Small Animal Surgery

Dr Grace P. LAI

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

BVM, MSc, Dip. ACVS (Small Animal)

Dr. Grace LAI is from Taipei, Taiwan and earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree in National Chung-Hsing University. Upon graduation, she worked in a referral clinic in Taipei whereas she developed strong interests in orthopedics and decided to move to the US to pursue advanced education. She went on to complete her clinical year at University of Illinois; a rotating internship in VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, Maryland. In addition, she finished a surgical research fellowship in Michigan State University focusing on canine upper airway diseases. She conducted and organized a large, cross-sectional, multi-center clinical study on a special laryngeal disease in Norwich terriers in the North America. After that, Dr. LAI moved to the University of Georgia for small animal surgery residency. In the three years of residency, Dr. LAI gained valuable experience in a broad range of complex surgical procedures. She is now a Board-certified specialist by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

Dr. LAI’s special interests include laryngeal diseases, cardiothoracic procedures, reconstructive surgeries as well as fractures repair and bone biomechanics. On top of those, she loves everything about cats and old dogs. She has a tabby cat named Possum, which is sassy, jealous yet lovely. In Dr. LAI’s free time, she enjoys pushing the two city boys: her husband and her son to explore the nature. When Dr. LAI gets to have her Me Time, you can find her in local café with a book.