Dr. Maia Chan
About Dr. Maia Chan, DVM
I’m a native Pacific Northwesterner – born in Oregon but raised in Alaska, I consider Anchorage my hometown. I originally came to the Seattle area in 1995. I completed my veterinary education at North Carolina State University in 2005 and practiced for three years at Midwest Bird and Exotic Animal Hospital in the Chicago area – I will always have a special place in my heart for reptiles, pocket pets, and birds.
Seeking a professional change and also to be closer to my family, I returned to Seattle and completed my masters in Comparative Medicine at the University of Washington in 2011. I continued to work at the University of Washington, then the University of British Columbia and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, caring for research animals. The most compelling part of my work with research animals was the opportunity to improve their quality of life and focus on their individual needs and welfare. In time I found that I wanted to find similar work with companion animals. I had met Dr. Sara in 2015 when she cared for my own aging and ailing dog, and immediately appreciated the benefits of in-home hospice and end-of-life care for our pets. I was so grateful for the services Dr. Sara and her team provide – I wouldn’t have had it any other way for my dog. Three years later, I’m thrilled and incredibly honored to join her team at Compassion 4 Paws.
I live in south Beacon Hill with Addie, my pit bull. Evenings and weekends will find me with my friends trail running, hiking, doing CrossFit, enjoying great food and drinks(!), or playing pub trivia.