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Dr. James R. Jansen, 76

Dr. James R. Jansen, 76, of Los Alamitos, Calif., passed away on Jan. 1, 2022.
He was born in Hallock, Minn., on June 26, 1945, to James and Eleanor (Uthus) Jansen. The family moved to Anaheim, Calif., when Jim was 6 years old.
Later on, he graduated in a class of 700 students from the California State University at Long Beach, Calif.
Upon his high school graduation, he got his veterinary degree from the Ghent University in Belgium., which consisted of the following degrees: B.A., M.A., B.V.Sc. and DVM.
Jim owned two animal clinics, both named Jansen Animal Hospital, one in Torrance, Calif., and one in Ridgecrest, Calif. Jim also owned and flew his own small aircraft.
Jim leaves behind: brother, Robert; sister, Elizabeth; daughters, Johanna and Christine; and son, James III.


  1. Marilyn Cannemeyer on July 29, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    I’m saddened to hear of Dr. Jansen’s passing this year. Dr. Jansen and his then wife, Peggy, had been my employers for about four years (1980-1984). Working at their veterinary hospital taught me so very much and they were great employers. God Bless Dr. Jansen and may he rest forever in eternal peace. Amen.

  2. Mary Grimsley on September 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    I, too, worked for Dr. J. at his Veterinary hospital in Ridgecrest for 3 1/2 years in the very early 90’s. It was my favorite job, as I was able to interact with all of our animal clients. When he opened his new hospital in Torrance, Martha & I went down to help get it set up. Dr. J. was a master surgeon and dearly loved his animal clients.
    The last time I saw him was when he opened up his 3rd hospital to replace the one that burned down in Ridgecrest. He was sooo happy … he now had what he had always wanted … children! I was so happy for him.
    I am now so sad to read that he has passed. My sympathy goes to his family. May he Rest In Eternal Peace!

  3. Charlie Wight on September 15, 2023 at 8:59 am

    I was a horse client when he worked for Dr. Larry Jackson at the Ridgecrest Animal Hospital. I remember I had to call him down for a horse to be sutured when he was taking a flying lesson. Did a beautiful job. Was able to still show Sheen+ that weekend (sutures were on the face).
    Had him up for dinner multiple times and always enjoyed ourselves.
    We will miss you James…

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