SPCA Resumes 24-hour Veterinary Emergency and Hospital Services at Wan Chai Centre on 3 June

(Hong Kong, 21 May 2024) The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Hong Kong) (“SPCA") today announces the reopening of 24-hour veterinary emergency and hospital services at their Wan Chai Centre, starting 3 June, 2024, following a temporary suspension since mid-2022 due to the pandemic.

With a rich history dating back to 1951 when its first dedicated veterinary clinic opened in Kowloon, the SPCA’s Veterinary Services Department has been dedicated to providing exceptional veterinary care to pet owners in the city. Since then, SPCA’s veterinary services have expanded to comprise eight* permanent locations and a mobile spay-neuter vehicle. These locations include the SPCA’s Wan Chai veterinary hospital which offers round-the-clock services, catering to the needs of owned pets, stray animals, and wildlife.

Following renovations in 2021, the Wan Chai hospital is now equipped with an upgraded facility, designed to create a more comfortable and caring environment for animals. The new treatment area and ward layout have been carefully planned to streamline the animal treatment process, and provide a calm environment to reduce stress in our hospitalised patients. Notable improvements include enhanced cat and dog non-infectious wards and isolation wards, state-of-the-art ICU units with temperature-controlled oxygen chambers, and a ward specifically for exotic animals.


Comprising a team of 26 veterinary surgeons, the SPCA takes pride in its exceptional veterinary professionals, known for their diverse backgrounds and extensive expertise. Their unwavering commitment to animal welfare ensures that every animal receives the utmost care and attention. Moreover, these dedicated professionals play a pivotal role in supporting the SPCA's broader animal welfare programmes, providing invaluable knowledge and advice.

Dr. Jane Gray, Chief Veterinary Surgeon at the SPCA, said, “We are extremely excited to reopen our veterinary 24-hour hospital, offering a high standard of animal care to pet owners in Hong Kong at a reasonable cost. With state-of-the-art equipment and a team of highly committed professionals, we are confident that our hospital will serve as a centre of excellence for animals needing care beyond their home environment. Currently, the SPCA receives approximately 1% of its funding from the government. By supporting the SPCA’s veterinary services, pet owners are also supporting its ongoing animal rescue and welfare work.”

The Wan Chai Centre's clinic operates from Monday to Saturday, with scheduled clinic hours from 8:50 am to 5:30 pm.

24-hour veterinary emergency and hospital services will be available from 3 June, 2024. To learn more about the SPCA's veterinary services and to schedule an appointment, please visit SPCA’s website at https://www.spca.org.hk/what-we-do/vet-services/

*Remarks: SPCA’s veterinary services now comprise eight permanent locations, including the new facilities at the SPCA Jockey Club Centennial Centre which will commence services in second half of 2024

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