Small Animal Surgery

Dr Grace P. LAI

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

BVM, MSc, Dip. ACVS (Small Animal)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Dr. Grace Lai is from Taipei, Taiwan and earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree at National Chung-Hsing University. Upon graduation, she worked in a referral clinic in Taipei and developed a strong interest in orthopaedics. After that, she obtained a certification in Total Hip Replacement and decided to move to the US to pursue advanced education. She completed her clinical year at the University of Illinois and a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, Maryland. In addition, she finished a surgical research fellowship at Michigan State University focusing on canine upper airway diseases. She conducted and organised a large, cross-sectional, multi-centre clinical study on a particular laryngeal disease in Norwich terriers in North America. After that, Dr. Lai moved to the University of Georgia for a small animal surgery residency. Dr. Lai gained valuable experience in various complex surgical procedures in the three years of residency. She is now a Board-certified specialist by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and an adjunct professor in Small Animal Surgery at the City University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Lai’s special interests include fracture repairs, bone biomechanics, cardiothoracic procedures, and laryngeal diseases. She also loves everything about cats and old dogs. She has a tabby cat named Possum, which is very sassy but lovely. As a mother of two, Dr Lai has learned to cultivate humour in everyday life to manage yet enjoy the hectic days with her son and her newborn baby girl.