Torrance Companion Animal Hospital, located in Torrance, CA is a full service veterinary hospital that offers a wide range of complete veterinary services. They are dedicated to providing advanced and high quality veterinary care to patients in a compassionate and welcoming environment. They are proud to serve pet owners in Torrance and Carson by providing comprehensive preventative care, diagnostics, and surgical procedures.
Dr. Cara DeLancey attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University. Prior to veterinary school Dr. DeLancey attended Cal Poly Pomona where she received her B.S. Zoology. Dr. DeLancey first started working in the veterinary field in 2006 and was an RVT (registered veterinary technician) in general practice and practice manager at a veterinary ophthalmology clinic prior to her acceptance into veterinary school. She was inspired to enter the veterinary field by what she considers one of the loves of her life Darla her late canine companion. Her special interests include cardiology, ophthalmology, emergency medicine and rabbit surgery and medicine.
Kristen Sakamaki, DVM
Dr. Kristen Sakamaki attended Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 2011-2015 with an emphasis on small animal and wildlife medicine. During her university years, she completed externships at SeaWorld, the Marine Mammal Center at Los Angeles, and overseas at Obihiro University in Japan. Following graduation, she completed a one year-rotating internship in Emergency Medicine at Southwest Veterinary Specialists in San Antonio while rotating through the San Antonio Zoo and SeaWorld San Antonio.
Dr. Sakamaki has a passion for companion animal preventive care medicine with an emphasis on nutrition and dental prophylactic care. Dr. Sakamaki also has a passion for marine mammal medicine which lead her to move from Texas to California to work with marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation at the Marine Mammal Care Center of LA, the California Wildlife Center, and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Dr. Sakamaki also spent many years overseas in Japan and enjoys speaking conversational Japanese with her friends and clients.
Ross Bernstein, DVM
Dr. Ross Bernstein is originally from South Africa but grew up in Los Angeles. He received his BS in neuroscience from Duke University where he also minored in economics and psychology. He completed his veterinary degree at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and after that completed a 1-year rotating internship in Medicine & Surgery at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine.
Following his rotating internship, Dr. Bernstein completed a 1-year small animal surgical internship at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center where he gained much experience in complex soft tissue, orthopedic and neurological surgical procedures. Dr. Bernstein’s work has been featured in several industry-leading publications, including the Journal of Veterinary Surgery.
In addition to his expertise in cats and dogs, Dr. Bernstein is also incredibly passionate about conservation and exotic animal medicine. He has accumulated experience working with lions, zebras, baboons, giraffes, hippo, exotic birds and reptiles and even helped save rhinos from poachers. He maintains his passion for wildlife through frequent trips back to Africa where he takes veterinary students on wildlife medicine field courses.