Meet our team
Dr Francois Saulnier-Troff graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France in 2002. He completed his DVM thesis in collaboration with a human physiology department, reporting on the “effects of chronic hypoxia on the cardiac muscle in rats’’. He completed a rotating Small Animal Internship, followed by a specialized Surgical Internship both in Paris, France. He then took up a three-year residency program in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liege, gaining the DESChirPA, the Belgian specialist title. Following his Residency, he was recruited as an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Surgery at the Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI- Canada) where he studied for the ECVS examination. He then moved back to the United Kingdom and gained the European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Diploma in 2010.
Francois worked in several renowned multidisciplinary referral hospitals in the UK and gained the RCVS-recognized Specialist title. He worked as well for three years as an external examiner for the RCVS CertAVP examination at the University of Liverpool. Over the years, he published several peer-reviewed papers and lectured on several occasions at regional, national or international meetings.
Dr Francois’ clinical interest include all aspects of small animal surgery, clinical oncology, wound management, reconstructive surgery, hepatic surgeries (shunts) or minimally-invasive techniques (urethral stenting). His research focused as well on new surgical approaches to the spine and the management of spinal compressions/tumors. He performs all the state-of-the-art orthopedic procedures on traumatic injuries (fractures/luxations) with an emphasis on minimally-invasive procedures (key-hole surgery).
Dr Francois and his family own a domestic shorthaired cat, Eclipse. They sadly lost their long-standing friend, Astuce, a fluffly Cocker Spaniel, but hope to soon rehome a new furry Singaporean pet.
When not at work, Dr Francois swims and enjoys sports. He likes to play the Saxophone, the Guitar and loves fine painting on his spare time.
Dr Diane Wilson graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Louisiana State University in the USA in 2001. Following graduation she practised at a busy mixed animal hospital in the United Kingdom where she treated everything from piranhas to peacocks! During this time she developed a keen interest in anaesthesia and the management of acute and chronic pain in her patients.
Dr Diane returned to Louisiana State University where she completed a three year residency program in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management. During her time at Louisiana State University she also obtained a Master of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine with her thesis work focusing on the impact of potent opioids and temperature on the anaesthetic requirements of dogs. Dr Diane became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2007.
After her residency she moved to Ohio in the USA where she became one of the first few anaesthesia specialists in the country to work in a private specialty setting. She enjoyed the challenges of establishing an anaesthesia and pain management section at one of the countries leading multi specialty referral hospitals and spent nine happy years there.
Dr Diane returned to the United Kingdom and practised at two renowned multidisciplinary hospitals and also had a role as an adjunct professor for the University of Nottingham. During her time in the UK she also became recognised as a specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
In January 2018 she relocated to Singapore to join the team at VES. Tailoring the anaesthetic plan to meet the individual needs and requirements of her patients is a foremost concern for her. She believes that a “one size fits all” approach is not suited to the best quality of anaesthesia care. Dr Diane has a special interest and understanding of the management of anaesthesia for the senior citizens of the pet world and her desire is to minimise the anxiety and stress associated with anaesthetics for all her patients…..and their human families!
Dr Diane has previously been a member of the examination committee for the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and currently serves her college as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr Diane enjoys lecturing and has had the opportunity to present talks in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean on many anaesthesia related topics. She has also published on anaesthesia and analgesia topics in several peer reviewed journals.
During her free time Dr Diane would like to say she enjoys ballet and modern dance, performing in opera and playing the piano… but the reality is she’d be completely useless at all of those things! She does however love to spend time outdoors hiking, jogging and birdwatching (which she often combines) and is excited to explore her new home here in Singapore.
Dr Virginie De Busscher graduated from the Veterinary School of the University of Liege, Belgium in 2002. After completing an internship and one year of radiology at the Maison-Alfort Veterinary School in France, Dr Virginie returned to Liege to complete a residency programme of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She then worked at the Atlantic Veterinary School in Prince Edward Island, Canada and in several referral centres in the UK before joining the team at VES hospital.
Dr Virginie is a European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. She is a Diplomate of that College and a member of its selection committee.
Dr Virginie’s main areas of interest include: abdominal and musculoskeletal ultrasonography, ultrasound guided aspirations and biopsies and CT scan studies. She is happy to receive referrals in US, X-rays and CT scans and she offers a diagnostic imaging reporting service in all diagnostic imaging modalities as well.
Dr Sebastien Monier graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) in 2004. He completed a Small Animal internship at the University of Montreal, Canada in 2005 and a specialized Internal Medicine and Cardiology internship in a private referral hospital in Montreal, in 2007. He stayed practicing within the same hospital as a critical care vet for another year then decided to move to London, United Kingdom. There he practiced as a medical and critical care vet in a busy 24h emergency and referral hospital.
Dr Sebastien relocated to Singapore in 2014 and obtained his memberships in Emergency and Critical Care and in Small Animal Medicine by examination with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
His expertise and special interests include Internal and Critical Care medicine and in particular: renal diseases (chronic and acute kidney injury), hepatic and pancreatic conditions, sepsis, cardiac patients, advanced monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia.
Dr Sebastien is looking forward to providing the best care to our most critical and challenging patients, working alongside the different departments at VES Hospital. He strongly believes in the multidisciplinary approach and 24/7 comprehensive care VES Hospital provides.
Outside of work, he enjoys travelling, scuba diving, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He has two cats, Muga that he rescued in London and Dao, adopted here in Singapore.
Dr Laurent Fillon graduated from National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France) in 2007. After working few years in France, he moved with his Partner to Cambodia where he worked for 5 years in the only referral center in the country. Then he moved wih his family to Singapore in 2011, working in a busy 24-hours veterinary centre.
He developed a strong interest in Veterinary Ophthalmology whilst working in Singapore and gained valuable knowledge and skills in veterinary ophthalmology by spending time with various veterinary ophthalmologists in Europe.
In 2014, after 2 years training in the European Union, he attained the Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology awarded by the University of Toulouse.
Dr Laurent is now based full-time in Singapore with VES Hospital and his interest includes corneal reconstruction surgery, glaucoma treatment, and cataract surgery.
He is now the proud father of a little girl Ateaïna and still enjoying the company of his 2 Cambodian rescue cats Samnang and Chamroeun.
Dr Teo Ee Fung graduated from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2009 and has since been working at a busy 24-hour animal clinic in Singapore, mainly dealing with medicine and emergency referrals. She has special interests in all aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly emergency and critical care. She is competent in soft tissue surgery and has experience in both rigid and flexible endoscopy.
In 2014, Dr Ee Fung attained Memberships by examination in the Medicine Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and later also attained her Memberships in Emergency and Critical care (ECC) in 2016. In the next few years, she hopes to take up a residency program in ECC as well.
In her free time, she enjoys swimming, reading and relaxing with her three rescue cats: Sebastian, Mr Brown and Ash.
Dr Samantha Fong graduated from Murdoch University in 2013. Since returning from Australia, she has completed a year-long rotating internship and continued as a general practice veterinarian in an emergency clinic in Singapore for another 2-1/2 years.
She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interests in surgery and emergency.
Outside of work, Dr Samantha enjoys spending time with her 2 german shepherds and a recently adopted golden retriever at home and at the beach.
In the next year, Dr Samantha intends to attain memberships in Emergency and Critical Care.