Meet David Chen, DVM, CVA
David Chen, DVM, CVA studied at the University of California, San Diego, where he received his B.A. in business and economics with a minor in biology. During his undergraduate studies, he worked as a research associate at the Neuromuscular Laboratory in La Jolla, CA. He later went on to attend Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where he completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Chen later completed an intensive one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists before joining the team there as the Director of Emergency Services. He attended the CHI Institute in Florida to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and is currently studying herbal medical therapies.
In 2017 he joined the team at East End Veterinary Center, offering Saturday acupuncture appointments to patients who benefit. When he’s not working, Dr. Chen enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, playing basketball, and traveling.
Saturday Acupuncture With Dr. Chen
Dr. David Chen will be available starting February 4th for Saturday acupuncture appointments.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal technique used to stimulate the immune system and local nerves, relax muscles, adjust blood and lymph flow, and release endorphins. Many diseases and injuries can benefit from acupuncture including: orthopedic diseases (osteoarthritis), neurological conditions (seizures, intervertebral disc problems), gastrointestinal diseases (inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, vomiting and constipation), and respiratory problems (asthma and bronchitis). Patients undergoing chemotherapy can also be treated with acupuncture to support the immune system and decrease adverse side effects.