Wouldn’t it be great if all vets are compassionate, well-equipped, and skilled in all aspects of veterinary practice? Unfortunately, like everything else, not all are made equal.
You may encounter inexperienced vets or vets who are too busy to give their 100%. Some vets are better at diagnostics while some are a cut above the rest at treatment.
Not only that, the fact is that some clinics have more or better equipment and facilities than the others.
Thus, besides being able to hit it off with your vet, you must also be able to rationally trust her with your pet’s life. Her advice will most likely determine your decisions. An incorrect diagnosis will delay treatment and the wrong treatment may do harm instead of good.
So, take your time to look for a vet you can trust. Ask questions and know that you don’t have to stick to one vet for every single medical problem. In fact, it’s good to seek the opinion of more than one vet in certain cases.
Recommended list of Singapore vets
If you need a little help, here’s a list of Singapore vets we recommend based on either personal experience or stellar reviews from other pet owners. Presented in alphabetical order.
1. Dr. Brian Loon @ Amber Vet
Principal Veterinary Surgeon | BSc. BVMS (Hons) (Murdoch), Certificate Veterinary Acupuncture (IVAS)
Dr. Brian graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 2007. His areas of special interest include diagnostic ultrasonography, endoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery.
He is also certified in Veterinary Acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and is a certified and registered member of PennHIP, an internationally known modality for diagnosing hip dysplasia in cats and dogs.
Amber Vet offers vaccination antibody titer tests.
Clinic location: 50 Burnfoot Terrace
Phone: 6245 5543 | After hours emergency: 9660 5543
2. Dr. Christopher Tham @ Jireh Veterinary Clinic
Senior Veterinarian | BVSc (Qld)
Dr. Tham graduated from Queensland University in 2003. Over the years practicing in Singapore and Hong Kong, he developed special interests in small animal orthopedic surgery, ultrasonography, and exotic pets.
He completed a Total Hip Replacement Course in 2007 – an example of how he enjoys furthering his knowledge and skills through periodicals, conferences, courses, and so on. One of our readers also shared that his clinic is one of the few that is able to recognise and diagnose thyroid issues in dogs.
Clinic location: 15 Venus Road, Windsor Park Estate
Phone: 6556 0268 | After hours emergency: 8368 7778
3. Dr. Eugene Lin @ The Animal Ark
Founder and Medical Director | BVSc (Sydney)
Dr. Eugene graduated from Sydney University in 2001. He is best known for his diagnostic and surgical skills and constant interest in modern science. It’s no wonder that his clinic is one of the most advanced in Singapore.
Having received training in the United States and the United Kingdom, he is the first vet in Singapore to incorporate minimally invasive techniques into routine surgeries. Close to 80% of his surgeries are now performed with flexible endoscopes or rigid laparoscopes.
Dr. Eugene is also our top recommendation for canine dentistry.
Clinic location: 11 Binjai Park
Phone: 6100 6000
4. Dr. Gianuario Marotta @ The Animal Infirmary
Senior Veterinary Surgeon | DVM, MRCVS
Dr. Gino is our existing vet who also saved me from itchy skin when I was at my lowest point! He cares a lot for his patients and is always available for your questions. Mama and papa have direct contact with him via Whatsapp and are regularly updating him on my skin condition.
Clinic location: 74 Thomson Rd
Phone: 6358 2663
5. Dr. Grace Heng @ The Joyous Pet
Senior Veterinarian | BVSc (Sydney)
Dr. Grace graduated from the University of Sydney and has been working with small animals since then. Besides developing and acquiring a special interest in feline and rabbit medicine, she has an unwavering interest in soft tissue surgeries.
Clinic location: 475 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, #01-30A Sunshine Place
Phone: 6769 0304 | After hours emergency: 9351 1334
6. Dr. Hsu Li Chieh @ The Animal Clinic
Veterinary Surgeon | DVM (Guelph)
Dr. Hsu graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, in 1990. He is also the surgeon who fixed the luxating patella in my left knee!
Having worked at The Animal Clinic as a handyman, a receptionist, and an animal tech, it was natural for him to join The Animal Clinic upon graduation.
His main interest is in Surgery, and Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine. He is also certified to perform the Zurich Cementless Total Hip Replacements.
Clinic location: 109 Clementi Street 11, #01-17/19, Singapore 120109
Phone: 67763450 / 67770273 | After hours emergency: 6333 5550
7. Dr. Gwenda Lowe @ Brighton Vet
Veterinary Surgeon | BVSc (Sydney)
Dr. Gwenda had many years of experience working in several busy small animal practices in Singapore. That was before she took up the role as a founding vet at Brighton Vet Care (BVC). She aspires for BVC to be a practice that cares for all patients holistically.
Dr. Gwenda has undergone further training in ultrasound, dentistry (canine, feline and pocket pets), endoscopy (canine, feline, pocket pets, and exotics), laparoscopy (canine and feline), feline and canine medicine. Currently, she is pursuing a year-long course in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and Acupuncture.
She owns a rescued cat and a Golden Retriever.
Brighton Vet offers vaccination antibody titre tests.
Clinic location: 74 Serangoon Garden Way
Phone: 6282 2484 | After hours emergency: 8352 0088
8. Dr. Lee Yee Lin @ Gentle Oak Veterinary Clinic
Senior Veterinary Surgeon | BSc. BVMS (Murdoch)
If you are looking for a holistic vet in Singapore, Dr. Lee is a close bet.
Other than her special interests in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery, Dr. Lee also focuses on using a holistic and integrative approach to patient care. Think therapeutic grade essential oils, Bowen Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and both Western and Chinese herbal remedies.
Clinic location: 21 Ghim Moh Road #01-225, Singapore 270021
Phone: 6250 8001
9. Dr. Vanessa Lin @ My Family Vet
Veterinary Surgeon | BVSc (Sydney)
Dr. Vanessa has varied international experience (Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore) in diagnosing and treating animal illnesses and performing surgery.
She has a keen interest in dermatology, soft tissue surgeries, and Chinese medicine therapies for pets. She also has experience in caring for critical patients, which demand competence in treating trauma lesions and correcting medical or surgical disorder.
Clinic location: 265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 #01-403, Singapore 650265
Phone: 6566 0448 | After hours emergency: 8102 6966
Western and Eastern Medicine
10. Dr. Liang Xutian @ West Coast Vetcare
Veterinarian | BVSc (Hons) (Sydney), Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Liang graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and received her certification in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Spain in 2011. Her veterinary interests are in small animal internal medicine and integrating it with TCM for a holistic diagnosis and treatment.
She has helped my friend to keep his seizures that used to happen daily, under control through TCM.
West Coast Vetcare offers vaccination antibody titer tests.
Clinic location: 612 Clementi West Street 1
Phone: 6777 7423
11. Dr. Tai Yesun @ Nam Sang Veterinary Clinic
Veterinary Surgeon | BVSc (Sydney), MVS (Murdoch), MRCVS CVA GDBA
Dr. Tai graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987. After which, she worked as a small animal clinician in Australia and Malaysia before relocating to Singapore.
By combining Western and Eastern veterinary medicine, she offers unique integrative treatment approaches.
Her veterinary interests include Small Animal & Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ophthalmology, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Veterinary Acupuncture, and Veterinary Food Therapy.
Clinic location: 2 Balestier Rd
Phone: 6254 8138
We will be updating this list of Singapore vets as we move along. Is your go-to vet not mentioned here? Let us know via comment!