THE Assembly Member for Wrexham has paid tribute to the positive impact of a new not-for-profit veterinary practice in the town.

When the Animal Trust surgery opened at the site of the former Vets4Pets practice on Caia Road back in August, it became the first not-for-profit vets to open in Wales.

And after taking a tour of the practice with the lead veterinary surgeon, Dr Rhys Peters, and the Animal Trust’s Director General, Owen Monie, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs has hailed the effect it’s had so far.

Following her visit, Ms Griffiths said: “Despite only being open for a few months, Animal Trust has already had a positive impact in Wrexham, with hundreds of clients registering at the veterinary practice.

“Their not-for-profit ethos and free consultations offer pet owners peace of mind and access to prompt expert advice, regardless of their location or income.”

After launching in August, Wrexham is the Animal Trust’s ninth branch in the UK, and the first to be located in Wales.

Being an ethical, not-for-profit surgery means that all the revenue that is generated is invested back into its practices, while also keeping costs affordable for pet owners.

Animal Trust also offer free consultations to all patients and is encouraging pet owners across Wrexham to register with the practice that has four consultation rooms, a theatre, pharmacy, cattery, kennels and an x-ray room.