Dr. Moto, short for Motokubota, grew up in the San Gabriel Valley. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was during his UCLA years that he was able to combine his passion for helping animals with his interest in healthcare. He amassed many hours working in various animal hospitals under the guidance of veterinarians who nurtured and encouraged this passion.
Dr. Moto graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2014 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Moto is a strong advocate for preventative care and has special interests in internal medicine and soft tissue surgeries.
Dr. Moto and his wife have two daughters and a new baby on the way. They share their home with a miniature poodle and a Pomeranian mix named Hershey. In his free time Dr. Moto loves spending time with his family and exploring local food spots.
Dr. Bruce Whitaker
Dr. Bruce Whitaker was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He attended Cal Poly At San Luis Obispo for 1 ½ years before transferring to Colorado State University where he earned his DVM in 1982. Dr Whitaker completed a one year internship at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 1983.
Dr. Whitaker has been the medical director and owner of Newport Hills Animal Hospital since 1988. His special interest is internal medicine and he is very experienced in endoscopy and ultrasonography. Dr. Whitaker also has a special interest in treating brachycephalic breeds such as English Bulldogs and French Bulldogs. He has over 20 years of experience treating English Bulldogs and has been recognized and listed as a referral by several English Bulldog organizations.
Dr. Whitaker has two daughters. His interests include tennis, gardening and current events.
Dr. Whitaker has four pets at home. CoCo (toy poodle), Cali (Aussie Mix), and three cats- Kobe, Kona and Khloe.
Dr. Whitaker is available for appointments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr. Bill Lyle
Dr. Lyle graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree in Nutrition from the University of Arizona. He went on to Washington State University where he earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include internal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Lyle has traveled extensively and has visited all seven continents. He has several pets and enjoys many hobbies including gourmet cooking and fine wines.