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. Justin Adam
Dr. Justin Adam since childhood has always been around animals, both large and small, being heavily involved in 4-H and FFA and all that home ranch life had to offer growing up. Due to this upbringing, it became no surprise when veterinary medicine became his calling.
Dr. Justin graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2021 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and dove straight into large animal practice primarily spending his days working on horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and alpacas/llamas with the ranch dogs and cats thrown on for good measure. Dr. Justin moved down from San Luis Obispo County in spring of 2023 to come join the wonderful team at the AMC and to be a part of all that the Antelope Valley has to offer.
In his off-time Dr. Justin enjoys horseback riding, working on the family cattle ranch, and spending time backpacking and camping. Dr. Justin brings his large animal veterinary experience as well as enjoyment for small animal medicine to the Animal Medical Center.
Dr. Alanna Layton
Dr. Alanna is a dedicated and accomplished veterinarian who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Animal Medical Center of the Antelope Valley. With a passion for animal care and a commitment to excellence, Dr. Alanna is an integral part of our team.
Dr. Alanna 's journey in veterinary medicine began at the Smittcamp Family Honors College at CSU Fresno, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary studies. Her dedication to learning and her unwavering passion for animals led her to Western University of Health Sciences, where she achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.
Currently serving as an associate veterinarian at our hospital, Dr. Alanna 's compassionate approach and advanced skills ensure that each patient receives the highest standard of care. Her dedication goes beyond the clinic, as she also owns and operates Layton Ranch Veterinary Services, a mobile veterinary practice specializing in horses and other large animals.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Dr. Alanna 's love for animals extends to her personal life. When not caring for patients, she can be found enjoying quality time with her dogs, indulging in the thrill of horseback riding, or unwinding by the serene shores of a lake. Her commitment to excellence and her diverse skill set continue to enhance the well-being of animals both big and small.
Dr. Lindsey Abbott
Dr. Lindsey Abbott started her love for animals as a young child. She worked as a veterinary technician for about 10 years before going to veterinary school. Her journey in the world of veterinary medicine continued at Cal Poly Pomona where she gained a bachelor's degree in animal science with a minor in physiology. She took this passion further at Midwestern University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Arizona, specializing in the care of those beloved small animals we welcome into our homes.
Dr. Lindsey takes a special interest in surgery, internal medicine cases and working with pet parents to give their furbabies the best care possible. In her personal life, Dr. Lindsey finds joy in the little things—whether it's creating magical memories at Disneyland or tending to her farm, she believes that the same love and care that enrich her personal life are fundamental to her approach in treating her patients.