Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian - Tiffany Ma, DVM, CHPV
Dr. Ma and her patient, Joey
Dr. Tiffany Ma obtained her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2006. After graduation, she received a year of 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 practiced small animal medicine in Los Angeles and in the Bay Area for 9 years before becoming a hospice veterinarian. She founded Compassion Pet Hospice in early 2015 in loving memory of Lucky, her 17-year-old Papillon Mixed. 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 Chinese. 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 the first Chinese-American Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian. She graduated from the inaugural AHPC certification program in 2017 and is considered one of the pioneers in the field. She has served as the Asia representative of IAAHPC International Committee since 2016. She also completed the expert training in the art of gentle euthanasia through The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
Business Manager - Calvin Ho
The husband of Dr. Ma, Calvin co-founded Compassion with Dr. Ma in 2015 to oversee the business operations of Compassion. Calvin holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Cornell University and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA. He is the co-founder and CTO of Restvo Inc., a mobile platform that helps people deepen relationships with each other. Calvin also serves on the board of Project Peace of the East Bay, a non-profit that mobilizes churches to support local nonprofits to work together for just and sustainable communities.