Meet Our Team
Dr. Gwenda Lowe
Dr. Gwenda graduated from The University of Sydney and has had many years' experience working in several busy small animal practices in Singapore before taking up the role of founding veterinarian at Brighton Vet Care (BVC). She aspires for BVC to be a practice that cares for all patients holistically.
She has developed a wide and varied experience in treating animals (canine, feline, rabbits, terrapins, guinea pigs, birds, hamsters, hedgehogs, chinchillas, etc).
Dr. Gwenda has undergone further training in Ultrasound, Dentistry (canine/feline and pocket pets), Endoscopy (canine/feline, pocket pets and exotics), Laparoscopy (canine/feline), Feline and Canine medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Gwenda enjoys giving educational talks, volunteering at shelters and teaching new tricks to Pascal her rescued cat and Polette the Golden Retriever.
Dr. Melissa Ho
Dr. Melissa graduated from The University of Melbourne, and had been working in a busy small animal practice in Singapore for several years before joining the team at Brighton Vet Care. During that period, she gained experience in treating many types of pets including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters and terrapins.
She strives to provide quality medical care for all our furry companions, and is interested in all aspects of soft tissue surgery. She believes that continued education is crucial in upgrading relevant knowledge and skills, and is looking to pursue further courses in the veterinary field.
Dr. Melissa shares her home with a naughty Shetland Sheepdog, whose greatest joy in life is finding food unexpectedly. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking and hiking, being a foodie and just spending quality time with family and friends. She also loves traveling to explore new cities and cultures.
Dr. Toh Ming Hui
Dr. Toh graduated from University of Queensland. During her final year, she had the opportunity to be involved in a rabies control project in Sri Lanka. She has also undergone placements at local and overseas clinics and hospitals, gaining experience during veterinary school.
She enjoys working up cases in a systematic manner and loves to see her patients get better in health. She is interested in small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging, in particular ultrasound.
She loves to spend her free time with her crazy cat Simba, family and friends. She also enjoys sports playing tennis and softball.
Dr. Ailin Tan
Dr. Ailin Tan graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. During university, she travelled in and out of Australia for various clinical placements with exotics and wildlife. She then spent several years working in Perth and Singapore before joining the team at Brighton Vet Care.
Dr. Ailin is passionate about all aspects of veterinary medicine; and has developed a keen interest in small animal internal medicine. Additionally, she finds the challenges of pocket pet medicine to be highly rewarding.
Dr. Ailin enjoys building a rapport with clients; and always strives to provide the best care to all her patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her rescue cats: Mr. Bailey Tan and Willow
Dr. Wong Ming -En
Dr. Ming-En Wong graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. During her time in university, she started to develop a special interest in small animal internal medicine. She was also given the opportunity to travel to Thailand to provide veterinary care for the stray dog population and improve their welfare. After graduating, she went on to practice for a couple of years in Australia before returning home to Singapore and joined the Brighton Vet Care team soon after.
Dr. Ming-En enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine in general practice and is currently exploring all it has to offer. She looks forward to working closely with owners to provide the best care possible for her patients. Having a particular fondness for pugs, she hopes to further her skills and knowledge regarding this special breed and improve their quality of life.
In her spare time, Dr. Ming-En can be found baking and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Lee Yan Hui
Dr. Yan Hui graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, United Kingdom, and is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). Known as the Nobel Peace Prizes of the Global Veterinary Industry, she was awarded the International Canine Health Awards 2021 - Undergraduate Student Inspiration Award, for her achievements and aspirations in improving animal welfare. Upon graduation, she returned to Singapore and joined the Brighton Vet Care team soon after.
She is currently developing the VetCompass Singapore initiative, together with a small team of like-minded veterinarians and her alma mater, the RVC. VetCompass is an animal surveillance programme that collects de-identified clinical records from participating clinics, for research purposes to improve animal welfare.
Dr. Yan Hui enjoys working with clients to provide a good standard of care for their pets, and has a special interest in ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She is keen to further her knowledge in both clinical and research aspects and ultimately, provide even better healthcare to her patients.
Being a regular volunteer at a dog shelter for many years, Dr. Yan Hui has developed a soft spot for our lovely Singapore Specials. During her spare time, she continues to bond with these dogs as they wait for their forever home.
Dr. Tan Jin Hui
Dr. Jin graduated from the University of Sydney. She enjoyed working in a Sydney small animal practice but decided to return home to Singapore after being away for many years. Dr Jin has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and is always aspiring to hone her skills in all aspects of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Jin loves the bond she shares with her clients and aims to provide the best care to her patients. She is an advocate for animal welfare and is passionate about education to improve quality of care for pets. In her free time, she enjoys snuggling her rescue cats Stumpy and Keira.
Dr. Smriti Menon
Dr. Smriti graduated from the University of Melbourne. Growing up, she always knew that she wanted to work with animals, especially once she got her own little puppy. Having a passion for both working with animals and medicine - a career in the veterinary field was the perfect fit.
Dr Smriti has experience at various clinics across Australia, Singapore and India. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, and has developed a special interest in internal medicine and ultrasound. She hopes to further develop her skills in these areas so that she can provide the best possible care and treatment for her adorable patients.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, discovering new tv shows to binge-watch, and trying out new cuisines with friends and family.
Dr. Eunice Kok
Dr. Eunice Kok graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia, gaining experiences from working with different animal species while pursuing her DVM degree in Melbourne. She also ventured to countries such as Hong Kong and South Africa to gain experience with wildlife, which includes giant pandas, cheetahs, leopards and the African felines.
Dr. Eunice Kok has always loved animals as a young child, and have a deep passion in medicine and working with small animals. She is interested in soft tissue surgery and medicine, and also has a special interest in small mammals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. She comes with extensive pocket pet experience, having worked at a clinic in Melbourne with a high caseload in exotic animals like ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and rats, before moving to Singapore to continue her dream.
In her personal life, Dr. Eunice Kok grew up with 2 beautiful mini Schnauzers named Cream and Milk, and currently has a Domestic Medium Hair Cat named Truffle which she adopted back when she was in Melbourne.
Dr. Joey Lo
Dr. Joey, a graduate of the University of Queensland, and has a strong interest in avian medicine and surgery. After her time in Australia, Dr Joey returned to Singapore and worked at a clinic that treats a variety of exotic pets, including rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs.
Dr. Joey is committed to providing the same level of care to avian species as to other domesticated pets in Singapore. She completed a one-year internship at Mandai Bird Paradise (MBP), gaining valuable experience in avian medicine and surgery. During her off days, she continues to volunteer at MBP, where she finds joy in caring and continuing to learn more about managing avian patients. Dr Joey looks forward to taking care of all species great and small in the most cutting edge, evidence-based manner possible.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time at home with her cat who's a foster fail that she adopted during her time in Australia.
Dr. Ball Zai
Dr. Ball Zai knew from birth that he wanted to be a Caterinary Surgeon, and showed up at our doorstep as a helpless abandoned newborn kitten on his first day here on earth. He was hand-raised by the loving nursing team at Brighton Vet Care.
True to his calling as Caterinary Surgeon, Ball Zai has displayed immense talent at "blood draws" (100% success rate with every human he has laid his claws on) in particular, and thus he was offered a full time position with us.
Pluto originally applied for a full time position with us after his previous employer left the country, but he slept on the job so much that his is now more of a part-time role as front-of-house. He considers his full time position to be Sleeping Guardian of the Back. Like many of us, Pluto made poorer decisions regarding diet and exercise in his earlier years, and is now on a constant weight loss regime to reverse that.
When he is in the mood, Pluto can be seen meowing and greeting customers and patients alike at our front desk. His rotund appearance and easy-going nature charms every one he meets but on his end Pluto is known to be quite unimpressed by canine friends who come up to close!
Our veterinary staff need TLC and therapy too, so Poppy was a welcome addition to our team as a full time therapist since 2022. Poppy was once a stray who was found hiding in a drain, but when the Brighton team met Poppy we found that she was born for this role. She was offered a full time position and forever home at Brighton Vet Care on the spot. Poppy started work that very same day and has never looked back since.
Poppy has a special interest in providing sitting-on-your-lap therapy. She strongly believes that the best way for veterinary professionals to relieve stress is to sayang cats, and will gladly receive sayangs at any time of the day for any staff in need.
Dr. Venus Alejandro-Subia
Venus is our super Nurse Manager who manages our caring and dedicated team of nurses. She is the mother hen who mentors new nurses, conducts training for the entire nursing team, designs the nursing work flows and plans the nursing team schedules.
Venus earned her degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of the Philippines - Los Baños in 2006.
She has worked as a full time resident veterinarian in Philippines for 3 years in a busy practice of small and exotic animals before coming to Singapore.
For more than 10 years she has worked as senior veterinary technician and gained knowledge and expertise in specialised surgeries, emergency and critical care, and advanced nursing techniques after undergoing several trainings, workshops and courses. These helped her developed and improved her skills to be competent and efficient in training new nurses under her tutelage.
Back home she has four rascal dogs who loves to play and chased chickens and three gentle outdoor cats. Her past time includes watching movies, doing household chores and spending quality time with family and friends.
Goh Yi Xian
Yi Xian is our Innovation Lead who has spearheaded a lot of our projects to optimize work flow using technology. He is our go-to guy for all things tech and is always in-the-know of the newest veterinary innovations.
Yi Xian graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience. Being a bit of a veterinary geek who loves to learn, Yi Xian quickly went on to also attain a Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice.
Yi Xian has a love for animals since young, and this has blossomed into a passion for helping them. He wishes to help improve the bond between our furry friends and their owners through his work as a Veterinary Technician. Yi Xian has a natural curiosity for the science behind the medical and diagnostic care that animals receive, and thus he hopes to continue his education in veterinary nursing in the future.
Yi Xian has a love for adventure and wildlife, and goes trekking or diving during his free time. He also wishes to have a dog in his family in the future.
Millie is our smiley, big-hearted nurse who is permanent foster mama to our clinic cat Ball.
Millicent graduated from Australia in Certificate III in Racing (Trackriding) and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.
Millicent (or Millie, as she's known to us) has always had a love for animals when she was younger and wanted to work with them her whole life. In her free time, Millie enjoyed visiting the Sarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) to spend time with the animals there giving them baths and cuddles. She also found a great sense of peace and joy when she was volunteering at Dog’s Refuge Home and Riding for Disabled by interacting with the animals and the people. Millie enjoys outdoor activities such as horse riding, hiking and trekking. She loves spending time with nature and discovering new places and new people.
Millie has had a variety of pets growing up and now she currently has 2 beautiful Labradors by the name Russel and Keeper whose favourite hobby is eating.
Benzley graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience in 2017 and is currently pursuing the Specialist Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice.
Caring for his family pets since a young age had nurtured within him a love for animals. Benzley strives to care for everyone's pets with passion and dedication. He believes that quality patient care begins from home, and hopes to help pet owners make informed decisions through client education.
Benzley has a deep interest in wildlife, and enjoys exploring nature and learning more about it. He also has a passion for e-sports and spends much of his free time practising DotA 2, and hopes to compete alongside his friends someday.
Dr Joy Monsanto
Joy earned her degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of the Philippines-Los Baños in 2016. She worked 1 year at Cargill Inc. as the Toll Dressing Coordinator Veterinarian, and 2 years as a full time resident veterinarian in one of the busiest animal hospital in the Philippines before coming to Singapore.
Joy enjoys learning new things like skating and baking, and wishes to learn a new language as well. She likes hiking and discovering new places which serves tasty foods.
Sabrina graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2021 with a Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience. Sabrina loves spending time with her friends and her pets, a sassy Japanese Spitz named MJ and a quirky hamster named Sitaw. She has a deep love of animals and has been surrounded by them growing up, from having cats and dogs and running around in her relative’s farm back in Philippines. In her free time, Sabrina enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and volunteering in many different organisations, like Riding for the Disabled.
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