tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)TOA PAYOH VETS   25 May, 2013
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles & rabbits

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Toa Payoh Vets in 2004. Before renovation. Singapore Toa Payoh Vets is a private small-animal practice in Toa Payoh Vets in Feb 11 2005, 3rd day Chinese New Year. Alaskan MalamuteToa Payoh, Singapore. It was started in 1982 by Dr Sing Kong Yuen to provide a more personalised boutique service to Singapore pet owners and to do clinical research and education of Singapore pet owners.

More interesting case reports since 1997 to educate pet owners to take good care of their pets are at published at Be Kind To Pets by Dr Sing Kong Yuen.

Presently there are 3 practising veterinary surgeons. The main focus is dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and terrapins. The clientele is 99% Singaporeans and are from various parts of Singapore. 99% of the dogs treated are small breeds.
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, Veterinary Surgeon, SingaporeFOUNDER OF TOA PAYOH VETS
Dr  Sing  Kong  Yuen,  BVMS, (Glasgow), MRCVS
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).  
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 (real pig and poultry farms existed in Singapore prior to 1982).  Scholarship bond served with the civil service was nearly 8 years starting from 1974 - 1982. A job offer from the Singapore Turf Club came in towards the end of the 8th year. 

1982 - 90. Singapore Turf Club thoroughbred racehorse veterinary surgeon with the perquisite of private practice at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club & Singapore Polo Club. The Turf Club was a private club till 1988 when it was acquired by the Singapore Totalisator Board and renamed Bukit Turf Club. It is
now Singapore Turf Club. 

1982 to date.  Dr Sing is the licensee of Toa Payoh Vets and is responsible for the standard of care and future directions of the veterinary practice.

2001 - 04.  Bukit Timah Saddle Club horse veterinarian for the Club horses.  

Mar 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. Not much time available to spend with private pet owners during this period.  

Toa Payoh, a suburb of Singapore, toa payoh vets location2009 - 2013.  Focus mainly on providing personalised better surgical practice and healthcare for Singapore's pet owners and understanding their pet problems and lifestyle. Less time is now spent on extension work at dog breeding farms and pet shops. 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. 
VETERINARIANS & KEY STAFF Veterinary Surgeons: 
Founder: Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Associate Vet: Dr Jason Teo E-Shen, BVSc (Queensland)
Associate Vet: Dr Daniel Sing ZongZheng, BSc, BVMS (Murdoch)
Tick fever. Great Dane 48 hours after treatment. Toa Payoh Vets Dr Jason Teo E-Shen, veterinarian, toapayohvets, singapore Eyes are the windows to the soul - toapayohvets  
Dr Sing Kong Yuen Dr Jason Teo
Dr Daniel Sing ZongZheng  

Veterinary Assistant & Technician: 
Mr Naing - Graduated as a veterinarian from a Myanmar University and is licensed to practise as a vet in Myanmar.

Groomer & Pet Transport: Contractors provide the following: Grooming, de-ticking and transport services, taxidermist and pet cremation services. We can make arrangements for you saving you time.
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)
Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association

Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association

Member of the Singapore Veterinary Association
OPENING HOURS Usually Mon-Fri 9 am to 8 pm  Sat, Sun & Public Holidays  9 am to 5 pm
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In 2013, it will have been over a great wonderful 40 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. 

As I am past 60 years old, I need to plan my succession and to make Toa Payoh Vets the top 3 veterinary surgeries in Singapore.

Younger accredited associate vets will be handling most cases but their cases are reviewed by me to ensure a high standard of veterinary medicine and surgery is practised.  Difficult and complex cases are still handled by me and my skills and expertise are shared with my associate vets.  I am still practising usually in the mornings most of the days and many times in the afternoons and on public holidays to ensure services are maintained to the highest standards and waiting times are not too long for clients.

I coach and monitor all cases done by associate vets and 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 practices in Singapore amongst the over 50 veterinary practices in Singapore. I am usually at work 7 days a week including public holidays in the mornings and some afternoons and evenings.

Giving back to the community is important for me as I became a veterinarian due to the generosity of the British Government's Colombo Plan Scholarship in 1969. My 3 main projects to share veterinary experiences for vet students and pet owners are recorded in the following websites:
Draft Case Studies:  2010vets Community Education:  Be Kind To Pets Veterinary videos to educate vet students
& pet owners
grate training + treats for a clever puppy, toapayohvets, singaporeToilet training your puppy in Singapore - Dr Sing's interviews of over 600 cases of Singapore puppies and their house-breaking challenges


CHOICE OF VETERINARY SURGEON Please let us know which of the 3 vets you prefer. We may be doing surgeries, so prior appointment (6254-3326, 9668-6469) is usually advised. Stop your dog and cat from eating and drinking past 10 p.m, the night before the surgery. For rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters, no starving is necessary. The website at: provides more information.
Presently, I am a licensee of Asia USA Realty (S) (a licensed Singapore real estate agency) and Design Travel Pte Ltd (a licensed Singapore travel agency focused on Myanmar travels and tours).  
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