Rita Ho, DVM, MS is a veterinarian who is residency trained in Veterinary Medical Oncology at MedVet Norwalk. She has been a part of the MedVet team since October 2020. Dr. Ho attended National Taiwan University, School of Veterinary Medicine in Taipei, Taiwan where she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In 2010, she completed The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECVFG) certification program, earning her eligibility to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Dr. Ho then earned a Master of Science degree in Small Animal Clinical Sciences from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. She also completed a rotating medicine and surgery internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury in Westbury, NY and a specialty internship in veterinary medical oncology at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in College Station, TX. Following her internships, she completed a Medical Oncology Residency at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT.
Dr. Ho has a special interest in immunotherapy, rescue therapy for canine lymphoma, novel cancer therapy, and clinical trials. She has published an article in Clinician’s Briefregarding rescue therapy in canine lymphoma. In addition, she has co-authored an article on prognostic markers for canine melanocytic neoplasms in Veterinary Pathology. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is seeing patients improve with oncology therapies.
When away from the hospital, Dr. Ho enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and watching movies and her favorite shows.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: National Taiwan University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
- The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECVFG) certification program
- Master of Science: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
- Rotating Medicine and Surgery Internship: VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury, Westbury, New York
- Specialty Internship in Veterinary Medical Oncology: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, College Station, Texas
- Medical Oncology Residency: Veterinary Cancer Center, Norwalk, Connecticut
- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Fairfield County Veterinary Medical Association (FCVMA)
- Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS)