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Dr Benjamin Trout

Dr Benjamin Trout grew up in Devon, in South West England.  He completed his BA in Zoology followed by a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University.  Dr Trout began his veterinary career in combination large and small animal practice in the UK, then moved to Hong Kong to focus on small animals in 2006.  During his time in Hong Kong, Dr Trout has been involved extensively in Emergency and Critical work including mentoring younger graduates in this field.  His areas of expertise include diagnostic imaging and emergency surgery.
Dr Trout has a keen interest in conservation and has volunteered on multiple research expeditions including researching the behaviour of gibbons in Borneo, documenting biodiversity in Vietnam and tracking pilot whales in Spain.  He has also spent time working in voluntary veterinary clinics in Thailand.
Most of Dr Trout's free time is spent travelling and practising photography. When in Hong Kong he acts as servant to his three cats.

Dr Alex Lam

Dr Alex

Dr Alex was born in Hong Kong and spent her childhood in both Canada and Hong Kong. After completing her first degree in Biotechnology at the University of Hong Kong,  Dr Alex decided to pursue  her dream to become a veterinary surgeon. She graduated from the University of Liverpool with distinction and received her membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2014. After graduation, Dr Alex moved back to Hong Kong and has been practicing here since.


Dr Alex has a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care and Soft Tissue Surgery. She is currently studying Emergency and Critical Care Medicine through the University of Sydney. 


In her spare time,  Dr Alex enjoys travelling, photography, swimming and playing the guitar.


Dr Alex is fluent in English and Cantonese.


                                                                                Dr Celeste



Dr Celeste Lau

Dr Celeste was born and raised in Singapore where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. She then travelled to Australia where she graduated from the University of Melbourne with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Following graduation, Dr Celeste worked in several busy small animal clinics in Singapore before making the move to Hong Kong and joining the Animal Emergency Centre / East Island team.
Dr Celeste is dedicated to continuing to improve her knowledge and skills in veterinary medicine, having undertaken some further education in the area of Feline Medicine. She plans to focus her future studies on improving her skills and knowledge in the area of Emergency and Critical Care.
In her free time, Dr Celeste enjoys running, rock climbing and reading. 
Dr Celeste is fluent in English and Mandarin.





To help streamline our services, we are uniting our practices.

The Animal Emergency Centre will become a part of East Island 24hr Animal Hospital, and you may notice we will be using the Creature Comforts logo for all of the practices. Everything else will stay the same – the same location, same management, same owners, same vets, same nurses and same dedication to our values. We at the Creature Comforts Group look forward to serving you and your pets.

Dr David Gething and all of the Creature Comforts Team.