, a little known fact about Jessica is that she is a professional Polynesian Dancer.

Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Administration

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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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