The Animal World Clinic Team

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Dr Geetha
Practice Manager; Senior Veterinary Surgeon

From a young age, Dr Geetha has always had an affinity to animals. Inspired by James Herriot, she qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow University in 1992.
She has worked in small animal practice ever since in both Singapore and the UK.
With a passion for animal welfare, she established a sterilization programme for stray cats and dogs in Langkawi Malaysia which evolved into LASSie (Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary) Foundation, a non-profit dog and cat rescue organization.
As Max her rescue dog will confirm her first love is for cats, on which her work has been centered for the past 5 years. However, she now has come full circle returning to her roots in general practice and helping community animals of all types.

Dr Geetha is also a strong believer in alternative treatment modalities such as Reiki ,Essential oils ,Bach Flower remedies and Laser therapy to complement the traditional Western treatment options .
At the end of a long work day Dr Geetha looks forward to walks with Max and also watching her favourite Netflix series with her cats Kiko, Princess and Tommy by her side.

Dr Pathma
Veterinary Surgeon

Pathma graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2016 and has been practicing in Singapore for the past 3 years. She is passionate about advocating for the welfare of all animals big and small. She believes in a holistic approach to veterinary medicine and is open to learning about new treatment methods regardless of whether they are in line with mainstream Western medicine or not. She is a bookworm who can always be found with a novel in her hands during her free time.

"On her off days, she enjoys going for hikes and spending time at home with her husband and their geriatric cat."

Dr Elango
Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Elango joined the Animal World team in August 2017.

He grew up in small farming community in India where he obtained his veterinary degree.

Later he moved to Canada to further his post-graduate studies in Animal Science from the University of Alberta and also passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam.

He gained experience working as a vet in Alberta, Canada and also volunteered at the Edmonton Humane Society doing spay and neuter surgeries.

He enjoys bowling and watching sports on his days off.

Dr. Patrick Maguire
Veterinary Surgical Specialist (Consultant) BVSc (Hons) Sydney, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Specialist of Small Animal Surgery

Dr. Maguire is an experienced specialist in small animal surgery. Dr. Maguire graduated from the University of Sydney in first class honors. During his studies he received awards in diagnostic imaging and communication. Following graduation Dr. Maguire worked in the USA for 9 years. During that period he completed two years of surgical internship training and a three-year small animal surgical residency program at a veterinary referral centre in New York. Following the completion of his residence, Dr. Maguire obtained his specialist qualifications with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His areas of interest include trauma and reconstructive, orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgery. Dr Maguire has presented research at both US national and international conferences on topics including angular limb deformity, wound healing and radiographic positioning. Dr. Maguire maintains memberships with the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Jia Ying
Veterinary Assistant

Jia Ying graduated with a diploma in Veterinary Technology from Temasek Poly in 2019. Prior to joining Animal World, she used to work at one of Singapore’s famous tourist attraction site – Gardens by The Bay, as a Ticketing and Attraction Associate. During her free time, she would either spend time with her poodle at home or be busy catching up on the latest movies with her friends/family.

Veterinary Assistant

Natalies passion is to work with animals and make them feel better. She graduated from Temasek Polytechnic Veterinary Technology in 2019. Natalie went Taiwan for internship and handled small, large and wildlife animals. She enjoys bringing my dogs out to play during my free time. and aspires to become a vet in the future.

Sr Vet Tech

I am a God-fearing servant of God, a loving father to two lovely daughters and a passionate caregiver and lover of animals. I graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2000 and since then working in different fields of veterinary medicine. I have started working as a veterinary nurse/ technician in Singapore in 2012 until 2016 and came back in 2019 to join AWVC.

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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