Dr. Makoto Sakamoto was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. He first moved to the U.S. when he was 11 years old, and has been going back and forth between the two countries ever since. Dr. Sakamoto graduated from Tufts University in Massachusetts with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has been living in Oahu since graduation. He is very grateful to be living in the state of Hawaii, surrounded by great people and the environment. Dr. Sakamoto currently lives with his wife Julia, daughter Shiori, cat Fuyumi, and dog Kei… with more members of the family joining in the future! He likes to spend his free time surfing, playing board games, and spending time with his family and friends.

Before joining Aina Haina Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Makoto Sakamoto worked at Hawaii Kai Veterinary Clinic as a general practitioner. His passion in veterinary medicine includes primary care, behavioral medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. He is fluent in Japanese and would be more than happy to discuss pet’s concerns with clients who prefer to speak Japanese over English. 日本語での対応もしていますので、気軽にお尋ねください。