Dr. Kieu Vuong was born in Vietnam and came to the US when she was 11. She resided in San Jose throughout middle and high school, then attended UC Davis and received her Bachelor degree in Animal Science. During her studies at UC Davis, she did an internship at a veterinary clinic which helped her realize her passion for veterinary medicine. She went on to earn her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. Not a big fan of Michigan’s weather, Dr. Vuong decided to fly back home to San Jose shortly after graduation.
Dr. Vuong has a special interest in surgeries and shelter medicine. She received extensive training in spay and neuter at San Jose Animal Care Center as a student, and she continues to volunteer at the shelter on her days off from the clinic to provide medical care and perform surgeries on shelter animals. It was here that she developed a huge love for Pitbulls. In fact, she adopted her first Pitbull, Koda, when he sat on her lap while she was performing an exam on him at this shelter.
Outside of work, Dr. Vuong enjoys spending time with her current Pitbull, Kaylee, whom she adopted from Lucky Dog Rescue on Jan 2018. As with Koda, she likes to take Kaylee to parks and other public areas to show people how sweet Pitbulls are. One of her dreams is to provide hospice cares for Pitbulls with cancer.
Asides from veterinary medicine, Dr. Vuong also enjoys doing crafts in her free time. She learned how to crochet at the age of 12 from her mom, and it remains her favorite craft of all time. She particularly loves to make amigurumi’s (stuffed toys). In addition to crochet, she also likes to create clay models, 3D origami’s, knitting, needle felting, and cross-stitching.