Dr. Yee-hwa Wan

Dr. Yee-hwa Wan grew up in Boston, MA. One of determining factors of becoming a veterinarian was having father that is a medical doctor. As an immigrant from China, he moved from a country with a completely different language and culture to the United States to provide a better life for his mother and 3 siblings. Although medicine was not his first choice, he believed it would give him the opportunities to accomplish his goals, mainly to care for his family. Dr. Wan says she had always been more interested in animal care than human health care, but seeing how hard he worked motivated her to become a veterinarian. She earned her undergraduate degree in Visual Arts and East Asian Studies from Brown University, in 1999.

Dr. Wan says: “What makes the veterinary profession so satisfying is seeing how the human-animal bond reaches beyond financial, ethnic, political, and religious beliefs. It may be challenging at times not to approach a case with any pre-judgment, but learning to have an open mind never ceases to amaze me how much pet parents will go beyond their means to provide a safe and loving home.”

Her professional interests include: Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Shelter Medicine, Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Wan enjoys training Muay Tai and taking long walks in her free time. She currently has 10 cats (all foster fails and strays she has welcomed into her home), and a three-legged, deaf Pitbull.