Together, Dr. Lily Chen and her team will help your pet live a longer, happier life by your side with love, passion, and excellence.
Silkworms and Tadpoles
Dr. Lily Chen always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She can remember (as early as the age of three) caring for puppies, kittens, and baby birds. Her childhood was filled with many little creatures – dogs, cats, birds, chickens, ducks, hamsters, mice, and rabbits. She was fascinated by the animal world and just loved learning everything about them. Dr. Lily kept silkworms to watch them spin the silk cocoons. She raised caterpillars to butterflies and tadpoles into frogs. This passion for animals carried her through adolescence when Dr. Lily volunteered and worked in a zoo during high school. During this time, she developed an even closer bond with animals by learning how to respect and take care of more exotic animals.
Passion and Excellence
Naturally, she followed her passion and obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She then went on to the world-renowned University of California, Davis, to finish her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, graduating in 2007. She completed an internship at an emergency and specialty animal hospital, and she has been in general practice caring for dogs and cats ever since. Dr. Chen practiced for many years in the West Hollywood area before moving to the Palos Verdes Peninsula with her family.
Dr. Chen completed additional training and became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in 2013. Amazed by the miraculous results in many of her patients in response to acupuncture, she continued her training in veterinary food therapy and veterinary Chinese herbal therapy. In more than a decade of clinical experience, Dr. Chen has found that traditional Chinese medicine complements and balances conventional medicine. Many chronic conditions and diseases can be successfully treated and managed with a more gentle and holistic approach. Treating the body as a whole promotes natural healing and better health.
Wellness and Love
“Every animal is different. We have to pay attention to their constitution, personality, lifestyle, and diet. Only then can we tailor our care and therapy to maximize the benefits.”
She hopes to continue to improve the health of every animal she cares for and create more happiness in the lives of the animals and the people she helps.