Dr. Chan, a native San Franciscan, graduated from The University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a focus in avian and exotic animals. Since the beginning of her veterinary career, she has treated a multitude of species such as birds, reptiles, rodents, rabbits, cats and dogs. She prides herself in taking a thorough, comprehensive approach in treating all her patients and educating their owners. Prior to joining the Sunset Veterinary Hospital family, Dr. Chan worked as an exotics-focused veterinarian for several hospitals in the Bay Area, and is excited for the opportunity to serve the community in her hometown.
During her free time, Dr. Chan has volunteered at non-profit organizations such as the San Francisco SPCA, PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support), VetSOS (Veterinary Street Outreach Services), and a wildlife rehabilitation center. She enjoys training her parents’ birds to sing Christmas jingles, volunteers to perform spay and neuter procedures on adoptable exotic small mammals at a local veterinary technician school, and ventures around the city in search of the perfect boba milk tea. When she’s not exploring the Bay Area’s vibrant community, Dr. Chan enjoys traveling to far away places to learn about different cultures and cuisines. Whether your companion has four, two or even no legs (snakes!), Dr. Chan would love to meet them.
Dr. Chu is basically from San Francisco, having lived here since she was 2 years old. She loves animals and has had the ambition to become a veterinarian for as long as she could remember. After obtaining her Bachelor's of Science degree in Animal Science at UC Davis, she started veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences (located in Southern California) in August 2016. Her dream of earning a DVM degree turned into a reality in May 2020.
Although the majority of her experience prior to veterinary school had been working with animals in a zoological setting (she is still very passionate about conservation of endangered species) her professional interests are small animal internal medicine and oncology. Dr. Chu hopes to eventually further deepen her knowledge and experience in those areas. During her free time, she enjoys going for runs/hikes and just spending time with friends and family (which includes a Maltese named Mocha). Her next goal to accomplish is to become a drummer! She looks forward to working with you to provide the best care for your pets.