Singapore small animal veterinary practices from 1974 - 2012


Kong Yuen Sing
Kong Yuen Sing

Saturday, April 29, 2012

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS, aged 61 years, a veterinary surgeon in Singapore. I graduated in 1974 and there was around 1 small animal veterinary practice located in a commercial premises in Watten Estate.

I had to work for the Primary Production Department for 8 years, as a condition of my veterinary scholarship. I met a private dog and cat vet 5 years my senior, telling me he had to be careful of Dr Giam Choo Hoo, from the Primary Production Department. He was practising from his home in Tiverton Lane and I presumed he was being hounded. Now, there are over 45 veterinary practices.

In 2012, the younger generation dog and cat owners are much more sophisticated owing of internet information and are much more caring compared to my baby-boomer generation.

I record their stories at as part of my giving back to the small animal community and to bring veterinary medicine and surgery alive to the stressed out veterinary undergraduate.  I hope the stories of practice-based research cases are of interest and use to them.