Our Team

Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian - Tiffany Ma, DVM, CHPV

Dr. Tiffany Ma has lived in Asia and in the U.S. Upon finishing her veterinary degree in UC Davis in 2006, she received advanced training at Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, a highly competitive internship program where she worked closely with many reputable specialists in the field. Dr. Ma has practiced small animal medicine both in the Bay Area and the greater Los Angeles. She established Compassion Pet Hospice in 2015 in loving memory of her own 17-year-old dog, Lucky. Dr. Ma took care of Lucky in the last few months of his life at home. Lucky passed away in a familiar setting peacefully and with dignity, surrounded by many family members and friends who loved him. The experience was so profound that Dr. Ma started Compassion Pet Hospice with her husband to share this precious gift with other pet parents and pets.

Dr. Ma is also fluent in Cantonese and can speak some Mandarin. It is her passion to serve the community with her unique background, her professional training, and her caring and compassionate heart.

Dr. Ma was interviewed by a local newspaper in 2015. Please click here to read the article.

Dr. Ma is honored to be one of the first Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarians in the world. She graduated from the inaugural AHPC certification program offered by the IAAHPC (International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) as the only Chinese-American in the class. She is also the Asia representative of IAAHPC.


    Business Manager - Calvin Ho

    about calvinhoThe husband of Dr. Ma, Calvin co-founded Compassion with Dr. Ma in 2015 with the singular focus of providing the best end-of-life care experience to the clients we serve. Besides overseeing the business operations of Compassion, he creates IT tools that optimize the workflow of our veterinarians so they can give their best to our clients. Calvin holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Cornell University and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA. Calvin is also a pastor in a church in Oakland.