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Jaron Naiman

Veterinary Specialist

At a Glance

Board Certified:


A graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Naiman completed his rotating internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, followed by a surgical residency at Iowa State University.  After completion of his residency, Dr. Naiman successfully passed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) exam to become a Diplomate (Board Certified Surgeon) of the ACVS and he stayed on as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Iowa State University.  He has published on laparoscopic treatment of ovarian remnant syndrome and conducted research on a variety of topics including 3D planning and printing to treat angular limb deformities, minimally invasive treatment of sacroiliac luxation, and Achilles tendon repair suture patterns.

His professional interests include 3D printing and surgical planning, orthopedic, neurologic, soft tissue, oncologic, and minimally invasive surgery.


VCA ASEC is the largest surgical group in Southern California, in business for over 30 years. With multiple, board-certified surgeons on-site 7 days a week for consultations and procedures, VCA ASEC provides your pet with an unmatched depth of expertise. VCA ASEC’s surgeons employ the latest technology, for all types of surgery, including: orthopedic, soft tissue, thoracic, neurosurgical and oncologic procedures. Our surgeons have published articles in veterinary journals for over 25 years.

Here are just a few of the reasons why over 1600 veterinarians refer their challenging surgical cases to VCA ASEC:
  • Multiple surgeons can scrub in on each case, minimizing operative and anesthetic time and enhancing patient care.
  • Multiple specialists means multiple perspectives and opinions instantly available for any given case.
  • Unmatched depth of expertise: VCA ASEC’s team of surgeons has many decades of combined experience. What one surgeon might have seen once or twice, our large group of surgeons will typically have seen many times.
  • We can take your phone calls. There is usually one surgeon available to get on the phone at anytime.
  • Surgeons are available 24/7/365 for emergency cases requiring immediate surgery.

Surgery Department Services:

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Oncologic (Cancer) Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Myelography
  • T.P.L.O. (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Video Laparoscopy
  • Video Thoracoscopy
  • Video Arthroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Gastropexy
  • Laparoscopic Ovariohysterectomy 


Common Surgical Conditions:


The Surgery Department is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Typically, we admit cases in the morning hours, so that diagnostic work, x-rays, or other tests can be performed during the day. Although we routinely schedule surgeries Monday through Friday, the surgeons are able to perform emergency surgery 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Your pet should not receive any food after midnight the night before evaluation, so that the stomach will be empty in case sedation or anesthesia is required for any diagnostic work or surgery.

Many diagnostic procedures (such as CT scans and orthopedic x-rays) require sedation of the patient; these patients are usually able to go home the same afternoon.

Some diagnostic procedures (such as a myelogram) and all surgeries require general anesthesia. These patients will stay overnight so their recovery can be monitored by our overnight I.C.U. doctors. Discharge hours for these patients are between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. the following day.

VCA ASEC’s specialists provide minimally-invasive procedures 7 days a week. Minimally-invasive procedures speed healing and provide optimal patient outcomes. Our specialists perform and teach these techniques regularly.

Minimally Invasive Abdominal Procedures:

  • Exploratory laparoscopy
  • Biopsies: gastrointestinal (full-thickness), liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, lymph nodes, masses
  • Laser Ectopic Ureter Ablation
  • Ovariohysterectomy & ovariectomy
  • Cryptorchidectomy
  • Laparoscopic & endoscopic Gastropexy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Percutaneous laser cystic calculi ablation
  • Cystotomy
  • Nephrectomy


Arthroscopic Procedures:

  • Shoulders, elbows, stifles, hips, tarsi & carpi


Cardiologic Procedures:

  • PDA coil embolization
  • Balloon valvuloplasty
  • Pacemaker implantation


Stents & Interventional Radiology:

  • Tracheal Collapse
  • Ureteral obstruction (calculi, neoplasia)
  • Urethral obstruction (calculi, neoplasia)
  • Esophageal stricture (stent or balloon dilatation)
  • Colonic obstruction (stent or balloon dilatation)
  • Nasopharyngeal stenosis


Minimally Invasive Thoracic Procedures:

  • Lung lobectomy (neoplasia; spontaneous pneumothorax)
  • Non-infiltrative thymoma removal
  • Thoracic duct ligation for chylothorax
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Biopsies: lung, pleural, & hilar lesions
  • Pyothorax exploratory


Oncologic Applications:

  • Minimally invasive exploratory & biopsies

Our Surgery Team

Veterinary Specialist
Veterinary Specialist
Surgery Resident
Veterinary Specialist
VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center

1535 South Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Main: Specialty: 310-473-5906 / Emergency: 310-473-1561

Fax: 310-479-8976

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Hours:

By Appointment

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