Saturday, November 22, 2014

1111. Testimonial for Ms Shan Ling Tan

Nov 23, 2014


FROM: Dr Sing Kong Yuen, Founder and veterinarian, Toa Payoh Vets,, Singapore

Ms Shan LingTan had a short period of attachment in Toa Payoh Vets from July 8 - 24, 2014. To acquire more knowledge and skills required in the veterinary industry, she had actively looked into available veterinary-related attachment programmes. She was given an opportunity to be a student attached to Toa Payoh Vets Singapore since she followed up on her application.  

She is a well-mannered and diligent young lady who has shown a keen interest and aptitude in veterinary science as well as animal welfare.

During her attachment, she was given many opportunities to observe and assist in consultations, clinical examinations, diagnostic tests and analysis as well as in surgery and medication.

She pro-actively seized every opportunity given to try and assist in various procedures such as physical examination, dental care, medical treatment, surgery as well as educating and communicating with owners.

Despite the rigorous and heavy workload, she displayed a strong sense of responsibility and took pride in all tasks assigned with great professionalism and dexterity. She performed well in hands-on activities and delivered quality work.

Shan Ling was also tasked to research on several case studies and complete online videos meant to educate owners about the common diseases associated with their pets.

This e-mail confirms that Ms Shan Ling Tan had edited and created 3 veterinary educational videos of cases assisted by her, during her attachment at Toa Payoh Vets. I am most happy with the qualityof her videos which demonstrated her understanding of the surgical techniques and provide good veterinary information to vet students and pet owners.

Toa Payoh Vets provides a community education service to vet students and pet owners at the website for the past 10-15 years. These educational videos will be of great interest to the younger vet students as they prefer visual aids as compared to reading text.

Shan Ling's videos and the youtube links are as follows:

1. Vertical ear canal ablation

2. Rectal prolapse in a Roborovski hamster

3.  Spaying a cat and how to prevent stump pyometra

From my observations, Shan Ling was an effective team player who is humble enough to take criticism and mature enough to withstand the idiosyncrasies of others who might have a differing opinion from her. She had proven to be a highly driven individual who was willing to go the extra mile learning from our veterinarians as well as other staff regarding topics where she is uncertain of. 

Presently, she has picked up some basic knowledge about the common diseases and showed confidence in appropriate animal handling skills for domestic pets in Singapore. Her experience will help her explore into greater depths under the guidance of your esteemed group of lecturers and teachers.
The above shows that Shan Ling displays a strong personality and high standard of commitment. She is an exemplary benchmark for her generation and deserves every support possible to reach her potential ability. She is a far-sighted individual who keeps a clear mind for her vision, and she exemplifies this in both the academic and non-academic fields.

I am very optimistic that Shan Ling will add value to your university, using her intellect and bubbly personality to exert a positive influence in the community that she is in, touching and changing the lives around her. It is with these qualities of Shan Ling’s in mind that I wholeheartedly recommend her for your consideration.

I believe she will make a great veterinarian and I wish her all the best in her undergraduate studies. Please contact me, tel: +65 96686468 if you have any queries. 

Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Founder and veterinary surgeon
Toa Payoh Vets

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