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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World experts back plans for city veterinarian school

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... Medicine in New York; Professor Tim Carpenter, director of the EpiCentre, Massey University School of Veterinary Medicine, in Palmerston, New Zealand; Professor Rick Speare, director of the Anton Breini Centre for Public Health and Medicine in Queensland, Australia; and Katharina Staerk, a professor of veterinary public health policy at the Royal Veterinary College in London. City ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - Animal Care

    How can a dog operation cost more than human surgery? asks top surgeon

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... if it is your dog that is having the operation. Like private doctors, there is no set scale of fees for vets. One veterinary clinic in Happy Valley charges HK$330 for a basic consultation, ... on a human," said Dr Chow Pak-chin, vice-president of the Medical Association and a former member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board. Chow, an ophthalmologist, said cataract surgery on a pet's eye ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Edinburgh University exchange programme first step to training vets

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:42am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com University exchange first step to training local vets Local students will have the chance to study veterinary science in Britain when the University of Hong Kong ... of the university's undergraduate biomedical sciences year three students would undertake a one-year exchange at the University of Edinburgh's veterinary school. In Edinburgh they will study ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Distorted picture of Hong Kong vets' fees

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... working in veterinary practice regulation and oversight. Or perhaps this is actually why he was able to choose a few unusual situations where the apparent pricing seems unreasonably higher in veterinary medicine. The reality is that, compared to human medical care, the vast majority of charges for equivalent work and skills are far lower in veterinary medicine. For every distorted ...

  5. News - World - PETS

    US seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 05:08am by AP

    ... to 3,600 dogs and 10 cats since 2007. About 580 of those pets have died. The FDA's Centre for Veterinary Medicine has run more than 1,200 tests, visited pet treat manufacturing plants in China ... and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered," Bernadette Dunham, head of the FDA veterinary medicine centre, said in the statement. Pets can suffer from a decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 30, 2013

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... by veterinary researchers. The food we produce and eat is safe because of research in veterinary colleges by veterinary academics. Improvements in several fields of medicine, including but not limited ... says vet chief", April 15) is misleading to the community, and disappointing to the veterinary profession. Professor Y. S. Wong is not chief of Hong Kong veterinary surgeons, he ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Academic pushes case for city veterinary school

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 08:22am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Director says that most pet owners would visit vets more often if the prices were lower High fees are deterring pet owners from visiting veterinary clinics, according to an academic seeking government funding to open the first veterinary school. City University executive director of Life Sciences Programmes, Howard Wong, said on Thursday ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Task force set up to review CityU's veterinary school plan

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Expert panel to advise on whether to start city's first such facility amid divided opinion Task force to review veterinary school plan A task force will be formed to review City University's proposal to set up the city's first veterinary school, the University Grants Committee has said. The panel, which will comprise up to seven local ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Vet school a top priority for City University

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in Greater China," he said. He said veterinary medicine was not only about pets but also about human health, and that the school would conduct research into animal viruses linked to major ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Vet school a top priority for City University Setting up the first internationally accredited veterinary school in China is at the top of City University ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2013

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in schools of veterinary science that is certainly of no less importance and no less deserving of respect than the medical research conducted at medical schools in relation to humans. Wong Yuk-shan, ...




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