Dr. David Lahijaniha
Dr. David Lahijaniha’s love for animals started at a young age and inspired him to be the loving and dedicated veterinarian he is today. He enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine, but looks forward to helping the intricate and complex challenges of internal medicine and surgery. His special interests are in emergency and critical care.
In 2017 he completed his Veterinary Degree at Virginia Tech University. Shortly after he went on to pursue his dream career: working as the main doctor and managing hospitals across the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County, including High Desert Animal Care Hospital, North Valley Animal Hospital, Affordable Animal Hospital, Banfield Pet Hospital, and Beverly Oaks Animal Hospital.
In his free time Dr. David loves spending time outdoors: backpacking, playing basketball, mountain biking and spending time with his Rhodesian Ridgeback, Nala. With his extensive knowledge, expertise and love for animals he is excited to provide your pets with the ultimate care and compassion at Animal Medical Center of the Antelope Valley.
Dr. Blake Thordarson
Dr. Thordarson was born and raised in West LA and completed his undergraduate studies at American University in Washington, DC in Applied Statistics. He soon realized that veterinary medicine was his passion and he devoted all his energy to the pursuit of this goal. Dr. Thordarson received his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and has now moved back to Los Angeles with his wife, two sons, and three furry companions: Apple the Beagle, Yoda the Boxer, and bouncy Bernedoodle puppy, Tinkerbell. Dr. Thordarson specializes in small animal medicine and interests entail surgery, preventative medicine, and internal medicine. When not at work, he loves spending time with his family, all things Disney, baking, and biking.