When the 45 Hurst Way shelter opened in October of 2007, one of the most exciting parts of the new building was the new shelter clinic that provides enough space and equipment to care for thousands upon thousands of animal annually.
Today, the clinic operates with one full time and several part time and contract veterinarians who examine, treat and perform surgery on animals from all over the province. The clinic is primarily used for the medical care of shelter animals including adoptable pets, foster animals and animals in rehabilitation. Medical care can be as basic as a routine physical or as complicated as a limb amputation or major, life-saving surgeries.
The Winnipeg Humane Society medical team performed over 6,300 spay and neuter surgeries in 2009 either for WHS adoptable pets, through our subsidized spay and neuter program (SNAP) or in remote, northern communities that don't otherwise have direct access to veterinary services.