Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall

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

Telephone: 01924 441 144

We're a 24/7 surgery

This means we're never closed.

Meet the team

Davide Malucelli

Veterinary Surgeon  

MRCVS, studying Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (RCVS)

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Hi, I'm Davide and I'm a Vet Surgeon originally from Italy. I recently joined Vets4Pets after relocating to Yorkshire. I have a strong interest in all things surgical, but my true passion is orthopaedic surgery. When I'm not at work I'm exploring the countryside with my two dogs Nike and Mr. Donovan..

Arianna  Fortunato

Veterinary Surgeon  

MRCVS, studying European Certificate in Veterinary Dentistry

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Hi, I’m Arianna. I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Padua, Italy, in 2012. After working in private practices near my home town close to Venice, I moved to the UK where I worked in practices as a day and out-of-hours vet on a locum basis. I have worked in the Manchester and Leeds area allowing me to run first opinion branches and be able to work alongside very highly skilled, certificate holding, vets when working in busy hospitals. I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice with a special interest in internal medicine but my main focus is veterinary dentistry and I am currently studying advanced veterinary dentistry with the University of Luxembourg. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking as well as pretending to go to the gym. I love travelling, discovering the countryside and more recently Diving too. But most of all I love spoiling my two 3 year old cats, Pomo and Pero, who my husband rescued at only 5 weeks old. I joined Vets4Pets in May 2017 and am looking forward to meeting you all (with a touch of Italian mixed with a beautiful Yorkshire accent).

Maria  Konstanta

Veterinary Surgeon 

MRCVS, studying Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice

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Hi, I am Maria! I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. After graduating, I have worked in private practices in Greece, before relocating in Cardiff, Wales, in 2016. In 2018 I moved to Leeds where I joined the Vets4Pets Birstall team. I enjoy all aspects of small animal practise, especially feline and canine medical cases. In my spare time, I love cooking and going to the gym.
Keith Leonard

Keith Leonard

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Owner

MRCVS

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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.

Esther  Keevash

Veterinary Surgeon  

MRCVS

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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.

Perinne Catelain

Veterinary Surgeon 

MRCVS

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Hi, I am Perrine. I grew up in the North of France and graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Liège (Belgium) in 2016. I moved to West Yorkshire to work right after this. Having worked at Vets4Pets Brighouse between July 2017 and December 2018 I decided it was time for me to take the next step: I have joined the 24 Hours Birstall practice at the New Year 2019. I enjoy all aspects of the job but have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and feline medicine. When I am not working, I love discovering the Yorkshire countryside, practising yoga and spending time with my affectionate cat Gloria that I rescued in 2017.

Alex  Simon

Night Veterinary Surgeon 

MRCVS

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Hi, I’m Alex. I graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Timisoara, Romania in 2010.After a period of large and small animal practice in 2013, me and my wife Romina who is also a veterinary surgeon decided to move to the UK to start a new life. I thoroughly enjoy my career as a veterinary surgeon and especially love working with small animals. I have a special interest in general surgery and internal medicine. My wife and I have recently welcomed our baby boy to the family. As well as spending time with my family I also enjoy spending time with my two dogs Uma and Joy.

Jo  Winestone

Night Veterinary Surgeon 

MRCVS, studying Posy Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine (BSAVA)

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Hi, I'm Jo. I was brought up in Leeds and have always loved animals. I have never had the opportunity to have a dog or cat growing up, although I would have loved them. Luckily, I was still able to have rabbits, a lovely wee guinea pig and a couple of ponies. I am particularly interested in medicine in dogs, cats and little furries, and I am presently studying for my Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. In my spare time I like to be outside, walking, as well as doing yoga and cooking.

Stephanie  Clough

Night Veterinary Surgeon 

MRCVS, studying Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Critical Care (BSAVA)

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I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2010. I grew up near Burnley and returned to Lancashire to work as a small animal vet for the first few years of my career. I joined a Vets4Pets practice in West Yorkshire in 2015 and now help Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall to run the 24/7 service through the night. In 2018 I will be embarking on further education in emergency medicine and surgery. I like to work with all animals but cats with ‘cattitude’ are my favourite. I live on the Lancashire-Yorkshire border with my husband, three cats rescued from work and a Border Terrier called Scout. Scout regularly comes to work with me and loves to try to make friends with any animals that have to stay in with us overnight. During time off I enjoy growing things, making things and doing up my old house. Scout enjoys woodland walks, trying to sneak on the sofa and being as near to the cats as they will let her!

Claire  Carr

Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Senior Nurse 

RVN, Certificate in Anaesthesia, Studying Certificate in Emergency & Critical Care, Clinical Coach

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Hi, I’m Claire and I’m a Senior Veterinary Nurse. I’ve been in practice since 2004 and qualified in 2007 from Myerscough College in Preston. I have a certificate in Anaesthesia and currently I’m in my second year working towards a certificate in Emergency Critical Care, and I have a keen interest in surgical nursing, emergency medicine and critical care. In my spare time I enjoy walking with my two springer spaniels, Sheldon and Penny.

Gemma  Makin

Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Senior Nurse

RVN, Clinical Coach

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Hi my name is Gemma. I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse. I have been qualified since 2004. I lived and worked in Australia for 5 years and have been back in England since 2009. I have been working at Birstall Vets 4 Pets since it opened in 2012. In this time I have been head nurse, had a daughter (Jessica), left for 3 months to work at the Brighouse practice and returned where I am now a Senior veterinary nurse. I have 2 cats (Gutz and Cida), a hamster (Mole) and a Goldfish (Killer).

Jessica  Farrar

Qualified Veterinary Nurse 

RVN, Studying Guinea Pig Practitioner Certificate

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Hi I'm Jessie, also known as the crazy Guinea pig lady! I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in November 2016 and have been working in practice since 2010. I joined Vets4Pets in March 2017 and I love working here! I currently have 8 Guinea pigs of my own all living in piggie palace! I have 4 girls- Magnolia, Layla, Hazel and Mya, and 4 boys- Dougal, Ted, Paco and Robin (My 3 legged Pig). My dream would be to own a Guinea pig Rescue and have facilities to nurse sick piggies back to health. Outside of work and Guinea pigs, I love to dance and compete in Modern Jive competitions.

Julie  Ali

Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Coach

RVN, Clinical Coach, Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species

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Hi I’m Julie. I started training here as a veterinary nurse in 2014, going on to qualify and become a fully registered vet nurse in 2016. I love my job and am particularly interested in radiography and exotic animals such as small furries, reptiles and I am currently studying my exotic nursing certificate to specialise in this field. At home I have two lop rabbits, Sox and Nibbles, a Romanian rescue dog Dixie who’s one year old and a Jack Russell cross called Patch who’s 9.

Vicky  Morgan

Qualified Veterinary Nurse

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Hi, I’m Vicky and I joined Vets4Pets Birstall in 2014 as a Veterinary Care Assistant and spent a lot of time on reception meeting all our lovely clients and their pets. I qualified in 2017 as a Veterinary Nurse after two years of hard work! I love caring for our patients whilst they are at the practice and nursing them through their illness or surgery. At home I have a beautiful Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever called Rosie, she is full of energy and always ready to give me lots of kisses when I get in from work!

Becki  Smith

Qualified Veterinary Nurse 

Helen  Fitzgerald

Qualified Veterinary Nurse 

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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 (don’t ask!)

Emma Copley

Night Qualified Veterinary Nurse

RVN, Cert Emergency Critical Care, Diploma in Clinical Vet Nursing, Diploma in Advanced Vet Nursing, Clinical Coach

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I started in veterinary practice in 1997 as pre-student veterinary nurse and qualified in 2002. I've gained my advance veterinary nurse diploma in 2012 and have just completed the certificate in emergency and critical care. I've had many pets over the years but currently live with 4 dogs, 2 cats and 5 tortoises. I love tortoises and have rescued all my girls, plus others, which unfortunately we're too ill to save. In my spare time I enjoyed walking dogs, baking and reading.

Samantha  Critchley

Night Qualified Veterinary Nurse 

RVN, studying Cert in Emergency &Critical Care

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My name is Sam and I qualified in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Veterinary Nursing. I have since worked in small animal first opinion practices in Lancashire and West Yorkshire as an RVN, C-SQP and Practice Manager. My favourite aspect of being a Veterinary Nurse is inpatient care, ensuring patients are warm, clean and comfortable, giving them their medication and managing their intravenous fluids. Oh, and lots of TLC! I treat every pet as if they are my own so you can rest assured that whilst you sleep your family members are in safe hands. When I am not at work, my time is mainly spent caring for and running around after my own 4 pets. Dainty, my Irish Sports Horse loves to be ridden and her absolute favourite thing is travelling to different places and jumping. Beanie is my 12 year old Miniature Yorkshire Terrier who has bundles of energy and is constantly on the go. His favourite thing in the world is agility. Ted is my ginger DSH cat who absolutely adores cuddles and catnip. He spends most of his time sat on the shed, upstairs in bed or sprawled in front of the TV! Finally, I have a very friendly Russian Dwarf hamster called Pablo who was a Support Adoption for Pets hamster who couldn’t be rehomed due to needing regular teeth trimming. As this is something I can manage myself I adopted him and he has since settled in well.

Courtney  Brennan

Student Veterinary Nurse 

Amy Campbell

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi. I am Amy, I've been a qualified veterinary care assistant for the past 3 years working in small animal and mixed practices. I have just started my veterinary nurse training at Birstall Vets4Pets, which I am really excited about. I really enjoy all aspects of my job but my favourite part is looking after the in-patients and the medical parts of the job. Outside of work I am usually at the stables with my 2 horses, I also like being out and about with my 2 dogs, and I also have a cat at home to cuddle up with!

Lauren  Thompson

Student Veterinary Nurse   

Diploma in Animal Management

Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall is 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!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

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Services

  • Emergency cover
  • Orthopaedics
  • Operating Theatre
  • Digital X-Ray

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  • Isolation Unit
  • Endoscopy
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • ECG
  • Biochemistry
  • Haematology
  • Keyhole Surgery
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Dentistry

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£49 for a limited time only
Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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Complete Care

From £8 a month
Spread the cost of preventative healthcare and save money
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Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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