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Tel: 2408 2588

A message from Dr Alane

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

The past several months have been busy but amazing.  I am so proud of our VSH team and their accomplishments, and truly humbled by the support we have received from colleagues and friends.  VSH Hong Kong grew from an idea to a reality in a very short period of time, and there are so many individuals who have helped make that happen.  Our nurses, client care specialists, management staff, and doctors have each offered ideas, insight, expertise, and extra hours to help build VSH from before we even opened our doors.  I am forever grateful to this team, and I look forward to our future together.

A message from Dr Alane

VSH Hong Kong was founded with a few key principles in mind.  First, we have made the promise to be an emergency and referral-only practice.  Our Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Internal Medicine Services require referrals from a family veterinarian, unless a case is a true emergency.  We do not offer general practice services.  Second, it is our goal to provide quick and complete communication to you, the referring vet, so that you know what phase of the treatment plan our mutual patient is undergoing.

At VSH, we believe that every pet in Hong Kong should have a family veterinarian who they know, trust, and stick with!  By insisting on a family practitioner or primary vet, VSH promotes the bond between pet owner and family vet.  Too many of Hong Kong’s pet owners jump from vet to vet, resulting in incomplete therapeutic trials, redundant diagnostics, mixed messages, poor communication, and a lack of trust.  Our message is one of consistency.  Pet owners should seek one of the many terrific veterinary clinics in our community and stay with that clinic for all aspects of prophylactic and wellness care.  When specialized treatment is required, VSH is here to help.

How do our emergency services work?  If there is a walk-in emergency during regular business hours, our staff will contact the patient’s regular veterinarian as soon as the patient is stable.  With your guidance, treatment plans can be made, including transfer to your clinic if it is safe to do so.  If your practice is busy or unavailable, our specialists and ER doctors are able to provide care for your patients at VSH.  Even if a pet comes to us without a regular veterinarian, if the animal is stable, a family vet must be identified before further consultation at VSH will take place.  

Our after-hours emergency staff have complete, on-call back-up from our specialists.  Clients will have the option, if applicable, to have a specialist called in for an emergency procedure, such as endoscopy for esophageal foreign body removal, severe intervertebral disc herniation, corneal perforation, or GDV.

Finally, we pledge never to cut corners when it comes to medical care.  VSH strives to create and exceed a standard of care that matches that in the world’s finest human medical facilities.  We have sourced supplies and drugs from all over the world with the goal of always meeting or exceeding the protocols established in our partner practice in the USA.

From launch parties to moon bears, this year has already been full of excitement.  I can’t wait to see what else 2015 has to offer!

Sincerely yours,

Alane Kosanovich Cahalane, DVM, MA

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – SA

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Dr. Alane Kosanovich Cahalane

Dr. Alane Kosanovich Cahalane

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal
CEO and Co-Founder, VSH Hong Kong

Dr. Alane Kosanovich Cahalane is a co-founder of VSH Hong Kong and a member of its board of directors.

When Alane arrived in 2011 as the first board certified small animal surgeon to live and work in Hong Kong, the need to introduce veterinary specialists to the existing veterinary community was clear. 

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Hong Kong Island

VSH Hong Kong
G/F - 2/F
165-171 Wan Chai Road
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

EMERGENCY TEL: +852 2408 2588

Kowloon

VSH Kowloon
G/F - 1/F
7 Liberty Avenue
Ho Man Tin, Kowloon

 

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