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.