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Pearl Fiona Chen
Medical Director

Dr. Chen developed a love for veterinary medicine early on in life as the daughter of a veterinarian. She grew up assisting her father’s companion animal practices here in Southern California while she pursued undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and Economics at nearby UC Riverside.

She then relocated to Grenada, where she furthered her undergraduate studies in Life Sciences before earning her DVM from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following her time in Grenada, Dr. Chen completed an additional year of clinical training at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined VCA in 2016 and has practiced locally in Lakewood, Mar Vista, and Pasadena.

In practice, Dr. Chen takes a special interest in feline medicine as cats are her spirit animal. She is particularly passionate about mature life stage and geriatric care, nutrition, and preventative/wellness education.

Currently, Dr. Chen resides in the Los Angeles area and during her free time you may find her at a local coffee shop getting her caffeine fix. She enjoys exploring new dining experiences, traveling to any sunny destination, and relaxing in her catio with her family.


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