It’s always reassuring to know there’s a vet on call, just in case anything should happen to your precious animal and you need urgent treatment. The Animal Emergency Centre in Hong Kong is a fully equipped after-hours animal hospital with vets and nurses on duty all night.
It’s a place that’s saved many of Hong Kong’s beloved pets. DR ALEX LAM has been practicing as a vet for more than five years, and she recalls a Golden Retriever who presented at the Centre around midnight recently with splenic bleeding, caused by splenic cancer. Dr Lam performed emergency surgery overnight, with the team administering intravenous (IV) fluids, a blood transfusion, oxygen therapy and an abdominal wrap. The beloved pet was kept in the hospital for several days, under 24-hour observation while he recovered from surgery – just one example of how Animal Emergency Centre can help when our beloved pets fall ill.
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.