Michael T. Ikeda, VMD

Dr. Michael Ikeda is the proud owner of Muirlands Animal & Avian Hospital since 1988. He graduated with BA and MA degrees in Biology from UCLA, before completed his VMD degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ikeda has been in the Southern California area for over 32 years and calls Mission Viejo his home. He has saved countless birds working with Pacific Wildlife over the years, but he is most proud of the 5 previous employees fulfilling their dreams of becoming veterinarians through his guidance. Dr. Ikeda and his lovely wife Christine enjoy attending cultural events and visits to Hawaii to see family. Dr. Ikeda is also a avid golfer and plays as often as his busy schedule allows 🙂

Dr. Fred Brewer IV, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Fred Brewer is a board-certified (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) veterinary cardiologist. He received his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2009. Following the 4 years at Cornell University, he completed a 1-year general rotating internship at the California Animal Hospital Veterinary Specialty Group in West Los Angeles with Dr. Stephen J. Ettinger.


Dr. Linda Larsen, DVM, MS, ACVSD

Dr. Linda J. Larsen is a board-certified small animal surgeon and the sole proprietor of Pacific Veterinary Surgery Services. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota, college of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.

Team Members

Dee Allen RVT, CVPM

Dee has been working in the veterinary industry since 1992. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and also a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, which is a designation known and appreciated as the highest level of credentials for professional veterinary managers.

Dee has an incredible passion for pets so she happily shares her love with a very pesty Sphynx cat named “Frankie Skinatra”, she adopted a sweet mantle Great Dane, named “Elias” who also thinks he’s a lap dog and she added a very talkative African Grey parrot, “ Birdie Boy” to her menagerie as well.


Ana has been a valued and loved team member since 1997! Ana is a registered veterinary technician and hospital supervisor. She is fluent in Spanish and has well over 20 years in avian care. After hours she likes to spend time with her family, pets, and friends. She is also an expert in Pokemon 🙂


Sheila is our Director of First Impressions and has been a team member since 1996! Sheila is truly awesome all around. This hospital is blessed to have her 🙂 At home sheila and her boyfriend Gary have a happy life with their furry and feathered babies, Angel, Jilly.


Team Member since 2015. Nana is our veterinary assistant with years of experience. Nana is fluent in Japanese and a wonderful help to all of us. Nana lives with her cats Milky, Kona and Lani who all bring her love and happiness.


Becky is the newest member of our Client Specialist team. She has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years and is a great asset to our hospital with her many years of experience!
Becky has a sweet Cavipoo dog named Quincy.