VCA A Breed Apart Animal Hospital

Diana Kobashigawa, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of California, Davis
Biology, University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Kobashigawa received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in General Biology. After graduation she worked in human medical research at UC San Francisco Department of Medicine. Then she  received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis.

After graduation from UC Davis, Dr. Kobashigawa obtained additional training as an intern at the California Animal Hospital, in the Department of Surgery and Emergency. She worked in emergency medicine for several years before entering general practice.  Dr. Kobashigawa has special interests in Internal Medicine, General and Emergency Surgery, Feline and Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Kobashigawa lives in the San Gabriel Valley with her husband (an ER Veterinarian) and 3 young daughters. They share their home with their beloved "Mousie" - a 3 legged, 1 eared beautiful tortoise shell cat originally from a farm in Indiana, "Squirt" - an untouchable semi-feral garage cat, and "Daisy" - an adorable old terrier.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.