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Chris Tsai, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Chris Tsai grew up in the Washington D.C. area. After moving to the west coast for his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, he moved back east once again to earn his veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and practiced for two years in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Tsai missed the beautiful weather in California and moved again back to the west coast where he joined a 24 hour emergency hospital in the Los Angeles area. In 2009, Dr. Tsai transferred to a San Diego hospital to serve as the Medical Director and joined All Creatures Hospital in the spring of 2022.

Dr Tsai has a strong interest in non-invasive surgeries and is one of the few veterinarians in the area performing laparoscopic spays and gastropexies. He also has interests in emergency & critical care medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and oncology.

During his free time, he enjoys attending his children’s sporting events, outdoor activities, eating, and spending time with his family - his wife, their two sons and one daughter, and their pups Jelly Bean and Lion.

Nancy Norell, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Nancy Norell's love for animals, combined with a strong interest in biological science, physiology and medicine, led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Growing up, her family had Siamese cats, as well as hamsters and rabbits. While in college, she achieved her dream of owning a horse, and enjoyed riding for many years in San Diego County. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Animal Physiology from Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego, she pursued her lifelong ambition of becoming a veterinarian. In 1998, she received her degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Norell has enjoyed practicing high quality medicine, dentistry and surgery in San Diego County for the past 19 years. Her areas of special interest are dentistry, feline medicine, internal medicine, and preventive care. She is a member of the following organizations: American Veterinary Medical Association, San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Cornell Feline Health Center and Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Norell is a San Diego native and lives in Cardiff with her husband, Bob, and their four cats: Babu, Sven, Adelia and Anders. During her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.

Brandon Woods, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Brandon Woods is originally from Des Moines Iowa and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Iowa State University in 2012. His passion to care for all creatures started as a young child and he enjoyed learning about wildlife conservation during his semester abroad in Tasmania. He continued his education over the next four years by completing a dual-degree DVM - MPH program where he achieved his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University and his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Iowa in 2016. He enjoyed a unique college experience that combined his interests in animals, the environment and human health by investigating zoonotic parasites of orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo. Following graduation, he moved to California where he worked for the County of San Diego. Afterwards, Dr. Woods worked in a corporate practice before joining All Creatures Hospital in 2021. Dr. Woods likes building new relationships with clients and their pets. He enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, and supporting the arts. He and his partner have a dog named Tucker who loves to play at the beach!

Chung Min Huang, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Chung Min "Jacky" Huang was born in Taiwan and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia when he was 9 years old. Dr. Huang graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011, double-majoring in Biological Sciences and Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. He then attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After completing a year of clinical training at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Huang went on to work for multiple private practices in Queens, New York for three years. He then decided to move back to California, to sunny San Diego with his wife in 2019. On his days off, Dr. Huang enjoys working in the yard, fixing things around the house, fishing, camping and going on hikes with his wife and two fur babies, Nei and Mikey. Dr. Huang is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has a strong passion for soft-tissue surgeries and laparoscopic spays.