PDSA launches Glasgow PetAid hospital refurbishment appeal
Facelift planned at leading Glasgow pet hospital
Leading veterinary charity, PDSA, has announced plans for a £290,000 refurbishment at one of its Glasgow PetAid hospitals to provide a state-of-the-art facility and increase capacity to treat more pets in need of vets.
The PetAid hospital, located at Shamrock Street, will close for approximately 12 weeks from Tuesday 21 July while the building work is carried out. PDSA’s other Glasgow hospital in Tollcross is unaffected. During the closure period, pet patients from Shamrock Street can continue to receive free veterinary treatment from PDSA veterinary staff at the University of Glasgow Small Animal hospital, 464 Bearsden Road
The charity’s Shamrock Street PetAid hospital first opened its doors to pet patients in 1976. Last year the hospital’s veterinary team provided more than 64,000 free treatments to local pets. But, the increasing need for PDSA services in the area means the PetAid hospital is in urgent need of refurbishment to cope with the rise in demand.
The modernisation plans will see the internal layout re-designed. The number of veterinary consulting rooms will increase from four to seven – making it the largest PDSA facility in the country. The new and improved hospital will also house a digital X-ray room, laboratory, improved feline recovery wards and re-designed reception area, complete with a dedicated pet dispensary.
PDSA Senior Veterinary Surgeon, Kay Falconer, says: “The staff at Glasgow PetAid hospital are extremely excited about the refurbishment plans. There will be no change to the outside of the building but the refurb will totally transform the interior, enabling us to treat even more sick and injured pets.”
“PDSA treatment will continue to be available to pet patients while the hospital undergoes its transformation,” continues Kay. “Pet owners should call the usual telephone number, 0141 332 6944, which will be re-directed to Glasgow Veterinary School, to make an appointment or for enquiries.”
“We are extremely grateful to Glasgow Veterinary School for its support in letting us use these facilities during the refurbishment.”
The Glasgow PetAid hospital refurbishment will cost £290,000. As PDSA receives no government or lottery funding, it is relying entirely on public support. If you would like to help PDSA by making a donation please visit our How You Can Help pages.