photo: Dr Farhsid Kiaei Dr. Farshid Kiaei, commonly referred to as Dr. K has more than 28 years of experience in veterinary medicine. His experience in small, exotic, large animals and poultry have made him knowledgeable, confident and an accountable veterinarian. As a veterinarian, Dr. K's interests are surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology, and radiology.

Prior to moving to Santa Maria and aside from his work outside North America, Dr. K ran his own small animal hospital in Canada for 5 years before selling and moving to Beaverton, Oregon. In Oregon, he worked as a full-time veterinarian at a very busy animal hospital for 3 years before deciding on living in warmer climates. Before to joining Caring Hands, Dr. K worked as a relief veterinarian in the Los Angeles area to expand his knowledge of Californian related pet concerns.

Finally, Dr. K chose Santa Maria as his home due to its friendly people, beautiful scenery, and low traffic. As of this moment, Dr. K's family consists of his wife; Tooran, two kids, one dog, and two cats. However, he hopes Santa Maria and its residents will become part of his family too.