Dr. Akashi is an Orange County native who developed a love for animals by watching countless hours of Animal Planet at an early age. She volunteered at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific for four years, and soon after began working at an animal hospital. It was there that she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine.
Dr. Akashi received a BS in Animal Science from UC Davis and then moved to the beautiful (but rainy) Pacific Northwest where she earned her DVM degree from the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. Her special interests include diagnostic imaging, dentistry, nutrition, and rehabilitation.
When she is not at work, you can find her on the pickleball court or in her kitchen, as she loves to cook and bake. She also keeps active by constantly entertaining Koa, her mischievous but adorable Golden Retriever. Dr. Akashi's favorite part of being a veterinarian (besides working with animals) is the privilege of meeting and working with many incredible, dedicated, and loving owners of her patients.