Monday, April 15, 2013

1367. Veterinary jobs in Singapore

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:41 AM, Suzanne Ou <> wrote:
Dear Dr Daniel Sing and Dr Sing Kong Yuen,

I am Suzanne Ou, Chairperson of the Raffles Society of Biological Sciences in Raffles Institution (Junior College). As the largest Science Club CCA in RI, we aim to offer members a broad view of all fields of Biology, as such, we hope to invite you down to for a talk on veterinary sciences on 25th April 2013, Thursday, 5.30 - 6.30 pm.

As the seniors are preparing for A levels and choosing a career path, we hope that you will be able to share about what is it like being a vet as well as studying for it in university. One of our alumni, Gina Ng, mentioned that her internship with your clinic was very interesting, and we hope to know more about the surgeries you conduct and about the cases you encounter.

We sincerely hope that both of you will be able to come and we look forward to your favourable reply.

Thank you!

Suzanne Ou
Chairperson of Raffles Society of Biological Sciences

April 16, 2013

Thank you for your invitation. I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, from Toa Payoh Vets, It is a small animal practice. 

I have asked Dr Daniel Sing to be present and give a talk on the small animal practice if he agrees to it.

Briefly, some information is provided.

Veterinary science offers numerous opportunities for Singaporeans. The field of work involves the regulatory aspect (e.g Agri-foold and Veterinary Authority and other institutions), research (pharmacology companies, sales, laboratory animals), education (teaching and universities, case studies and research) and clinical work (avian, fishes, small animal, large animals practices e.g small animal practices, aquariums, the zoo and bird park). There are overseas work opportunities if the country's immigration laws accept that foreigner veterinarians are welcome. Some countries like the UK have closed the doors in 2013.

Renumeration as a new employee graduate in Singapore 2013 ranges from S$3,000 - $4,000/month. The cost of a 5-year overseas undergraduate veterinary education as in 2013 will be from S$300,000 - S$600,000. Academic excellence as a veterinary graduate, as in all professions, still opens doors to choice employers. There are over 50 small animal practices in Singapore in 2013 with more being opened. Vacancies for new graduates are low presently if the graduate wants to work in small animals (mainly dogs and cats).       

Singaporeans can only study in AVA-accredited vet universities overseas if they want to practise in Singapore as a licensed vet. The countries are usually Australia, New Zealand, UK and the USA.

I hope the info will be of use for your talk.

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