Dr. Ayaka Barias (Dr. Aya) is a first-generation Japanese from Irvine, California. She graduated from the University of California (UCI), Irvine in 2009 with a Chemistry major and a minor in Biology. After graduating from UCI, she went on to obtain her registered veterinary technician (R.V.T.) license at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California for the Registered Veterinary Technician program. Upon completion of her R.V.T. program, she was accepted to the prestigious Western University of Health Sciences for Veterinary School in Pomona, California in the graduating class of 2017. She brings with her the latest cutting-edge medicine and positive enthusiasm for the profession. She loves general practice because of the long-lasting relationships we build with our clients and patients. Aside from being a veterinarian, Dr. Aya has a motorcycle license and a license to teach Japanese Calligraphy. She also loves to cuddle with her cat, T’Challa.