The mayor of Ellesmere Port was guest of honour at Animal Trust’s official opening of its latest surgery on 27 February.
Peter Rooney unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion as the port town’s surgery joined Animal Trust sites in Bolton, Failsworth and Blackburn, with another due to open its doors in Shrewsbury in April.
‘Serve the people’
Councillor Rooney said: “This is just what Ellesmere Port needs – a veterinary practice that will serve the people and their pets, regardless of their income.”
The 7,000 sq ft facility on Cedab Road represents an investment of more than £500,000 and is equipped with:
- multiple operating theatres
- diagnostic imaging suites
- dental suites
- consultation and outpatient services
Animal Trust was established in 2012 as a provider of not-for-profit veterinary care. It charges no consult fees and is open to all pets, regardless of owner income.
No shareholders are in the business and any profits made are reinvested back for the benefit of the patients.
Director general Owen Monie – a vet from Chester and co-founder of Animal Trust – said: “We are delighted to be opening our latest surgery in Ellesmere Port; last year we provided more than 60,000 free consultations to patients in the Greater Manchester area.
“The success of Animal Trust has meant we are now expanding and we identified the area around Ellesmere Port as one that would benefit from an Animal Trust surgery.”