April 9, 2013 > Doctor Doolitle comes to Milpitas
Doctor Doolitle comes to Milpitas
By Mauricio Segura
There's a new vet in town! Actually, Dr. Tama has been around for years, but he's finally opened up his own pet hospital. And on April 12, everyone and their furry friends are invited to his grand opening "Open House" for an afternoon of fun, food, entertainment, and more.
Dr. Tama, a native of Cameroon, brings 22 years of experience to this latest endeavor. He was just 9 years old when two of his beloved pets died suddenly, but no one could tell him why. Between his mourning and frustration, a passion was born to someday become an animal doctor. Never again would he allow someone to go through the pain of losing a pet without knowing why.
His quest led him to study in Nigeria where he eventually got his Veterinary PhD before opening his first practice. From there, he went on to manage a farm belonging to the President of Nigeria, caring for 16,000 cattle, 40,000 sheep, and over half a million birds. Dr. Tama also lectured at the prestigious University of Maiduguri, was one of the pioneer doctors and director in founding a vet teaching hospital in Nigeria, and personally had a hand in graduating over 600 veterinary students. Finally, he made his way to the United States in the early 2000s, and for the last few years has been practicing in a Bay Area hospital.
Passion for the profession, love for the pet, and giving the pet owner a complete understanding of their animal's needs are what Dr. Tama considers the staples of being a top quality vet. "I'm passionate, sincere, and committed to what I do," says Dr. Tama. "When I decided to open this practice, I wanted to make myself accessible 24/7 for calls and emergencies. I would like to be in direct contact with my clients, and I would like them to know I am there for them anytime, if they need me."
The open house "will be an opportunity for the community to get to know us and vice versa," says Dr. Tama. There will be giveaways and cool raffles, live music, food vendors to cater to everyone's taste buds, and much more. The mayor of Milpitas will be opening the ceremonies with an official ribbon cutting, and the doctor himself will be giving small teachings on vaccines and various wellness programs available, with an additional one-on-one Q &A. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to tour the facility and see the hospital's state-of-the-art equipment, from the x-ray machine, to a full working lab, and a surgery room with the latest laser and arthroscopic technology.
Tama Veterinary Hospital Grand Opening
Friday, Apr 12
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4 N. Abel Street, Milpitas