OUR VETERINARIANS

Dr. Lena Braham

Pronounced like "graham" (i.e graham cracker), but with a B.

  • University of California, San Diego [2005]
  • Cal Poly Pomona
    Masters in Animal Science [2009]
  • University of California, Davis
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2014]
  • Veterinary Medical & Surgical Group [2014-2015]
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship

Dr. Braham is originally from Los Angeles and worked as a receptionist and technician for many years before applying to veterinary school. Prior to going to veterinary school, she even worked at Cedar Sinai doing research on gastrointestinal disease.

She lives in Silverlake with her two cats, Hamilton and Augustus. In her spare time, she loves to exercise, travel and spend time with her niece and nephew.

Dr. Braham generally works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Dr. Connie Chiang

Pronounced "Chang".

  • University of Virginia [2008]
  • Western University of Health Sciences
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2012]
  • VCA West Los Angeles [2012-2013]
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship

Dr. Chiang started in the field as a veterinary assistant during high school in Springfield, Virginia. She soon realized how unusual it was that she loved going to work, and it became her dream to be a veterinarian. Now having been in the field for over 20 years, she still can't imagine doing anything else.

She lives in Porter Ranch with her husband, two daughters, and cat son Tomi. She is a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movies! When she used to have free time, she loved reading and traveling.

Dr. Chiang generally works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Dr. Linda Shim

  • University of California, Berkeley [2009]
  • University of California, Davis
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2015]
  • VCA Animal Specialty Group [2015-2016]
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship

Dr. Shim has particular interests in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, and neurology. In her spare time, Dr. Shim enjoys hiking with her twin sister, watching movies, and going to amusement parks with her friends and family.

Dr. Shim generally works Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

RELIEF VETERINARIANS

Relief veterinarians, or locum veterinarians, provide coverage when our regular veterinarians are out of the office. They are beyond skilled and are trusted members of our team!

Dr. Erin Evans

  • University of California, Davis [2008]
  • Iowa State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2013]
  • VCA West Los Angeles [2013-2014] Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship

COMING SOON!

Dr. Tracy Noda

  • University of California, San Diego [2010]
  • University of California, Los Angeles [Post-Baccalaureate]
  • University of California, Davis
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2018]

I originally grew up in the Los Angeles area and traveled up and down the coast before settling back in familiar territory. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, eating new foods, and spending time at home with family and my three cats.

Dr. Hannah Goorsky

  • Texas A&M University
  • Western University of Health Sciences Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2013]
  • VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center [2013-2014] Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship

Dr. Goorsky has been working in vet med for 20 years, both as a technician and veterinarian. Her professional interests include internal medicine, behavior, geriatric patients, feline medicine, immunology/allergy, gastrointestinal disease and dentistry. She has bounced around from the suburbs of Chicago and Houston originally, to San Francisco, and has happily settled in the Los Angeles area. She lives with her husband, 2 young children, her ancient cat (the original baby), and senior-but-youthful deaf dog. Aside from animals, her other loves are running, music, skiing, traveling, and fashion/costumes. She is also a true southpaw!

Dr. Lisa Youn

  • University of California, Berkeley [2007]
  • Michigan State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine [2011]
  • California Animal Hospital [2011-2012] Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship

COMING SOON!