Dr. John Brandon Winters attended Montana State University, earning a Master’s degree in Parasitology in 1969. Following a tour of duty in Vietnam, he returned to the United States and attended veterinary school at Washington State University. Graduating in 1976, with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, he relocated to Southern California and joined the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital later the same year. Among other achievements, Dr. Winters has served as head of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA) Grievance Committee for over 18 years, is well known for his work as the official veterinarian of the Beverly Hills Dog Show, donates his time to the SCVMA sponsored low-cost vaccination clinic held yearly in the city of Beverly Hills, as well as providing veterinary services to several local doggie daycare facilities, groomers, and trainers. Recipient of the H. Don Mahan Memorial Award in January 2005, presented for his 29 years of dedicated service to the veterinary profession, is the crowning glory of his many accolades and awards. Dr Winters has an encyclopedic memory with the ability to identify almost any breed and their specific needs. He also rarely needs to look up a phone number, and greets his clients like old friends, as most of them are. In his leisure time Dr. Winters enjoys driving his 1962 Corvette, attending sporting events with his sons, Lane and Logan, playing with his Labrador, “Duke” and Pug, “Peanut.”
Dr. Ford K. Suehiro , DVM
Dr. Ford Suehiro joined the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital in 1974, when his father (who owned a nearby drycleaning business), asked patron, Dr Richard Keagy, if his teenage son could have a job at the veterinary hospital. He worked as a kennel attendant and veterinary assistant until 1980. He then attended Washington State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in microbiology and public health in 1983, and a Master’s degree in veterinary immunology in 1985. After graduating from Washington State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, he returned to the Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital the same year. Currently serving as chief surgeon, his primary areas ofinterest include: soft tissue surgery, dog and cat dentistry, critical care, and internal medicine. An avid fisherman and scuba diver, Dr. Suehiro has traveled to several different countries pursuing his love of deep sea diving. When he’s not traveling the world, he can be found at home with his wife, Sandy and their menagerie of dogs and cats.
Dr. Maie Takahashi , DVM
We are very pleased to announce the addition of Dr Maie Takahashi to o ur team! A graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr Maie (pronounced “My”) brings a fresh perspective and good-natured spirit to Beverly Hills Small Animal Hospital. Her undergraduate years were spent at UC Davis, studying Animal Science and working at the prestigious William R Pritchard Veterinary Teaching Hospital. From there, she was accepted into Ross University where she pursued and completed her veterinary degree, which included a clinical year at the Purdue University of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 9 years, most recently employed at the San Gabriel Humane Society, providing exceptional care to the many dogs and cats that come through their doors. For the past 5 months, Dr Maie has been working closely with both our staff and clients, learning the ins-and-outs of BHSAH and further honing her already remarkable diagnostic and surgical skills. In addition to caring for the pets of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Dr Maie herself is devoted to her three dogs and three cats; half of which she rescued off the streets of St Kitts and flew across the country to live with her in Pasadena. Fluent in three languages (Japanese, Mandarin, and English), Dr Maie is an extremely well-rounded individual, and we feel fortunate to call her our newest associate. She will be seeing walk-ins Monday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, as well as Wednesday afternoons. She will be taking appointments Monday and Friday afternoons, as well as Wednesday mornings.