Dr. Roelof, Francois Hugo

Dr. Roelof, Francois Hugo
Dr. Roelof, Francois Hugo

Dr. Roelof, Francois Hugo

Veterinary Surgeon

Academic qualifications

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Bachelor of Laws, UNISA, South Africa.

Career path

I spent over a decade as a State Veterinary Surgeon in South Africa mainly focusing on animal health, disease control, regulatory enforcement, farm animals, animal welfare legislation and management. In 2020 I took a leap of faith and came to Hong Kong where I worked in private practice with my attention shifting to dogs, cats and all kinds of exotics animals. In early 2023 I decided to take on a new challenge and happily joined the SPCA.

Veterinary Interests

Internal medicine and animal welfare.

Reasons for working at the SPCA (HK)

Supporting a noble cause, working with good people and helping animals…why wouldn’t I?!


In Hong Kong we are blessed with a formidable opponent in the form of “Mooncake”, a wonderfully crazy cat adopted at 4 weeks of age. Back in South Africa, one beautiful dog (“Georgie”) and three magnificent cats (“Mexico”, “Pakisquashy” and “Peep”) keep our chairs warm while we are in Hong Kong.


A cold beer or some red while dreaming of places I should visit. Irritating the wife and Mooncake is always a wonderful activity😊!