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Meet the Vets

Dr. Navia and Dr. Chiang used to work together as veterinary assistants. They quickly became friends and vowed to open an animal hospital together one day that would be inclusive and affordable. 

After reuniting as veterinarians in the same hospital, they knew they wanted to start something special. Soon, the stars aligned, and they decided the time was right to start a partnership.

Dr. Gina Navia

Dr. Gina Navia grew up in Burbank, CA and became interested in veterinary medicine after taking her first anatomy class in high school.  After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she started in the field as a veterinary assistant. While working as an assistant for over 4 years she obtained her Masters of Science in Environmental Biology.  She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. She has a passion for animal welfare and exotic medicine. Dr. Navia is fluent in Spanish and is committed to providing exceptional pet care at South Pasadena Animal Hospital. She has a special interest in working with small animals and exotics, including birds, hamsters, and guinea pigs. 

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Dr. Sylvia Chiang

Dr. Sylvia Chiang was born and raised in Los Angeles, always having a passion for animal health. Before becoming  a veterinarian, she ventured into different fields including graphic design and cooking, but came back to her true love of vet med. She still enjoys such hobbies. She traveled to many places including Davis, CA and  St. Kitts, then Corvallis, Oregon (OSU) to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Although she only sees dogs and cats, her favorite animal is the sea otter. When she is not helping animals, she enjoys spending time with family, practicing Pilates, and traveling.

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Get to Know Us

At South Pasadena Animal Hospital we pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment where both you and your pets feel comfortable. Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you may have and provide guidance on proper pet care and nutrition. We believe in building long-lasting relationships with our clients based on trust and open communication.

With a focus on preventive care, we emphasize the importance of regular wellness exams to detect any potential health issues early on. We offer personalized vaccination schedules, parasite control programs, and nutritional counseling to keep your pets healthy and happy. In the event of an emergency, our Animal Hospital is equipped to handle urgent medical cases, providing prompt and critical care when it matters most.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond medical care. We understand the significance of the human-animal bond and strive to strengthen it through our compassionate approach. We value the trust you place in South Pasadena Animal Hospital to care for your cherished companions and we consider it a privilege to be part of their lives.

Now accepting Online Bookings!

Schedule an appointment for your pet using South Pasadena Animal Hospital’s user-friendly online booking system. It’s super easy! Your pet's best health is only a few clicks away.

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