Dr. Justine Ma is the newest member to join the Pet’s Friend Animal Clinic team. Though a Southern California native, Dr. Ma completed her undergraduate studies and veterinary school a few hours north at the University of California, Davis, where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After veterinary school, she moved to the Bay Area to embark on her career as a veterinarian. Dr. Ma also has a passion for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She completed her formal training through the Chi Institute so she can begin to practice the different modalities of TCVM, which include veterinary acupuncture, food therapy, and herbal therapy. She hopes to incorporate these modalities in her practice at Pet’s Friend Animal Clinic.
Outside of work, Dr. Ma enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, her friends and exploring the Bay Area. As a vegan, she enjoys trying tons of different vegan dishes, both through home cooking and at restaurants. She enjoys dancing, especially different Latin dances and is currently on a Salsa dance team. She enjoys being active and participating in martial arts - she’s currently training in Krav Maga and Combat Hapkido.