$990,000 allocated for relocation of Vet Clinic
Close to a million dollars has been allocated under the ARPA funding for the Vet Clinic Relocation project.
The $990,000 will assist with a significant renovation of an existing facility that will house the Vet Clinic operation. The pet population plays a vital role in people's mental health and well-being.
The current veterinary clinic is not well-positioned to handle the care and treatment of sick animals effectively.
It is located next to the Department of Agriculture building in Tafuna. This is causing issues with families struggling to care for their pets.
The mental health aspect is cause for heightened concern. Still, the current status of veterinary care will potentially increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases among humans that could overwhelm health clinics and hospitals.