A purpose-built pet hospital designed to treat thousands of sick and injured animals from across Birmingham and the Black Country has opened.

The state-of-the-art Marian and Christina Ionescu Centre of Surgical Excellence

PDSA’s state-of-the-art hospital in Oldbury, West Midlands replaces its old site at Quinton, which recently closed.

The £1.8 million PDSA Pet Hospital, called The Marian and Christina Ionescu Centre of Surgical Excellence, is home to an operating theatre, critical care ward, and the latest diagnostic and surgical equipment.

The centre was built and equipped thanks to the generous donations of supporters and members of the public.

PDSA director general Jan McLoughlin said: “PDSA has been treating poorly pets in Birmingham and the Black Country since 1936 and this is a true milestone for us.

“Our vital services are a real lifeline to thousands of local pets and their owners, and with the opening of the hospital, we now have the capacity to treat even more pets in a modern, purpose-built environment.”

She added: “We are so grateful to every supporter who has donated money to the appeal. Each PDSA Pet Hospital costs in excess of £1 million each year to run, so the support received has been a fantastic boost for local pets.”

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