NEW DELHI : The Veterinary Department of the Delhi Government has announced the opening of the 24-hours Veterinary Emergency clinic in Tis Hazari, Delhi, on January 16, 2019.
The first emergency service will be operated 24x7 in Delhi, including public holidays.
"This emergency clinic means that much loved pets including cows, buffaloes, and dogs do not have to wait for urgent and potentially life-saving veterinary care," said Delhi Government’s Minister Gopal Rai.
"Just like a human emergency department, the doctors will treat animal emergency cases based on an assessment of the most urgent need," he said.
Operating as a pilot program from January 16, 2019, the animal hospitals and emergency service will soon be opened in all districts of Delhi.
"Our vets have dealt with a wide range of cases from gastrointestinal problems, poisoning and accidents to difficult births and neurological emergencies," said Dr KP Singh of Animal Husbandry Department, Delhi Government.
All services act as general practice veterinary clinics, referral centres for other vets and training hospitals for veterinary students, Dr Singh said.
The various services in the emergency clinic include highest quality care for animals using the latest technology with access to leading specialist veterinarians.
Meanwhile, the minister has announced the name change of Animal Husbandry Department to Animal Health and Welfare Department.