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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.
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.
Meet the team
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
MVB GPCert(SAS) CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery Veterinary Consultant Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon
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 Vets4Pets 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.
BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery Veterinary Consultant Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgeon
Dr. Higson graduated from Veterinary College in Nottingham in 2013. He spent 5 years in general practice before deciding that he wanted to concentrate on small animal surgery. He joined the team at vetXS in January 2019 to specifically pursue his interest in referral work. Dr. Higson particularly enjoys fracture repair and cruciate surgery and holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in General Small Animal Surgery, CertAVP(GSAS) he achieved in 2020. Dr. Higson primarily operates at West Yorkshire Veterinary Referrals (hosted at Halifax Vets4Pets) and also undertakes regular peripatetic referral work. Dr. Higson is a RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery (2021).
Dr. Higson hails from Clitheroe, Lancashire, is recently married to Nicola and lives in Keighley with his dogs Luna and Neville and Sirius the cat.
I joined Patrick and the Vets4Pets 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.
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 Vets4Pets 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!
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!
I started training to be a Veterinary Nurse in 2021 at Middlesex University and joined the team at Halifax Vets4Pets in May 2023. Animals have been a big part of my life since I was a child, and I just knew a career in the veterinary industry was for me. When I am not in the practice or studying, I enjoy spending time with my dog Peaches.
I am really enjoying learning more about my role, especially in the referral side as I never thought I would have experience in this whilst training, however, my favourite role is monitoring anaesthetics and looking after the in-patients.
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.
Client Care Advisor
Registered Veterinary Receptionist, Competent Veterinary Dispenser
I am new to the Vets4Pets 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 Vets4Pets, and getting to know everyone in the team.
Welcome to Vets4Pets Vets in Halifax
Vets4Pets 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 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.
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.
ArthroscopyArthroscopy (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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
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.
Stem Cell TherapyStem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
Tonopen - Eye Pressure TestingMeasures eye pressure.
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