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Meet the team
Dr Patrick Currivan
Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Patrick Currivan 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.
Dr James Higson
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 first started with the Halifax Vets4Pets team in 2018 doing some work experience for my course in college. Since then I began my journey to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Each day brings something new to the practice, it is never a quiet day. I mainly enjoy recovering patients from surgery, running blood samples, and helping on reception and getting to know the clients. I grew up in Poland with animals by my side for my whole life, but at the moment I have a Jack Russell called Scooby and a German Shepherd called Ronnie.
I have always been an animal lover and my dream job has always been to become a Veterinary Nurse. I started studying at the College of Animal Welfare in January 2019 and I am very nearly qualified now! I’m a newbie to the Halifax team and I absolutely love how every day at work is different. My favourite part of the job would have to be the inpatient care and working with such a supportive team. At home I have two mischievous 11 year old cats called Tiggy and Smudge, in my spare time I enjoy socialising with my boyfriend, friends and family, I’m a big foodie so I enjoy anything that’s food related!
My name is Tiegan and I've been on placement at Halifax Vets4Pets since September 2020, after starting my veterinary nurse training in 2019 at the Royal Veterinary College in London. I have always wanted to work with animals and thought about becoming a Vet, however, following my first work experience in school, I found that it was nursing that I was most passionate about. When I graduate, I'd be interested in studying exotics further because I have 3 little gerbils at home and have always enjoyed having small mammals as pets. I also have a Lhasa Apso called Jazz who's been my best friend for the past 7 years. I'm loving the experience of working with the variety of animals we see day to day and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next.
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!
From a young age I have always wanted to care for animals. I started my nurse training a little bit later in life than most people, but it is definitely the best decision I have made.
I love working at Halifax Vets 4 Pets, every day is different and the caseload is so varied. At home I have 2 ginger cats who love getting into lots of mischief and certainly keep me on my toes.
My favourite part of the job is anaesthesia, helping with the surgeries, and the team are so supportive!
At home I enjoy watching films, going to music festivals and cooking.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I started my Veterinary Nursing journey in 2019, and after completing my first year at college I joined the Vets4Pets team here in Halifax.
I am thoroughly enjoying learning the ins and outs of the role and particularly like recovering patients from anaesthetic.
In the future I would love to do some voluntary work in Africa and other parts of the world caring for wildlife.
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 dogs of my own, Lucas-Patterdale mix, Noodle-JRT and Margaret-Yorkie mix. 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.
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-rayand 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.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
Echocardiography (heart scans)Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
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.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
Tonopen (measures eye pressure)Measures eye pressure.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
X-Ray & UltrasoundX-Ray & Ultrasound
Weight ClinicMonitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
Stem Cell TherapyStem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, fractures, and ligament injuries.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
PrescriptionsWe can provide written prescriptions upon request.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Pet PassportTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Nutritional AdviceAdvice and support for your pet's diet.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
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.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Fracture RepairOrthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
Ear SurgeryEar Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
Cruciate SurgerySurgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
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.
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.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
Air Way SurgeryAir Way Surgery
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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Armac Veterinary Clinic, 147 The Rock, Bury, BL9 0ND
Tel: Telephone: 0113 2525818 (Leeds) OR 0161 7644618 (Armac)
Fees start from £29.99 (Leeds)