The Animal World Clinic TeamScroll down to meet our veterinary carers...
Dr. Brandon Meta
Practice Manager; Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Brandon Meta graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University in 2011. He has a keen interest in small animal surgery and hopes to expand the clinic services to include orthopaedics.
Since returning to Singapore, Dr Brandon gained his experience as a GP Vet working at a clinic in Yishun for 3 years before joining the Animal World clinic team in 2015. In his free time, he has also taught aspiring Vet Techs as an Adjunct Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic.
Dr Brandon is a firm believer in preventative medicine and strives to educate clients about pre-emptive management of medical conditions. He actively engages in continuing education to stay abreast of the latest developments and encourages staff and clients to stay informed.
After a busy day at the clinic he prefers to relax at home with a movie or a good book, abiding by the ethos of ‘aside from a dog, a book is man’s best friend’.
Dr. Sara Lam
Dr Sara Lam is a 2012 veterinary graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia.
Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Sara lived and worked in Sydney for 15 years before moving to our little red dot, Singapore.
She is currently engaged on a postgraduate diploma course in Veterinary Acupuncture, an alternative treatment gaining popularity for chronic conditions and neurologic dysfunction.
During her spare time, Dr. Sara enjoys working out, sports and Pilates.
On top of all her other talents, Dr. Sara is also fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Truly a highly valued member of the Animal World clinic team, she looks forward to meeting you and providing the best care and advice for your furry friends. Why not come and discuss your friend’s requirements with Dr. Sara today?
Laila completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in the Philippines 6 years ago since when she’s has worked as a vet in both small and large animal general practices. Whilst doing so, she gained a wealth of experience handling and treating multiple species. She is passionate about her work and is especially keen to focus on Emergency and Critical Care cases.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking and likes to go to church alongside her husband.
From an early age, Iskanda had an enormous passion for animals and knew that he wanted to work with them. He is equally passionate about helping the less fortunate and in 2015 he adopted a baby girl, Iris, from a local animal welfare group.
Favoured with a delightful warm personality, clients and animals love his company. Away from work, Iskanda loves to spend quality time with his wife and Iris.
Front Desk/Animal Advocate
The first person you are likely to meet when you visit the Animal World Vet clinic in Kovan is Pearlyn.
You could not wish to meet a more gregarious and genuine individual anywhere, a person who always puts our clients first as well as being a great listener.
Alongside her love of animals, Pearlyn really enjoys interacting and socialising with people from all walks of life.
Formerly a high-flying cabin crew member for Singapore’s national airline, Pearlyn made the decision to follow her heart by caring for defenceless animals a few years ago. The airline industry’s loss has very definitely been a gain for the Animal World clinic team, and for all our clients!
Feel free to approach her at the front desk as she’ll surely brighten your day! When not in the clinic, she is also a professional dog walker in her home neighbourhood.
Nicole developed a keen interest in veterinary nursing at the age of 16 after volunteering with the SPCA.
She has a soft spot for equines, rodents, and brachycephalic dogs like her Frenchie Pogo (pictured here with Nicole).
Nicole is always willing to learn and isn’t afraid to try something new.
To her great credit, she also co-founded The Sitters, a pet sitting company a few years ago.
In her free time, she still loves pet sitting, to volunteer with horses, play computer games and generally chill out with Pogo.
As a key member of the Animal World clinic team, Nicoles prime veterinary interests are in Animal Welfare, Radiology and Emergency and Critical Care.
Animal World Clinic team; “Timmy” the TV Superstar…
Animal World Veterinary Clinic adopted Timmy in 2015 when his ex-owner took him to another veterinary clinic to have him put him down because he had a skin problem and worsening arthritis.
On hearing this, we immediately decided to adopt him and our expert staff began to treat him. Fortunately, Timmy has now put on considerably more weight and his skin condition is continuing to respond to treatment.
We also apply many different elements of veterinary physiotherapy to help ease his arthritis and we’re delighted to say that he has improved a lot.
In fact, he has improved so much that on Valentine’s Day in 2016, he made his National TV acting debut in a Mediacorp Channel 5 TV movie called “Love Machine”. You can catch a glimpse of Timmy’s incomparable acting style around 50 seconds into the short clip on the Channel 5 Facebook page by clicking the link.
He also joined a charity group called “Healing Paw” under SOSD, and as a result, he now goes to children’s homes and hospitals to act as a therapy dog for the residents and patients.
All our customers love Timmy and he has a very good nature. Still, he’s not perfect! He can be greedy with his food if allowed to be, but he’s not allowed to be! Of course, we have to control his weight because of his arthritis, and equally obviously, we do.
But come to meet our canine superstar anytime you’re in the area – we’ll all be delighted to see you, including Timmy (fame hasn’t gone to his head yet!)
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