The brand new CityU Veterinary Medical Centre (CityU VMC) of the City University of Hong Kong has just been opened in Kowloon side(Sham Shui Po) of Hong Kong. It is taking over from CityU Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic (PAVC) and will be the largest veterinary clinic in Asia.
More than 50 guests attended the opening ceremony on 27 March and addressing the opening ceremony for the Centre, Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, thanked the University and the CityU VMC team for their dedicated efforts. “It takes ten years to forge a sword,” he said. “I’m proud of our team, as the Centre is just like a sharp sword.”
With a floor area of approximately 33,000 square feet, the three-storey centre is equipped with a first-of-a-kind in Hong Kong intensive care unit for animals, a cardiology suite, 21 consultation rooms, seven dedicated operating theatres, and 24/7 emergency services manned by registered emergency veterinarians. The wards are carefully designed to cater for the needs of hospitalised animals. In addition to its primary veterinary services, the Centre has the biggest veterinary specialist team in Hong Kong. The team provides specialist veterinary services in eight areas: surgery, anaesthesiology, neurology, dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and emergency and critical care. In the future, it will also offer oncology services.
The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment, including a new 64-slice CT scanner, and devices for 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, complete digital radiography, ultrasound, colour doppler echocardiography, intra-operative fluoroscopy and endoscopy.
The Centre will collaborate with the Caritas Gato Home Project to provide free physical examinations and treatment for cats participating in the project. In addition, it will work with Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, a charity organisation, to arrange activities for the “A Real Vet For A Day” programme for sick children and support the Spay Neuter Assistance Programme of the Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals.
City University of Hong Kong will also be the Organising Partner of this year’s edition of QS WorldClass which is themed “One Health: University-Industry Collaboration in Medical Technology and Beyond”. It will take place in Hong Kong in June and provide an opportunity to re-evaluate the success stories of medical technology and other One Health themed collaborations, and chart a pathway for even greater success in the near future.