Announcing Opening of San Pedro Animal Hospital (SPAH)

Free Spays and Neuters for Families in Need January 18th-20th

December 29, 2009 – San Pedro, Belize – The San Pedro Animal Hospital is proud to announce it has officially opened its doors, with a mission to provide ongoing, affordable animal healthcare in San Pedro.

Built by Pedro’s Hotel & Inn, and with a significant donation by Amanda and Cal Syme from Sunrise Realty for the hospital’s dental hygiene services, SPAH is the first and only private veterinary clinic in San Pedro, Belize.  SPAH is headed by Dr. Laurie Droke, the only full-time veterinarian on the island of Ambergris Caye.  While private, the animal hospital will work with any non-profit organization or volunteer group by offering them substantial discounts on services.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity to help animals on the island with proper facilities and equipment,” says Dr. Droke.

Mrs. Syme also comments, “We are enthusiastic to support SPAH as quality animal healthcare is greatly needed in San Pedro.”

SPAH graciously thanks its supporters, especially Pedro’s Hotel & Inn, SPAH’s principal donor with a portion of all room and sports bar profits dedicated to SPAH.  Peter Lawrence, Pedro’s Hotel owner encourages, “By staying at Pedro’s, you will be supporting the needs of animals on the island.”

To celebrate its opening and in conjunction with The San Pedro Sun, SPAH will be offering 10 free spays or neuters from January 18th-20th, 2010 for pets and owners who would otherwise be unable to afford the operation.  To qualify, pet owners may apply at The San Pedro Sun, SAGA, or directly at the hospital.  Also, SPAH hopes to make this offer every two months.

For more information and details, please call (501) 610-DOGS (3647) or you may contact Dr. Laurie Droke at

About San Pedro Animal Hospital

San Pedro Animal Hospital (SPAH) is a private animal hospital with a mission to provide ongoing, affordable animal healthcare in San Pedro, Belize.  SPAH is located on Seagrape Drive at Pedro’s Hotel & Inn.

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