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Meet the team
My name is Lara and I am the vet that owns and manages the surgery here at Keighley Vets4Pets. I live in Silsden with my husband, three children - plus our border terrier Emily and rescue cat Poppy. I always wanted to be a vet and to have my own vet surgery, and since childhood I have kept cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, chickens and I also bred budgies for many years. I went to school in Skipton, studied Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge University, qualifying in 2006 and opened my Vets4Pets surgery here in 2013. I get great satisfaction from mending things, particularly in the operating theatre … but also outside of work with my toolbox doing DIY! I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, cooking and I’m a qualified gymnastics coach helping to train young gymnasts. I look forward to welcoming you and your pets to the surgery here at Keighley Vets4Pets.
Growing up in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, I’ve always fostered a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. I went to school in Skipton and subsequently on to study Veterinary Medicine and Science, graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2017. I moved back to Yorkshire, initially working in a busy small animal hospital before joining the Keighley Vets4Pets team in April 2020. I have a strong interest in internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and general surgery. In my spare time I love to be outdoors. I'm a keen cyclist and also enjoy climbing mountains with my Viszla, Ernest, leading the way!
Following my interest in the sciences and family pets I qualified from the Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1999. After spending a few years in Newport Pagnell, I returned to the North in 2004 working in small animal practice in Lancashire. I have been with the Keighley Vets4Pets team from the day it opened in July 2013. I enjoy seeing all different types of pets when they are well and helping them if they are poorly as an all-round small animal general practitioner. I normally work Mondays and Tuesdays plus some weekends - the rest of my week is fully occupied by my little boy who loves being outside.
I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and after working in the Midlands for a couple of years I moved to Yorkshire and met my partner. I have been part of the team since 2017 after returning from maternity leave. I have a particular interest in Internal medicine especially Feline medicine but enjoy the variety that general practice brings. I can be found at the surgery on Wednesdays and Thursdays while the rest of my week I spend with my son & daughter, boxer dog and one-eyed cat.
Originally from Otley, I came back home to West Yorkshire having graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh in 2020. I initially worked in another small animal practice before joining the Keighley Vets4Pets team in September 2021. Outside of work I can usually be found out running with a local club or walking with my tiny schnauzer Elsie.
Dr Ellie Nelson
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I'm Kate, the Client Services Manager at Keighley Vets4Pets. I've been qualified as a veterinary nurse for over 15 years and have a particular interest in canine behaviour. I completed a NVQ Level 3 in Veterinary Practice Management and lead the reception team on all aspects of service to our clients. I enjoy caving and scuba diving and share my home with Tui, a Labrador cross.
I'm Laura, I joined Keighley Vets4Pets in December 2015 as an apprentice, and became a Registered Veterinary Nurse after studying at the College of Animal Welfare in Leeds. I previously spent 5 years working in the horse racing industry, gaining a Level 3 Diploma in racehorse care. I'm now a clinical coach, mentoring our student veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants through their qualifications. At home I have 2 guinea pigs. When I’m not studying I enjoy the outdoors, travelling, cooking and spending time with my friends and family. Favourite Animal: Guinea Pig
I qualified with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing from Myerscough College in 2012. I joined the team at Keighley Vets4Pets in November 2016, and work part time; having worked in small animal practice since 2010. During this time I've developed a keen interest in surgical nursing, particularly orthopaedic surgery and patient aftercare. I have also lectured in veterinary nursing, and enjoy supporting the training of student nurses. I live in Sutton with my dog, Ella-Doo, who I rescued as a puppy when she came into practice needing treatment. She loves chasing balls, swimming & playing! Outside of work I enjoy riding Ted, my Irish Sports Horse. At 18 hands, he’s a gentle giant who’s currently perfecting his jumping technique.
Hello, I’m Chelsea and I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2021. I've completed further training in physiotherapy for pets and am enjoying offering this additional service to our patients. I adore Scotties and Cockapoos. I live near Leeds and love to go on walks, spend time with my family and my partner. I enjoy music, gigs and festivals. Working for Vets4Pets has been brilliant, and I look forward to gaining more knowledge and getting to know new people.
My name is Ellie, I am currently studying to become a veterinary nurse after passing my veterinary care assistant course. I have a passion for working with animals and I am really enjoying the start of my lifelong career. I live in Gargrave with my family, I have a cheeky Chihuahua called Leo and my family have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I enjoy spending my spare time with family and friends, walking, exercising and visiting new places.
Apprentice Veterinary Nurse
Hi I'm Claire. I've worked as a veterinary care assistant for over 5 years and in 2022 I began an apprenticeship to train to become a veterinary nurse.
Hello I’m Emma and I work on reception at Keighley Vets4Pets. I’ve always loved animals so it’s great being able to see them every day at work. I have a tabby cat called Oliver. In my spare time I will either be out on a walk, in the pub or out of the country exploring. Tigers and Quokkas are my favourite animals.
Hi I'm Christine, I work on reception. I have two pet dogs. In the past I have had chickens, a cat, hamsters and guinea pigs. My favourite animals are horses, alpacas and tigers. I look forward to meeting you.
Hi I'm Debbie and you will find me working on reception. I live with my family including my two dogs; Lulu the cheeky Shih Tzu and my sweet old Lhasa Apso - Roly. My favourite animals are horses, dogs and owls. I look forward to greeting you and your pets.
Hello, I'm Elysia-Faye and I currently work on reception. I have four fur babies - 2 rabbits (Nala and Kovu) and 2 rats (Remy and Felix). In my free time I enjoy painting and watching Disney movies. My favourite animal is anything with a waggly tail! My future ambition is to complete my Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship and work towards joining the apprentice vet nurses round the back!
I currently live at home in Keighley with my mum and sister, and our unruly 20 year old ginger tom, Ziggy. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with family and catching up with friends. I can be seen both on reception and behind the scenes assisting the nursing team.
Hi I’m Olivia, I currently live in Haworth. I have always loved animals so love seeing our patients bundle into reception (especially the puppies). In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, baking and visiting new places. I completed my Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship in spring 2021 and have moved on to now be studying towards a Veterinary Care Assistant Apprenticeship qualification with The College of Animal Welfare.
We offer a complete veterinary service in our modern, well equipped practice - from routine health checks and vaccinations to diagnostic investigations and surgery. We're open seven days a week, there's plenty of free car parking plus easy disabled access. We have separate cat, dog and rabbit wards - as well as a full operating theatre, ultrasound and digital X-ray suite, and an in-house laboratory.
We have a small, local team of experienced vets and nurses, supported by our friendly, helpful and welcoming reception team.
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.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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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.
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.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Pet Passport / Animal Health CertificateTrained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
Vets Now Bradford, 1 Lorne Street, East Bowling BD4 7PS (Standard consultation fees start from £265.50
Tel: 01274 722721
Vets4Pets Leeds Birstall, Inside Pets at Home, Spring Ram Retail Park, Birstall WF17 9AD (Consultation fee starts from £60)
Tel: Telephone: 01924 441144
OOH fees start from £241.50