About Our Veterinary Department

The first SPCA Veterinary Clinic - our Kowloon Centre.The first SPCA Veterinary Clinic - our Kowloon Centre.

The first SPCA veterinary clinic, the forerunner to today's veterinary department was founded in 1953; at the time it was the only clinic serving pet owners in Kowloon, fulfilling a desperate need in the area.

Since the early days the veterinary services department has grown from strength to strength and now consists of seven static clinics and a mobile clinic vehicle and employs an enthusiastic team of over 22 veterinary surgeons, 25 veterinary nurses, 25 customer service and 3 support staff. Facilities include full hospitalisation, in-house laboratories, state of the art digital radiography, ultrasound, ECG and endoscopy/bronchoscopy.

Our veterinary surgeons have special interests in areas as diverse as acupuncture, orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology, ultrasonography and chemotherapy. Recently we have introduced an underwater treadmill for rehabilitation.

The Veterinary Department's principle roles are:
  • To provide high quality primary veterinary consultation and surgery to serve the needs of our member's companion animals and generate much needed funds for the welfare work of the Society
  • To perform all veterinary work associated with the Society's animal welfare programmes and advise on veterinary issues
Our services include:
  • 24-hour Emergency Service at our Hong Kong Headquarters in Wanchai
  • Full hospitalisation and critical care facilities including an isolation ward for animals with infectious diseases
  • Comprehensive soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery
  • Dental surgery and prophylaxis
  • Anaesthesia and pain control
  • Digital X-ray, Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, ECG and Colour Doppler Ultrasound
  • In house laboratory for clinical pathology including blood and urine tests staffed by trained personnel
  • Routine healthcare including vaccinations and parasite control
  • Underwater treadmill for rehabilitation
  • Wellness Clinics (full medical check ups) for better preventative medicine
  • Obesity control with full dietary advice
  • Acupuncture
  • Veterinary Behavioural Clinics
In addition we offer: