Veterinarian / Owner
Education: University of Pennsylvania, Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris
“Life is better with pets! I believe that God created pets to be enjoyed as companions and to enrich our lives. It is our duty and responsibility to protect and enhance my patient’s physical and emotional well being as they do naturally for us.” – Dr. Judy Hung
Dr. Hung knew at the age of seven that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her family moved from Taiwan to Grants Pass, Oregon where she was introduced to Spotty the Dalmatian and Jake the Siamese cat. “We also walked past sheep, goats, horses, and cows on the way to school. I was utterly fascinated by these creatures and knew I wanted to become a veterinarian.” Shortly afterwards, her family moved to Shoreline, Washington where she spent most of her time building up her grades and extracurricular activities to be accepted into the prestigious Ivy league school, The University of Pennsylvania.
She graduated with a degree in Biology and Economics in 1993, and continued on for four more years at Penn for her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. During this time, she met Dr. Barbara Deeb while working as a veterinary assistant near Greenlake. Though Dr. Deeb passed away in 2005, she remains an inspiration to Dr. Hung with her compassion and gentle touch for all her patients. After working in Pennsylvania for a couple of years, she moved West and practiced in Anaheim, California, and then finally returned home to the beautiful Pacific Northwest in 2001 where she gained valuable management experience serving as a medical director in Bellevue. In October 2008, she opened Eastside Veterinary Associates in Kirkland just two blocks from the Costco she grew up going to.
Now that her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian has been realized, Dr. Hung enjoys developing long term relationships with her patients and their owners. She considers herself the pet’s advocate from puppy/ kitten to senior stages. Dr. Hung is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA).
Eastside Veterinary Associates and Dr. Hung have been named Top Vet by Seattle Met Magazine or Best Vet by 425 Magazine every year since opening in 2008. She is extremely proud of her staff and credits them for helping to make the experience at Eastside Veterinary Associates exceptional.
During her time outside of Eastside Veterinary Associates, Dr. Hung loves to just hang out with her family, made up of her supportive husband, two amazing kids, an Exotic Shorthair Orange Tabby, a spunky chinchilla, and chickens who provide eggs and laughter! She gives presentations to the school children who aspire to be veterinarians someday and volunteers at Lighthouse Christian Church in Bellevue. She wants all kids to know that they have the potential to impact the world in a positive way with their perseverance and passion.