Justin Wakayama
Veterinary Specialist DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Justin Wakayama was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i. After graduating from Punahou School, he attended the University of California, Davis, where he achieved an undergraduate degree (BS in Animal Biology) as a Regent Scholar, their highest achievement. He earned his DVM from Colorado State University, did a rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles, and a specialty internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles. He completed his Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Minnesota before moving back to Hawaii to practice internal medicine at VCA Family & Oahu Veterinary Specialty Center.

He enjoys fishing and hiking. He has two cats, Keeper and Chi, and adopted his first dog, Penny, in 2017.

Papers
A Retrospective Study of Dogs With Atypical Hypoadrenocorticism: A Diagnostic Cut-Off or Continuum?

To describe the clinicopathologic findings and outcome in dogs with atypical hypoadrenocorticism (Group 1) and dogs with suspected atypical hypoadrenocorticism whose post-adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation cortisol concentrations were greater than 55 nmol/L but below the laboratory reference interval (Group 2).

Wakayama J, Furrow E, Armstrong PJ, Merkel L

Published

Manuscript currently submitted to the Journal of Small Animal Practice

Feline Acromegaly: Treatment Options

Wakayama J, Bruyette D

Published

Veterinary Medicine October 1, 2013

Feline Acromegaly: The Keys to Diagnosis

Wakayama J, Bruyette D

Published

Veterinary Medicine October 1, 2013

The Effects of Omeprazole Therapy on Bacterial Colonization of the Pharynx in Healthy Dogs

To identify the relative abundance of commensal pharyngeal flora in healthy dogs and determine if abundance of pharyngeal flora is altered during omeprazole administration.

Sullivan LA, Wakayama J, Boscan PL, Hyatt DR, Twedt DC, Lappin MR, Dargatz DA

Published

J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2016 Mar-Apr ; 26(2):300-4