VCA Silver Lake Animal Hospital

Masami Tanaka, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Washington State University
MBA, Chaminade University of Honolulu


Dr. Tanaka was born in Kobe, Japan. She earned a BA degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a MBA degree from the Chaminade University of Honolulu. She worked as a Marketing Director at an advertisement firm in Hawaii, facilitating companies with an interest in doing business with Japanese. She decied to change her career when she began volunteering at the animal hospital where she had been taking her cat. She received a DVM degree from the Washington State University in 2001. Since then, she has been with the VCA Silver Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. Tanaka loves internal medicine, expecially geriatric medicine and is a strong believer of early disease detection and preventative medicine. She is a compassionate and dedicated doctor and treats every patient as if they were her own. She values long-term relationships with her clients and their pet. Her hobbies are gardening, collecting antique furniture, books, and dolls. She is happily married with a husband of many years with three dogs and four cats, "Misty", "Reagan", "Winston", "Thatcher", "Chiyonofuji", "Chaa", and "Sachi".

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.