Tuesday, 24 April 2018

55. April 24, 2018. "About Us - Pag 1" back up page

TOA PAYOH VETS
toapayohvets.com   Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, 01-1477, Singapore 319074Tel: +65 6254-3326, 9668-6468, 9668-6469. judy@toapayohvets.com

Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet rats and mice, birds and turtles      
April 24, 2018
 
 
ABOUT US - Page 1
About Us - Page 2 - More information about our work
Toa Payoh Vets is a private small-animal practice in  Singapore. It was started in 1982 by Dr Sing Kong Yuen to provide a more personalised boutique service to Singapore pet owners who wish to see the same vet for their pet care. Clinical research and education of Singapore pet owners are performed and giving back to the community via the sharing of knowledge is at Be Kind To Pets.

VETERINARY MEDICINE & SURGERY is the main focus is dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet rats, rabbits and terrapins.

OTHER SERVICES include providing Groomer, Pet Transport, Cremation, De-ticking: Contractors provide the following: Grooming, de-ticking, transport and pet cremation services. We can make arrangements for you saving you time.
 
VETERINARY SURGEONS
 
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow)
Founder of Toa Payoh Vets toapayohvets.com  
Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association
Consultant Vet, Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery, Yangon, Myanmar

Graduated in 1974, Dr Sing has more than 40 years of practice.
 
Dr Daniel Sing ZongZheng, BSc, BVMS (Murdoch)
Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association
Consultant Vet, Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery, Yangon, Myanmar

Graduated in 2011, Dr Daniel Sing started work in Toa Payoh Vets. In 2018, he has 7 years of practice.
ABOUT DR SING KONG YUEN
FOUNDER OF TOA PAYOH VETS
 
Dr  Sing  Kong  Yuen,  BVMS, (Glasgow) is the founder of Toa Payoh Vets.
1957 - 62 Bukit Merah Primary School, Singapore.  
1962 - 68 Raffles Institution, Singapore. 

1969 - 74 Glasgow University, Scotland, UK.  Awarded a British Colombo Plan scholarship for veterinary studies at Glasgow University.  
1974 - 77 Singapore Armed Forces Infantry Officer, Provost Guard Dog Unit platoon commander & veterinary officer of guard & tracker dogs (National Service full time). 

Poultry & pig vet
:
1977 - 82. Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (previously known as Primary Production Department). A pig and chicken veterinarian in the Primary Production Department's veterinary extension, research & veterinary laboratory service to pig and poultry farmers.    

Horse vet: 1982 - 90. Singapore Turf Club thoroughbred racehorse veterinary surgeon with the perquisite of private practice at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club & Singapore Polo Club. From 2001 - 2004.  Bukit Timah Saddle Club horse veterinarian for the Club horses.

Small animal vet: 1982 - 2016.  Started Toa Payoh Vets in 1982. My focus is to provide personalised better surgical practice and healthcare for Singapore's pet owners by understanding their pet problems and lifestyle.

Mentor associate vets and impart to the team the values of honesty, hard work, a high standard of care and responsibility. Perform clinical research and continuing education. Update the community education for pet owners and veterinary students website at Be Kind To Pets.

Responsible for the sustainable growth of Toa Payoh Vets and making the practice a place where clients and their children become good friends over the years.

Dog Breeder vet: 2003 - 2008.  Professional dog and cat breeders. Performed over 200 Caesarian Sections for dog breeders. Resolve the breeders' veterinary problems at the breeding kennels in Singapore.

Consultant Vet from 2015.
Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery, Yangon, Myanmar

Mentor for the younger veterinarians, ensuring that they adopt good practices and work processes in veterinary medicine and surgery. This includes proper record keeping, computerisation, good staff and veterinary management and client communications.

 
MESSAGE FROM DR SING KONG YUEN
 
In 2018, it has been a great wonderful 44 years in veterinary practice for me since I graduated in 1974. I started Toa Payoh Vets in 1982 and many of my clients' children are now young adults. Some have married and I see their little ones with their pets.  Younger vets will be handling most cases. Their cases are reviewed by me to ensure a high standard of veterinary medicine and surgery is practised.  My skills and expertise are shared with my associate vets. 

I am still practising as I enjoy resolving the challenging varied cases every day and meeting the families of my older clientele.
I am usually at work 7 mornings a week including public holidays and some afternoons unless I am overseas.

I attend to deficiencies in services and complaints and to ensure that there is a high standard of veterinary care from Toa Payoh Vets. I intend to make Toa Payoh Vets one of the top 3 small animal surgeries in Singapore, amongst the over 80 veterinary practices. Toa Payoh Vets' focus is on veterinary surgeries, aiming for successful outcomes.

Giving back to the community is very important for me as I became a veterinarian due to the generosity of the British Government's Colombo Plan Scholarship presented to me in 1969.  Some interesting projects in Singapore and Yangon are:
 
1. A 2014 lecture to the final year students at the Vet University, Yezin, Myanmar
 
2.  Case Studies in blogs
 
Toilet training your puppy in Singapore
 
Dr Sing's interviews of over 600 cases of Singapore puppies and their house-breaking challenges.
 
4.  Veterinary Education:  Be Kind To Pets
bekindtopets.com has the archives of case studies to make veterinary medicine and surgery alive for vet students and pet  owners
Video: The Be Kind To Pets project
 
5. YouTube has the latest case studies
 
From 2013, real life case studies to educate the visual-oriented younger and better educated pet owners are uploaded on youtube. Some examples are:
 
5.1.  Video: A very difficult corgi caesarean section 1/2
5.2.  Video: A very difficult corgi caesarean section 2/2
5.3.  Video: A Sheltie has pyometra and ticks
5.4.  Video: How to toilet-train a puppy in an apartment
5.5.  Veterinary videos to educate vet students & pet owners.
 
SUPPORTING STAFF
 
Updates after April 1, 2018
 
Toa Payoh Vets in 2004. Before renovation. Singapore
Above are images of Toa Payoh Vets many years ago
Toa Payoh Vets in Feb 11 2005, 3rd day Chinese New Year. Alaskan Malamute
About Us - Page 2 - More information about our work
From April 1, 2018, please go to:  Toa Payoh Vets blog. It will be the front page for the latest updates.

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