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Yong-Wei HungBVM, MS, DAiCVIM

Dr. Yong-Wei Hung gained his BVM degree from Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, National Taiwan University in 1990. After a short practice in a private practice, he attended a one-year Intensive Post-graduate Training Program in the Animal Medical Center, New York in 1991. With great influence by Drs. Philip Fox, Si-Kuang Lu, and Robert Hamlin during his training in AMC, he then pursued his graduate study in veterinary physiology and pharmacology in the Ohio State University mentored by Dr. Hamlin. Referred by Dr. Hamlin, he then started his cardiology training in NC State University after graduating from the OSU with a M.S. degree. Dr. Hung is also a board certified cardiologist by Asian College of Veterinary Internal Medicine(i.e. Diplomate, AiCVIM(Cardiology)).

After finishing his cardiology training, Dr. Hung started the first cardiology specialty practice in Taiwan. Knowing the importance of continuing education, he chartered Taiwan Academy of Veterinary Internal Medicine, now with more than 500 active members. Dr. Hung is also a well-known speaker in China, Malaysia, and other countries in Asia.

Despite his 6 days a week very busy practice as the only cardiologist in Taiwan, Dr.Hung is still very enthusiastic in research. His most recent work was “Prevalence and epidemiology of canine and feline heartworm infection in Taiwan. Ta-Li Lu, Jun-Yue Wong, Ta-Lun Tan, Yong-Wei Hung. Parasites & Vectors 2017,10(suppl 2):484”.