Yazdan Aryazand
Staff Veterinarian DVM (Limited to the Practice of Surgery)
Dr. Yazdan Aryazand (or Dr. Yaz, as he's known) is a foreign graduate, having obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Iran prior to moving to the United States. Dr. Yaz completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Cornell University, where he spent a year doing research. He subsequently published an article on infection rate of TPLO in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).

Dr. Yaz completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in New York, followed by a specialty surgery internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Texas. He completed a surgical residency at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, after which he joined the VCA Veterinary Specialists of the Valley team in Woodland Hills, California.

Dr. Yaz has a keen interest in clinical research and is interested in all aspects of surgery, with a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, arthroscopy, interventional radiology) and fracture repair.

Dr. Yaz lives in Los Angeles with his wife (also a veterinarian), son and two dogs – Soren, a sassy Jack Russell mix, and Azmoon, a cute adopted Yorkie. He is a professional chess player so you can find him competing in chess tournaments in his free time.