Pet Hospital forges ahead without a paws

27 February 2019

Hollyoaks actress helps mark construction 'milestone'

Building work is taking shape of our new charity facility to care for Manchester's poorly pets.

Hollyoaks actress Sarah Jayne Dunn helped us reach a milestone this week, as the roof was installed at the brand new PDSA Manchester Pet Wellbeing Centre, The Montague-Panton Animal Hospital on Redgate Lane, Gorton.

Thanks to our generous supporters, including a significant donation from The Montague-Panton Animal Welfare Trust and support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we have raised the £2.4million needed to build the Centre, which will replace its ageing hospital on Warwick Road, Old Trafford.

Pet lover and PDSA supporter Sarah Jayne Dunn, said: “It’s fantastic to see the amazing progress that's been made on the new Centre, which will soon be open for Manchester’s pets and owners. PDSA desperately needs a new hospital to treat the region’s poorly pets so it’s great to be able to support the charity and see become a reality!"

Located in Gorton, the ground-breaking Centre will feature a bigger, brighter waiting area, with separate areas for cats and dogs, reducing the stress a visit to the vet can cause. It will also house improved kennel facilities to allow pets to recover quicker from surgery and treatment in a better environment, a diagnostic room, digital x-ray facilities, and more car parking. The centre will enable greater engagement with schoolchildren and the local community so we can contribute on them becoming responsible pet owners of the future.

Jenner King, Capital Projects Manager for PDSA, said: “Work on site has been progressing quickly and we’re excited to see big steps taking place. Over the next couple of weeks, locals will see the wall cladding being fitted to the outside of the building, so we are hoping that the favourable weather continues. Once the walls are up, we will begin to fit-out inside the hospital itself.”

Our dedicated team of vets and nurses in Manchester currently provide over 78,000 treatments a year and can see up to 150 pet patients every single day. This makes modern and fully functioning facilities all the more vital for the region’s pets and our veterinary teams.

The state-of-the-art Centre is due to open in September 2019. Help support the project and find out more.

Manchester PDSA

The state-of-the-art Centre is due to open in September 2019.

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