Dr. David Chao was born in Beijing, China. He moved to the U.S. when he was in High School. He attended University of California, San Diego and received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal physiology and neuroscience. He later graduated from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, and received a degree for Doctor of Veterinary medicine. Dr. Chao received his clinical training at the University of Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and joined the Banfield team in 2013. He has worked at both Bakersfield locations joining the Ming hospital at the beginning of 2015. He enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and photography.