VBSPCA Clinic to be Renovated Thanks to PetSmart Charities Grant
The Virginia Beach SPCA Clinic will undergo a major renovation in 2024 thanks to a $1.1 million grant from PetSmart Charities. The funding is part of PetSmart Charities’ “Accelerator” low-cost veterinary care grant program, which aims to improve access to veterinary care in communities across the nation.
The expansion of the VBSPCA Clinic will increase its capacity as well as provide additional staffing and equipment upgrades. This project is an effort to provide pets and families in the area with more access to low-cost veterinary care including urgent care services, case management of long-term issues, and everyday wellness and illness visits.
“We’ve seen an increase in the number of pet parents in Hampton Roads who are unable to afford veterinary care, forcing them to make the difficult decision to surrender their pets to the Virginia Beach SPCA and other local shelters,” said Derby Brackett, CEO of the Virginia Beach SPCA. “The expansion of the VBSPCA Clinic will ensure that pets get the medical care they need and allow them to stay in homes with the people who love them.”
Construction will begin mid-January and is expected to be completed in June.