Ambulatory Veterinary Services

With generous support by the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation Department, HKSAR government, the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences has developed the first ambulatory veterinary service for fish, pig, and poultry farmers in Hong Kong. The overarching goal of the ambulatory service is to work with the farmers to find solutions for preventing disease and to improve the sustainability of their farms. We examine terrestrial and aquatic production animal populations at the request of the farmers and assist them with animal health and production needs. We aim to enable them to respond more rapidly and cost-effectively to different animal health and production issues. Our projects not only benefit individual farmers but also enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of the pig, poultry and fish farming industries in Hong Kong. Effective animal health strategies for local farms ensure healthy animals and safe food for the consumer. Having healthy local animal populations will also guarantee a steady supply of fish and meat to safeguard Hong Kong’s food security. This ambulatory veterinary services are included in the three research projects entitled: