Dr. Calvin G. Lum, a San Francisco native, was awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of California at Davis in 1987.
As a young child, I developed a strong curiosity and love for animals. My growing interests in teaching, biology, and physiology led me on a natural course to a career in veterinary medicine.
I completed my double baccalaureates in Zoology and the Biology of Natural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley. Upon receiving my DVM, at UCDavis in 1987, I completed an informal internship at a small animal practice in Los Gatos, CA. I then spent 10 years in a small animal practice on the Peninsula, in Redwood City, CA. Missing my hometown, I relocated back here to the City By The Bay in 1998, where I practiced for 5 years in Laurel Heights, and then 4 years in Diamond Heights, before embarking on this new adventure.
I share my original childhood home with my 2 cats, pictured below : Rudy, the beautiful blue-eyed, flame point 12 year old DMH cat; and Rocket, the sleek, green-eyed, gray 10 year old DSH cat, rescued from the dumpster. They keep me entertained, while I enjoy life back home here, with my family, friends, the restaurants, the sites, the theater, previous taiko drumming, and all that this beautiful city has to offer.
After 20 plus years of enjoying practice as an associate in 3 main brick and mortar veterinary hospitals in the Bay Area, I decided to open this housecall practice to be able to offer the pet lovers of San Francisco additional options for the care of their loved ones. With 2 cats of my own, I know how stressful it can be to pack them up into the carriers and lug them to the hospital, whether by car, public transportation or even walking …meow meow meow meow meow!!!!! right?
I’ll miss some of the procedures, like surgery, dentistry’s, etc. but will be able to refer out as needed. I will still be able to do what I like best, which is to teach, and now will have more time to do it, in the comfort of one’s own home; educating owners about the medical care of their furry loved ones. I celebrate the importance that pets play in our lives and readily embrace the role of doctor as teacher
Dr. Lum holds memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA; the California Veterinary Medical Association, CVMA; the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association, SFVMA, and the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association, LGVMA.
I support Pets Are Wonderful Support, PAWS SF; and am a member of the Golden Gate Business Association, GGBA. I also volunteer with Veterinary Street Outreach Services, VET SOS, providing free veterinary care for our city’s homeless population. VET SOS is operated by the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC), a private non-profit agency, and works in collaboration with five community animal service organizations.
Article in Edward Guthmann’s weekly Examiner column: “What I do?” SF Gate Article July 25, 2011
Best Veterinarian: BAY WOOF’S, Beast of the Bay Awards 2009 and runner up in the same category for 2010.