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 small animal internal medicine and integrating it with traditional chinese medicine to achieve a holistic approach in diagnosis and treatment.
She received her certification in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Spain 2011. Prior to joining West Coast Vetcare, she contributed significantly at a local clinic for the past 4 years and built up a deep relationship and rapport with her clients and their pets. While in Sydney veterinary school, Xutian worked at a veterinary clinic for four years assisting the vets and also volunteered her time at Taronga.
Returning home, Xutian’s passion extends to helping the community cats and street dogs through sterilisation, feeding and rehoming. Xutian’s home now welcomes a former street dog Harvey that was rescued by the Action of Singapore Dogs welfare group, a local moggie, Earl who keeps them awake at odd hours with his monologues together with her two rescue cats from Sydney.
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.
Muhammad Haziq graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience in 2013. He has 3 furry felines at home, an 8-year old Maine Coon named Boriss, a 4-year old Ragdoll named Malibu, both of which were adopted from the SPCA, and a mischievous 2-year old Siamese Cross named Lola. He is an avid birdwatcher, and has an interest in photography.
Victoria previously worked in another clinic in 2014 before joining West Coast Vetcare in Dec 2016. Her interest in animals was sparked while she took up a holiday veterinary nursing job. Since then she decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Nurse. She hopes to further her education in the coming years. She owns a 8-year-old Maltese, Baby and enjoys bringing Baby on car rides. In her spare time, Victoria volunteers as a member of a stage production team in her church, participating in various stage events.
Janelle has always felt a deep connection with animals since young, all the furry animals can never fail to put on a smile on her face. Therefore Janelle has always wanted to become a vet nurse ever since she graduated.
Apart from her passion as a vet nurse, a major part of Janelle has also been involved in self evolution work. This happens after she graduated from a programme called “the courage to create”, life has never been the same anymore. She has now found her truest self, with a freedom to be authentic and living life to the fullest with possibilities.
Janelle also aspires to become an animal whisperer and will undergo training for that the second half of 2017.
Hannah Lim graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Veterinary Technology in 2017. Although not having any pets at home, she has taken an interest in animals since young and dreamed to have a career working with them. She also has a passion for music, receiving and giving lessons in violin and piano respectively.
Efei Koa graduated from Anglo-Chinese Junior College in 2014, and has since pursued her love for animals here at West Coast Vetcare. She enjoys her daily workouts, and occasional swims at the beach with her 9 year old Miniature Schnauzer, Princeton, who would do anything for food. In her spare time, she bakes for her loved ones and is currently in the process of obtaining her driving license.