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Dr. Teo Boon Han

Managing Partner, Veterinary Consultant

BVetMed (Royal Veterinary College, London)

Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, United Kingdom

Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance

Post-Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education (Royal Veterinary College, London)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Animal Nutrition (University of Glasgow)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom


Domain Interest and Expertise: Veterinary Industry and Regulations, Business Development, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Education and Research, Wildlife and Conservation, One Health, Mediation

Dr. Teo Boon Han received the Singapore Ministry of National Development EDGE Scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the Royal Veterinary College in London. He is now a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) of the United Kingdom. During his time as a veterinarian in the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and subsequently the Animal and Veterinary Service (AVS) of the National Parks Board in Singapore from 2015-2020, Dr Teo managed policy and operational portfolios in a wide variety of areas including veterinary licensing, vaccines and biologics, animal feed, animal health and research. As part of his appointment as a Wildlife Veterinarian in the National Parks Board, Dr. Teo also treated injured wildlife and was involved in conservation work. His work also required him to be involved in animal disease investigation and animal vaccination campaigns. 


In AVA and AVS, Dr Teo also oversaw the regulation and professional development of the veterinary profession, and was Singapore's OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) national focal point for veterinary matters and rabies control. He was also the editor of the AVS Veterinary Newsletter and was part of the Complaints Evaluation Committee which handles disciplinary issues in the veterinary profession. Dr Teo was also a panel member of the Straits Times ‘Ask-A-Vet’ Column.


Aside from regulatory roles, Dr. Teo also held other notable roles in the veterinary profession including the Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Veterinary Association (SVA), Planning Committee for the Singapore Vet Show, Co-Chair of the SVA Veterinary Nurses and Technician Working Group, and Secretary of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) Veterinary Education Sub-Committee. He is also currently a committee member of the Asian Association of Veterinary Schools (AAVS)-FAVA Joint Committee on Veterinary Education. 

In the aspect of veterinary biologics, Dr. Teo underwent the Veterinary Biologics Training Program, conducted by the Iowa State University and United States Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the NParks Veterinary Biologics Committee that approves and authorises the use of veterinary vaccines and biologics in Singapore.


A strong believer in education and research, Dr. Teo also holds multiple adjunct lecturer positions in tertiary institutes in Singapore in areas such as animal nutrition, regulatory affairs and operations. He is also a Faculty Member of the Basic IACUC Course by the Singapore Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SALAS), and was an Associate Trainer in a number of courses organised by the National Parks Board, including the Animal Health Course, Animal Management Course, Animal Behaviour and Welfare Course and Certified Ecological Management Course. He also sits on the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, Healthcare Committee, and Co-Chair of the Antimicrobial Prudent Use Guidelines Working Group by the AVS and SVA. In addition, he has also received mediation training from the Singapore Mediation Centre to help provide an alternative resolution service for animal-related disputes.

Dr. Teo completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Nutrition from the University of Glasgow, and his Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education from the Royal Veterinary College; he is currently in the midst of completing his Masters Degree in both disciplines. 


In collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College, Dr. Teo is also a sitting board member of VetCompass Singapore, a non-profit that aims to use data to investigate the range and frequency of companion animal health problems and identify important risk factors for the most common disorders. The VetCompass project has rapidly expanded to include over 20 million animals from more than 1,800 UK participating veterinary practices (over 30% of all UK practices), and is also in Australia in an international collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sydney. 

In 2021, Dr. Teo was appointed a member of the Singapore Medical Council Complaints Panel, that hears disciplinary cases for human doctors in Singapore. 

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