Referral service

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Halifax Vets for Pets

Aachen Way
King Cross
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 3ND
01422 383 000 Chat on WhatsApp

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Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday Closed

Advanced services

We have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Orthopaedics

Our veterinary team have undertaken advanced training to allow us to perform orthopaedic surgery in our practice. If your pet develops an abnormality involving their skeleton or joints, such as elbow dysplasia, a patella (kneecap) that gets stuck, or a torn cruciate ligament, an orthopaedic procedure may help them.

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Laparoscopy surgery (keyhole surgery)

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. We are pleased to have invested considerably in our team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to our clients.

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Meet the team

Patrick Currivan

Dr Patrick

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

MVB GPCert(SAS) CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery Veterinary Consultant Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon

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Dr. Patrick Currivan established the practice in 2002. He holds various post graduate qualifications in surgery including GPCertSAS and CertAVP(GSAS). Dr. Currivan leads the surgical team at Halifax Referrals Vets for Pets and performs complex orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeries including hip replacement operations. Patrick lives locally with his wife and daughter and enjoys going to the gym and watching rugby in his spare time. Dr. Currivan is a RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

Spyridon (Spyros)

Veterinary Surgeon

DVM MRCVS

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I am Spyridon and I qualified from the University of Thessaly in 2017. I have been working in Yorkshire for the last 4 years now and I have a special interest in surgery. If I am not working I will be traveling or training in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). 

Jeremy Warden

Jeremy

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S BSc MRCVS

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I was born in County Down, Northern Ireland and grew up on a farm. I studied at the 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.
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Vlad

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Sally

Practice Manager & Student Veterinary Nurse

SVN CMgr MCMI

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I joined Patrick and the Vets for Pets team in November 2012 after a complete career change. Most of my working life (prior to this role) was spent as an Artificial Insemination Technician in the Equine industry. In 2017 I got my head back in my books and decided to sign up to the 'CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management' where I recently achieved 'Chartered Manager' status.

I have 3 small dogs of my own, Django, Noodle and Margaret and I have two children, Cinnamon and Eric who keep me very busy. 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 really are like a little family!

In any spare time I get (which isn't much) I love to go for big walks with the family, travel and read.

Genna Sewell

Genna

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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!
Kay Mee.

Kay

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN & Clinical Coach

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As a child, my love of animals predicted that one day I would work with them.
I grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep and horses and was forever bringing home waifs and strays or wildlife that had been injured.
 
I have now been a qualified Veterinary Nurse for 20yrs (gulp!) and it is fair to say that I have loved every moment. 
The variety of clinical cases, array of lovely patients and the emotional rollercoaster that this career brings certainly provides a fantastic feeling of job satisfaction.
At work I love 'in patient' care, Nurse Clinics and I have a soft spot for senior pets and feisty (misunderstood!) cats.
 
I joined Halifax in September and am loving working with a larger (brilliant) team and experiencing the referral side of surgery and meeting all your furry friends!
 
Outside of work; I have 2 children, a bicycle obsessed Husband, a cheeky/clingy Cavapoo called Buddy, a snooty British Shorthaired cat called Hettie and a selection of Guinea pigs that eat us out of house and home!
 
As a family we enjoy walking, cycling, camping and watching movies. I enjoy socialising with friends, visiting the theatre, watching live music and indulging in crisps and wine! 
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Lisa

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN & Clinical Coach

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From an early age I realised caring for animals was my passion. I began my career as a Saturday girl at a vet practice as soon as I left school. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in December 2015. I joined Halifax Vets for Pets in August 2022 and I have loved becoming part of the team and seeing the varied cases that walk through the door. 

My favourite part of the job is all things anaesthesia alongside always trying to provide the best care I can to the patients. 

Outside of work I have three young children Jenson, Penny and Leo who keep me extremely busy! I also have two Golden Retrievers, Prince and Claude and a three legged cat called Bear. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family. I also enjoy walking the dogs for some peace and quiet which is rare in our house! 

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Nathaniel

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I have worked in the veterinary profession since leaving school, where I have worked as an animal care assistant for 8 years. I am now working towards my veterinary nursing qualification.

 I am the proud owner of a black Labrador called George, who is 8 years old and 2 cats called Jeffery and Jacob.

 

In my spare time I enjoy playing computer games and can often be found tinkering in mechanics, underneath one of my cars on the drive!

Sam Britton

Samantha

Qualified Veterinary Care Assistant & Qualified Anaesthesia Assistant

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 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 a King Charles Spaniel, a young pug, 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.

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Holly

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I’ve been in practice since I was 17 and worked as a qualified Veterinary Care Assistant for 6 and a half years after completing my VCA course, before taking the leap and starting my journey as a Student Veterinary Nurse, I am often known for my many different hair colours and awful singing (my colleagues can vouch for me on that one!).

It’s always been my dream to work with animals, ever since my first trip to Chester Zoo at the age of 2.

I know nothing will ever beat the feeling of taking care and looking after any and every animal I possibly can.

After graduation and qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse I aim to gain my qualification in exotics and wildlife nursing and work within zoos and conservation facilities abroad in places like Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

I have a strong passion for ultrasonography and in-patient care and I’m also aiming for my certification in ultrasonography.

I love travelling and I always aim to travel to somewhere new at any given opportunity. I also love walking in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and going to the beach.

I am very proud of my role within the veterinary industry and love meeting all of your fur babies each day.

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Kerrie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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New to the Vets for Pets team in 2023. 
I have always had a love for all animals from an early age.
I have worked in Veterinary for over 10 years now and have been a qualified Veterinary Nurse for eight years.
I am passionate about emergency and critical care, anaesthesia and providing the best care to patients in the hospital. 
 
I love the outdoors and nature so outside of work, you'll find me hiking, walking my Labrador Arthur or horse riding
Julie Cole

Julie

Senior Client Care Advisor

Competent Veterinary Dispenser

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My name is Julie. I’m the Senior Client Care Advisor at the practice and have worked here since 2013. No day is the same which makes it interesting. I no longer have my own dog but regularly walk my Dad's dog Lucy, being a Border Collie she loves to run! My pet hate is people who don't pick up their dog mess and who mistreat animals.
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Jan

Client Care Advisor

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I have worked as a receptionist at Halifax Vets for Pets 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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Jade

Client Care Advisor

Registered Veterinary Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser

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I am new to the Halifax Vets for Pets team.
I am Mum to my little boy and girl. I have always loved animals and growing up as a family we have always had a family pet whether it was a hamster, fish or dogs. I have owned numerous horses and have ridden for the majority of my life. I now have two cats that are much loved members of our family.
 
I am looking forward to starting my journey here doing the job I love!
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Katie

Client Care Advisor

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I am new to the Vets for Pets Team in Halifax as a Client Care Advisor.

I currently have 1 dog called Winston, a black show Cocker Spaniel who we bred ourselves as my auntie has the mother (Cici) and sister (Blue).

I have a love for the countryside and exploring all different places on walks, I have a passion for baking and play netball in my free time too.

This is a total change in career paths for me, but it has always been a passion of mine to work with animals. I look forward to learning everything about this role here at Vets for Pets, and getting to know everyone in the team.

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Katie

Client Care Advisor

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 I have a love for all animals and have a variety of extended family members at home which include 2 dogs, a horse, a snake, some tropical fish and quails. I have multiple qualifications in animal studies and have even got my own dog grooming business that I run when I am not working with the great team at the vets.

Welcome to Vets4Pets Vets in Halifax

Vets for Pets is a whole new veterinary concept committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

 

OUR ETHOS

Our aim is to provide an accessible, high quality and affordable surgical referral service as well as exceptional first opinion services. All referral surgeries are undertaken by RCVS accredited CertAVP(GSAS) certificate holders with significant surgical experience and with an excellent track record of success. Our comprehensive referral surgery service is underpinned by a simple fee structure based on fixed procedure prices. In addition to managing surgical cases we provide a prompt concise and highly practical surgical advice service to our referring clinicians.                                                                                                             

 

Services

  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

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  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest you’ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets we’re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma
    Platelet-rich plasma is separated from your pet’s blood and injected into the pet’s damaged and inflamed joint.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Stem Cell Therapy
    Stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

VetsforPets Leeds Birstall
Vets for Pets Leeds Birstall
Spring Ram Retail Park
Birstall
Leeds
West Yorkshire
WF17 9AD

Telephone: 01924 441144