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Tia Taketa

DVM, Resident

tia-taketa-172531.jpg Dr. Taketa graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies in 2017. After graduating, she worked in general practice for several months before completing a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. To further pursue her interest in veterinary dermatology, she moved to Oregon where she completed a one-year dermatology internship at SkinVet Clinic, and began a residency program. She then moved to Southern California in July 2020 and joined Animal Dermatology Clinic to complete her residency program.

Dr. Taketa enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking. She loves staying active and exploring new places, including eateries. She has a Miniature Pinscher named Scooby, who she FaceTimes occasionally since he currently resides with her family in Hawai’i.
Animal Dermatology Clinic
2965 Edinger Ave
Tustin, California 92780
Phone: (949) 936-0066
Fax: (949) 936-0071
Email: [email protected]

Success Stories


Before: Anyone know a dermatologist? Harry was a rescue dog with a multitude of ailments.

After: Yes! This is the same dog! Now, living up to his name, "Harry".

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Dottie - is a rescue that now lives in Santa Monica, CA. She is also a patient at the Marina del Rey clinic.

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As specialists, we stay current on new research and treatments and are actively involved with the research. Our dermatology practice is not limited to small animals and we often have equine and occasionally exotic patients. Learn More >