Our founder, Dr. Rachel Tong grew up with a mini zoo at home. At any point in time, she and her family had no fewer than ten pets. The first dog they ever adopted was a Shetland Sheepdog named Leslie, who sadly passed away due to nose cancer which was detected too late.
Leslie's death spurred Dr. Rachel to become a vet; and she has been able to use her knowledge and expertise since then to ensure all the family pets lead healthy and happy lives. With the goal of doing the same for all pets, she founded Spring Veterinary Care.
At Spring Veterinary Care, we strongly believe in treating all pets like our own, Regardless of the species of pet or severity of their conditions, we always ask ourselves the same question: “How would we treat these pets if they were ours?” This is because we believe that we must be comfortable to give the exact same treatment to our pets if they were to have the same condition.
To become the most trusted and preferred provider of veterinary care to pets through the best-in-class clinical practice and continual education.
To contribute to the health and well-being of pets by providing the best care to every patient at an affordable cost.
To introduce Traditional Chinese Medicine as an option in combination with veterinary medical science to enhance treatment of pets.
To inspire pet owners to further improve the wellness of their pets by embracing preventive medical care.
Dr Rachel Tong has been practising in Singapore after graduating from Murdoch University, Perth. Dr Tong believes in integrating Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine with Western Medicine for more holistic care. She is also a strong advocate of preventive care as she firmly believes in the saying “Prevention is better than cure”. Her personal life is mostly spent with her family of furkids which consists of 4 dogs and 2 guinea pigs.
Dr Sheryl Ng graduated from the University of Sydney and has since been practising as a small animal vet in Singapore. Dr. Ng has interests in Soft Tissue Surgery, Holistic Medicine and Ophthalmology, and hopes to strengthen her knowledge in these areas so as to provide her patients with the best care possible. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, cafe-hopping and painting.
Dr Joyce Lim graduated from Massey University in New Zealand and practised in a small animal clinic in New Zealand before returning to Singapore. She has interests in Soft Tissue Surgery and Medicine. She seeks to continue learning in order to better care for patients and provide the best advice to clients. Outside work, she enjoys exploring new places and running.
Dr Adabel Lo graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2014 and has been working in the small animal practices in Singapore since then. She is interested in small animal surgery and traditional Chinese medicine, and has completed the Certified Veterinary Acupuncture program (CVA) from the Chi Institute. She believes that with the combination of western and Chinese medicine, animals are able to receive the best care and enjoy a better quality of life.
Dr Magdalene Siva graduated from Massey University, New Zealand and had been practising in small animal practises in New Zealand for 3 years before returning home to Singapore. She has interests in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Soft Tissue Surgery . She hopes to pursue further knowledge in Avian Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the future. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out in the gym and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Dr Nathanael Chai graduated from the University of Queensland and started his career at Spring Veterinary Care. He has completed rotations during his student years in locations such as the Singapore Zoo, the Jurong Bird Park and Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. His interests range from behavioral medicine in small animals, to exotics and avian medicine. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Singapore, working out in the gym and gaming.