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Animal Trust To Open New Surgery In Rhyl

6 months ago

2nd December, 2021 14h59

Animal Trust

Pets and their owners in Rhyl will soon benefit from good and affordable veterinary care when Community Interest Company (CIC) Animal Trust open their second veterinary hospital in North Wales.

Animal Trust has purchased the former Aldi site on Wellington Road in Rhyl, with the fit-out of their latest 6,000 square foot veterinary hospital now underway. The new facility will comprise 9 consultation rooms and 4 theatres, and is expected to open in early 2022. It will be Animal Trust’s 10th veterinary hospital – with existing locations in Wrexham and throughout Yorkshire and North England.

Established by veterinary surgeon and Chief Executive Owen Monie in 2012, Animal Trust now employs more than 300 vets and veterinary care staff. A further 15 jobs will be created in Rhyl when it opens, with services to include free consultations, general and advanced surgery, dental care, neutering, imaging and inpatient care.

Owen Monie said: “Our ethos has always been that every animal deserves access to experienced and professional veterinary care as soon as they become ill. That’s why we offer free consultations for sick and injured animals brought to our surgeries. Our clients are from all walks of life and they come to us because of what we stand for and in some cases, for the prices we offer.

“As a CIC, we try and make sure that a comprehensive veterinary service is within reach of as many pet owners as possible. We build large veterinary hospitals that will serve the needs of the local pet-owning community and make a positive impact on their lives. Our new surgery will allow us to extend our services to the residents of the North Wales coastline, many of whom currently have to travel to one of our other existing surgeries.”

Funding for Animal Trust was provided by the £500 million Wales Flexible Investment Fund.

He added: “We are delighted that the Development Bank of Wales recognises the social impact of what we do and believes in our business model. We’re very grateful for their support, which is allowing us to bring good, affordable veterinary care to pets and their owners in Rhyl.”

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