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Dr. R. M. Buffum

Dr. R. M. Buffum

A Pet Medical Center staff veterinarian since 1979, Dr. Buffum primarily sees patients at Pet Medical Center – West Hills and also at Pet Medical Center – Sunland. Dr. Buffum’s colleagues call him friendly, approachable, constantly thinking, intelligent, caring, and a good mentor.


Veterinary School: Colorado State University, 1972

Base Veterinarian at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, 1972–1975

Professional Organizations

  • American Animal Hospital Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
  • California Veterinary Medical Association
  • Southern California Veterinary Medical Association

Professional Interests

  • Emergency medicine
  • Ultrasound

I am on the Board of Directors of Living Free Animal Sanctuary. I have provided spay and neuter service to Ventura County Animal Control since 2000 (over 20,000 procedures performed). I have a donkey named Maggie, who was awarded first prize at the county fair as the #1 donkey in Los Angeles County.

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