A VETERINARY surgery has celebrated its second birthday with a hike to support the Abandoned Animals Association.

The Mochdre Vets and Rehabilitation Center, which first opened its doors on August 12 2017, has teamed up with Prestatyn and ventured up Snowdon to raise a combined total of £1,215.

It took about three hours to reach the peak, where champagne was opened and enjoyed in good weather the 18 vet’s staff and their family members, supplied by Mochdre Vet hydrotherapist Hayley Turner and clients the Orchard Thomas.

A spokesperson for the surgery said: “To mark this special occasion Sarah Heywood, the owner of Mochdre Vets, wanted to do something special to celebrate the anniversary.

It was decided that the staff of Mochdre Vets would all venture to climb to the summit of Mount Snowdon. Whilst making the arrangements to go on this adventure it was further decided that perhaps this could be done as a sponsored event to also raise funds for a local animal charity.

“All the staff put forward suggestions as to which charity they would like to support. After much deliberation and considering recent media posts it was decided that Mochdre Vets would raise funds for local animal charity, Abandoned Animals Association.

““The charity has a special meaning to one particular member of Mochdre Vets who has personally given a forever home to a lovely little Jack Russell, Rory.2

In June 2019, Abandoned Animals Association revealed that they needed support from the public due to a shortfall in funding giving them enough runway to survive for only three months.

The spokesperson added: “Having been involved in raising these funds, Mochdre Vets hopes that the community will realise the tremendous work carried out by the Abandoned Animals Association and further support them for many years to come.”