For appointments, please call us at 6348 8346 (Tg Katong) or 6732 0273 (River Valley) or 6970 7070 (Upper Bukit Timah)

About Us

Excellence in
Veterinary Care

Years of Experience
Happy and Healthy Clients
Emergency Vet Clinic in Singapore
Vets for Life Animal Clinic has a total of three branches in Singapore. The first clinic, situated at Tanjong Katong Road, was established in 2013.

In 2015, we opened our second clinic at River Valley. And in early 2020, we expanded our family with the opening of our third clinic at Upper bukit Timah. Our fully equipped clinics offer a comprehensive range of veterinary health services.


We all know this: experience counts – a lot. So does knowledge. Here at Vets for Life, you will find our veterinarians working in a close collegiate environment, supported by a team of senior veterinary technicians, many of whom are themselves qualified veterinarians with a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills. And together, we make one formidable team.

Meet Our Vets

Our People

Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Girisha Lakhiani

Bsc., BVMS (Hons) Murdoch
Dr Girisha Lakhiani graduated from Murdoch University in 2004 with a BSc BVMS(Hons) degree. She has an interest in internal medicine and has completed a post graduate study in feline medicine with the University of Sydney in 2011. She enjoys soft tissue surgery and dermatology.
She has three cats, Tigger, Theodore and Ralphie that were adopted as kittens in Perth and has recently adopted Lola, an 8 month old naughty little chocolate Labrador puppy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and little boy. She is also passionate about painting, cooking, dancing and reading.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Clara Chua

BVSc (Bristol)
Dr Chua graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and worked in Lincolnshire for 6 years in a busy small town practice before moving back home with her dog and 4 cats.
Dr Clara cares deeply about all the patients who come in to see her and strives to make her treatment decisions with the welfare of her patients as the priority. She empathises with owners bringing in a sick member of their family and tries to help them understand their pet’s condition and work through the treatment options available.
What she enjoys about her job is getting to know each individual pet and their family. The condition of her patients is foremost on her mind and she’s always interested to follow-up with owners on their pet’s condition at home beyond their brief visit to the clinic.
Away from work her attention is taken up with looking after a now geriatric population of pets at home and trying to raise her toddler the best that she can. She stays active through swimming, jogging or yoga and indulges in watching police procedural dramas or immersing in a novel after her kid has gone to bed.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Tan Kai Shian

BVSc (Melbourne)
Dr Tan Kai Shian graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010. Upon graduation she returned to Singapore and joined a vet hospital working with small animals for 5 years.
She also worked as an on-call veterinarian for the emergency department at her previous clinic and is interested in emergency medicine and management of critical care cases. In addition, she enjoys soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr Tan is also keen on preventative medicine and nutrition as she has observed the rise of overweight pets in the recent years. Dr Tan spent the previous 2 years experiencing different clinic setups by locuming at various clinics across Singapore.
Outside of work she spends most of her time with her 20 month old daughter and her 8 year old Airedale Terrier, Charlie.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Teo Jiawen

BVSc (Sydney)
Dr Teo graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 and has been practising in Singapore since. She has a strong interest in ophthalmology and was extensively trained to handle ocular surgeries, emergencies and cases at her previous practice.
She aims to further improve her skills in this aspect and provide more ophthalmic services to pets and improve their quality of life. Dr Teo also enjoys soft tissue surgery and everyday interaction with patients and clients.
Outside of work, Dr Teo is kept busy with her 2 kids and 2 dogs. She loves being outdoors and exercising, and hopes to meet BTS one day!
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Cheryl Ho

BA, BSc., BVMS (Murdoch)
Dr Cheryl Ho graduated from Murdoch University in Australia and has been practising in Singapore for the last 12 years. She has a special interest in oncology and has been helping owners manage their dogs and cats with cancer.
Outside of work, she enjoys her time with her cat. She loves travelling and hiking and eating!
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Sara Bay

BVSc (Melbourne)
Dr Sara graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and has been working in Singapore. She has special interests in internal medicine and also enjoys treating small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.
Dr Sara believes in the importance of preventative healthcare and is always happy to discuss individual treatment plans with owners.
At home, she is kept busy pampering her two cats and two dogs.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Gail Chong

BSc., BVMS (Murdoch)
Dr Gail graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, and returned to Singapore shortly after to work in a busy multi-vet practice before joining Vet For Life.
Dr Gail has a special interest in internal medicine and ultrasonography, and is passionate about helping her clients to get the best care possible. She loves spending time getting to know her clients, their furries, and their families, and can always be counted on for a chat about anything at all.
Outside of work, she likes cooking, running and reading, although not in that particular order. She is owned by a very naughty Goldie and a shaggy Chow Chow, and lives in anticipation of the day she will have 4 Munchkin cats.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr. Dilshad Malhi

BFA, DVM (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
Dr. Dilshad Malhi graduated with a DVM from the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA and has worked in Singapore since 2014.
Dr Dilshad loves all aspects of being a veterinarian, particularly those involving surgery, medicine and problem-solving. She also has a keen interest in ophthalmology, radiology and animal behaviour. She strongly believes in continuous learning and has completed various higher learning courses including a post graduate course in ophthalmology from University of Sydney, a certificate course in nutrition and courses in other aspects of veterinary medicine such as dentistry, behaviour and ultrasound.
Dr. Dilshad is also a strong advocate for animal welfare. She volunteers her time with a number of animal welfare groups and charity organisations around Singapore, and is also a member of the Singapore Veterinary Association, where she is involved with promulgating regulations and policies with animal welfare in mind.
Outside of work, Dr Dilshad enjoys keeping fit with sports and working out, cooking and most of all spending time with her two girls and her adopted cats, Jon Snow and Thor.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Prithiba Manickavasagar

BSc (Hons) NUS. BSc BVMS (Murdoch) MRCVS
Dr Prithiba graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 2002 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. She also has an honours degree in Zoology from the National University of Singapore (1998).
She worked in a multibranch practice in Adelaide for a year before returning to Singapore, where she has worked in 2 established practices since. She has managed a wide variety of clinical cases and performed both routine and a variety of elective soft tissue surgeries on both domestic and small mammals.
Dr Prithiba enjoys clinical and preventive medicine as well as surgery. She has developed a keen interest in Ultrasonography over the decade and continues to pursue her interest in sonography, endoscopy and clinical medicine with continuing education. She hopes to always help owners help themselves with their pets.
Dr Prithiba is mother to two boys and a girl who keep her developing as an individual, and has 3 mature dogs who are aging gracefully. She loves nature, music, a good read and listening to the BBC for expanding her perspective.
Pet doctors in Singapore

Dr Dawn Chong

BVSc (Melb)
Dr Dawn Chong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008, and has since then worked at several busy practices in Singapore. She has a keen interest in radiology, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine, and also enjoys volunteering her time at non-profit animal organisations.
To date, she has worked with the SPCA, SOSD, Love Kuching Project and a Thai elephant sanctuary on various projects.
When she isn’t trying to stop both her baby son and her greedy dog Superhans from eating things off the floor, Dawn enjoys exploring new food places with her family, doing yoga (badly), rock-climbing, hanging out with her African Grey parrot, and reading long books halfway.
Pet Clinic in Singapore

Dr Serena Shum

BSc., BVMS (Edinburgh)

Dr Serena graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (2021). She also has a bachelor’s degree in Bioveterinary Sciences with the Royal Veterinary College (2017). 

She started her career as an Avian Veterinary Intern with Jurong Bird Park at the Mandai Wildlife Group. She now joins the VFL team to care for all things furry, scaly and feathered.

Dr Serena’s main mission is to work closely together with her clients to care for and improve the wellbeing and health of their pets. She moved back to Singapore with a black cat named Buppy and shortly after, adopted an orange kitty named Squash. She understands how much our animal friends means to us and will strive to ensure your pet family is well taken care of.

Outside of work, she spends time creatively at the pottery studio and as a UI/UX designer.