Alwyn Tan: Singapore - Class of 2012
I joined the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore after graduating in 2012. As a government veterinarian, I review and coordinate national animal health policies, veterinary import polices, legislation and contingency plans for exotic animal diseases. Being part of a large organisation, I have to collaborate closely with my colleague, as well as other government agencies, private organisations and overseas veterinary authorities. My job is challenging yet rewarding as I contribute to safe-guarding animal health, welfare and veterinary public health of my country.
I was also heartened to find that the prospective students came from a diverse background but all had a keen enthusiasm in a veterinary career
I was at the R(D)SVS interviews held in Singapore in January to share with prospective students my experiences living and studying in Edinburgh. I was impressed with the efforts put in by the team to engage prospective students to ensure that they are prepared for what they are committing to in attending vet school. I was also heartened to find that the prospective students came from a diverse background but all had a keen enthusiasm in a veterinary career.