Dr. Emily Kuo - Veterinarian
Dr. Emily Kuo was born and raised in Houston, Texas.
Unlike most veterinarians, Dr. Kuo did not know that she wanted to be a vet since she was young. In fact, she grew up in a family that did not allow pets. However, things changed when a small kitten followed Dr. Kuo’s mom home after an evening stroll. They were not able to turn the kitten away and he quickly became a member of the family. He was named Shonne, which means “Bear” in Mandarin. Unfortunately, at only the age of 7, Shonne’s life was taken away by a type of cancer called fibrosarcoma that metastasized. Shortly thereafter, the family took in another kitten by the name of Shing Shing. Unfortunately, Shing Shing’s life was also cut short at the age of 4 due to a blood clot that formed from a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. With all of these conditions that took away Dr. Kuo’s family pets, she was determined to become a veterinarian to help families avoid losing their loved ones too early.
Dr. Kuo received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005 from Baylor University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from Louisiana State University. After graduation, she started her career as part of a practice located near West University in Houston, where she gained extensive experience and built quality relationships for over 9 years. Dr. Kuo enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine but is most interested in preventative care, nutrition, and feline medicine. Dr. Kuo believes in using the highest quality of medicine and the latest medical information to treat pets, which is why she has chosen Lakeside Animal Clinic to continue her veterinary career. She is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Kuo and her husband Trung reside in Southwest Houston. They also welcomed a baby boy in November 2019. They keep their household even more exciting along with 3 kitties: Monkey, MooMoo, and Tigger. Dr. Kuo is a strong supporter and season ticket holder of the Houston Texans and enjoys attending Houston Rockets games. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, LEGO building, bowling, beginners hiking, and traveling. Dr. Kuo also considers herself a “food connoisseur” as she and her husband love eating! Most importantly, she also enjoys spending quality time with her family. To Dr. Kuo, home is not the same without family close by.