Category Archives for "News"

Apr 16

Small Animal Medicine Program

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Two Year Fully Online Program – Starts June 2024. The Small Animal Medicine Program offered by Improve Veterinary Education is a comprehensive two-year program featuring 20 in-depth modules covering the latest canine and feline medicine topics. This is the only Small Animal Medicine program accredited by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies for the […]

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Mar 17

Statement Advocating for Force-free Training

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The Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) advocates for the use of force-free approaches to animal training as these are evidence-based, effective and humane. We believe that aversive techniques that inflict pain or induce fear should not be used. These include physical or psychological punishment and the use of choke, prong and electric shock collars. Such aversive […]

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Jan 06

SVA Local Conference 2024 – 12 and 13 April 2024

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SVA Local Conference 2024: We are Back! Celebrating the Singapore Veterinary Community Event Highlights: Ticket pricing: SVA Member Pricing Members are required to login to unlock member pricing. Reminder: One-year membership lapses on 31 December 2023. Members that are not on auto-renewal plans are required to renew manually now. CLICK HERE to check your membership […]

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Nov 12

AVS thanks vet clinics supporting SCSP and TNRM

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The Stray Cat Sterilisation Programme (SCSP) was launched in 2011, providing funding support from NParks/AVS for the sterilisation and microchipping of community cats in Singapore. Over the past 5 years, an average of 4,000 cats have been sterilised annually under the programme. Under the Trap-Neuter-Rehome/Release-Manage (TNRM) programme for free-roaming dogs, the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), a cluster of the […]

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Aug 13

SVA Position Statement on Brachycephalic Breeds and Welfare Challenges

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Background Brachycephalic (short-skulled / flat-faced) dog breeds are very popular in Singapore. Examples of these breeds include the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Pug, Chihuahua and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The shortened skulls of these breeds, together with many other physical characteristics they possess, have resulted from selective breeding over a period of time. […]

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Jul 15

SVA Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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SVA celebrates our 50th Anniversary in 2023. To celebrate this landmark event, SVA is organising our 50th Anniversary Jubilee Dinner. Venue: Singapore Island Country Club Address: 180 Island Club Road, Singapore 578774 Date: 24 September 2023 (Sunday) Registration (Cocktail): 6 to 7pm Time: 7pm to 10pm Food: International buffet with vegetarian choices available Guest of […]

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Jun 18

Investing in Veterinarians and Vet Clinics

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BEPA CAPITAL Investing in Veterinarians and Vet Clinics We are a Singapore and Hong-Kong based firm dedicated to partnering and investing in companies across the pet care value-chain in APAC. Our goal is to improve pet outcomes and customer experiences. We wish to speak to veterinary clinic owners who are interesting in selling a small, […]

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Jun 17

SVA Virtual Conference 2023

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New exciting lectures every Saturday for the month of AUGUST 05 August 2023 – Dr Patrick Maguire (Surgery) 12 August 2023 – Dr Annatasha Bartel (Pain Management) 19 August 2023 – Dr Nathalee Prakesh (Gastrointestinal Medicine) 26 August 2023 – Dr Myriam Baranger-Ete (Ultrasound) CPE Points: 1 Structured Points per Module REGISTRATION CLOSED

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May 19

SVA Prescription Template Guidelines 2023

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The Singapore Veterinary Association is glad to announce the completion of one of SVA’s new initiatives. Over the years, we have received feedback from the ground about the discrepancies and inconsistencies in printed prescriptions provided by vet clinics for pet owners. There were also instances where a veterinary clinic set its own standards and was […]

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Mar 16

Position Statement on Staff Shortage and Longer Waiting Times in Veterinary Clinics/Hospitals

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Date: 16 March 2023 Singapore Veterinary Association Position Statement on Staff Shortage and Longer Waiting Times in Veterinary Clinics/Hospitals Preamble The role of the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) includes (i) supporting and fostering the character, status, interests, honour and dignity of the veterinary profession and; (ii) informing and acquainting the government & public of Singapore […]

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Jan 27

Dermatology CPE with Dr Han Hock Siew

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Topic: Uses of Fluralaner on Dermatology Application Speaker: Dr Han Hock Siew, Specialist in Dermatology Date: Friday, 10 February 2023 Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm Venue: Suntec City Guild House, 3 Temasek Boulevard (Tower 5), #02-401/402, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983 To RSVP, email “yuna@wildvetsupplies.net” with the subject “Dermatology CPE”. Limited slots available so RSVP now!

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Nov 27

AVD Vet Nurse Training Library 2022

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AVD Veterinary Nurse Training Program Webinars Series 2022. Every last Saturday of each month, 7 pm HKT/SGT. January 8, 2022: “Dermatology Special-Skin Scrape/ Tape Techniques” http://vimeo.com/663909934 Password: AVDVN202201-RM January 29, 2022: “Ear Cytology-Maximising Diagnostic Information”http://vimeo.com/671806755 Password: AVDVNT20222RW February 19, 2022: “Faecal Parasitology-In clinic Techniques” http://vimeo.com/679664414 Password: AVDVN202202KP March 19, 2022: “ The in-Clinic lab – […]

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Aug 27

Free Neurology Webinar on 21st September

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Free Webinar – Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD): Therapeutic Options About Speaker: Dr. Curtis W. Dewey (DVM, MS, CTCVMP, CCRP) -Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) -Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons -President of Elemental Pet Vets, PPLC -Associate Professor, Section of Neurology/Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary […]

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Aug 01

SVA Position Statement Regarding Animal Communication

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Introduction The Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) promotes and recognises the importance and value of the Human-Animal bond, especially in a time when pets are increasingly being seen and treated as family members. On a broader level, the SVA also believes that individuals in society are free to profess and practice their personal beliefs, subject to […]

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Jul 28

Free Webinar – Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD): Therapeutic Options

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Free Neurology Webinar – Save the Date on 21st September! About Speaker Dr. Curtis W. Dewey (DVM, MS, CTCVMP, CCRP) -Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) -Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons -President of Elemental Pet Vets, PPLC -Associate Professor, Section of Neurology/Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University College of […]

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Mar 18

SVA AGM 2022

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Dear members, Note: This is an SVA exclusive event for SVA members only. Please make sure you have an active membership. Details of the upcoming AGM is as follow: Date: 26 March 2022 (Saturday) Time: 6pm to 7.30pm This serves as an opportunity to clarify any proposed SVA Constitution changes and resolutions. The current SVA Executive […]

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Feb 08

Identifying and Diagnosing Notifiable Diseases

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The SVA recognises that local veterinarians play an integral part of the national biosurveillance system for zoonotic and animal diseases of public health, animal health and welfare importance. Veterinarians’ expertise has been recognised to be instrumental in the prevention and control of zoonotic and animal diseases, and are at the forefront of detection and understanding […]

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Dec 17

Invitation to participate to a survey on the “Attitudes of Singapore veterinarians towards osteoarthritic pain in dogs”

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Dear Colleagues, My name is Joel Jay Martorillas. I am currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia program at the University of Edinburgh. As part of the requirements of the program, I am conducting research into the attitudes of Singapore veterinarians towards osteoarthritic pain in dogs. I would like to […]

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Dec 16

Small Animal Abdomen Ultrasound Workshop

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Course Overview This course combines basic abdominal ultrasound theory and a large amount of practical abdominal scanning. It is tailored so that all attendees will be by the end of the course to able to be competent on how to locate organs in the abdomen region consistently and quickly. Common ultrasonographic abnormalities or pathology will […]

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Nov 22

Guidelines for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Companion Animals

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In 2017, the Ministry of Health (MOH), National Environment Agency (NEA), Public Utilities Board (PUB) and Agri-food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) developed the national strategic action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This plan consists of a framework that strengthens and enhances activities combating AMR, using a “One Health” approach. This term describes an approach involving […]

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Nov 03

Pet Cloning and Why Pet Cloning Raises Ethical and Animal Welfare Concerns

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Preamble The role of the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) includes (i) supporting and fostering the character, status, interests, honour and dignity of the veterinary profession and; (ii) informing and acquainting the government & public of Singapore on matters relating to veterinary science and the veterinary profession. Introduction The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and […]

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May 26

In Memory of Dr Giam Choo Hoo

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Dr Giam Choo Hoo, a pioneer of the veterinary community in Singapore in the 1960s, passed away on 25 May 2021. Dr Giam served in the public service in then-Primary Production Department (PPD), retiring as the Deputy Director of Primary Production. He developed the Veterinary Laboratory Services, and contributed to the Veterinary Regulatory Services in […]

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May 22

New Published Journal Article – First Detection of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) in Singapore

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New paper published in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases journal: First detection of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV2) in Singapore Xinyu Toh, Jasmine Ong, Cathy Chan, Xuan Hui Teo, Steffie Toh, Charlene Judith Fernandez, Huangfu Taoqi Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tbed.14116 Abstract Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a significant viral disease caused by infection with Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus […]

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May 18

Webinar – Updates in Feline Infectious Diseases

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There is an upcoming webinar by IDEXX on updates on feline infectious diseases. Dr Kelvin from NParks will also share about Singapore’s biosurveillance programmes, including updates on recent emerging and exotic infectious or zoonotic diseases.   There will also be a call to participate in studies, and a call to form a special interest group in […]

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Nov 21

Vaccination Guidelines for Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a highly contagious, acute and fatal disease of rabbits. Morbidity and mortality rates are high in unvaccinated rabbits; and most unvaccinated rabbits will succumb to the disease. Transmission is through direct contact with infected fluids, fur, carcasses, etc. Transmission via fomites (e.g. shoes, clothing, equipment, food), flies and other insects […]

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Nov 18

Launch of Singapore Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

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The Singapore Vaccination Guidelines Working Group, comprising veterinarians from NParks/AVS and the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA), have developed the very first Singapore Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. The guidelines contain updated and evidence-backed recommendations that are suited to our local context and are intended to provide guidance to veterinarians practising in Singapore. They address […]

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Nov 09

[ENDED] SVA Virtual Conference 2020

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THE LIVE CONFERENCE HAS ENDED IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING PARTICIPANTS. Given the unique circumstances of 2020, SVA is collaborating with Vet Education and providing a series of 4 weekly (Wednesday evening) webinars. Despite an overwhelming amount of online content, it is still difficult to accumulate structured CPE points due to the lack of offline events/workshops. […]

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Oct 19

2019-2020 Honorary Secretary Report

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Ever wondered what has SVA been up to? After our SVA AGM last weekend, we are now officially in a new term. 2019-2020 has been the longest term so far and arguably the most eventful.The same team still remains to serve as the SVA committee. We look forward to working closely with all our members […]

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Oct 18

SVA supports SPCA ‘Teach With Kindness’ Campaign To Address Cruelty In Training

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SPCA Singapore’s new initiative, ‘Teach with Kindness’, is a movement that aims to spark community conversations on better regulation in the animal training industry. Keeping in the spirit of World Animal Day (4 October 2020), the initiative seeks to promote humane, force-free, and evidence-based training methods among pet owners, for example, the use of rewards […]

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Oct 10

World Mental Health Day 10.10.20

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October is typically remembered as World Mental Health. In particular, 10 October is designated World Mental Health Day. We would like to take this opportunity to share some self-care tips and normalise help: Counselling Services Available to Individual SVA Members As part of our partnership with Singapore Anglican Community Services (SACS), the following service will be […]

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Oct 05

[WEBINAR] Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease with Dr Frances Harcourt-Brown

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Learn about RHD, a disease very recently found to be in Singapore, isolated to a cluster of rabbits with high fatality rates. This virus is highly contagious resulting in high fatalities even with intensive medical care. Date: 10th October 2020 (Saturday)Time: Singapore time 8pm Registration Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_smzinPd4Tr-FXmfyZqf2Yw Control of the disease is bound strictly by quarantine/isolation, […]

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Sep 14

[SPCA x CWS] National Cat Welfare Survey & Review

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Cat welfare has come a long way in Singapore with significant improvements over the past decade. Many individuals and groups have contributed to this positive development. Thank you for being with us on this journey and for your efforts to raise the standards of cat welfare. There is, however, still much to be done. Cat […]

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Sep 12

Vet Nurse Webinar

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The 9th of October 2020 marks Vet Nurse/Tech Day- a day to raise awareness for both the men and women who work closely with veterinarians on a daily basis helping and providing care to their furry, scaled and feathered patients. We would like to take this opportunity to also celebrate the formation of the Singapore […]

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Sep 01

High Rise Syndrome – Public Awareness Project

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As part of Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) collaboration, two TP students have created a website and video to help raise public awareness on High Rise Syndrome (HRS). The two TP Veterinary Technology students are Clara Fong and Jaslyn Ng. Link to the website: https://highrisesyndrome.wixsite.com/hrsicShortened link for easy sharing: https://bit.ly/hrscats Through this […]

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