About Us

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Dr. Tony Matthews
Veterinary Surgeon (Partner)

Tony was brought up by the coast in Devon, England and went to Bristol Veterinary school, graduating in 1992. After spells working on Dartmoor, and in Manchester and London, he first came to Hong Kong in 1997, working for Victoria Vet Clinic in Tuen Mun. Returning to London in 1999, he realised that Hong Kong was in his blood, returned in 2000 and has lived and worked here ever since.


After six years in private practice in Mid-Levels, Tony took up the dual tasks of Senior Veterinary Surgeon and Head Surgeon at the SPCA, positions he held for four years before deciding to set up Acorn Veterinary Hospital.

Tony is married to Dr Annabel Sutch, a vet currently at the SPCA, and they share their home with their baby daughter Imogen, three cats, Mr Wong, Desmond and Slug, and their beloved Whippet Biggles. Imogen, in a house of vets and pets, is already earmarked to join the veterinary profession!

Dr Andy Krywawych
Veterinary Surgeon (Partner)

Andy qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2001. After spending 2 years in busy practices in both Kent and London he moved to Hong Kong in 2003, and has worked here ever since.

Whilst accomplished in all fields of small animal practice, Andy's special interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography and acupuncture. He has completed advanced post-graduate training in all of these and has also achieved the Post-Graduate Foundation Certificates in Small Animal Medicine and also Small Animal Surgery from Sydney Veterinary University. In 2008 Andy completed further training in Spinal Surgery in Liverpool University, UK.

Andy is happily married to Amy Lee, a senior secondary school teacher in ESF, and they live in Discovery Bay with their energetic Jack Russell Terrier, Minka.

In his spare time he enjoys reading, hiking, travelling and following his beloved football team, Arsenal.

Dr Hazel Savage
Veterinary Surgeon

Dr Hazel graduated from Liverpool Veterinary School in the UK in 2005 and has been in small animal practice ever since. After working for many years in London she moved to Hong Kong 2 years ago and has made it her home.

Hazel's particular veterinary interests include Internal Medicine, Behavioural Issues, Ultrasonography and Dentistry.

Her two rescue cats Juanita and Brian keep her occupied at home, whilst her hobbies include Yoga and travelling to exotic locales, including 3 months sailing around the Caribbean.

Ray Tung
Practice Manager and Head Nurse

Ray previously worked at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for over 8 years before joining us in 2010. In 2008, Ray qualified and registered as a RCVS Veterinary Nurse. She is one of a very select few qualified veterinary nurses in Hong Kong. She is also continuing her further studies, by  participating in the AIRC Emergency and Critical Care Diploma course.

Ray has 5 maltese dogs; Puppy, Bella, Tilly, Soda and Kobe, 2 Golden Retrievers which adopted from SPCA; Jovi and Roni and 3 Cats; Rice, Bread and Dumpling. With so many animals, understandably a lot of her spare time is kept busy caring for them.

Hailey Wong
Assistant Practice Manager

Hailey has worked as a veterinary assistant for over six years and has already successfully completed the AIRC certificate 2 for veterinary nursing and started studying for her full veterinary nursing qualifications. Her studies are fuelled by her love for animals, and she loves working with animals as a career. Over the last 3 years at Acorn she has become an invaluable member of the team.

In her spare time Hailey enjoys playing badminton, studying Japanese and playing with her pet poodle Mocha.

Hei (Anthony) Chan
Senior Veterinary Assistant

Hei has been working as a veterinary assistant for over nine years. Hei has previously worked for both the SPCA and a private veterinary clinic in Hong Kong.

Hei is the proud owner of 2 male cats: But Jai and Ah Dao. In his spare time, Hei enjoys cycling around Hong Kong and playing with his daughter.

Faye Wong
Veterinary Assistant

Faye has been with Acorn for over three years and is a mainstay of our reception and front counter service. She is passionate about pets and over the years has owned cats, dogs, chinchillas, hamsters and turtles.

She currently shares her flat with her Husky Ah Ba and is keen to further her knowledge of veterinary nursing over the coming years.

Fay Wong
Veterinary Assistant

Faye is an extremely experienced nurse and has been working in the profession, in senior positions, for over 14 years.

Her pets include a rabbit rescued after abandonment during the SARS infection, red-eared slider terrapins and two rescue cats, Mel Mel and Ju Tsai.

Her main passions, other than animals, are travelling to exotic locations such as India and Cambodia, and Korean pop!

She has also confessed to us that she is an avid Harry potter fan.....

Joey Lai
Veterinary Assistant

Joey has been working as a veterinary nurse for over 14 years and shares her home with her husband and 5 cats, Stompi, Mui Mui, Chi Chi, Tai Wong and Ling Lone.

She loves drawing, surfing and general Sun and Beach Time. She would love to move to Hawaii, for obvious reasons!

Chun Wan (David) Chiu
Support Staff

David joined Acorn last year and we are fortunate to have someone so meticulous in their work.

On his days off David enjoys hiking and swimming and probably does more exercise than the rest of us put together!

He has been in the caring professions for many years having worked in a home for the care of the elderly prior to joining us, and in his younger years worked at the Hilton Hotel.

Captain Bigglesworth DFC
PR

Minka
Reception Supervisor