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Meet the Brighouse Vets Team
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Vets4Pets Brighouse

Meet the team

Keith Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall

Keith Leonard

Senior Veterinary Surgeon/Practice Owner

I’m Keith the youngest of four son’s all of which are currently practicing vets, as is my father but who will be soon retiring. I grew up in Cheshire and qualified from Liverpool University in 1997. After a period of small and large animal practice I started full time small animal work in 1999 and have worked all over the UK since. In 2006 my wife Julie and I travelled across Africa and our first son Ollie was born in South Africa. You can read our travel blog at I love all aspects of small animal surgery but have a particular interest in surgery and I am currently studying for a post graduate certificate in Surgery.

Julie Leonard Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall

Julie Leonard

Client Services Manager/Practice Owner

I’m Julie and I have an absolute passion for animals (both domestic and exotic). Having studied my BSc. Hons degree in Zoology at Edinburgh University (1997) and PhD in Biological Anthropology from the Zoological Society of London and UCL (2005), I specialised in Primatology (monkeys, apes and rainforest ecology). I’ve spent most of my working career abroad managing wildlife conservation projects in both Asia and Africa and also presented wildlife documentaries for BBC1 (Scotland the Wild 2005, and Living with Monkeys - Tales from the Treetops 2009). 2006/7 saw Keith (vet surgeon above) and myself embark on a one year overland trip where we drove through Northern, Western and Central Africa, visiting wildlife projects along the way. We’ve now come back to the UK and settled in lovely Yorkshire with 3 little monkeys of our own (Ollie, Amelia and Charlie) and our black and white cat Pippa, who keep me very busy, along with the vet business.