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Our Team

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 diagnosticultrasonography, endoscopy and minimally invasive (key-hole) surgery (laparoscopy), and he has obtained further training in these fields. In his efforts to enhance the level of holistic care provided, Dr Loon is certified 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. He is also a certified and registered member of PennHIP, which is an internationally known modality for diagnosing hip dysplasia in cats and dogs.
Dr Loon 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. 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, and a rabbit who is adorable and bitey all at once.

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.
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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.

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Celeste Lau
BSc DVM(Melbourne)
Dr Celeste Lau graduated from the University of Melbourne and returned to Singapore soon after to practice as a small animal veterinarian. She enjoys both medical and surgical aspects of veterinary practice and loves communicating with pet owners to achieve the best outcomes for their beloved pets. During her time in Australia, she spent several weeks attached to specialty practices in feline and rabbit medicine and thus developed interest and skills in these areas which she continues to actively pursue. She is also committed to upgrading her knowledge to better serve your pets' needs.

Dr Lau currently cares for a turtle named Snappy, and she hopes to add a cat to the menagerie soon.

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.
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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.

Head Veterinary Technician

Venus Bautista Alejandro
Venus graduated with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of the Philippines Los Banos, with special interest in small animal medicine and surgery. Her research into the ultrasonographic features of the liver in water buffalo was awarded as the best in thesis/research and was published in Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as a full time resident veterinarian in the Philippines for nearly 3 years before working as a veterinary technician in Singapore. Venus is actively involved in community sterilisation programmes for dogs and cats when she is back in the Philippines and is involved in promoting anti-rabies campaigns and responsible pet ownership through seminars within their community. She is a proud and meticulous parent of a Shih Tzu named Patch.

Senior Veterinary Technician

Chrislyn Antonio
Chrislyn earned her degree of Doctor of Veterinary of Medicine from Benguet State University. Driven by her love and passion for animals since a young age, she practised in a small animal clinic facility and a government veterinary field unit in the Philippines for nearly five years. In that time, she was enthralled by the captivating world of the profession.
Chrislyn then took on the role of Pet Care Consultant at one of Singapore's leading pet shops for almost four years, till her desire and enthusiasm to be part of the rewarding circle of small animal practice redirected her to Amber Vet. Back home, Chrislyn is accompanied by her adorable white furball mixed breed (Shih Tzu crossed Maltese) named Lucky.
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Veterinary Technician

Tracy Tan
Tracy graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience. Her love for animals prompted her to take up this course of study, and subsequently working in veterinary care. She is always keen to learn new veterinary techniques and constantly improves herself in order to provide the best to the animals under her care. She enjoys her free time with her two dogs - a Golden Retriever, "Whisky", and a Jack Russell Cross "Pepper". 
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Veterinary Technician

Alyssa Swee
Alyssa graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma in Veterinary Bioscience. Her interest in animals and medicine motivated her to take up this course and it has since been her dream to become a veterinarian. In the meantime, she hopes to gain experience in veterinary nursing and strives to provide the best care for her patients. She currently does not have any furry friends but hopes to have one to keep her company in the near future.

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Josephine Lim
Josephine has had a variety of pets growing up, and is passionate about all animals big and small. She started out at Amber Vet as a veterinary assistant before pursuing and completing her Associate Degree in Veterinary Nursing, and now, she’s back at Amber Vet as a certified veterinary nurse. She thoroughly enjoys her job as a veterinary nurse, especially caring for senior dogs and cats, and hospitalised patients. She also strongly believes in low stress handling of all animals that visit the clinic. Josephine is currently unowned by any animal, but hopes that will change in the near future, preferably by a senior cat.
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Veterinary Assistant

Spencer Tan
Spencer is a graduate of the Foundation Studies Programme awarded by Trinity College in the University of Melbourne. Discovering a keen interest in a veterinary career, he decided to pursue his pre-university education in Australia, with the aspiration of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine one day.

Spencer used to be a volunteer at Amber Vet whilst undergoing his foundation studies, and is now back at Amber Vet as a Veterinary Assistant. Spencer has successfully secured placings in a few veterinary schools and is excited to contribute to caring for animals until he is due to further his studies in Veterinary Science. He possesses an inquisitive mind and takes great responsibility in his own learning, committing himself to provide the best care for all animals that falls under his care.

Spencer grew up rearing various species of fishes which includes the Arowana and Koi Carp, and holds particular interest in fish husbandry. He is also accompanied by Latte, an adorable Toy Poodle that is full of energy and vigour.
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Assistant Office Manager

Joanna Lee
Joanna majored in graphic design and received her degree (Bachelors of Arts) in the United States of America. After years as graphic designer, she decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved to Sunny Singapore. Being a animal enthusiast, she decided to pursue her passion and worked as a veterinary nurse for 2 years. Along the way, she discovered her interest in practice and inventory management, and thus became the purchasing officer for the veterinary practice she was at.

Joanna now manages the practice's inventory, along with IT and other administrative duties, ensuring that the practice is running like clockwork, allowing the team to treat all animals efficiently and to the best standards possible. Joanna receives unconditional love from ZaiZai, a Shetland Sheepdog, NuNu, a Miniature Pinscher, and LeLe, a ginger cat.
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Concierge

Melissa Mike
Melissa was previously in the media and production industry with experience in casting talents for films and advertisements. Her love and respect for all animals led her to join Amber Cat Vet where she hopes to learn more about how to care for them and contribute to the animal care industry. She grew up with a tankful of fishes, over a dozen hamsters and her family at present loves and cares for “Fatty Bonds”, a spoilt but loving rabbit who enjoys endless petting and belly rubs.