Leeds Birstall Hospital Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Spring Ram Retail Park
Birstall
Leeds
West Yorkshire
WF17 9AD

Telephone: 01924 441 144

We're a 24/7 surgery

This means we're never closed.

Parking available

* Free parking available at front of store

* Allocated disabled spaces

* 24/7 access to parking for our 24/7 hospital service

24/7 Hospital Status

Did you know we're a RCVS accredited Hospital?

We've made it easier to contact us

Now you can use WhatsApp to speak to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as Flea & Worm treatment, book appointments and make quick and easy payments from your device. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07458154633

Meet the team

Keith Leonard

Keith

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Owner

BVSc, PgCert SAS, MRCVS. Currently studying Advanced Practitioner Small Animal Surgery.

Read Keith bio

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. After returning to the UK in 2009 and working in several large practices in West Yorkshire, both Julie and myself fell in love with the countryside and people of this region and decided at once to set up home, expand our family (Ollie, Amelia and Charlie) and start our own veterinary practice inside Pets at Home, Birstall. I love all aspects of my veterinary work, and have a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery, completing my Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2015. I have never been happier than when owning my own practice and working with my enthusiastic team.
ek web

Esther

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc, MRCVS

Read Esther bio

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College (London), I travelled in Peru working for a neutering charity before moving back home to Leeds. I have worked at a busy practice in East Yorkshire, before joining the Birstall team at the end of 2017. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but am particularly interested in canine and feline medicine.
jonay website

Jonay

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc, PGCertSAM, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine, MRCVS

Read Jonay bio

Jonay graduated from the Universitiy of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain in 2005, and is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine. Jonay has experience of working within 100% Small Animal Clinics in the UK since 2010 and is a member of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and the Small Animal Medicine Society. He achieved his BSAVA Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2017. Jonay has worked at Birstall Vets4Pets since March 2021 and has a particular interest in Internal Medicine, Endoscopy and Ultrasonography, both at first and second opinion. In his spare time, Jonay loves spending time with his family, doing sport and cuddling his three cats Pooky, Daisy and Crumble. His greatest personal achievement was running a 90k trail ultramarathon in Fuerteventura in 2013 in under 14 hours.

Alun Simpson

Alun

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc, MSc. Veterinary Epidemiology, MRCVS, Currently studying PgCertSAM

Read Alun bio

I'm Alun, I grew up in Salisbury, Wiltshire but Yorkshire has been my home since 2018. I have a strong interest in Medicine and Epidemiology and I'm currently studying at Birstall for my PgCert in Small Animal Medicine. Away from work you'll find me playing sport or enjoying the beautiful British countryside and trying to spot its wildlife.

ana web pic

Ana

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc, MCVRS, Currently studying PGCertECC

Read Ana bio

My name is Ana, I graduated from Spain in 2018 and I have been working as a vet in England since 2019. I like cooking, exploring and love animals. I like internal medicine but what I really enjoy is surgery. I have a rescue cat called Patch and you will generally find me trying to translate bad jokes from Spanish into English (Usually never making sense)

trish web

Trisha

Night Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

Read Trisha bio

Hello! My name is Trisha and I recently exchanged the African sun for the British rain. Although I am just a baby vet, I have a growing passion for emergency and critical care and clinical pathology. Outside of work, I am a plant mom that loves to craft, shop and enjoy the finer things in life, like eating sushi in my pyjamas.

caro web

Caroline

Night Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

Read Caroline bio

Hi, I'm Caroline. I graduated from St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies. After having completed my clinical rotations at University College Dublin, I returned to the North of England to work in West Yorkshire.  Having worked in small and large Practices as both permanent and Locum staff I developed an interest in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) medicine.

I'm currently in my final year of a specialty certificate in ECC, and I'm enjoying using this knowledge during my shifts working nights here at Birstall.

When I'm not at work I enjoy getting out in the countryside hiking and wild camping with Bracken my Border Collie. My partner and his Border Collie Charlie like to join us too as often as they can , but we haven’t quite managed to convinced Mischief the cat yet.....

alex website

Alex

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Read Alex bio

Hi I'm Alex.  I Graduated in 2010 in Timisoara, Romania.  After graduation worked in a small and large animal practice for a couple of years.  I moved over to the UK in 2013 and I've been working as a small animal vet since.  I have special interests in Emergency Critical Care. In my spare time I love spending time with friends and family, my wife, our two boys and our family dogs.
dominique szabo

Dominique

Veterinary Surgeon

Read Dominique bio

Hello, I’m Dominique.  I qualified as a vet in 2017 from Liverpool Vet School, after wanting to be a vet since I was little. I enjoy all aspects of caring for my furry patients, big and small. I’ve worked in small animal practice since qualifying and started working at Birstall in April 2022.  Outside of work I enjoy yoga and dog walks in the countryside.

nikos

Nikos

Veterinary Surgeon

Image (10)

Anika

Veterinary Surgeon

Image (9)

Dan

Veterinary Surgeon

emily

Emily

Veterinary Surgeon

Claire

Claire

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse

DipAVN (Small Animal), DipHE CVN, RVN, NCert(Anaesth). Currently studying BSc Clinical Veterinary Nursing

Read Claire bio

Hi, my name is Claire and I’m the Head Veterinary Nurse at Leeds Birstall. I’ve been in practice since 2004, and I qualified in 2007 from Myerscough College. In 2014, I decided that anaesthesia management was what I enjoyed the most and I undertook an advanced certificate in anaesthesia.  I've also recently passed my Advanced Nursing qualification so added more letters to my name! I’m currently studying toward my Bachelors Degree in Clinical Veterinary Nursing.  In my spare time I love walking my two English Springer Spaniels with my husband.

tammy website

Tammy

Student Nurse Coordinator

RVN, Mental Health First Aider

Read Tammy bio

Hi, my name is Tammy, I'm a Senior RVN.  I have been working in vet practice since 2000 and qualified as a veterinary nurse 2004. My passion in the profession is nurse consults and well-being. I also enjoy training colleagues and students which has recently inspired a new role for me at Birstall as Student Nurse Coordinator. I live with my 10 year old daughter Olivia who has the best sense of humor... Just like her mum! Sadly I no longer have any pets of my own as I lost them both to old age in the summer of 2021. One of my hobbies at home includes baking which means I often bring tasty treats to work and the team affectionately call me 'Mama Tammy'.

Sarah

Sarah

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN, NCert (Dentistry). Currently studying CertAVN (Dentistry)

Read Sarah bio

Hi, I'm Sarah Ramsden and have been with Vets4Pets Birstall for 2 years. I have a very strong interest in companion Animal Dentistry and make sure your pets receive the best possible care whilst in for their procedure. I am currently studying two different certificates in Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses to make sure our practice is up to date with current best practice. I have been within the Veterinary profession for 6 years and absolutely adore being a nurse.

fitz website

Helen

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Read Helen bio

Hi, I’m Helen, also known as ‘Fitzy’ or the crazy cat lady. I have worked in Veterinary practice for the past 20 years, I joined Vets4Pets in October 2013 and absolutely love it. I enjoy both the medical and surgical aspects of nursing, particularly anaesthesia. I am very passionate about animal welfare and have previously worked for rescue charities both home and abroad. I’m a volunteer for the Blue Cross and run a small re-homing cattery from home on their behalf. Outside of work I have 2 children, Jenson and Sienna, but to add to that 4 of my own rescue cats; Panther, Puma, Cheetah and Alley Kat, my ambition is to one day work with real big cats. I also have two Guinea Pigs, Percy and Peppa pig as well as two chickens; digger and dumper.

viki website

Vikki

Registered Veterinary Nurse & Behaviourist

FdSc (Applied Canine Behaviour & Training). Cert Level 3 Award (Canine & Feline Behaviour Management), Diploma Level 3 (Dog Training Class Instruction), VN NVQ Level 3, Currently studying BSc (Hons) Canine Behaviour Management

Read Vikki bio

I began my career working in veterinary practice in 1999 and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004. Initially I enjoyed all aspects of the veterinary nursing but after years of doing nurse clinics it was apparent that clients were asking more and more advice on canine behaviour and especially training puppies so this is what I decided to dedicate my career on. In 2011 I decided to work only part time as a veterinary nurse so I could educate myself and gain experience in behaviour and training. I began my own home boarding and dog walking business which enabled me to observe and learn about canine behaviour. I began running puppy parties, working with dog trainers, running puppy and adolescent training classes. I took a break from veterinary nursing in 2017 to concentrate on my degree, returning in 2019 as I was finishing my FdSc. I came back to veterinary practice to be able to help more dogs and hopefully after completing BSc I will long continue my education in this area.

Vicky Morgan

Vicky

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

Read Vicky bio

Hi, I’m Vicky and I joined Vets4Pets Birstall in 2014 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. In 2018 after two years of training at the practice, I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I am passionate about providing a high level of personal care to all of our patients. I have loved getting to know many of our clients and patients over the years and hope to continue to support them in the future.

beth web

Beth

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN, FdSc Animal Management

Read Beth bio

Hi My name's Beth.  I qualified in April 2021 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and started working at Leeds Birstall with this amazing team in July 2021.  I have learnt so much since being at Birstall.  When I'm not in work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, taking my dog Belle for a long walks and chillig with my 2 cats, Hector and Trevor.

lauren web

Lauren

Student Veterinary Nurse

Diploma in Animal Management

Read Lauren bio

Hi, I'm Lauren, also known as Titch. I have been at the practice for 3 years, starting off as work experience then worked my way up to a Veterinary Care Assistant, and now I'm in my first year of training as a Veterinary Nurse. I love taking care of all your lovely pets that come to visit us and being involved in different cases. I love every minute of my job and hopefully spend many more years here. I also love Corgis.

emma website

Emma

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Emma bio

Hi, I am Emma known to all the team as Waggers. I have been at Leeds Birstall for 3 years now, I love animals and the great outdoors. I was brought up on a farm so when I'm not at work that’s where I'll be with my border collie Charles, my little hens and beautiful horses.

maddie website

Madison

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Madison bio

I am currently a student nurse working both day and night shifts. I have always had a huge passion for animals and I couldn’t be happier working in the Veterinary Industry. I have an interest in laboratory work and ECC and once qualified, I hope to further my knowledge within these areas.

JD wwebsite

JD

Night Registered Veterinary Nurse

Foundation Degree in Animal Management, Currently studying Cert ECC

Read JD bio

I started in practice in 2014 shortly before finishing my degree. My favourite aspect of the job is inpatient care and medical nursing, I love watching the patients health improve and seeing them go back home to their families.

hollie website

Hollie

Student Veterinary Nurse

Level 3 & 4 Business Administration

Read Hollie bio

I started studying veterinary nursing in September 2019, first at another practice and then here at Birstall. I enjoy all aspects of being a nurse, my favourite being nurse consultations. I enjoy creating a relationship with clients and making it so they have that familiar face at the practice. I have 2 horses, a chihuahua and a Lhasa apso of my own. If you’re wondering where I am in the practice, look for any chihuahuas and you’ll usually find me.

jess w

Jessica

Student Veterinary Nurse

Level 3 Animal Management Zoo Pathway

Read Jessica bio

My name is Jess, I joined Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall in 2019 as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I’m now following my dreams and studying to become a Veterinary Nurse. I feel privileged to work with such an amazing team to develop my career within the Veterinary Industry. When I’m not at work, I am looking after my 2 cats, 6 rats and horse.

sam web

Samantha

Night Registered Veterinary Nurse & Clinical Coach

BSc (Hons), RVN, CertVN (ECC).

Read Samantha bio

I'm Sam and I'm one of the 3 night nurses at Birstall. My favourite part of the job is caring for the inpatients, although I'm happy to deal with anything that life throws at me. Surgeries, emergencies, wound management cases, poisonings to name a few. I treat every patient as if they are my own. Damo, my boyfriend of 11 years and I live at home with Beanie, our miniature Yorkshire Terrier, who loves to twirl for treats and loves to see how fast he can remove squeaks from toys. We used to do agility so can he can do A frames, jumps, seesaws, reverse see-saws, hoops of fire and more. Dainty is my 18 year old Irish Sports Horse who adores jumping. She squeaks with excitement when she sees her tack or the trailer to go out competing and does her very best to take care of me when we ride. When I'm off work, we compete in dressage, showing, show jumping and cross country.

jess e vca

Jessica

Veterinary Care Assistant

Level 3 BTEC extended diploma in Animal Management

Read Jessica bio

I've loved animals since I was a kid. My house was like a zoo, I had hamsters, dogs, cats and every creature you could possibly find in the garden! I always knew I wanted to work with animals which is why I went straight into college to study for a qualification in Animal Care. Further to this, I advanced onto a level 3 qualification in Animal Management where I was able to get my first placement in a veterinary practice. Since then I've been through University and worked in many different practices. I love working in a veterinary environment and I hope to be a RVN one day.

Ellie Website

Ellie

Veterinary Care Assistant

Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3

Read Ellie bio

My name is Ellie and I work as a CCA at Leeds Birstall Vets 4 Pets. After working in Mental Health Services for 5 years, I decided I wanted a new challenge. I have always had a passion for animals and helping people, so I am really loving working with this fantastic team.

rob website

Rob

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Rob bio

Animals have always been my biggest passion! I love every kind of animal there is from the biggest giants to the smallest critters. I always knew from being young that I wanted to work with animals which is why I studied a level 3 national extended diploma in animal care and management. I absolutely love working in a veterinary environment and hope I can progress and become an RVN in the future.

chelsea web

Chelsea

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Chelsea bio

Hi I’m Chelsea.  I have worked in the veterinary industry for the past 7 years, before this I trained in beauty therapy but later decided that working with animals was my passion and the career path I wanted to go down. I have worked in practices all over Yorkshire both full time and as a locum Veterinary Care Assistant.  Along the way I have learned so many new skills working in both 1st opinion and in a hospital environment. I started working at Birstall in September 2021 and I’m really enjoying my time here and I'm looking forward to see what the future brings here at Birstall. In my spare time my favourite thing to do is go to the pub, take naps and bath time.... Oh and I love penguins!

kathryn web

Kathryn

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN, CertVNECC, VNMA(ECC&A)

Read Kathryn bio

Hello, I’m Kathryn, one of the Registered Veterinary Nurses here at Birstall.  I started out in practice in 2009, which was where I was lucky enough to train to become an RVN, qualifying in 2015.  Since then I’ve discovered a love of learning and a passion for ECC and Medical Nursing; completing the Vets Now Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care, followed by the BSAVA Merit Award in ECC and Anesthesia.  I’m currently studying for my Medical Nursing Merit Award and hope to complete more courses in the future!

I have been at Birstall since December 2021, loving every moment being part of an awesome team who are dedicated to giving your animals the very best care.  My happy place is on the wards nursing the inpatients, seeing them through until they get to go home again.  I currently live with my 3 furries, my beautiful rescue cat Tallulah and two very cheeky guinea pigs, Saffron and Flora.

krishna web

Krishna

Veterinary Nurse

RVN, CertVN, ECC, Dip AVN (small animal), BSc, Currently studying PgCert Cert AVN ECC

Read Krishna bio

My name is Krishna, I qualified in 2013 and worked in a variety of small animal clinics in Yorkshire. I am currently studying for my PgCert Cert AVN in emergency and critical care. My favourite part of my job is inpatient care, spending time with the patients and trying to make their time in hospital as comfortable as possible.  The happiness when you discharge them back to their owners is the best feeling ever. I have volunteered abroad helping to care for dogs in Sri Lanka and hopefully I will get to do this again. 

Chloe Steadman

Chloe

Student Veterinary Nurse

2nd Year Degree Student

Read Chloe bio

Hi, I’m Chloe! I’m a student nurse currently in my second year of my degree. I love animals and seeing all your pets come into the practice. When I’m not in work I enjoy spending time with my dog Rosie. I’m also interested in ECC which I want to study once I am qualified in a few years time.

maria rvn

Maria

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Holly Web Pic

Holly

Veterinary Care Assistant

Extended Diploma Animal Management

Read Holly bio

Hi, I’m Holly and I’m fairly new to the Leeds Birstall team. I have an extended diploma in animal management and this is my first placement inside a veterinary practice as a Veterinary Care Assistant .  I love every minute of my job and I am looking forward to progressing in the veterinary industry. In my spare time, I love taking care of my rabbit, Chase and Bulldog, Weller.

chloe web

Chloe

Night Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Chloe bio

I'm a Registered Veterinary Nurse who graduated from Myerscough College in 2016 with a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing. Once qualified, and while working full time I also completed a top up Bachelors degree in Veterinary Nursing by 2019. I have worked in a variety of practices, including first opinion, out of hours centres and referral hospitals which have all given me great experience. I joined the permanent team as an OOH RVN at Birstall in May 2022 and I am enjoying being able to fully utilise my nursing skills and knowledge.
 

In my free time, I look after my five rescue animals at home; My three large breed dogs called Sierra, Delta and Alfa, my cat called Sassy and my hamster called Brenda. I also often have a variety of foster animals living with me for some extra TLC. I also enjoy going for long hikes with the dogs, cooking and DIY.

Sam

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kieran

Veterinary Care Assistant

julie web

Julie

Practice Owner and Manager

Zoology BSc. (Hons), Biological Anthropology PhD

Read Julie bio

I’m Julie, one of the partners at Vets4pets Leeds Birstall, and I have an absolute passion for animals (both domestic and exotic). Having studied my BSc. Honors 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 saw Keith and myself embark on a one-year overland trip where we drove through northern, Western and Central Africa, visiting wildlife conservation projects along the way. Having returned to the UK and settled in lovely Yorkshire, my time is spent overseeing & developing our amazing 24/7 Small Animal Hospital whilst looking after three little monkeys of our own (Ollie, Amelia and Charlie) as well as our dog (Hobnob), cat (Domino) and two adorable rabbits (Gingernut and Nibbles).

ryan web 2

Ryan

General Practice Manager

Read Ryan bio

Hi, I'm Ryan! The General Practice Manager here at Birstall. I am relatively new to the industry.  My background before my days in Veterinary is all about people, operation and efficiency management. I have a massive passion for a ‘great place to work’ and really believe that if you look after your team, they will look after your business, and in turn look after your pets!

mel web

Marie

Client Accounts Manager

Mental Health First Aid, Level 2 Animal Care, Level 2 Applied Science , Social Media Marketing

Read Marie bio

I joined Birstall Vets4Pets in September 2019 as a Client Care Advisor and have progressed onto various roles leading to my current role as Client Account Manager. I lead a team of Accounts Administrators who deal with all the day to day finance throughout all aspects of the business. I have 2 teenage children, 2 cats, Toby & Mr Wilson and an English Bulldog called Nancy.  Nancy regularly comes to work with me and is always on-hand for team cuddles.

I've always had a passion for animals and their welfare and one day I hope to have a more hands on role. When I don't have my head in a spreadsheet, you'll probably see me out on reception snapping pictures of your furbaby's to post on our social media platforms, so don't forget to grab me for a photo if you want your pet to star on our socials!

maria website

Maria

Client Service Manager

Mental Health First Aid, CIPD

Read Maria bio

Hi My name is Maria.  I'm the Client Care Manager here at Birstall and I manage the fantastic front of house team of Client Care Advisors.  I've worked within Vets4pets since 2017.  I have a partner,  2 beautiful sons and a crazy French Bulldog.  I don't like cricket, oh no, I love it!! 

Nick Johnson

Nick

Clinical Team Manager

Read Nick bio

Hi, I'm Nick the Clinical Team Manager. I Recently Joined the team in May 2022. I don't have a veterinary background, but have always worked in a customer focused environment and believe if you have a strong, friendly, motivated team, we can deliver the service you and your pets deserve!
In my spare time I am a keen golfer.  I love to travel and spend time with my wife and 2 sons. We have also had a new addition to the family in the form of Cooper the Black Labrador Puppy.

carli web

Carli

Senior Client Accounts Administrator

Read Carli bio

I started at Birstall as a Client Care Advisor in September 2020 and since May 2021 I've been working within the Finance Team as a Senior Client Accounts Administrator. I have a passion for travel and animals. I have previously worked overseas doing voluntary farm work, working with elephants as well as stray dogs and cats at a rescue sanctuary. I have a rescue dog called Romeo who me and my partner adopted from Spain and we also have a cat called Brigitta and a rescue kitten can called Klaus. I love to go for long walks with Romeo, read, go to the gym and spend time with friends and family.

larry website

Larissa

Senior Client Care Advisor

Read Larissa bio

Hi I'm Larissa.  I'm a Senior Client Care Advisor here at Birstall.
I have been with the company for over two years now and love being part of the Birstall family.  I especially enjoy helping and supporting our clients as well as the team.
I spend my spare time with my partner and two children, going on long walks with our 2 dogs (Chunk and Vince) and fun family days out.
lou3

Lou

Pharmacy Assistant

Read Lou bio

Hi, I'm Lou.  I've worked for Vets4Pets for the last 7 years and I've been here at Birstall since January 2019.  I started as a Client Care Advisor and now I manage the pharmacy and stock.  When I'm not in work in enjoy spending time with my friends and family.  I enjoy going on long walks with my dog Hettie and finishing off in a country pub.  I also have a cat called Bindi, a horse called Puzzle, a rat called Bella and a leopard gekko called Groot...  He's so cute! 

lara

Lara

Client Accounts Administrator

Read Lara bio

Hi I'm Lara and I am a Client Accounts Administrator at Birstall. I have a rescue dog called Jessie and in my spare time love taking her on adventures and have a keen interest in Anime.

lauren cca

Lauren

Client Accounts Administrator

National Diploma Animal Management, BVRA Bronze Award

Read Lauren bio

Hi, I’m Lauren and I’m a Client Accounts Administrator. I have a beagle called Holly (my favourite breed!),a Golden Retriever called Copper and 3 beautiful cats Luna, Phoenix and Chester. I also have my hands full with my 2 crazy kids. I have always loved animals and one day hope to pursue a career within the nursing team.

georgie website

Georgie

Client Care Advisor

Read Georgie bio

Hi, I'm Georgie. I am a Client Care Advisor here at Birstall Vets4Pets. You will find me on reception to assist with all your needs and most importantly, cuddle your furry friends!

natalie cca

Natalie

Client Care Advisor

Read Natalie bio

Hi,  my names Natalie I'm a CCA at Leeds Birstall Vets4Pets. I am completely animal crazy.  I own many animals including my horses, my English Bulldog Bruce, a snake named Barry, chickens, rabbits and even a spider named Penelope. I have spent many years in customer service.  I really enjoy meeting and being able to help people and their furbaby's in anyway I can.  I adore my job and the team I get to work with.  We all have a great passion towards our customers and there furbaby's needs.

hannah website

Hannah

Client Care Advisor

Mental Health First Aider, Social Media Marketing

Read Hannah bio

Hello, I'm Hannah! I'm a CCA here at Leeds Birstall Vets4Pets.
I started working at Birstall in October 2021.  I'm new to this industry, however I have always worked within customer facing role's. I absolutely love animals and am passionate about creating a friendly, helpful and caring experience for our clients and their fur babies!
I have a background in social media and marketing so I was pleased when I was given the opportunity to combine the two roles within my job by also dealing with all Birstall's social media platforms.  If you ever want to see your pet on our socials, feel to grab me for a photo taking.
In my spare time I love going for woodland walks with my partner, equally as much as being at home with a good film or spending time with friends. 
abby web2

Abby

Client Care Advisor

Read Abby bio

My name is Abby and I work as a CCA at Leeds Birstall Vets 4 Pets. I have a dog called Nala and I enjoy taking her for walks in my spare time, along with going for a swim or reading a book or 10. I have always loved animals and wanted to focus my career around them so working at Birstall was the perfect opportunity for me.

taylor web

Taylor

Client Care Advisor

Read Taylor bio

Hi, I'm Taylor.  I'm a CCA at Vets4Pets in Birstall.  I have 2 beautiful babies at home as well as Coco the hamster and Bluey the rabbit.  Since being a child, I always remember being animal crazy.  I've grown up around a lot of different animals, from dogs and other small family pets to chickens, ducks and I've even hand fed a baby deer!  I'm now wanting to take my career into a furry direction and hope to one day train to become a veterinary nurse.

lisa jackson

Lisa

Client Care Advisor

Read Lisa bio

Hiya I'm Lisa , I am a CCA here at Leeds Birstall Vets4pPets.
I started working here in April 2022. I'm so grateful to have joined such an amazing team and to feel like part of the Family already.  I'm absolutely loving my role here as I get to meet new people and I get to help look after you and your precious pets. 
For as long as I can remember, I have had various pets in my life. I currently have a Beagle called Mia who rules my house. 
Image (8)

Gosia

Client Care Advisor

MEET THE PARTNERS AT LEEDS BIRSTALL 24/7 SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Keith and Julie Leonard are both passionate and driven supporters of the Veterinary Profession, with an aspiration to make their Veterinary Hospital the No. 1 employer of choice in the West Yorkshire area, for both clinical and non-clinical veterinary professionals.

Coming from two quite different backgrounds, Surgery Certificate Holder Keith  (from a family of vets; his 3 brother’s and dad are also vets) and Julie (with a PhD in Primatology, who developed Conservation Projects in both Asia and Africa) didn't take the traditional route into owning their own practice until later on in their careers.

Prior to settling, they worked for small animal charities and wildlife conservation projects abroad, travelled extensively in Africa, Keith also worked the length and breadth of the UK as a Locum, Assistant and subsequent Senior (Certificate holding) Veterinarian in a variety of Independent and Corporate practices, whilst Julie presented various BBC Wildlife Documentaries, before finally settling in their late 30’s in West Yorkshire with 3 kids, a cat, dog and 2 rabbits in tow.

Keith has an immense love for this career and the profession, and felt (back in November 2013) that he needed to start his own practice that would nurture and support the next generation of vets, nurses and veterinary admin staff. In his own words: “ I work full-time in my own practice, so I need it to be a place I enjoy being in daily, to have fun with my team, grow and develop constantly, and most importantly is a safe, supportive and inclusive place to work”.

Clinical excellence aside, the most challenging aspect of running a busy hospital with a culture of ‘we like change’ and ‘we get better every day’, is delivering effective communications (both to client and team), CPD development and Well-Being support, to manage the ever-changing clinical standards and client expectations within the veterinary industry. That’s where Julie’s immense experience in project management, people development, coaching, data management (she’s a proper Excel spreadsheet geek!) and strategic planning have made this vison possible. The fact that currently Leeds Birstall has 62 colleagues (of which only 11 are vets, with 2:1 qualified RVN-to -vet working ratio) illustrates the importance Julie and Keith prioritise the ‘people-support’ aspect of their Hospital.

Interested in coming to work for us? We always have an open-door policy at Birstall for folks to either come in and meet the team, see how we work, plus the partners are always enthusiastic to Zoom chat with vets and nurses who are looking for the next step in their careers.

View our vacancies

 

Reviews

Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.

Show more services

  • 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.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • 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.
  • Educational Workshops
    Educational workshops are held to create awareness.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Groom Room
    Grooming services available for your pet.
  • 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 blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Late Opening Times
    Late Opening Times
  • 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.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Puppy Parties
    Puppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • Separate Cat & Dog Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Hospital
  • Best UK Vets - Best in County
  • $R7B2CSH
  • vetBVHA

More accredidations

  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER
  • Emergency_Service_Clinic

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Brian and Kitten

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
senior dog outside in sun

Practice Tour

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer in order to improve your experience. To find out more about the cookies this site uses, please see our cookie policy and privacy policy.