Formation of the Veterinary Technician Chapter Working Group

By Honorary Secretary | News

Jun 08

 The Veterinary Profession has grown and developed alongside increasing pet ownership and expectations from pet owners in Singapore and the region.

As the pet population expands and society places an increasing emphasis on animal health and welfare matters, the role of the veterinary profession, which comprises veterinarians and veterinary technicians, is constantly evolving. As guardians of public health, animal health and welfare, it is essential that the veterinary profession keeps high standards, continue to be relevant and develop professionally for public good. 

While the objectives of the SVA includes veterinary allied sciences and the profession, historically, much focus has been placed on veterinarians only. Without a licensing regime or support system, veterinary technicians are relatively fragmented, lacking a collective voice. Building and maintaining a competent and trusted veterinary technician profession will improve the quality of veterinary services. 

As of 1 February 2020, a Working Group was formed to look into the formation of a Chapter under the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA) for Veterinary Technicians and its related matters. The members of the Working Group are:

  1. Dr Teo Boon Han (Co-chair) 
  2. Ms Alison Wah (Co-chair) 
  3. Dr Eleanor Ho (Member) 
  4. Mr James Low (Member) 
  5. Ms Lydia Shashni Kumar (Member) 
  6. Ms Ang Xue Yi (Member) 
  7. Ms Shabrina Zulkifli (Member) 
  8. Mr Ng Qing Yi (Member) 
  9. Ms Evonne Yong (Member) 
  10. Ms Claudia Yong (Member) 
  11. Ms Clara Yeo (Member) 

We are pleased to have Dr Low Ji Zhen and Ms Valerie Koh as Observers in the Working Group. The Working Group aims to complete it’s work on 31 March 2021, prior to the SVA Annual General Meeting 2021.

Please take 10mins to complete the following survey if you are a veterinary technician. The results will guide the Working Group’s direction.