Anaesthesia & Analgesia


Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

BSc, BSc(Open)(Hons), BVSc(Hons), Cert VA, PGCert(Vet Ed), Dip ECVAA, FHEA, MRCVS
HK Registered & EBVS® & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Alan graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, with Distinction, from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2006. He also has 2 previous degrees; one in Biology from Paisley College of Technology (UK) and one in Natural Sciences with Chemistry from The Open University (UK). Prior to attending vet school, he was a fast jet Navigator in the Royal Air Force (UK) for 17-years and travelled widely during this time including to Hong Kong.

A rotating internship in Equine Studies at the Equine Referral Hospital (ERH) of the Royal Veterinary College (UK) was followed by a position as Staff Clinician in Anaesthesia as the Head of Large Animal Anaesthesia. In his 7-years as a Staff Clinician he also worked extensively in the QMHA. He has performed anaesthetics in most domestic species: horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, alpacas, dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, rats, ferrets as well as exoctics such as Burmese Python, giraffe, pygmy hippopotamus and California Sea-lions. Procedures have involved routine healthy patients to the critically ill and his interests include abdominal emergencies (equine colic especially), cardio-thoracic interventions and multi-modal anaesthesia and analgesia.

Having taught at the RVC for 7-years, something he enjoys, he is in his element again teaching the JCC undergraduates here at CVMC. Dr. Taylor is an avid learner himself and has gained the RCVS Cert in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2008, the Diploma of European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (2018) as well as a module in Musculoskeletal Pain from the University of Edinburgh. Most recently he has completed the PG Cert in Veterinary Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has presented internationally for WSAVA and also for The Vet Show Group.

He has been in Hong Kong with his wife, two daughters, the youngest being born here, and 2 dogs for 18-months now and he and his family have settled into this vibrant and busy city which they all very much enjoy. A Bearded Dragon, an African Tortoise, a rescued Gecko and 11 fish also keep the family on their toes. Alan enjoys working in CityU VMC and the challenges of the many cases we see and he is excited at being able to help move the practice forward in its capabilities and in improving the care of its patients. The move to Hong Kong from the U.K. has been a good one both professionally and for family life, and Alan and family look forward to being here for the foreseeable future.

In his spare time Alan enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs; reading, especially Nordic Noir, cycling, music and his bass guitar (which he cannot play very well).