Wednesday, March 15, 2017

3047. Practice in Yangon under RAVS

March 25, 2017

The Chairman
Myanmar Veterinary Council
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation
Bayint Naung Road, Corner of SayWah Set Yone Street, Myanmar
Fisheries Federation Compound, Gyoh Gone (West) Ward, Insein Township, Yangon


1. I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen, aged 66 years. I am a private veterinary surgeon and founder of Toa Payoh Vets and Toa Payoh Vets @ Queen's Veterinary Surgery in Singapore. I am still practising in Singapore.

2. I write to request a 3-year extension of the licence to practise veterinary medicine in Myanmar under Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery (RAVS), Yangon.

3. My previous licence was from Dec 2, 2015 to Dec 1, 2016. The following were the periods I had worked in RAVS:
Dec 5 to 14, 2015 (10 days)
Jun 3 to 6, 2015 (4 days)
Sep 4 to 14, 2015 (11 days)
Oct 28 to Nov 2, 2015 (5 days)  

5. RAVS services done by me were

5.1 Diagnosis and treatment of diseases in dogs and cats mainly (Annex A).
5.2 Unusual bear case (Annex B).
5.2 Mentorship of the younger vets. (Annex C)
5.3 Business management of the vet practice. (Annex D).
5.4. Veterinary research to benefit vet students and pet owners (Annex E).

Some of the cases treated included the following:
5.1 Skin diseases in dogs,
5.2 Bone fracture operations (open reduction) in stray dogs
5.3 Bone fracture (closed reduction) in stray dogs and cats using Plaster of Paris cast.
5.4 Viral diseases in puppies
5.5 Heart worm disease in dogs
5.6 Transmissible venereal disease in dogs
5.7 Pyometra surgery in dogs and cats. Stump pyometra in cats.
5.8 Feline Urological Syndrome in cats
5.9 Perineal urethrostomy in cats
6.0 Z-plasty for wound surgery.
6.1 Perineal hernia repair

6.2 Training the younger vets of RAVS to be systematic in processes of diagnosis and treatment.
6.3.Training the younger vets to practise evidence-based medicine to aid in diagnosis and treatment of diseases by using blood testing and radiography.

Veterinary Management of RAVS
6.4 Advising computerisation of client database instead of manual records as RAVS sees more than
60 cases per day. Manual records to locate case cards were too slow and inefficient.
6.5 Advising computerisation of accounts using an inexpensive Microsoft Excel software instead of manual record.
6.6. Advising veterinary management such as working hours to retain staff and not to suffer burnt-out due to over work.
6.7 Advising an additional consultation room to speed up cases as RAVS had only one but had 3 vets working at one time. Today, it has two.

Veterinary Files From Myanmar
Shares veterinary case studies with other pet owners and vet students online. Many cases are from RAVS.

WhatsApp consultancy
6.8  Dr T T Aung sends images of interesting cases to me in Singapore and I offer some advices.
(Annex A).

Consultant to a bear case.
6.9  I flew to Yangon immediately when there was a bear case to be operated in RAVS. (Annex B).
A 4 year-old bear with sublingual mucoecoele (ranula). anaesthesia and surgery.

Employment of vets from Myanmar (Annex F)
command of English and practical knowledge of small animal veterinary medicine

In the past 15 years, I have had employed vets from Myanmar.
They include Drs Aye Min, Saw Thet Tun, Aye Min, Naing Aung Kyaw, Myat Su Mon Zaw, Hsu Mon Lwin.  Dr Aye Min and Dr Saw Thet Tun now have their own private practice in Yangon.

6. Giving back to veterinary industry
Be Kind To Pets Project
Veterinary Files from Myanmar

7  Yezin graduates in Singapore

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