Veterinary Schools

Letters to the Editor, May 7, 2013

Some price cap is needed on textbooks. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

We should not be happy with mere scraps

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 2:22am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

Lance Armstrong symbolises sport’s demise. Photo: AP

Convert old sites to boost land supply

I wonder how many people are really happy with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's first policy address last month.

Leung's failure to address Hong Kong's housing problem has caused his popularity to drop to a new low.

3 Feb 2013 - 6:45am 2 comments

World experts back plans for city veterinarian school

Vets can advise officials on how to manage the potential dangers of animal-related diseases. Photo: Dickson Lee

The facility would address the shortage of veterinarians in the city and help combat the mounting threat that animal-related diseases pose to people in the region.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Veterinary surgeon shortage 'poses threat to public health'

Dr Jane Gray, chief veterinary surgeon for the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Photo: David Wong

A "shameful" shortage of care experts on farms due to Hong Kong's lack of training schools may lead to a rise in animal-related diseases, experts say.

27 Dec 2012 - 7:07am 3 comments

HK to feel bite of vet nurse shortage

The shutdown of a training programme for nurses could threaten the quality of veterinary surgery in Hong Kong while a new law may open the floodgates to less qualified surgical assistants, an animal rights group warns.

Cheung Yuen-man, an officer from Animal Earth, said the closure of Polytechnic University's course would leave the city short of qualified veterinary nurses.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ill creatures great and small

Polytechnic University wants to improve professional standards and meet demand for training in animal health and welfare by introducing a BSc degree in veterinary nursing from September next year.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Veterinary nursing degrees to meet growing demand

The city's first bachelor's degree programme in veterinary nursing will be launched next year, helping to satisfy rising demand for professionals.

17 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

City may get its first veterinary college

Hong Kong's first veterinary medical school may be set up by City University in response to a shortage of vets, acting Secretary for Education Kenneth Chen Wei-on says.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Veterinary nursing course

The focus of health care education in Hong Kong has been on caring for people. But with pets becoming increasingly popular in the city, the need for trained manpower in the veterinary field is growing.

7 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

Christmas and the new year coincide with holidays for students studying abroad. For many homesick overseas students, this well-earned respite from the books is an opportunity to spend time with family. The festive period is also extra busy at the clinic because owners not only prepare their homes and themselves for the public holidays, but also their pets.

30 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

HK university offers first veterinarynursing course

Hong Kong's first ever bachelor's degree programme in veterinary nursing will be launched next year.

The four-year degree programme, offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of the University of London, will address the huge shortfall of skilled veterinary nurses in Hong Kong.

11 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Degree is a pet subject at university

New programme is a link between PolyU and world-famous college in London, setting out to alleviate shortage of trained professionals in HK

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am