Samantha Bajorek
Veterinarian (Practice Limited to Oncology) DVM
Dr. Samantha Bajorek grew up in Northern California just outside of Sacramento. She obtained her Bachelor's degree at the University of California, Irvine and then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, followed by an oncology specialty internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Bajorek completed her three-year residency in medical oncology at VCA West Los Angeles and is excited to be staying on as a staff oncologist after residency. 

Dr. Bajorek states that one of the best aspects of her job is the relationship that develops between herself, her patient, and her patient's family. She acknowledges from personal experience that navigating a cancer diagnosis in a family pet can be a very emotional and difficult time; it requires an open, trusting, and dedicated partnership between the oncologist and the pet's family. Her favorite part about this partnership is that if often turns into a long-term friendship with the family, even after their loved one has passed away.
 
Dr. Bajorek lives in Los Angeles with her husband Daniel and their fur family, which includes their hound mix, Finn (pictured), and their four cats. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to scope out new hiking trails to explore with Finn.

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