Scottish SPCA

Recovery Units

We are seeking funding for the conversion of a vet reception area into two large recovery units. Our veterinary team is based at our Glasgow Animal Rescue & Rehoming Centre. The Centre provides care for dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and small animals and is our largest Centre in Scotland. The team consists of two full time and three part time vets, three veterinary nurses, an animal care assistant and a veterinary administrator.

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Any animal that has undergone surgery requires close monitoring and often round the clock care. It is essential they have a quiet area to recover and allow staff to administer pain medication and frequent dressing changes if required. The conversion of the current vet reception into two large recovery units would allow our vet team to closely monitor the recovery of animals and allow them to provide the high level of care they require. The units would ensure they are more comfortable and would aid the speedy recovery of the animals in our care. The units could also provide an isolation facility if required. Our vet team provide emergency treatment and care which could be the difference between life and death. All animals receive a vet check to ensure they are well enough to be rehomed, this includes a dental check-up, blood tests and in some dog breeds hip scoring. Dogs and cats are also neutered and micro chipped. The number of animals coming into our care is increasing every year meaning our vets are busier than ever. The team carries out over 6,000 vet checks and 2,500 operations annually.

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