Capri Plaza Pets
19582 Ventura Bl. Tarzana, CA 91356


Medical • Surgical • Pediatric • Geriatric
Reptiles, Rabbits & Rodents
Yoko Tamura, DVM
Amy Land, DVM
Jose Torres, DVM


Dr. TamuraDr. Tamura
Dr. Tamura is a native of Japan. She spent four years of her childhood in Australia, where her interest in animals was sparked. Her family moved to California when she was fourteen years old, where she attended high school. She studied Animal Sciences at Cornell University, in New York, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 1994. She studied Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. As a veterinary student, she worked at the Feline Retrovirus Lab and the Vector Borne Disease Branch of the Centers for Disease Control. She was also an active volunteer at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, and was active in the student chapter of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Upon graduation in 1998, she moved to California and worked at All Pets Medical Centre in West Hills for four years. She spent some time as a relief veterinarian. She started working at Capri Plaza Pet Clinic as a relief veterinarian in 2002, but soon came on board as an associate veterinarian. She has been the owner of Capri Plaza Pet Clinic since 2006.

Dr. Tamura is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. She has a special interest in avian medicine, but enjoys working with animals of all shapes and sizes, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rats, mice, reptiles, ferrets, and pot-bellied pigs.

She and her husband, Terry, share their home with 2 birds "Bingo" and "Athena", "Ashley" the labrador retriever, and a pond with 2 small koi and about 20 goldfish.


Dr. HoweDr. Mary Jo Howe
Dr. Howe has been practicing veterinary medicine in Southern California since 1989. She graduated from the Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine. She also received a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska. She did her externship in New York at the Animal Medical Center. She has a huge love of all animals. She shares her home with her dogs, cats and birds.


NatashaDr. Natasha Wood
Dr. Natasha Wood was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and holds a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Wood has adored exotic pets and wildlife since childhood. She enjoys working with all species but has a soft spot for reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic animals. Dr. Wood completed veterinary externships at a number of facilities including the L.A. Zoo, the Marine Mammal Center, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital in San Diego, and the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Ecological Research Institute) in São Paulo, Brazil. She has volunteered at the California Wildlife Center and the Esther Honey Foundation in the Cook Islands. In addition to treating pets at Capri Plaza Pet Clinic, Dr. Wood is passionate about serving our community of homeless and unwanted animals. She provides veterinary services for animal shelters including the Pasadena Humane Society, Long Beach Animal Care Services, spcaLA, and SEAACA. Dr. Wood is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Her outside interests include creative writing, art, vegetarian cooking, and international travel, and she is a dedicated songwriter and musician. Dr. Wood is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Medical • Surgical • Pediatric • Geriatric

Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 6:00PM
9:00AM - 3:00PM

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