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.
Nikolette took a diploma in Business Administration but is an avid animal lover. As such, she decided to pursue her dreams of working with animals instead. Nikolette has 4 cats that she rescued over the last decade. She also has a daughter whom she hopes will share her love for animals now and in future. In her free time, Nikolette enjoys spending time at home with her family and writing.
As an individual who has great passion for the love of animals, Boon Teck decided to take a big step to switch from the Telcos industry to pursue his dream to serve in the animal healthcare industry. Prior to joining the team in West Coast Vetcare, Boon Teck has also volunteered as a Zoo Keeper in Wildlife Reserves Singapore. He is currently pursuing the Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
Kayleen is currently enrolled in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. She owns a 1 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. In her free time, she brings Hiro 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, 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.
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!).