As a senior year, undergraduate student majoring in Biology at George Mason University, Dr. Nguyen was still uncertain about his career path. Since he had a strong affection for animals, he announced to his parents, “I am going to be a Veterinarian.” As immigrants with very high career expectations for their son, they suggested he become either a “real” doctor or an attorney or computer engineer so that he could earn a lucrative salary. To further complicate matters, he then discovered acting and loved it. “This is it,” he thought, and shared the great news with his parents, who responded, “Why don’t you become a Veterinarian?”
Since earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ohio State University, Dr. Nguyen has excelled in his chosen career. He has expertise in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as dentistry. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and has volunteered for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, VA. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, carpentry, painting, drawing, and playing guitar. He lives with his wife, Dr. Laura Fink, and their son in Springfield, VA.