Meet the Veterinarians of Pet Medical Center Sunland


Leila Afshar, DVM

Dr. Afshar grew up in Colorado and received her DVM degree from Colorado State University in 2007. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and completed a 1 year rotating internship at the prestigious VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Dr. Afshar has worked for Pet Medical Center at the Granada Hills location since 2014. She strives to provide personalized, progressive care and enjoys educating clients.

Dr. Afshar has had advanced training in veterinary dentistry and ultrasound. Her interests also include surgery, emergency medicine, and dermatology.

Dr. Afshar is a member of the following professional organizations:

Dr. Afshar shares her home with a calico cat named Chaplin and an ornery little Chihuahua mix named Rambo. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, music, and golf.


R.M. Buffum, DVM

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 graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1972. He was Base Veterinarian at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines from 1972 to 1975. Dr. Buffum’s colleagues call him friendly, approachable, constantly thinking, intelligent, caring, and a good mentor. He has a strong interest in emergency medicine and ultrasound.

Dr. Buffum is a member of the following professional organizations:

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

Stop by to meet our wonderful veterinarians today!