Important Pender Emergency Room Update: 

Beginning on 7/12/2021, Pender had to adjust our emergency hours. We are open to see incoming emergencies from 7:00am-10:00pm until further announced. Pender will still have qualified Veterinary Professionals for nursing care 24/7, 365 with a doctor on call for hospitalized patients. Since an Emergency Veterinarian is not onsite after 10:00pm, please remember to call us if you need help with your pet, as our evening and overnight team does have access to the status of other local emergency rooms and can better serve you if you call first to discuss your pet’s needs during night-time hours.


Money can buy a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.

Professional Interests

Internal medicine, Preventative medicine, and Emergency Medicine.

Personal Interests

I enjoy playing with my cats Samdol and Hiro. I love taking walks with my daughter and I also enjoy playing soccer.


College of Veterinary Medicine Kangwon National University, 2000; VSTEP University of Guelph 2011; and DVM, AVMA ECFVG (Educational Certificate for Foreign Veterinary Graduate) 2012.

How I Got Here

When I was young, my father saved stray cats and brought them home. It was so natural for me to grow my passion for veterinary medicine. Starting off, I attended and graduated vet school in South Korea. When my family moved to the United States, I worked at a local vet clinic in Georgia as a veterinary assistant and then a technician. This helped me learn the culture of American Veterinary Medicine while I also had time to prepare to be a well-versed Veterinarian. I finished my training program at the University of Guelph, in Ontario Canada. I obtained my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree through ECFVG program in 2012 and have been practicing in Virginia since 2013. I am so excited to be able to serve Pender clients, in both English and fluent Korean.

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