San Diego Humane Society is increasing its ability to put animals on the path to adoption. A two-year project to expand SDHS’s veterinary hospital is slated for completion this December.
The renovation of the Pilar and Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine will not only increase SDHS’s surgical space, but will also house a dental suite and provide intern and extern educational programs for veterinary students and recently graduated veterinarians.
A rise in spay and neuter needs and growing surgery education programs created a need for a larger facility to help SDHS’s veterinary staff function more efficiently and effectively.
“Since 2003, when the hospital was first built, we’ve more than tripled the number of animals we’re treating,” says SDHS Medical Director Dr. Cynthia Mitchell. “Expansion of the veterinary hospital is vital to accommodate the number of companion animals in need of help in our community.”
The 5,652-square-foot facility will staff five to six veterinarians, four vet interns, 11 registered veterinary technicians, six veterinarian assistants and three wellness employees. More room and an improved workflow means veterinary staff will be able to help more animals.