Veterinary Surgeon

Letters to the Editor, January 7, 2013

Kam Kee Cafe shuts down after 45 years. Photo: Dickson Lee

Laws designed to protect maids ignored

I could not agree more with Geoff Carey's letter regarding the vulnerability of domestic helpers in Hong Kong ("Maids will be at mercy of agencies", January 1).

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 2:36am 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

Know when to take your pet to the vet

How can a pet owner tell if a pet isn't feeling 100 per cent? What signals an emergency, and what signs allow you to wait a day or two before taking your pet to the vet?

24 May 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

Saving lives every day

There may be no vet schools in Hong Kong, but that shouldn't stop you from pursuing a career which brings out the kindness in you

Requirements: A veterinarian has to be an animal lover who cares about the welfare of animals.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

237 grievances filed against veterinary services

The Veterinary Surgeons Board received 237 complaints about services over the past five years, York Chow Yat-ngok, the secretary for food and health, said yesterday. Dr Chow told lawmakers that the number of complaints was lower than for other medical professions because there were fewer veterinary surgeons.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

All creatures, all hours

He was always a frisky kitten but a penchant for toying with new finds got Whitey into trouble when he swallowed a seven-centimetre decorative ribbon. It wasn't long before the one-year-old Persian longhair was fighting for his life.

14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Club brings in Riggs to beef up vets team

The additions to the veterinary staff at the Jockey Club have continued with the announcement that Christopher Riggs will join as senior veterinary clinician starting in January.

30 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Vet blinded dog in one eye and left second with limp, claims owner

The owner of a dog that lost its eye allegedly because of a veterinary surgeon's negligence is suing the practitioner for more than $20,000 in the Small Claims Tribunal.

The lawsuit against Dr Lau Yin-ping came on the heels of a ruling by the Veterinary Surgeons' Board which found her treatment of the terrier-cross negligent and ordered her to undergo further training.

6 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Jockey Club's chief vet explains why a full-time specialist surgeon would be under-employed in Hong Kong

Recent statements from trainer Ivan Allan to the effect that Hong Kong must be a centre of equine sports medicine excellence if it is to be a centre of racing excellence have placed the Jockey Club's veterinary department squarely under the microscope.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

'I am here to talk about the facts of the matter'

Dr Keith Watkins yesterday launched a strong defence of the Hong Kong Jockey Club's veterinary department in the wake of criticism from leading trainer Ivan Allan that Hong Kong racing lacked specialist care for major problems with its horses.

11 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Vet who delayed death call cleared

A vet accused of being 'stupid and unreasonable' because he failed to tell a woman her chinchilla cat died until the next day was yesterday cleared by the Veterinary Surgeons' Board.

Kong Yuet-yee claimed Dr Ivan Karl McGrath had been negligent and showed professional misconduct. But the board dismissed a charge of failing to inform an owner of a pet's death in a timely manner.

3 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Dog-buyers should check shop, animal's health carefully

Think long and hard before buying a dog. Here are a few points to bear in mind:

If you are committed to owning a dog, choose the place where you purchase it very carefully. A dog adopted from the SPCA would have been thoroughly checked by a vet and given the initial course of vaccinations. If it gets sick, you have the help and advice of the SPCA staff to fall back on.

5 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Stipendiary Stewards' Report

Race One Fastest Star left the gates awkwardly. On leaving the gates, Hornet dipped.

For short distance in the early stages, Fairy King Prawn was tight between Bumper Storm and Kowloon Pride, which was inclined to shift out.

6 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Deadly herbicide - young children vulnerable

On the night of Saturday, May 23, despite the veterinary surgeon's best attempts, my beloved dog died from herbicide poisoning after suffering horribly for three days.

1 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

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