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My name is Dr. Vivian Tran

Dr. Vivian Tran Art City Vets

Dr. Tran was born and raised in Boston, MA. As a teenager, she volunteered at the Massachusetts SPCA. When a veterinarian began mentoring her, she developed interests in both medicine and the human-animal bond, which fostered her goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Throughout highschool and college, Dr. Tran volunteered at numerous shelters and worked as a veterinary technician in Cambridge, MA. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University, majoring in Human Physiology and Biology.Dr. Tran then went on to University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout her studies, she gained more animal experience by working at Art City Vets as a veterinary technician since 2020.


She gained additional surgery experience through volunteering at local low-cost clinics. By the time she graduated in 2024, she received many accolades for her achievements in community outreach, emergency medicine, and dermatology. Dr. Tran's clinical interests include urgent/emergency medicine, community/shelter medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. She is also Fear Free Certified and Cat Friendly Certified.


When asked about what her favorite part of being a veterinarian is Dr. Tran said, "I think that the diagnostic hunt is the most satisfying aspect of being a veterinarian. It is stressful for owners to perceive an issue with their pets, yet not be able to communicate with them effectively. Therefore, the diagnostic hunt can help us objectively interpret what a patient is presenting. Discovering the root pathology, or at least ruling out other processes, leads us to targeted treatments that ultimately increase quality of life and comfort for both patients and clients alike."


During her free time, you can find her rockclimbing, cooking her family's Vietnamese recipes, and doing anything to spoil her dog. She has a 6-year-old pitbull mix named Koekje (Cookie), who she adopted from ACCT on her first day of veterinary school.

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