Dr. Hart Ling Cheung
School: China Agricultural University 2006, University of Edinburgh 2007
Special interest: soft tissue surgery, exotics medicine, ultrasonography
Pets: Merlin, 2.5 year old malamute shepherd mix and Niu Nai, 20 year old ancient cat
Growing up in the concrete forest of Hong Kong and living in high rises, I have always dreamed about having a farm one day which would give me the space of raising all kinds of animals, all pasture raised, naturally. I knew at a very young age that I would be working with animal and while most kids were playing with barbies or watching power ranges, I have always preferred going to petting zoos and binge watch national geographic. My favourite book at the time was All creatures great and small by James Herriot.
It has not been an easy ride for me to pursue this dream and my journey to become a veterinarian spanned across 3 countries, through many twists and turns. I started at Iowa State University studying international business in 2001 and by the second semester I knew that was not a career path for me. I promptly switched to a pre-vet program, eventually moving back to China to complete my veterinary degree in 2006. I then attended the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to complete a Master degree in equine science. A job opportunity brought me to London for 6 months before I returned to Hong Kong and completed a one year rotating internship at a referral practice, where i mainly worked with cats and dogs. My husband and I moved to the Bay area 4 years ago and I worked in San Francisco for 3 years before recently joining the the Adobe team. I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to pursuing my passion in both surgeries and exotics animals medicine amongst this wonderful team of talented doctors. When not at work you will find me, my husband Ben and our gentle giant malamute mix Merlin, exploring one of the many scenic hiking trails on the peninsula. I also enjoy traveling, photography, sampling good local grown foods and leisure horse back riding.