Dr. Lea Silva-Hollis is our principal veterinarian both for Castle Peak Pet Clinic and Shatin Wai Pet Clinic. She earned her degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of the Philippines in 1999. Her first job after passing the Licensure Exam was as a Farm Vet in a 1,500 sow level farm taking care of 10,000 pigs. In 2000, she moved to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and worked at British Veterinary Centre. She lived there for 3 years and encountered different patients such as serval or african wildcat, chimpanzee, falcons, african grey parrots and salukis.
In 2003, her husband who is also a Vet, got a 6-month job in HK working for an emergency Vet Clinic. They planned to stay here for only 6 months and keep on travelling. However they fell in love with the vibrant city of HK and has been living here since then. In 2004, Dr. Lea sit and passed the Membership Examination of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon UK. She has been very busy ever since, raising two active energetic sons, a black Cocker Spaniel that they rescued as a puppy 13 years ago, and two stray kittens they found on the streets of Pokfulam and Mongkok 12 years ago.. When not working, Dr Lea and her husband and two young kids enjoy mostly staying at their home in New Territories, watching movies,cooking or trying new restaurants, and hiking around different country parks in HK.
Dr. Lea has special interest in Small Animal surgery, endocrinology, dermatology and exotic medicine. She regularly attends international conferences and continuing professional education events and seminars to keep up to date with the most current treatment and management of her patients.
Erik was born and raised in Hong Kong and pursued tertiary studies in Melbourne (Australia). After graduation of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science in Melbourne, he then decided to pursue his long forgotten childhood dream, studying to be a veterinarian. He started his career as a shelter vet in a charitable animal welfare organization in Hong Kong soon after graduation which allowed him to explore a great diversity of medical & surgical cases, and was actively involved in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. This provided him a precious experience to help those animals who were less fortunate and were abandoned on the streets.
He developed an immense interest in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine after seeing senior vets performing acupuncture therapies on animals while he was still a veterinary student. After graduation, he pursued further studies on acupuncture provided by The Chi Institute which was founded and taught by one of the world leaders in Veterinary Chinese Medicine, Dr Huisheng Xie, and he is currently taking courses on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicines. He also actively participates in a variety of continuing professional development programs and conferences with special interests in internal medicine and emergency and critical care medicine. His ultimate goals are to arouse attention of animal welfare to the public and to provide high standard of care to the fluffy friends.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his rescued domestic short hair cat Mel B, hiking and water sports such as snorkeling.
Dr. Erik Wong
Dr Ernest CHU loves animal since he was young and he always wanted to be a practitioner in any medical field. He is born in Canada but grew up in Hongkong. He passed his Hongkong certificate examination (HKCE) and chose to study Veterinary Science in Sydney. He has enjoyed the 6 years of living in Australia and meeting people from different parts of the world but Hongkong is still his home and decided to come back and work here.
His main interest is Veterinary Anaesthesia and Small Animal Medicine . He also loves brachycephalic breeds such as Pug and French bull dogs and he always wanted to practice airway surgeries for Brachycephalic dogs if he has a chance in the future.
Ernest has a Domestic Shorthair cat that travelled with him from Sydney named “Dou Dang” a Chinese name he has given her because she is the runt of the litter. He keeps busy outside of work and engage in activities related to sports and music .
Dr. Melody has a keen interest in taking care of animals since a young age. She is born in HongKong but grew up and lived in Australia. She came back to HongKong to study secondary school and then went back to Australia again to study Veterinary Medicine in Murdoch University. It's been her life long dream to be able to help and heal sick pets. After working for one year in a small animal clinic in Canberra, New South Wales, she decided to return to HongKong to live and work here.
Her special interests are exotic medicine especially reptiles and birds and hopes to further learn and work with those species in the future.
She lives with her 11 yr old, 54kg Caucasian Shepherd dog named MoMo and her three Leopard Geckos named Pudding, Rupert and Mama.