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Makoto Sakamoto, Staff Veterinarian

DVM

Dr. Makoto Sakamoto was born and raised in Osaka, Japan and eventually moved to the United States to attend school.  He attained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Massachusetts before finding his forever home here, on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Dr. Sakamoto finally joined our team at VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital in 2019 as is loving every moment of getting to know his patients and their families.

"As much as I enjoy interaction with incredible furry creatures that bring so much joy to our lives," says Sakamoto, "I also enjoy connecting with their pet owners on many levels and being able to support them when thinking about the best care for their furry family member."

Dr. Sakamoto's special interests include surgery, internal medicine, and preventative medicine.  And did we happen to mention that he is also Fear-free certified?!  This means that Dr. Sakamoto has completed specialized training designed to help practitioners develop the skills and techniques necessary to minimize or even eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress for their patients, which then in turn helps to create a more positive experience for each pet.

In his free time, Dr. Sakamoto enjoys walking and hiking some of the most beautiful trails in Hawaii.  Miming . . . YES! Miming! . . . and other types of theater have also been a long-time passion for him.  He also hopes to start surfing and practicing aikido in Hawaii very soon!
Dr. Sakamoto

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