Dr Lara Clarkson
BA VetMB MRCVS - GPCert(SAM) GPCert(SAS)
Veterinary Surgeon and Surgery Owner
I qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2006 after six years of training. I have spent my whole career caring for family pets. Alongside my work I've continued my studies and achieved additional qualifications with the GP Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2010 and the GP Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2012.
Being part of the Pets at Home family means we can offer great value for money with superb equipment and facilities - but a small local team means a familiar face providing your personal friendly service. I love being a vet and I really enjoy getting to know my patients and their families and I look forward to helping your pet stay happy and healthy.
I live locally in Silsden, as the Clarkson family has for many generations, with my husband and two children. We have a cheeky Border Terrier called Emily, plus five hens and a cockerel. I've also bred budgies and kept rabbits for many years - my last bunny made it to the grand old age of 12!
Outside of work I enjoy DIY and gardening, and after spending many of my younger years training as a gymnast, I am also a fully qualified gymnastics coach.