VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital

Lake Forest Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • David Gordon

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Perugia, Italy

    Dr. David Gordon received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from UC Davis in 1977. His degree in veterinary medicine took a circuitous route, first starting in California and ending in Italy ...
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  • Lisa Buehler

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Murdoch University

    Dr. Lisa Buehler earned her veterinary medicine degree from Murdoch University in Western Australia in 2010. She joined VCA Arroyo after a 1 year rotating internship at VCA California Animal Hospital ...
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  • Adam Lassin, CVA

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Adam Lassin grew up in Bucks County Pennsylvania with his parents, two bothers, and a house full of dogs. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia ...
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  • 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 completed a degree in Psychology with minors in Biology ...
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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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, you can call VCA All Care at 714-963-0909, located at 18440 Amistad St., Suite E, Foutain Valley, CA 92708 or Animal Urgent Care at 949-364-6228, located at 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. 

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