tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)TOA PAYOH VETS  

Blk 1002, Toa Payoh Lor 8, 01-1477, Singapore 319074Tel: +65 6254-3326, 9668-6468.
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, pet rats and mice, birds and turtles      
November 29, 2018

1. Be Kind To Pets Community Veterinary Education Project
Be Kind To Pets

Toa Payoh Vets is a private small-animal practice in Singapore. It was started in 1982 by Dr Sing Kong Yuen to provide a more personalised boutique service to Singapore pet owners.  

Since 1997, Toa Payoh Vets have been making corporate social responsibility as part of its giving back to the pet and veterinary community in Singapore.

Vets, staff and interns do clinical research and education of Singapore pet owners by participating actively in the main project, Be Kind To Pets. This commenced around 1997 when the internet was at its infancy and when web pages were grey. A large collection of case studies have had been published in the world wide web.

Be Kind To Pets share veterinary information to more people worldwide via the internet.  

Educating pet owners about good pet and veterinary students about real-life challenges in veterinary medicine and surgery is part of Toa Payoh Vets' mission  

Singapore Idol Toa Payoh VetsEducation passes knowledge from one generation to another enabling progress and learning from failures and challenges.

We research and write articles to educate a younger generation of pet owners and veterinary students all over the world using real case studies, using the internet platforms.
This project was started by Dr Sing Kong Yuen in 1997.  Our internet articles enable more pet owners and others to share information and learn how to be kind to pets. Some case studies are shown below:
Effect of ketamine after Atropine is given as limbs were rigid. Fox terrier spay. toapayohvets  singapore urinary stones recur again one year after surgery by Vet 1. Why? toapayohvets, singapore
Young Fox Terrier spay. Back to normal standing. Use of antisedan in 3 case studies Some interesting cases are at: Dog Medicine
and Dog Surgery
Viral tongue ulcers after fighting off feline intruders - stray cats. Toa Payoh Vets
Cat fell 4 stories. 3 holes below the anus. Some interesting cases are at: Cats
Dwarf Hamster. Hardened ear bite abscesses. Toa Payoh Vets
Hamster skin tumours are best removed when they are very small. It will be much cheaper too. The tough cookie hamster.  Some interesting cases are at: Hamsters
corneal ulceration in a 5-year-old rabbit, left eye. why? tooth abscess, other rabbit trauma, others, toapayohvets, singapore Rabbit. Skin sore. Painful. No response to antibiotics. Singapore. Toa Payoh Vets
A rabbit has a painful eye and cheek A rabbit keeps licking wound. More cases at: Rabbits
guinea pigs for sale pet shop toa payoh vets singapore
Passing blood in the urine for the 3rd time Guinea Pig cases are at:
Guinea Pigs & Rats
red eared slider eyes closed and puffy for last 2 weeks, now open after 4 days of treatment, toapayohvets, singapore
Eyes wide open on Day 4 of treatment. My 3 Ninja Turtles Guinea Pig cases are at:
2. Producing veterinary educational videos at Toa Payoh Vets
first impressions countA project started 2 years ago  create videos to educate the more visual generation of vet students and pet owners as text is not as appealing to these mobile-using people.
An example of a video is at:
1120. Final Video: A 54th-day pregnant Pomeranian gave birth naturally after Theracalcium IV
3. Free Toilet Training Advices to Singapore pet owners
grate training + treats for a clever puppy, toapayohvets, singaporeDr Sing's interviews of over 600 cases of Singapore puppies and their house-breaking challenges. Most puppy sellers don't provide toilet training advices and most Singaporeans don't have sufficient toilet training knowledge. Therefore reading the cases of situations encountered may help them. Or they can e-mail to get some free advices.
4. Blogs and videos to make veterinary medicine and surgery alive to vet students and pet owners
There is too much to study in veterinary medicine and surgery - dogs, cats and other animals unlike human medicine which focus only on people. The case studies seen at Toa Payoh Vets will make veterinary studies more interesting to the vet students as these are real  cases encountered by Dr Sing Kong Yuen in Singapore and some countries like Myanmar overseas.  
5. Internship for Singaporean students who wish to be vets
Qualified interns are required to do write veterinary reports or produce videos so that they learn better rather than being an observer at Toa Payoh Vets. Most interns have no animal handling experiences as they live in urbanised Singapore and internship at Toa Payoh Vets enables them to know whether they are interested in studying to be vets. Some projects done by interns are:  
6. Inspiring stories/images to impart good values to the young Singaporeans
It is difficult to impart good values as the Singaporean parents are usually working long hours. Some life stories, music and images may inspire the young readers. 
tips for young vets, toapayohvets, singapore book exchange 2010 Singapore National Library, toa payoh vets
europe travel in winter 2010 toapayohvets
Be humble. Demonstrate Respect For Elders & They Will Impart Their Hard-earned Experiences To You Free Of Charge 
Frog patchwork of love for Singapore by Lee Hsien Loong Eyes are the windows to the soul - toapayohvets
The frog patchwork by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells a story about complacency - a frog inside the well. Animal Love Stories in patchwork blocks Pictures to inspiring the young adults is the main webpage
7. Contributing to veterinary medicine in Myanmar
Drs Sing Kong Yuen and Daniel Sing are veterinary consultants to Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery, Yangon, Myanmar

Dr Sing Kong Yuen gave a lecture to final year vet students at Yezin Veterinary University of Myanmar in 2014. Interesting veterinary case studies in Yangon have been published as videos.
Video: A cat has pyometra in Yangon (Myanmar language for vet students in Myanmar)
Video: About Dr Thein Tun Aung on house call with Dr Sing Kong Yuen
8. Conclusion
Video of the history of  "Be Kind To Pets" project by Dr Sing Kong Yuen. With hands-on experience, better quality veterinary educational videos for pet owners are produced in 2016 as shown in this example:

Final Video: A tarsorrhapy and 3rd eyelid flap saved this old Silkie's eyeball as the first vet advised enucleation (eyeball removal)


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