Dr. Chris Tsai grew up in the Washington D.C. area. After moving to the west coast for his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, he moved back east once again to earn his veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and practiced for two years in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Tsai missed the beautiful weather in California and moved again back to the west coast where he joined a 24 hour emergency hospital in the Los Angeles area. In 2009, Dr. Tsai transferred to a San Diego hospital to serve as the Medical Director and joined Del Mar Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2022.
Dr Tsai has a strong interest in non-invasive surgeries and is one of the few veterinarians in the area performing laparoscopic spays and gastropexies. He also has interests in emergency & critical care medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and oncology.
During his free time, he enjoys attending his children’s sporting events, outdoor activities, eating, and spending time with his family - his wife, their two sons and one daughter, and their pups Jelly Bean and Lion.