PETS could get more affordable care following plans for a new veterinary hospital in Rhyl.

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, made up of nine consultation rooms and four theatres, is expected to open in early 2022.

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.

“Our ethos has always been that every animal deserves access to experienced and professional veterinary care as soon as they become ill," he said. "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 community interest company, funding for Animal Trust, which set up in 2021, was provided by the Welsh Government's £500million Wales Flexible Investment Fund.

It now employs more than 300 vets and veterinary care staff at locations including Wrexham and north England, and Mr Monie said more hospitals could be set up along the North Wales coast.

“As a CIC, we try and make sure that a comprehensive veterinary service is within reach of as many pet owners as possible," he said.

"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.”