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  • CHOON KIAT LOH Perth, Western Australia Email: Mobile: 0430 323 655 DOB: 29th August 1988 Objective To apply for a position that will encourage personal

    development, always striving to improve communication skills and enable opportunities for continuing education in veterinary science. To become an invaluable member of a team, constantly seeking for excellence through leadership, initiative and professionalism.

    Education 2009-present: Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology),

    Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Murdoch University, Western Australia. (Expected completion date: December 2014)

    2005-2006: GCE A Levels (Cambridge, UK) Pioneer Junior College, Singapore. 2001-2004: GCE O Levels (Cambridge, UK) Kranji Secondary School, Singapore. Certification 2013: Clinical Small Animal Dentistry Veterinary Dental Education online Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Extra-curricular Activities 2014: Veterinary Clinical Training Review Murdoch University, WA Final Year Student Representative: - One of the two final year representatives for an

    independent review by the Quality Assurance Department of Murdoch University, Head of veterinary school Massey University and Townsville, and the Head of Dentistry school UWA. - Student representatives were chosen to represent the cohort and provide accurate and credible feedback pertaining to clinical training provided by the College.

    2013-Present: Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) Murdoch University, WA CVE Ambassador: - Promote and facilitate continuing education events

    as a student figure to fellow colleagues. - Organise and assist in setting up for seminars and workshops (e.g. ultrasound, cardiology, orthopaedic workshops). - Representative for the CVE office at the annual AVA Trade Fair.

    2012-Present: Murdoch Association of Veterinary Public Health (MAVPH;

    Special Interest Group) Murdoch University, WA Co-founder 2012, Advisor 2014: - MAVPH was formed in 2012 to promote awareness

    and gather interest from students regarding ongoing public health topics within the profession. - Annual sponsorship and funding were successfully obtained from the Vet Trust and Hills Pet Nutrition. - Seminars were organized throughout the year, which included a myriad of topics from wildlife zoonotic diseases to use of antimicrobials in food producing animals. - Field trips such as the recent abattoirs visit proved to be a success.

  • Employment History 2013: Home Base Expo Perth, Western Australia. Marketing Representative: - Promoting usage of LEDs for new homebuyers. - Market product catalogue and assist clients in

    catering to their individual needs. 2012 - Present: Paws in the Park Perth, Western Australia Independent Contractor: - Pet-sitter and carer; services include dog-walking,

    pet taxis and cat visits. 2011- 2012: Curiosity Shop Science Centre, Singapore Sales Representative: - Customer service; promoting educational

    puzzles/toys to parents of young children

    2011: U-Tuition Centre Singapore Academic Tutor: - Involved with tutoring 9-12 years old students - Subjects: English, Mathematics, General Science 2007-2009: Singapore Armed Forces Singapore Non-commissioned Officer; 3rd Sergeant: - Trained and served as a gunnery specialist with the

    Singapore Artillery. - 2nd Commander in the command post. - Participated in joint live firing exercises in South Africa (2008) and evaluation exercises in New Zealand (2009).

    2007: National University Hospital Singapore Research Assistant for Paediatrics Department: - Main area of work was gathering blood pressure

    data from children receiving primary education. - Coordinator and liaison officer for the hospital and primary schools.

  • Practical Experiences 2014: Veterinary Public Health Streaming Programme Department of Agriculture; Australia On-Plant Veterinary Officer Trainee: - Proficient in various aspects of the export meat

    industry; such as export legislation, market access, animal welfare, ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection.

    2013: RSPCA Million Paws Walk Perth, WA Student volunteer with Murdoch University: - General clinical examination of dogs - Discussion with pet owners on issues such as diet,

    parasite control, vaccination and dentistry. 2012: The Surin Project Surin, Thailand Volunteer: - The Surin project was set up as a conservation

    project to educate local provinces and move away from street begging with elephants, and to promote awareness about the declining population of Asian Elephants in South-East Asia.

    2011: Perth Royal Show Perth, WA Cattle Show Team

    Fairy Penguin Research Project Penguin Island, WA Research Volunteer

    Perth Royal Show Perth, WA Volunteer (Alpacas) 2010: The Joyous Vet Singapore Veterinary Technician Assistant 2009: Animal and Avian Veterinary Clinic Singapore Veterinary Technician Assistant

  • RSPCA Perth, WA Volunteer: - Annual Million Paws Walk event staff

    Native Animal Rescue Centre Perth, WA Volunteer Hobbies Childhood supporter of Liverpool Football Club; and playing soccer on the weekend after a long week has never been better. Individually I adore the challenge of long distance road cycling (longest race yet was in Lorne, Victoria 2011 Amy Gran Fondo 120 km). Gardening; where my current focus lies in flowering the orchids (Phalaenopsis spp) especially after the cold season. I have also recently dismantled my marine water tank where my beautiful seahorses used to reside in for years. In my leisure time I enjoy being with my partner, play fetch with our two Maine Coon X cats and chase our 6 rabbits around to help them lose some weight. I also enjoy indulging in personal development books from Malcolm Gladwells series and The Dalai Lamas Cat by David Michie; which I have found extremely inspiring. Areas of Interest Aspects of companion animal practice I really enjoy are related to internal medicine, with special interest in endocrinology. My goal for the next 5 years would be attain a membership with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. I also have a soft spot for cats, and would be extremely keen to enrol in online continuing education courses offered by certain universities (e.g. Sydney University, Massey University) within the next 1-2 years. Other areas of veterinary work I am also keen in: - Food production systems and Nutrition (e.g. aquaculture) - One Health - Research/field work/laboratory work

  • Referees Dr. Peter Adams B.Sc. (Hons), PhD Head of Veterinary Public Health School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, WA Phone: 0428 819 815 Email: Dr. P. Adams lectured me in veterinary public health and also the advisor for setting up and running of MAVPH special interest group. He is also currently our coordinator for the veterinary public health streaming programme for final year students. Dr. Sue OKeeffe BVSc (Hons) Adjunct Senior Lecturer School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, WA Phone: 0405 332 328 Email: Dr. S. OKeeffe and myself worked together during our week at Cat Haven as part of the Shelter core-rotation. She also oversees our spey procedures. Dr. Kate Gannon BSc BVMS Veterinary Consultant Portec Veterinary Services Phone: 0402 087 934 Email: Dr. K. Gannon is the lecturer for the intensive industries (pigs) unit at Murdoch University and a veterinary consultant at Portec. She was the main supervising veterinarian when I undertook a week of clinical placement with Portec. Her responsibilities also include the final year students intensive industries core-rotation. Dr. Jabbar Tarish BVMS, MSc, PhD Food Biosecurity Officer (On-Plant Veterinary Officer at Establishment 0686, Bunbury, WA) Department of Agriculture, Australia Phone: 08 9725 4420 Email: Dr. J. Tarish is currently one of my direct supervisors for my training as a veterinary officer with the Department of Agriculture.