Dr. Choi received his DVM degree from Gyeonsang National University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in South Korea in 2008. He transferred to Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater, OK for advanced education and clinical training. After studying at OSU, he completed a year long Small Animal Medicine and Surgery rotating internship at one of the most prestigious specialty hospitals in New York City, NY. Dr. Choi has practiced in So Cal since 2008. His medical interests include emergency and critical medicine, internal medicine and general surgery. "One of the most wonderful stories from my time as a vet is about Sheldon. Sheldon came in to me when he was three weeks old with his 5 other siblings. He was cute and adorable like other boxer puppies, but his belly was very distended. I found he was born with closed anus, which is called medically atresia ani. His bowel was full of stool and he appeared very uncomfortable. The owner could not afford to do surgery and did not know what to do. It was very kind of one of my technicians to adopt him and let me fix the problem. I made an opening of the anus, which allowed him to finally have bowel movements. Due to his distended colon, he struggled with issues associated with megacolon, but he got to enjoy life with the hospital staff and new owner. He was finally a happy, playful boxer puppy. Here are a few pictures of him as he grew up."