At Mount Pleasant Vet Centre (Gelenggang), we see many patients who require intensive and palliative care which makes it an emotionally challenging place to work in. Today we say THANK YOU to Wei Juan and Madeleine, two strong ladies who see the good in every journey!
“I’ve been an animal lover since young. Always have that special interest & love for anything that involves animals – articles or variety shows. I chose to study Diploma in Biotechnology – Vet Science in Temasek Polytechnic to gain more knowledge about animals.” ~ Wei Juan
“I did my student internship at Mount Pleasant in 2008 & have been working with Mount Pleasant since then. It is very rewarding when sickly pets get nursed back to health & seeing them discharged with wagging tails, or seeing happy ‘parents’ bringing home their meows. It really makes my day.”
“If I have the ability to fund my studies, I would still pursue my dream of being a vet.” With Dr Sophie Cho & Jia Hui.
Happiness is contagious! Bee Hong, Wei Juan, Jia Xuan.
“One thing few people know about me? I may be gentle to the furballs but I am an aggressive gamer! Strategic games are my favourite. It helps to keep my brain alive.” With Benjamin our senior vet tech.
“A quote that motivates me: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. This has somehow pushed me to never give up & keep on trying.”
“There are many happy new beginnings but also moments when you know the end of the journey is near and you have to let go of your loved ones. For our clients who lose their beloved pets, I comfort them by reassuring them that their babies or kiddos are no longer suffering nor in pain. That they have not really left us. They are up in heaven watching over us right now. Everyone, including me, need time to heal our broken hearts.”
“I joined Mount Pleasant in January 2015. Growing up, I was surrounded by animals but working with animals wasn’t always a priority in my life.” ~ Madeleine with Tiger the Irish Wolfhound
“It wasn’t until the death of our family dog Sundae that I felt a strong need to care for animals.”
Volunteering at the old premises of SPCA
“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to learn new things & successfully applying them at work.” With Renga, a rescued German Shepherd whom we found out was lost for 7 years.
“There are many careers out there that I would love to experience. If I could be anything, I wish to be an animal behaviourist or a singer.”
“I have a Labradoodle named Cosby, four guinea pigs & a betta fish so I never feel alone. It’s like a sleepover in my room every night! When I had a bad day, I would usually go home & Netflix & catch up on sleep to destress. Having something to look forward to also encourages me to keep going on.”
“Mental health is very important & often overlooked. We should not be afraid to speak up or seek help. I recently volunteered for World Suicide Prevention day organised by the Samaritans of Singapore.”
“I get inspired by everyday things such as people I meet or things I read. I love the Latin quote: ‘Ad astra per aspera’ which means ‘through hardships to the stars’. Through all the difficulties I am facing, I believe I am able to get through them & get to something even better at the end, like I always did. I like the quote so much, I have it tattooed on me!”
Part of our big Mount Pleasant (Gelenggang) family!