The PSPCA is extending the hours at its low-cost veterinary clinic. Beginning Aug. 17, the clinic, at 350 E. Erie Ave. will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Clinic hours on Monday, Friday and Saturday will remain 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Making affordable, high-quality veterinary care accessible to Philadelphia-area pets is just one of the ways in which we are working to prevent cruelty to animals,” said PSPCA Medical Director Aime Berman, VMD. “It’s our hope that by extending the clinic’s hours we will make it more convenient for animal lovers to provide their pets with the medical attention they need and deserve.”
In 2009, more than 20,000 animals received care at the Pennsylvania SPCA’s low-cost veterinary clinic. Services include: vaccinations, new puppy and kitten exams, spay/neuter surgery and annual check-ups in addition to appointments for animals that are sick. The veterinary staff also provides information about flea and tick prevention as well as heartworm disease and general pet health. To make an appointment, call 215.426.6300. Walk-ins are also accepted.
Meanwhile, the PSPCA says its adoption rates are way up , a good thing considering it is the height of "kitten season."