Toa Payoh Vets
is a private small-animal
Singapore. It was started in 1982 by Dr Sing Kong Yuen to provide
a more personalised boutique service to Singapore pet owners
who wish to see the same vet for their pet care.
Clinical research and education of Singapore pet owners
are performed and sharing of knowledge is published at
Be Kind To Pets.
The main focus is dogs, cats, guinea
pigs, hamsters, rabbits and terrapins. The clientele is mainly
Singaporeans. Around 90% of the dogs
treated are small breeds.
Dr Sing Kong
Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Member of the Royal
College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association
Dr Daniel Sing ZongZheng,
BSc, BVMS (Murdoch)
Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association
Veterinary Assistant & Technician: Mr Naing - Graduated as a veterinarian from a Myanmar Veterinary University,
is licensed to practise as a vet
Office Manager: Ms Judy Quek
Officers Ms Thin Thin Soe
Mr Tun Thein Aung Mr Jason Sing OTHER SERVICES
Groomer, Pet Transport,
Cremation, De-ticking: Contractors provide the following: Grooming,
and transport services, taxidermist and pet cremation services. We can
make arrangements for you saving you time.
Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS, (Glasgow), MRCVS.
Founder of Toa Payoh Vets
1957 - 62 Bukit Merah Primary School, Singapore.
1962 - 68 Raffles Institution, Singapore.
1969 - 74 Glasgow University, Scotland, UK. Awarded a British
Colombo Plan scholarship for veterinary studies at Glasgow University.
1974 - 77 Singapore Armed Forces Infantry Officer, Provost Guard Dog
Unit platoon commander & veterinary officer of guard & tracker dogs
(National Service full time).
Poultry & pig vet: 1977 - 82. Agri-Food
& Veterinary Authority (previously known as Primary Production
Department). A pig and chicken veterinarian in the Primary
Production Department's veterinary extension, research & veterinary
laboratory service to pig and poultry farmers.
Horse vet: 1982 - 90.
Singapore Turf Club thoroughbred racehorse veterinary surgeon with
the perquisite of private practice at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club &
Singapore Polo Club. From 2001 -
Timah Saddle Club horse veterinarian for the Club horses.
Small animal vet: 1982 to date. Dr Sing
Kong Yuen is
responsible for the standard of care and future directions of the
Dog Breeder vet: 2003 - 2008. Extension work to the dog and cat breeders, boarding kennels and pet shops
in Singapore. Extension Work: Vaccination of puppies at pet shops and
attention to breeders' veterinary problems at the breeding kennels
take up a lot of time. Caesarian Sections for several dog breeders.
animal vet: 2009 - 2015. Focus mainly on providing personalised
better surgical practice and healthcare for Singapore's pet
owners and understanding their pet problems and lifestyle.
Mentor associate vets
and impart to the team of associate vets, the values of honesty, hard work, a high
standard of care and
responsibility. Perform clinical research and continuing education.
Update the community education
for pet owners and veterinary students website at
Be Kind To Pets. Responsible for the sustainable growth of Toa Payoh
Vets and making the practice a place where clients and their children
become good friends over the years.
Consultant Vet: 2014 - 2015, Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery, Yangon,
MESSAGE FROM DR SING KONG YUEN
In 2015, it will have been a great
wonderful 41 years in veterinary
practice for me since I graduated in 1974. I started Toa Payoh Vets in 1982 and many of
my clients' children are now young adults. Some have married and I
see their little ones with their pets.
Younger associate vets will be handling most cases.
Their cases are reviewed by me to ensure a high standard of
veterinary medicine and surgery is practised.
My skills and expertise
are shared with my associate vets. In 2015, I
am 65 years old. I am
still practising as I enjoy resolving the
challenging varied cases every day and meeting the families of my
I attend to
deficiencies in services and complaints and to ensure that there is
a high standard of veterinary care from Toa Payoh Vets, intending to
make Toa Payoh Vets in the top 3 small animal
surgeries in Singapore
amongst the over 60 veterinary practices in Singapore,
focusing on veterinary surgeries with successful outcomes in the
majority of anaesthesias.
I am usually
at work 7 mornings a week including public holidays and
some afternoons and evenings unless I am overseas.
Giving back to the community is very important for me as I became a
veterinarian due to the generosity of the British Government's
Colombo Plan Scholarship presented to me in 1969.
Some projects in Singapore and Yangon are:
A 2014 Lecture to final year students
the Vet University, Yezin, Myanmar