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.