Dr. Tina Chiu
I was born in Taiwan and moved to Toronto at a young age, where I have lived most of my life. My husband and I decided to settle down in Saskatoon after my schooling. I have two crazy lovable pups, Blizzard and S'more that I'm absolutely obsessed with. I attended St George's University in Grenada for the first 3 years and completed my final 4th-year clinical training at WCVM in January 2018.
Practicing veterinary medicine can be stressful at times but it can also be very rewarding. It's humbling to see the unconditional love and trust these animals put in their human. There's nothing sweeter than watching their bond when they interact with each other. Being a veterinarian enables me to ensure that the pets stay healthy and happy so they can further strengthen that bond. The area of veterinary medicine that interests me the most is dermatology and abscesses.
Being a veterinarian definitely keeps you on your toes, you never know what is going to walk through those doors. You're constantly learning with every case and expanding your knowledge. It's such a diverse career and there are so many different paths/opportunities to take. But working with a great support staff and having their guidance definitely makes the days go a lot smoother and eases the stress.
A fun fact about myself is that when I was a toddler in Taiwan, my left hand was bitten by a family friend's pet monkey. The stitches and mangled appearance will forever be a part of my left hand.