Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Internship Training: VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center
Residency Training: Tufts University
Dr. Chantal Tu grew up in California and earned a BS in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis. Prior to starting veterinary school, Dr. Tu worked for one year at Davis as a post-graduate researcher studying feline genomics. Dr. Tu received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She then returned to California to complete a small animal rotating internship at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center (SVRC). Following an oncology residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Tu returned to California to work in private practice at VCA SVRC for several years and is now excited to join the SAGE team.
Dr. Tu prides herself on being able to provide various treatment options that are specifically tailored to a family’s goals while providing compassionate care. Maintaining a good quality of life is a cornerstone that she emphasizes.
When not practicing, she enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, and spending quality time with her husband and sweet mixed-breed rescue, Maggie. Dr. Tu’s interest in veterinary oncology blossomed during her internship after seeing how much a pet’s life could be improved and she is excited about the treatment options available in this cutting-edge field.