The Animal World Clinic Team

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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.

Dr Daniel Chia DVM( UW-Madlson),CVA
Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the US then went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. He decided to return to Singapore to be close to family (and good food) and began practicing soon after.

Some of Dr. Daniel's veterinary interests include acupuncture, behaviour, exotic animals, and surgery. He considers it great privilege to be able to care for creation in this manner, to improve the lives of animals, and contribute to the restoration of relationships between owners and pets.
Dr. Daniel is also passionate about rescued animals and assisting animal welfare groups when they need urgent help.

Outside of work, he enjoys playing sports and going on runs with his wife and their dog, Fudge. Dr. Daniel adopted Fudge as a puppy from a US shelter and brought him all the way back to Singapore.

Dr Nally Tan
Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Nally Tan graduated with honours from the University of Glasgow in 2015 and has been seeing practice since. She spent one and a half years working in Liverpool before returning home to Singapore and joined at a busy practice where she further enriched her experience over the next few years before joining Animal World in 2021.
She enjoys all aspects of companion animal medicine as a general practitioner, and has a soft spot for cats. She is also an effectively bilingual vet known for establishing strong rapport with her clients. Outside work, she loves spending time with her family and engaging in water sports (well, when not busy chasing after her 3 boys).

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.

Sr Vet Tech

It is often said that the working world is stressful. For me, it's the other way around - being a Vet Tech brings me relief from the daily stresses of life.
Doing what you love equates to a life filled with passion, and that makes me a better person too.
Just as the saying goes, 'You can tell a person's character by how they treat animals.'

Veterinary Assistant

I'm a firm believer of the saying, 'If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.' 
Monday blues definitely don't apply to me.
Working with stray animals has opened up a whole new perspective - I'm determined to provide each patient with a sense of comfort and safety, even if the impact is miniscule. It's most rewarding being a spectator of an animal wagging its tail and having a meal for the first time.

Veterinary Assistant

I’m a thrill seeker, and I thrive on adventure. The role of a Vet Tech fits my personality perfectly.
The anticipation that comes with the job, the fast paced and dynamic environment drives my motivation and passion for this industry. I take pride in being competent in the skill of gaining the trust of fear-aggressive patients who come to us.

Veterinary Assistant

Being able to trace the progress of an animal come back to health from a deterioating state is what makes the blood, sweat and tears worth the job.

Veterinary Assistant

Working with animals has always been a passion of mine since childhood, and working at the clinic has been a very eye-opening and rewarding experience so far. No two days are the same, which makes it all the more interesting, and there’s nothing more rewarding than being a part of an animal’s road to recovery!

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