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At Vets for Pets, 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 and fracture repair
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.
Meet the team
Veterinary Surgeon & Practice partner
BVMS MRCVS GPCert(SAP)
I’m one of the founding practice partners of both Leeds and Colton Vets4Pets. I became a vet in 2001, qualifying from Glasgow University. I’ve done and seen most things veterinary through the years but my main passion has always been successfully performing surgical procedures to make animals better. I have achieved my certificate in “Small Animal Surgery”, and am a recognised “Advanced Practitioner”. This enables the excellent clinical teams here to take on more difficult cases in-house that may usually need referral away to specialist centres. As such we can perform and offer our clients most procedures within our friendly first opinion practices. Our guiding team ethos has always been “to do the best for our pets and clients in everything that we do”, which has driven the success of our popular, happy, family run practices.
I qualified from Glasgow University in 2001. I initially worked on the Foot and Mouth Epidemic, based in Ripon, and then went into mixed practice near John's home town of Sudbury in Suffolk. After a year of this John and I decided to see the world and work as locum veterinary surgeons as we went. This gave us a wealth of experience, not only in challenging medical and surgical cases, but working with animals and people from many different walks of life. Looking after donkeys in Mexico, and stray dogs in Thailand certainly made us realise how privileged we are to have the standard of veterinary care that the United Kingdom can offer. We settled in Yorkshire in 2004, having fallen in love with the countryside and the people during our time helping farmers during the Foot and Mouth crisis. I like all aspects of general practice and love the varied interaction with all of our patients and clients. My main interest is medical work ups, especially complicated cases! At home, I enjoy family time with our 2 young boys, and our little black and white 12 year old crossbreed Mali (who you may see scamper in behind me when we come to work). After starting and growing Leeds Vets4Pets, John and I have expanded our family to cover East Leeds with Leeds Colton Vets4Pets where we will assist in a lot of the behind the scenes work.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and following a short stint working in London moved up to Yorkshire. I started working for Leeds Vets4Pets in 2010 leaving in late 2015 to travel the world visiting India, South East Asia and Australasia. After arriving back I settled back into UK life until our daughter joined us in January 2017. Elsa and myself became partners in Leeds Vets4Pets in November 2017 opening up Leeds Colton Vets4Pets in January 2018 alongside John, Hilary and Lauren. The time had definitely come for a new challenge and the opportunity to work alongside each other and the other partners seemed like the perfect antidote. I love interacting with both clients and patients alike and carry interests in general surgery, ultrasound and physiotherapy into my job. I will be starting a surgical certificate in the near future to help in his daily work. Out of work I find sport a great release from the daily commute. I partake in team sports and compete in triathlons against John (and others of course). Our canine buddy of many years Tiernan keeps me company on my training runs along with many walks in the great Yorkshire countryside. The rest of my time is split between tearing around after our cats Worm and Maureen and our highly active daughter and new son.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College and following a short stint working in London we moved up to Yorkshire starting in a multidisciplinary veterinary hospital. I became partner in Leeds Vets4Pets in November 2017 opening up Leeds Colton Vets4Pets in January 2018 alongside John, Hilary and Lauren. The time had definitely come for a new challenge and the opportunity to work alongside each other and the other partners seemed like the perfect antidote. I have particular interests in dermatology and rabbit medicine so working with Pets at Home looking after their small furries has been particularly enjoyable. I use my time outside of work to practice Yoga, visit my friends and family and plan our next travels. The rest of my time is split between tearing around after our cats Worm and Maureen and our highly active daughter and new son.
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Practice Partner
I have worked at Leeds Vets4Pets since it opened in July 2010 and became a partner here in 2017. The best part of the job is nursing animals back to full health following their illnesses and surgeries. This allows me to build great relationships with clients and their pets. I have a particular interest in feline behaviour & medicine and have gained certificates in Feline Nursing and Advanced Feline Behaviour with ISFM. I am currently the Cat Advocate of the clinic. I am currently owned by a Labrador called Sammy and two cats, a sulky black & white moggy called Mrs Norris and a terribly behaved hand-reared black kitten, Beetle.
In my spare time I enjoy baking and looking after my two cats LuLu and Effy and my very greedy dog Daisy.
started working at leeds vets4pets in September 2020, I’m new to the veterinary industry as I previously worked in call centres which wasn’t the right fit for me. I’ve always had a passion for animals especially my 2 dogs Bart and Lola and also horses as I have had my own from a young age and competed in show jumping. Eventually I would like to work my way up to be a veterinary nurse as working on reception has given me a good insight into the role."
Student Veterinary Nurse
I’ve been working for Vets4Pets since November 2021, starting as a Veterinary Care Assistant and now working as a first year Student Veterinary Nurse. My previous employment was based in the pharmaceutical industry for approximately 10 years. I have a crazy working cocker spaniel called Fliss who keeps my weekends filled with walks and adventures. I am now very pleased to be on the journey to becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse for Leeds Vets4Pets.
I started working at the LeedsVets4Pets in August 2022 as a Veterinary Care Assistant, I am looking forward to starting my Veterinary Nursing apprenticeship in September. I have always wanted to work in the veterinary industry, but after working as a Care Assistant for 2 years I realised it was time to follow my dreams. I have always been a massive Chihuahua lover, but recently taken on a little stray cat called Miley who has been my little saviour.
I have always maintained a passion to work with many different animals, both practically and clinically along with developing more experience into animal diseases, health, anatomy, welfare and behaviour. I started my apprenticeship September 2020, after completing an extended level 3 diploma in animal management. This interest is combined with several years of work experience working in settings such as companion and welfare industries, zoological collections, veterinary practices and farming livestock. I have always wanted to work within the veterinary sector; until I gathered experience and realised the aftercare of patients was what interested me. I enjoy working at vets4pets and meeting so many new patients – no case or animal is the same which excites me the most with coming to work, as well as working with a wonderful team. Hopefully after I qualify, I would like to specialise in exotic animals – specifically primates, widening my knowledge and ability within the veterinary nursing profession and medicine. This was an interest from working at Flamingo Land Zoo, shadowing the zoo vet throughout college.
Outside of education, I enjoy photography and art; creating and producing my own work which I have continued on from high school. I also like to travel and see new places and get outdoors as much as possible. While looking after my crazy cat, Tinkerbell and my dopey Doberman, Buff.
With a passion for animals and a particular interest in conservation, I left my career in the tourism industry in Cornwall, and in 2010 completed a National Diploma in Animal Management at Bridgwater College in Somerset. Since returning to Leeds I’ve been an active volunteer at Dogs Trust, and love helping out on their fundraising days. I started working for Leeds Vets4Pets in May 2017 and really enjoy it. No day is ever the same and seeing pets go home happy and healthy is really rewarding. In my spare time I enjoy walking, swimming, travelling (especially New Zealand), attending music events and cake decorating in which I have won several international awards. Not forgetting spending time with my handsome cat, Hector.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome from our family run veterinary practice to you, your pets, and your family. We are very pleased to be given the opportunity to assist you with any advice, support and veterinary treatment that your pets may require and we hope to build a long and fruitful relationship with you and your pets.
Although we are here to provide care to sick and injured pets, we would like to emphasise that we see keeping healthy pets healthy, as an equally, if not more, important role as a veterinary practice.
We offer a modern, air-conditioned, clean and well equipped practice with extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff with a wealth of experience. The practice is purpose-built to provide state of the art veterinary care for your pets. Appointments with veterinary surgeons and nurses are available throughout the day for your convenience and we endeavour to keep these running to time. Outside of our normal working hours our clients have access to a dedicated veterinary emergency service which is continually manned by both veterinary surgeons and nurses.
We are very proud of our family-run practice that opened in July 2010 and we hope it was apparent from your first visit or phone call to our clinic how highly we value our relationships with both owners and their pets, and the high standards of quality care that our patients receive.
Although the delivery of high quality veterinary care can be costly, we endeavour to maintain reasonable and competitive prices, and we have several promotions throughout the year which provide you with opportunities to get even more value for your money.
We look forward to taking care of your pets in the future.
EVERY DAY 9AM - 7PM
Consultations by appointment only. In case of emergency please ring ahead for further advice.
We are extremely proud to have been awarded a Gold standard flexible working place through the Flexee scheme for both our practices.
We aim to help all our team achieve the work life balance that they desire and need, whether it be working around childcare, co-existing interests or a desire to work part time hours. We don’t fit our new starters into a pre-existing rota but look to work the existing rota around them, so it mutually benefits both the practice and the colleague to make it more sustainable.
Our team are empowered to make decisions for themselves and are proud to work at Vets4Pets Leeds. We hope that this award highlights our exceptional ways of working and supports us in growing our team. For information on current vacancies, click here.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
AcupunctureAcupuncture 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 SurgeryAirway Surgery
AnaesthesiaGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
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Bereavement SupportMaking 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.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
Blood TransfusionTreats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
Chemotherapy & Cancer TreatmentDogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
Exotic PetCan see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In house blood transfusionsIn house blood transfusions
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
OncologyMedical care of cancer.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Oxygen ChamberEnables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
Separate Cat & Dog Waiting AreasSeparate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Out of hours
Spring Ram Retail Park
Tel: Telephone: 01924 441 144
On-the-day appointment £80. Out of hours appointment (8pm-8am) £150. Any necessary treatment or medication administered by the emergency service will be charged in addition to the emergency consultation fee.
Safe collection of medication available
We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative medications. Please contact us to find out more.