By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento SPCA is celebrating the opening of a brand new animal hospital Wednesday morning.

The state-of-the-art facility will provide low-cost spay and neuter services for people at their location on Florin Perkins Road.

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SPCA officials say the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the need for more veterinary services as people rushed to adopt pets.

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That – coupled with a lack of clinic space and shortage of veterinary staff – makes the new care center even more important, the foundation says.

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The new facility will also double surgery capacity and decrease the number of unwanted animals that enter public shelters.