Dr Philippa SpellmanBVSc (Massey)
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Dr Philippa Spellman graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in1995. A lot of her career has focused on working with small animals in Emergency and Critical Care clinics in New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and now Singapore.
Dr Philippa has developed a strong interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical cases and enjoys following these cases through the recovery period. Many cases we would usually have to refer out we can keep in-house and treat these more complex cases at a much reduced cost.
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.
Dr Philippa other love is stray and rescued animals and is committed to give them the best chance for a good life for their future.
Dr Philippa recognises senior pets are very special and without a doubt, always loved. She is dedicated to ensure their final years are as comfortable and dignified as possible. This includes procedures such as treating dental disease, which is most common in in this age group. She ensures the procedure is tweaked to whatever ailments that may have to ensure they have a smooth anaesthetic and post operative period.
In her spare time, Dr Philippa loves the local people, sharing & enjoys listening to their stories and the exploring every corner of Singapore.
On a day off she can found exploring the hiking tracks and photographing Singapore wildlife then sitting down with locals to share a meal.
In pre and post pandemic time she will travel to any country on a whim and enjoys exploring cities, all the countryside and sampling the variety of cuisines they have on offer.
When she is home she is busy cooking new dishes and spending time with family and friends.