We're a 24/7 surgery
This means we're never closed.
Meet the team
MRCVS, studying Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (RCVS)
MRCVS, studying European Certificate in Veterinary Dentistry
Night Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS, studying Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine (BSAVA)
Night Veterinary Surgeon
MRCVS, studying Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Critical Care (BSAVA)
RVN Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Nurse Manager
Hello, I'm David. I am the New Clinical Nurse Manager here at Birstall Vets4Pets. My role is to assist the Practice Manager and JVP's with the running of the Nursing team to ensure your pets receive the best level of care whilst in our practice. I started working in Veterinary Practice in 2008 whilst studying Veterinary Nursing at the College of Animal Welfare in Potters Bar. My background has been working in small animal practice although I do have a special interest in the Equine variety which is how I like to spend my spare time. We have 3 horses Asha, Milton and Jester that take up most of my spare time along with our 3 French bulldogs Elvis, Tiffany and Danny our latest addition. Since qualifying I have worked in a few different roles varying from Registered Veterinary Nursing to Practice Management and locuming, before settling here to work with the fantastic team here at Birstall. I look forward to seeing you all when you come in to practice.
Qualified Veterinary Nurse and Senior Nurse
RVN, Certificate in Anaesthesia, Studying Certificate in Emergency & Critical Care, Clinical Coach
Hello I'm Sarah and I am a senior nurse here at Birstall. I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018 after spending 10+ years in retail and retail management. I am passionate about nurse consults, so I hope to see some of you and your little ones in the consulting room. I also love dentistry and end of life/bereavement care. My hobbies outside of work consist of walking my gorgeous border collie 'Poppy', painting, photography and paper crafting. I also have 3 cats 'Shabba, Kayla and Craig' and 2 guinea pigs 'Wayne and Garth'.
Night Qualified Veterinary Nurse
RVN, Cert Emergency Critical Care, Diploma in Clinical Vet Nursing, Diploma in Advanced Vet Nursing, Clinical Coach
Night Qualified Veterinary Nurse
RVN, studying Cert in Emergency &Critical Care
Hi I’m Olivia. I’m a Registered Veterinary nurse and I qualified in 2016. I have been working here since March 2019. I love all aspects of nursing but my favourites are caring for in-patients and surgical nursing. I have three rescue cats, Jakey who is 18 and has recently been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, Luna who is around 4/5 years old and Dolly who is a naughty tortie! Apart from my love of cats I absolutely adore chihuahuas! Unfortunately we lost our 8 year old chihuahua last year but we are desperate for another one.
I treat every single patient as I would want my own pet to be cared for and I believe all of us do here at Vets4Pets.
Hi, I'm Laura I recently joined the lovely team of Leeds Birstall in April this year (2019) I qualified in 2016 from Myerscough College with a first class honours degree I have a keen interest in surgical nursing particularly orthopedics and I am about to start my Certificate in surgical nursing. In my spare time I enjoy spending my time and walking with my two cockapoos as well as cooking and baking for my family as well as my dogs
I joined the Leeds Birstall team in 2017. I have a level 3 diploma in animal management and a certificate for a veterinary care assistant along with a certificate in canine first aid. I am a second year veterinary nurse student as well as a veterinary care assistant. I have a beautiful kitten called Bella and two Guinea pigs ; Milo and Pig. Nursing is my passion. I’ve always aspired to be a vet nurse. Nothing is better than knowing you’re making a difference to an animals life.
Hi, I'm Lauren, also known as Titch. I have been at the practice for 3 years, starting off as work experience, worked my way up to a veterinary care assistant, and now on my first year of training as a veterinary nurse. I love taking care of all your lovely pets that come 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!
Birstall Vets4Pets is open 24/7 and is run by husband and wife team, Keith and Julie Leonard. Our commitment to patient care led us to be the first practice in Yorkshire to open our Emergency Clinic with no additional charges. Whether it's a Great Dane with a broken leg, or a hamster with a poorly toe we feel all animals should have affordable emergency care available day or night.
Keith’s love of veterinary came from his father who has just retired after 50 years in practice and his three brothers who are all vets and featured in the BBC documentary series VETS IN PRACTICE, in fact the Leonard's have over 140 years combined experience in just one family! Julie's love of animals led to her Zoology degree and PhD in primate conservation, and as a wildlife presenter for the BBC. Julie and Keith met in Africa whilst working for animal charities before returning to the UK. Keith has developed his surgical skill over a long career and was awarded a distinction in his Surgery Certificate, he now takes referrals for both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.
We are privileged to have a strong team of experienced vets both day and night, supported by qualified veterinary nurses and administration team who share our passion for providing high quality veterinary care and customer service in our modern, well equipped veterinary practice.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
EndoscopyAn endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Keyhole SurgeryIn 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.
Dental X-RayUnlike 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.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Complete Care Senior
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Flea & Worm Pack