Dr Liang Xutian graduated with first class honors in Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2008. Xutian’s veterinary interests are in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Rehabilitation. She received her certification in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Spain 2011 and is currently working towards gaining her certification in Canine Rehabilitation. Xutian’s home is now filled with lots of jumping and licks from Solomon, a Singapore Special puppy who lives harmoniously with the resident senior cats Matt, Twiky and Earl and her two children.
Dr Melvin Tan graduated with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2009, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree. He has a special interest in small animal surgery, internal medicine and dermatology. He believes in continuing education, and completed a post-graduate distance education course in Surgery with the University of Sydney in 2012. In his spare time, Dr Tan enjoys playing rugby competitively, having represented the national sevens team in 2010, 2012 and 2015. His favourite rugby teams are the All Blacks and the Chiefs (double Super 15 champions). The rest of his free time is spent hanging out with Terry, an adorable adopted Cairn Terrier who was left abandoned after being diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus, a congenital heart problem which is often life-threatening if left untreated. Terry has since had surgery performed successfully by a specialist surgeon to correct his condition, and is a happy hyperactive puppy.
Kayleen graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. She owns a 2 year old Shetland Sheepdog, Hiro. Her love for animals began since young and she has decided to pursue a career in the animal industry after graduating from university. She adopted a Singapore Special, Charo, from ASD after fostering him for a few months from a young age. In her free time, she brings both dogs out to play and spends time with her family. Kayleen is no slacker on the job, but definitely is a ‘snacker’ on the job!
After graduating Republic Polytechnic with a diploma in Environmental Science, Rachael worked at Pet Lovers Center for a year and a half before coming to work at West Coast Vetcare. Since young she was surrounded by animals and loves them dearly and she currently has 3 cats (now 4 as she adopted Gemma), 2 guinea pigs and a rabbit. During her free time she likes to sing, dance, rap, draw, play video games, watch anime and read. Rachael is also our clinic cat whisperer. She reads their eyes and knows how to make the angriest cats, calm again.
Eloisa graduated with a DVM degree from the Philippines in 2012 and she has been helping and caring for pet animals since then. She worked as a Veterinary Technician in Dubai for 4 years and then decided to move to and contribute in Singapore in 2018. At work, she is passionate and dedicated to helping animals and in her free time, she dedicates her energy and love to her toddler and values quality time with her family.
Gemma found her way to our clinic and despite our efforts to reunite her with her previous owner, it was not meant to be and she became our trusted feline clinic supervisor. She is our reliable and friendly clinic mascot that welcomes both canine and feline patients when they come through our doors. If she isn’t on the reception counter top, she can be found lying on someone’s lap (ours or a waiting client!). Update: Gemma has now been adopted by Rachael and loves a retired life indoors.