Veterinary Technician

Help is always at hand should emergencies arise

If your pet suddenly starts having problems breathing in the middle of the night, who should you call?

A handful of veterinary clinics and hospitals around Hong Kong offer 24-hour emergency service for those scary moments.

Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am

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

Urban Jungle

There is an archaic saying that goes 'Behind every successful man, there is a woman'. It's one of those sayings that is a little sexist and outdated, but it is the truth in some situations. For me it is the absolute truth, but I would change the wording a little from 'woman' to 'women'. There have been many women in my life who have helped me along the way.

24 Apr 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

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

Urban Jungle

This week: a career in veterinary medicine

I was invited a few weeks ago to a local high school to give a presentation on veterinary medicine as a career. It was a nice change of pace from the busy clinic and it felt good to contribute and help educate children. The school was having a jobs fair and I was a guest speaker to answer their many questions.

29 Feb 2008 - 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

Urban Jungle

This week: 10 years in Hong Kong

6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Protecting animal rights

Vets have a hard time convincing pet owners that their charges and services are fair and thorough

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am