Dr. Nora Szeto with catDr. Nora Szeto’s veterinary journey began with her grandfather—he was a veterinarian in China, and used to tell young Dr. Szeto all kinds of stories about the animals he had cared for over the years. That inspiration, coupled with Dr. Szeto’s personal experiences connecting with her own pets, made one thing very clear: she wanted to become a veterinarian herself!

Dr. Szeto grew up in the East Bay, where she first started volunteering for animal welfare causes. She attended the University of California, Davis, for her undergraduate degree in animal science, then worked as a Laboratory Animal Technician for a year while applying to veterinary schools. Dr. Szeto would continue on to complete her Doctoral degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In the spring of 2019, Dr. Szeto moved to the San Jose area and joined the Camden Pet Hospital team as an Associate Veterinarian in May. Medically, she loves dermatology work and treating physical injuries, but her favorite part of her job involves the patients and pet owners she sees every day. For Dr. Szeto, nothing beats helping a pet parent know how to best care for their animal companion!

Aside from her interests in veterinary medicine, Dr. Szeto enjoys baking desserts, practicing her photography skills, hiking, and figure skating. She’s skated since she was young, and credits the sport with teaching her the work ethic that helped her become a veterinarian! She also loves to dote on her own animal companions at home; her dog Cleo was adopted during Dr. Szeto’s first year of veterinary school and loves to accompany her on her hiking adventures, and Olive, a sassy tortoiseshell cat, was adopted during Dr. Szeto’s third year.