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David Chen, DVM

chen.jpgAt a young age, he spent a majority of his time caring for the animals he loved. His various pets ranged from fish to hamsters to cats and dogs. He went on to graduate from the University of California, San Diego where he received his Bachelors of Arts in business and economics with a minor in biology. During his undergraduate studies he worked as a research associate at the neuromuscular laboratory with Dr. Diane Shelton. During his time there, he discovered veterinary medicine and went on to attend Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Chen then went on to complete an intensive one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists before joining the team as the Director of Emergency Services.

Dr. Chen is thrilled to serve as the Long Island Veterinary Specialists Director of Emergency Services and fortunately has become accustomed to the nocturnal nature of his position. He strives to create a comfortable, welcoming hospital where everyone receives world-class care and service. Dr. Chen’s areas of special interest include critical care, trauma, pain management, internal medicine and ultrasonography. Recently, he has taken more interest in the benefits of eastern medicine and acupuncture on patients with chronic or uncontrolled pain. When he is not working, Dr. Chen enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, playing basketball, practicing martial arts, photography and traveling. At home he enjoys spending time with his two adopted cats, Charlie and Tucker, both of whom like to be up at all hours of the night.