Dr Gail Cochrane
Dr Gail graduated from Glasgow in 1988 along with Dr Tiger. Dr Gail immediately came to HK and worked at the SPCA for nearly 4 years. She then moved to the USA and worked in Los Angeles in private practice. Two years later she returned to Hong Kong and worked in private practice for nearly 1 year before starting to work as a consultant for an international animal welfare charity dealing with bears in China. In 1996 she also became the resident vet at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. In 1997 she set up the hospital with Dr Tiger. In 1998 she became one of the founding members of the Animals Asia Foundation. In 2000 she left Kadoorie Farm to take up the full-time position as Veterinary Director in the Animals Asia Foundation to develop and manage their bear Rescue Centres in China and Vietnam.
In 2007 Dr Gail decided to leave the Animals Asia Foundation and return to helping Dr Tiger manage the hospital. Dr Gail lives in the New territories with her family, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 6 parrots, 1 snake, pet rats, varying numbers of turtles, 15+ tortoises ranging in size from 50gr to 50kg and most importantly her pet pig ‘Bacon’ who is too big to be weighed!