VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital

Phone: 949-770-1808
Fax: 949-583-9326
1 South Pointe Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Business Hours

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat and other pets. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible health care for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

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New to VCA?

In addition to the traditional services you'd expect from a veterinary hospital, we offer pets and pet parents a selection of specialized veterinary services. For example, we specialize in holistic care, including acupuncture and chriopractic. We also offer stem cell therapy.

If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. If we don't already offer it, we can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area or to one of our veterinary referral hospitals.

We know that finding a quality veterinarian, who both you and your pet feel comfortable with, is very important.  We have grown over the past year and are extremely proud of our team here at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital, we are excited to introduce you to our doctors.


Dr Jamie Ota has a special interest in surgery and critical care. 

Dr Jason Steenis has a special interest in internal medicine, surgery, and dermatology.

Dr David Gordon has a special interest in acupuncture, chiropractic, stem cell therapy,  platelet enhancement therapy and homeopathy

Dr Sabrina Keigley has a special interest in nutrition, herbal therapy, dentistry, surgery and rehabilitation. 

Dr Nicole Malecek has a special interest in surgery, canine rehabilitation and emergency medicine. 

Dr Lisa Buehler has a special interest in internal medicine and cardiology.  


The doctors are joined by our friendly, professional staff, made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

As always, we strive to offer the exceptional service and caring concern that you have come to trust. We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon.

Dr. Jamie Ota
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis

Dr. Ota grew up in Southern California and worked at several veterinary hospitals while in high school and college. She attended UC San Diego and

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Dr. Jason Steenis
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Western University of Health Sciences

Dr. Steenis graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biomedical Sciences & Physics. He received his veterinary degree from

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Madison Avenue aka The Mad Woman
Madison's Sister from Laguna Beach

Our family has just suffered a great loss today! Madison, our Maddie girl, has become an angel. Dr. Gordon, you have been a great support and an inspiration to our family. The way that you have always taken care of Maddie. You and your staff have gone above and beyond the call of duty. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Madison, may you rest in peace! And we will celebrate your life.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
949-770-1808 or request an appointment.