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 and Goji, an ex-breeding Frenchie, bossed about by 3 rescue 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.
Dr Heng Fu Xian graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and started working in a busy 24h veterinary emergency centre in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016, he relocated back to Singapore to spend more time with his family and worked in one of the local veterinary referral centres. After a brief stint in the public service, Fu Xian returned to clinical practice, his original passion. His interests are in small animal emergency, critical care and surgery. He also strongly believes in animal welfare, working closely with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes in various situations. Outside of work, Fu Xian cherishes family time, and enjoys music, travelling and sports, especially soccer.
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 5 cats (now 4 as she adopted Gemma and Silvy), 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.
Aby graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with the diploma in Veterinary Technology. She was an intern with our team for 6 months prior to joining the team full time. She has a 7 year old Singapore Special, Cookie, who she’s had since he was a puppy. During her free time, she enjoys teaching Cookie new tricks, bringing him for adventures and watching netflix.
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.
Chu-Gin is currenly pursuing Finance at the Singapore University of Social Sciences and is an avid animal lover. She has a 9 year old maltese, Baby, who makes people laugh with her sassy attitude. In her free time, Chu-Gin volunteers her time tutoring children at a student care centre. She also enjoys baking and giving the clinic cat, Gemma, massages.
Enrica graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Biotechnology in 2015 and has been working as a veterinary nurse ever since.
Having a variety of pets growing up, Enrica has a love for animals since young and this has blossomed into a passion for helping them. To further improve patient care, she went on to attain a Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice in 2017 and has plans to further her studies in veterinary science.
Outside of work, Enrica enjoys baking, yoga and spending time with her syrian hamster, Luffa. She also likes spending time outdoors with her huskies, Angel and Bleu, bringing them to the beach, or for a hike and hanging out with fellow dog owners at the dog park.
Kelly has been an avid animal lover since she was young.
In 2018, she graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in Medicinal Chemistry in. She decided not to pursue a career related to her diploma, instead she went into Veterinary industry and also took up specialist diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. She has been a veterinary nurse for 3 years and her love and passion for animals are still everlasting.
She has 3 chonky dogs, Bobby the Chihuahua, Pudding the Poodle, and Lucky the Yorkshire Terrier. During her off days, she loves to play tag and cuddle with them for an afternoon nap. She also swims and lift weights in the gym to keep herself fit.
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.