A VET who practised in the Narberth area in the 1970s has returned to the town for the opening of his new pet store.

John Burns set up Burns Pet Nutrition in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire in 1993 and the company produces award-winning, high quality pet food.

Now it has opened a new shop in Narberth - Burns@Pets Corner on Moorfield Road, which will sell Burns pet food, pet accessories, toys, treats, wild bird food, greetings cards and gifts.

The premises were previously the Animal Kitchen pet shop and book store.

The new shop is managed by Richard Mattey, who runs the Carmarthen branch of Burns in the town’s market, and has created two jobs for sales assistants, both of who will benefit from the Living Wage, offered by Burns Pet Nutrition.

Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman Wynne Evans of Narberth declared the store open and the occasion welcomed a number of four-legged friends, including seven Italian Spinones with owner Babs Davies of Llandissilio.

Mr Burns said: “I’m really excited about our new pet shop in Narberth - my old stomping ground as a vet in this area in the 70s.

“Narberth is such a lovely and vibrant town and it will be a privilege to be part of that.”