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Vets4Pets Halifax

Meet the Halifax vet team

Patrick Currivan

(Vet Surgeon, Practice Owner)

 

Patrick established the practice in 2002. He holds various post graduate qualifications in surgery including GP Cert (SAS) and is an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery. He performs complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries.

 

Patrick lives locally with his wife and daughter and enjoys going to the gym and watching rugby in his spare time.

 

 

Jeremy Warden

(Vet Surgeon)

 

I was born in County Down, Northern Ireland and grew up on a farm. I studied at teh Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh and qualified in 1993. Since then, I have worked in mixed practice, pig practice, the veterinary pharmaceutical industry and small animal practice.

 

I have lived in West Yorkshire for over twenty years and can now tell the difference between a Yorkshire accent and a Lancashire one! I enjoy reading, collecting and playing vinyl, watching movies and listening to Mark Kermode.

 

 

Teresa Newsome

(Head Veterinary Nurse)

 

Hi I’m Teresa and I am the Head Veterinary Nurse at Halifax. I came here in 2015 and have been nursing for 13 years. I still love my job! I have three cats Sniper, Prawn and Parka, two of which I hand reared. Parka only has three legs as we was involved in a road traffic accident when he was a kitten.

 

I have always been a big animal lover and knew from an early age what I wanted to be. Being the person who can help relieve an animal from the discomfort of illness, recognise pain from a wound or distress is a really special responsibility. That is my favourite part of the job and is truly rewarding. I also really enjoy meeting my patients in the consulting room. I can really help owners with advice or worries and ensure that the animals are getting the very best care that they desrve. There are never any stupid questions to ask us, so please ask!

 

In my spare time I have a toddler and I love to watch wildlife, especially showing my little boy all the bugs! I also enjoy reading. I love my job here at Halifax!

 

 

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Samantha Britton

(Veterinary Care Assistant)

 

I have been working at Halifax for two years. I absolutely love my job as its such a varied role. A day can consist of cleaning, feeding and monitoring animals to assisting the nurse with anaesthetics, lab work and urinary analysis.

 

I am a huge animal lover and have a varied range of pets, many are rescued. I have an elderly pug, King Charles Spaniel, five cats, Bearded dragon, Tortoise, Argentinian Horned frog, Whites Tree frogs, Guinea Pigs, Chickens, two hens and a goldfish!

 

My pets are my hobby along with vegetable growing and wildlife watching, I am also a Brownie Leader in my spare time.

Kirsty Brook

(Veterinary Nurse)

 

I am currently studying to be a Veterinary Nurse and have been working at Halifax for a year. I have a chocolate Labrador called Chester and a cat called Hugo. The favourite part of my job is having the satisfaction that I have helped someone and their pet.

 

In my spare time I love walking Chester and I like to bake.

Emma Broadbent

(Veterinary Nurse)

 I qualified in 2016 but was at Halifax throughout my period of study. My favourite part of the job is the journey that you go through with the clients/pets. It is important to build a bond for a pet to gain your trust. Getting to know their characteristics is the best part. Also when you see a patient recover that you have been treating is a very rewarding experience. I am interested in animal behaviour and physiotherapy.

 

I have two dogs, Benji and Poppy. Benji is a six year old Cairn Terrier cross and was a rescue dog. He has one ear that is always up! Poppy is a Collie cross, also a rescue dog and although she is five years old, she still acts like a puppy.

 

In my spare time I am a dancer/coach for Halifax RLFC and I like going to the gym.

 

 

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Genna Sewell

(Veterinary Nurse)

 

My name is Genna and I started at Halifax in 2008. I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006 and I am interested in exotics and rabbits. The favourite part of my job is anaesthetics and exotics consults.

 

I have three pets, Kye, Clover and Isabelle. Kye is a Greenwing Macaw who is 14 years old (I chose the egg!)and Clover a Tortoise who is 15 years old and I have had her since she was 12 months old. She even has a passport! Isabelle is a Labrador cross who was a rescue dog and is obsessed with tennis balls.

 

I have a baby boy called Issac who takes up a lot of my time but I love walking, gardening, going to the gym and foreign holidays!

 

 

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Julie Cole

(Head Receptionist)

 

My name is Julie. I’m the Head Receptionist at the practice and have worked here for 4 years. No day is the same which makes it interesting.

 

I have my own dog called Reggie who is a border terrier. But in the past I have had cats too. My pet hate is people who don't pick up their dog mess and who treat animals cruelly. 


p.s would like to meet a tall dark handsome chap, with a big wallet!!

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Jan Parker Jones

(Receptionist)

 

I have worked as a receptionist at Halifax Vets4Pets since 2015. I have ridden all my life and until recently bred and showed Welsh breeds of ponies. I have always owned dogs and currently have three, all of which are terriers. I also used to breed and show poultry mainly Pekin and Japanese Bantams.

 

I love being a part of the team here and the best bit is meeting the clients, both the two legged and four legged!
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Sally Brook

(Practice Manager)

 

I Joined V4P in November 2012 after changing career from being an Equine Artificial Insemination Technician. I have a degree in Equine Stud Management and Breeding and am currently working towards a Level 5 Degree in Business Management (CMI).

 

I have 2 dogs. Lucas a 10 year old Patterdale and Noodle a 3year old JRT. I also have two Australian Giant Spiky Stick Insects called Bruce and Sheila. I am also the proud owner of my husband Chris, my 7year old daughter Cinnamon and baby Eric.

 

My favourite part of the job would have to be the people I get to work alongside and the clients/patients we get to meet and help along the way. It's such a satisfying feeling to know you may have actually made a difference to the life of a pet and then in turn a client. I am extremely proud of the team I work with, we are like a little family!

 

Outside of work (apart from being a Mum to the two and four legged kind) I like to ride when I get the chance and I also love to read.

 

 

Lynn Gregg

Receptionist

 

I am mum to two girls Stacey and Sally-Jo and grandma to Cinnamon and Eric. Prior to joining Vets4pets I worked as a Senior Financial Administrator in a Primary School. I then became a nanny to Cinnamon until she started full time school.

 

I am the proud owner of a naughty Tortie Ginny who is a very spritely 15 years old cat.

 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my partner Michael and my family, cooking and gardening. I enjoy drinking fine wine, eating good food and going on holiday to sunny destinations. I find my role at Vets4pets both rewarding and challenging, no two days are the same. I enjoy meeting new people and their pets, hopefully making their visit to the practice as pleasurable as possible.

 

 

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Kay Fry

Student Veterinary Nurse

I have worked at the practice on and off for three years and also when I was at college studying for a BSc in Animal Science.

 

The best part of the job, other than working with an amazing team is the fulfilment and satisfaction I gain from helping an animal that is sick or injured.

 

My personal interests include camping, dancing and my family. I love spending as much time with my little girl, supporting her dancing, swimming and gymnastics. We like going on day trips and Disney DVD duvet days where our cat Marley likes to snuggle up too!