The Wellington SPCA veterinary hospital is the first stop for all animals that come into the Newtown Centre. Here we provide essential medical care to animals who are sick and injured, as well as routine health checks, vaccinations, microchips and de-sexing for all companion animals.

Our dedicated veterinary hospital team helps every animal that comes to the SPCA.   


Every animal is seen by an SPCA vet when they arrive. For many animals this can be a simple routine health check. Sadly, for those with significant medical issues getting back to health can involve intensive treatment, long-term care and in some cases emergency life-saving surgery.


All animals are vaccinated before they are put up for adoption, which helps stop the spread of diseases like cat flu and parvo.    


All companion animals are microchipped and registered on a national database. Microchipping is one of the best forms of identification, and it means that if an animal is found they can easily be reunited with their owners, provided the contact details are kept up to date.


Thousands of stray animals come to Wellington SPCA each year. Only de-sexing will reduce the number of unwanted and neglected animals and reduce the suffering caused as a direct result. We de-sex all companion animals before they are put up for adoption.


SPCA vets routinely perform life-saving surgery on animals that come into the hospital, working tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for each one.  


We are extremely grateful to our volunteer foster parents who provide temporary homes for animals that are recovering from flu, other illnesses or surgery. These animals are given a quiet, loving temporary home to recover before they return to one of our centres to be put up for adoption.

Having been hit by a car, young Arthur was brought into Wellington SPCA’s veterinary hospital after being stabilised by a local vet.

Once we knew there were no life-threatening injuries, Arthur was sedated to confirm our suspicion that he had two nasty fractures in his lower jaw and a fracture affecting his right front leg, which meant he could not feel or move it properly.

Our first priority was to stabilise Arthur’s jaw, so he could eat and drink by himself.

Last year in the Wellington SPCA veterinary hospital...

15,145 - animals came through our doorsOver 2,500

animals were de-sexed

12,213 - found new homes4,750

animals received a clinical examination

2,745 - were united with their owners


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