John Davies Riand BVMS MRCVS GPCert(SAP) & Hilary Davies Riand BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeons & Practice partners
We both qualified from Glasgow University in 2001. We initially worked on the Foot and Mouth Epidemic, based in Ripon, and then went into mixed practice near John's home town of Sudbury in Suffolk. After a year of this we decided to see the world and work as locum veterinary surgeons as we went. This gave us a wealth of experience, not only in challenging medical and surgical cases, but working with animals and people from many different walks of life. Looking after donkeys in Mexico, and stray dogs in Thailand certainly made us realize how privileged we are to have the standard of veterinary care that the United Kingdom can offer.
We settled in Yorkshire in 2004, having fallen in love with the countryside and the people during our time helping farmers during the Foot and Mouth crisis. John became a partner in Wakefield Vets4Pets in 2006, and left to start up Leeds Vets4Pets in 2010.
We both like all aspects of general practice and love the varied interaction with all of our patients and clients. However John's main interest is Surgery and he will be completing his Surgical Certificate over the next 3 years. It`s likely that if your pet needs a broken leg fixing it will be John that performs the operation. Hilary's main interest is medical work ups, especially complicated cases!
At home, we enjoy family time with our 2 young boys, and our little black and white 12 year old crossbreed Mali (who you may see scamper in behind us when we come to work).
Leeds started with just Lauren (now head nurse), Lesa and John, with Hilary covering Saturday mornings. Now we are a flourishing 5 vet, 6 nurse, 3 receptionist family run practice and we will always endeavor to provide the best Veterinary care in Leeds. And yes Lauren, Lesa and little old us are still here, just now joined by our ever expanding veterinary family.