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Our Team

pet acupuncture, pet key hole surgery, PENNHIP

Principal Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Brian Loon
BSc. BVMS (Hons) (Murdoch),
Cert Vet Acupuncture (IVAS)
Dr Brian Loon graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia, in 2007 and has since been practising as a small animal veterinarian in Singapore. Dr Loon's areas of special interest include diagnostic ultrasonography, endoscopy, minimally invasive (key-hole) surgery (laparoscopy) and dentistry, and he has obtained further training internationally in these fields:
  • Diagnostic ultrasonography: Various courses from professors from the USA and Germany. Experience since 2009.
  • Endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery/laparoscopy: Multiple courses conducted by Colorado State University professors. Experience since 2014.
  • Acupuncture: Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) after undergoing a year long intensive training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and Acupuncture. Experience since 2014.
  • Dentistry: Courses in periodontology, pocket pet dentistry and dental radiology from Australian and American specialist dentists, and course in endodontics (root canal therapy) by Accesia Acedemy in Sweden. Experience since 2008.
  • PennHIP: Certified and registered member of PennHIP, which is an internationally known modality for diagnosing hip dysplasia in cats and dogs. Experience since 2013.
In addition to receiving training, Dr Loon also regularly assists in providing training to veterinarians regionally, including being a practical instructor for endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery courses conducted by Colorado State University professors.

Dr Loon strongly believes in providing animals and pet parents with access to the best possible and up-to-date veterinary care. He also places great emphasis on client education as he believes that by understanding their pets better, pet owners can enhance the bond with their furry companions, regularly giving talks to pet parents about healthcare for their furkids.

His love for animals started with his local mixed breed dog when he was young. He is now accompanied by Hayden, a loveable and energetic Miniature Schnauzer. 
Cat Friendly Clinic Singapore

Practice and Operations Manager

Gabriel Wong
Gabriel was previously working in the financial sector, with experience in people and business management. He has always had an instinctive love for animals and people alike, and is privileged to be able to contribute his experience to improve the health and well-being of companion animals. Gabriel's family currently includes "Ally Jane", a Border Collie.
pet bone surgery, bone fracture, orthopaedic surgery

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Philippa SpellmanBVSc (Massey)
Dr Philippa Spellman graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1995. A lot of her career has focused on working with small animals in Emergency and Critical Care clinics in the U.K. and New Zealand. However her last stint before arriving in Singapore was to work for 5 years in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in general practice. Dr Spellman has developed a strong interest in all kinds of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical cases and enjoys following them through. Her other passion is to work up any medical problems with pets and taking time with clients so that they may understand their pets condition and provide the best solution for their care.

In her spare time, Dr Spellman loves to travel to any new country and enjoys sampling the variety of cuisines they have on offer. She also loves cooking new dishes and spending time with family and friends.
Cat Frinedly Clinic Singapore

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Emma Redonnet
BVM&S(Hons)MRCVS
Originally from France, Dr Emma Redonnet grew up in the sunny Reunion Island and Tahiti. After her first Bachelor’s degree in Biology in Canada, she moved to the UK and completed her Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Edinburgh. She speaks fluent French and English.

Dr Redonnet enjoys all aspects of companion animal veterinary medicine and has a keen interest in dermatology. She believes that communication is key to build trust and to maintain a good relationship between veterinarians and pet parents. She enjoys educating pet owners to allow them to understand what is affecting their pets, and work together to make the best decision possible for their furkid.

In her free time, Dr Redonnet enjoys travelling and drawing but most of all she loves swimming!

She looks forward to meeting you and your furry friends.
Cataract Surgery

Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr Rui Oliveira
DVM CertVOphthal MRCVS
Dr Rui Oliveira graduated from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1999, followed by an intensive Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in Barcelona in 2002. He attained the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology awarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons London (RCVS) in 2012.

Dr Oliveira completed an internship in 2000 at the Small Animal University Hospital in Milan, working in many disciplines. He has since worked in both private practice and in veterinary teaching, as well as being an advisor in Veterinary Ophthalmology for several zoos, aquariums and wild animal centres in Portugal. He is now based in a busy referral veterinary centre in the UK, and also spends time working extensively in ophthalmology in Spain, Portugal, China, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore.

Dr Oliveira enjoys treating eye cases in a wide variety of animals, and regularly performs surgery for cataract, glaucoma and conditions of the eyelids,cornea and retina.

Dr Oliviera has presented papers at a number of international meetings and conferences including ECVO ESVO Congress in Dublin, and AMVAC Congress in Madrid.

Although Portuguese is Dr Oliveira's mother language, he also has a good knowledge of Spanish, Italian and French as well as being fluent in English.

Due to international work commitments, Dr Oliveira has limited schedule availability. Please contact us for an appointment or any enquiries.
Cat Specialist Singapore

Feline Specialist and Endoscopist

Dr Elise Robertson
BS BVetMed MACVSc (Feline), DipABVP (Feline), AFHEA MRCVS
Ever since five years old, Dr Elise, Robertson, a.k.a The Cat Doctor, knew that her calling was to be a Feline Specialist. With that dream in mind, she soared across the world to learn from some of the most distinguished feline specialists, leading to her Feline Specialist qualification as a Feline Practice Diplomate with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Through her years working with cats and other small animals, Dr Robertson developed an interest in minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical tools such as endoscopy and laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), receiving formal training from multiple institutions in USA, France, Germany, UK and Italy.

Dr Robertson is passionate about providing a friendly, empathetic and approachable service for veterinary colleagues and their clients. Today, Dr Robertson operates her own feline and endoscopy referral service around many veterinary clinics in England, and now with Amber Vet in Singapore.
During her free time, Dr Robertson practices on her cello, travels the world, conducts educational talks and spends time with her lovely cats, Elliot and Doctor Eric.

Due to international work commitments, Dr Robertson has limited schedule availability. Please contact us for an appointment or any enquiries.