Dr. Sama was born in Connecticut and received her undergraduate degree with an honors major in psychobiology from New York University. She completed her DVM at Colorado State University in 1993, graduating cum laude, and has since practiced in both California and Connecticut. Dr. Sama’s special interests include feline medicine as well as rabbits and small mammals. After practicing as a relief vet in the area, Dr. Sama has become an integral part of our mission and is excited to be a part of an AAHA hospital offering quality medical care with emphasis on patient comfort and pain management. Currently, she resides in Ojai with her husband, Jim; their 2 children, Paul and Mae; and 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 chickens. When they aren’t keeping her busy, she enjoys dining out, trivia night at the local pub, hiking, gardening and travel.