Dr. Anson J. Tsugawa graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Following graduation, he completed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital(Akron, OH) and a three-year residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of California-Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. During the final year of his residency, he was elected as Chief Resident of the Small Animal Clinic.
Dr. Tsugawa became board certified in veterinary dentistry (Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College) in 2004, and was the 2005 recipient of the American Veterinary Dental College Outstanding Candidate Award, a national award presented to a highly qualified and productive veterinarian who has recently achieved board certification in veterinary dentistry.
He is the previous Chairman of the American Veterinary Dental College Examination Committee (2007-2008), and served as President of the North Bay Westside Chapter of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association in 2007. Dr. Tsugawa is currently a member of American Veterinary Dental College Credentials Committee, the Veterinary Oral Health Council, and serves as a reviewer for several international veterinary journals, including the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary Surgery.