Dr. Alane Kosanovich Cahalane

Dr. Alane Kosanovich Cahalane


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animals
American Veterinary Specialist in Surgery

Dr. Cahalane is the first board-certified specialist in small animal surgery to practice and reside in Hong Kong. During her four years of internship and residency training, Dr. Cahalane was directly mentored by world-renowned veterinary surgical specialists, as well as leading specialists in the disciplines of anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and oncology. After a successful first attempt at the rigorous examination required for board certification, Dr. Cahalane spent several years in a busy specialty referral practice in the United States. Dr. Cahalane specialises in orthopedic, neurologic, cancer treatment, and soft tissue surgeries in companion animals.

After being recruited to Hong Kong to direct the first surgical residency training program in the region, Dr. Cahalane mentored a local general practitioner, teaching the surgical and medical skills required to be eligible to sit for board examination. Given the high demand for specialized surgery in Hong Kong, Dr. Cahalane’s current clinical interests include advanced surgical treatment of cancer, joint replacement, and minimally-invasive techniques.  Through lectures, labs and conferences held locally and abroad, Dr. Cahalane has shown commitment and substantial contribution to the ongoing advancement of veterinary medicine in Asia. She has also published numerous scientific journal articles as well as a chapter in a well-known veterinary textbook.

Dr. Cahalane understands the importance of specialists working together with referring veterinarians and pet owners to provide complete, customized care for each patient. Dr. Cahalane focuses her surgical practice on extension of life, maintenance of quality of life, treatment of pain and anxiety, quality communication, customer service, and personal attention.

Dr. Cahalane is passionate about bringing genuine specialist referral care to the pets of Hong Kong, and looks forward to providing quality service to the veterinary community for years to come.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Cornell University 1993-1997
  • Masters Degree in Biology, Boston University 1997-1999
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine 1999-2003
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Cornell University 2003-2004
  • Residency in Small Animal Surgery, Cornell University 2004-2007 

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Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
1/F Lucky Centre,
165-171 Wan Chai Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong.


EMERGENCY TEL: +852 2408 2588

Getting There

Below are some of the bus routes that have stops close by to VSH:

  • New World Bus:  15, 23, 66, 101
  • City Bus:  1, 5X, 6, 10, 75, 101, 111, 115, 182, 789

MTR : VSH is just 5 minutes walk from WAN CHAI MTR EXIT A3. When you walk out of exit A3, cross the pedestrian crossing then turn left. Walk along Johnston Road until you reach Wan Chai Road. Continue along Wan Chai Road until you reach Fubon Bank. We are right next to it.