The gov’t of Recife signed agreements to build the first public veterinary hospital in the North and Northeast which will include Brazil’s first and only 24-hr emergency room by April 2015. Investment will be R$3.4 million and construction will start in June on city property in the Cordeiro neighborhood. The main sector of the population that will benefit from the hospital will be low-income families, specifically those that earn up to 3 minimum salaries.
In all, 25 vets will be on hand at the hospital, in the clinic, lab, ER, and in areas where the following operations will occur surgery, anesthesia, x-rays and ultrasounds. Per month, close to 1,320 consultations are to occur, as well as 1,320 x-rays, 550 ultrasounds and 1,320 lab exams. Surgeries are to include both male and female castration (220 per month), cancer treatments (110), and orthopedic operations (110).