Meet Our Vets

 

Dr Tharm Sook Keng

BSc BVMS (Murdoch)

Veterinary Surgeon

She’s been in small animal practice for 15yrs after graduating from Murdoch University in 2003. Having worked in local private practices and a few volunteer stints overseas, she started Island Veterinary Clinic in Singapore with partners in 2011. The area that excites her is surgery, both soft tissue and orthopaedic. Since 2008, she has gone for multiple workshops in Europe and SEA delving in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgeries. In 2018, she was on the local committee of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) conference held in Singapore and organized the local scientific programme. In the same year, she also participated in a research cum neuter programme with the Himalayan Mutt Project in Manang, Nepal. She is very happy to be able to do what she does no matter
where she is.

Dr Poon Yuet Foong

BSc BVMS (Murdoch), B.Bus (NTU), CVA (Cert Vet Acupuncture)

Veterinary Surgeon

She graduated from Murdoch University in Australia in 2005 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She also has a degree in Business from NTU(1998).

 

She has worked in in a busy small animal practice in Singapore prior to IslandVets . During this period,  she has taken time off to obtain  the Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture from The Chi Institute which is jointly awarded by the China National Society of TCVM  in 2009.  

 

She is a registered Vet Acupuncturist in The Chi Institute and hence is recognised by the IVAS. She has also completed the advanced acupuncture training in 2010.  In addition, she has attended classes in Food nutrition  and herbal classes conducted by the Chi Institute.

 

Dr Poon has also completed  Sydney University's CVE courses in  Ophthalmology ( 2009) and Surgery( 2010) . She  has also attended various workshops in surgery  conducted by Improve Interbation in Swindon, United Kingdom. She has also done various courses on avian medicine and practice management. She is continuing her interest in internal medicine by attending continuing education courses In Melbourne . In addition, she is hoping to further her interest in complementary medicine by geeting certified in canine rehabilitation in the near future.

 

Her interest is in medicine with emphasis on integrating both conventional and chinese medicine to obtain the best results.

Dr Angeline Wong

BSc BVMS (Murdoch), BSc (Hons) (NUS)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Angeline Wong graduated from Murdoch University in Australia in 2005 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and started her career with a small animal practice. She then explored her interest in pathology with the governmen lab for a period of 4 years where her work includes post mortem examinations, cytological examinations, disease investigations and facilitating animal health programmes.

 

She has completed post-graduate course in medical oncology (2011) and soft tissue surgery (2014) with CVE Sydney. Currently, she is doing a course on low stress handling as she hopes to make the vet visit a pleasant one for the pet patient or at least not more fearful the next time. 

 

She believes in patient care with focus on evidence-based medicine and strives to achieve that with continuing education and keeping abreast with current recommendations.

 

She is adopted by a beautiful cross-breed dog that found her on the road. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and crafts.

Dr Dawn Chong

BVSc Melbourne

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Dawn graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009, and spent 9 years practising in a busy vet clinic in the east, before joining Island Vet in late 2017.

 

Besides the obvious perks of the job (i.e. puppies & kittens), Dawn looks forward to building camaraderie with her patients' families. She has special interest in small animal internal medicine & surgery, as well as avian medicine. Outside of the clinic, she has worked on community projects with SPCA, Love Kuching Project, SOSD and elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. 

 

On her days off, Dawn enjoys spending time nurturing an unhealthy level of attachment with her 2yo Congo African Grey parrot Pazuzu. She also has a beloved senior Golden Retriever Sally, and a dying vegetable garden. 

Dr Prithiba Manickavasagar

BSc BVMS (Murdoch)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Prithiba graduated from Murdoch University in Australia in 2002 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She also has an honours degree in Zoology from the National University of Singapore (1998).

 

She worked in Adelaide before returning to Singapore, where she practiced, for a period of 7 years, at a busy small animal practice.

 

She has managed a variety of clinical cases and has performed both routine and elective soft tissue surgeries on both domestic and small mammals. During the course of her work, she also attended regularly at the SPCA performing numerous neuters of rabbits and guinea pigs.

 

Over the years she has attended continuing education courses, both locally and overseas and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is now qualified to perform ultrasound scans of the abdomen  

 

As a clinician and surgeon, she supports preventive medicine, client education and proactive medical management as central tenets of veterinary care.

 

She firmly believes in helping owners help their pets. She is a mother of two boys and a girl and believes that serving animals complements her nuturing role as a parent.

Dr Sophia Wong

BVM&S (Edin), MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Sophia graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. After graduation, she returned home to be with family and worked at a busy local clinic.

 

She would be the newest addition to Island Vets in March 2014. Her interests include dog and cat internal medicine and she particularly enjoys seeing pocket pets and turtles.

 

She constantly endeavours to provide the best veterinary care to animals, and is committed to educating and communicating with owners to improve awareness and husbandry knowledge for their pets’ long-term wellbeing.

 

Outside work, she likes to swim and spend time with her family and two mongrels, Scone and Muffin.

Dr Tanja Kahrs

BSc (Bristol), BVSc (Sydney)

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Tanja graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. She also has obtained a degree in Zoology from the University of Bristol.  After graduation, she returned to her home country of Singapore where she worked for a busy small animal practice prior to joining Island Vets.

 

She has completed courses in Feline medicine and Internal Medicine with the University of Sydney CVE program. She has a keen interest in Internal Medicine and hopes to further develop her skills in Surgery and Radiology. She also has a passion for all things “Feline”.

 

She believes in the importance of preventative pet healthcare, which aims to evaluate pet health and recognise early signs of disease.

 

In her free time, she enjoys nature and conceptual photography. She is an avid film enthusiast and is quite fond of reading every chance she gets.

Dr Vivian Shim

BVM&S (UK) MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Vivian completed her bachelor in veterinary medicine and surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 2012. Upon graduation, she took up a position at a small animal clinic in the heart of Singapore with a main focus on dogs and cats.

 

Interested in seeing more exotics species, she has decided to move on and recently joined our Bedok branch in September 2015.

 

She firmly believes in the importance of preventative medicine, and encourage clients to be well-knowledged regarding the benefits of good diet and husbandry. She also regularly participates in continuing education courses to keep up-to-date with current advances in veterinary medicine, so as to serve the pet community better.  

 

During her past time, she enjoys exploring parts of Singapore that are less travelled and closer to nature. She also enjoys a good book or completing D-I-Y projects at home.  

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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Block 114 Jurong East Street 13

#01-404 Singapore 600114

 

Tel:   6560 5991

Fax:  6560 5619

Block 123 Bedok North Street 2

#01-154 Singapore 460123

 

Tel:   6449 4491

Fax:  6448 4082

Jurong East

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