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Jason Balara

Jason Balara Staff Photo 2021
Veterinary Specialist
Jason Balara Staff Photo 2021

Dr. Jason Balara is a Massachusetts native who received his veterinary schooling and training right in his home state: he attended veterinary school at Tufts University, completed an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center, and finished his residency at both institutions between 2005-2008. Upon the completion of his residency, Dr. Balara went "in search of better weather," where he spent several years working in the Carolinas and found his fiance. They then moved to Houston, TX where Dr. Balara spent three years working for Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists; at the end of his tenure, they both heard sunny Southern California calling and promptly made their way west.

Dr. Balara believes in constantly improving the state of veterinary medicine, and therefore passes on his wisdom by teaching students, interns, and residents alike. Dr. Balara is also passionate about minimally invasive surgery and joint replacement.

When he isn't at ASG helping our Surgery patients, Dr. Balara enjoys doing home improvement projects, running, and playing soccer. He currently resides in Woodland Hills with his wife and two dogs - a German Shorthaired Pointer named Deacon and a French Bulldog named Reese.


Areas of Interest:
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Joint Replacement

Veterinary School:
Tufts University Internship: Angell Animal Medical Center

Angell Animal Medical Center

Tufts/Angell Animal Medical Center

American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS)

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Whether your Golden Retriever swallowed something he shouldn’t have or your Siamese Cat developed a tumor, Animal Specialty Group offers innovative, cutting-edge surgical procedures, in addition to traditional, proven techniques, to handle both the routine as well as the complex. From minimally invasive procedures and laser surgery, to....
VCA Animal Specialty Group

4641 Colorado Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

Main: 818-244-7977

Fax: 818-507-9418

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Specialty Appointment Hours:

Mon-Sun: Please Call For An Appointment

Emergency Hours:

Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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