Dr. Kelly Suyehara - Veterinarian


Dr. Kelly Suyehara is a South Bay native from Torrance and received her Bachelor’s degree in Evolution and Ecology from UC Davis.

She spent several years working as a technician at a local referral center while volunteering at the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur and the Los Angeles Zoo before attending the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. During her time there, she qualified to spend a Summer abroad working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority tracking lions, hyenas, and East African Buffalo for sample collection and disease surveillance further expanding her understanding of animal health and the idea of “One Medicine”. This life-changing experience inspired her to stay an extra year for additional education in Public Health and Zoonoses, Ecosystem Health, and Preventive Medicine before returning to her first love—companion animal general practice.

Having spent three years practicing medicine in Ventura County, she is very excited to be serving her home town and is 100% dedicated to delivering the best possible care for her patients with compassion and empathy. While she enjoys many facets of general practice, her special interests include Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Behavior, and Preventive Medicine.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Suyehara enjoys spending time with her family—especially her husband Alex and son Dylan! She also enjoys being outdoors, reading, dancing, and Zumba. She has two cats named “Mazzy” and “Clash” and a rescue dog, "Rizzo".