Located in central Tokyo, Akasaka Animal Hospital is within 1 mile of the Imperial Palace. It is surrounded by high-rise buildings, and dining and entertainment options are plentiful in the area. The practice offers routine care (eg, cough, dermatologic disorders, GI disorders) as well as 24-hour emergency care. Akasaka specializes in oncology, immunologic diseases, and endocrinology.
Akasaka was founded by Hiroko Shibanai, DVM, one of the first female practitioners in Japan and past president of the Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA). Now 80, Shibanai remains active in the community; she speaks all over Japan and volunteers for activities such as animal-assisted therapy. She performs surgeries as well.
The leadership also includes hospital director Akiko Shibanai, DVM, who like Hiroko Shibanai is a graduate of Nihon University, and medical director Takuo Ishida, DVM, PhD, DJCVP, a graduate of Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University.