Our first Pawprints newsletter!

We’re delighted to bring you our first edition of Pawprints, the new Calder Vets newsletter. The newsletter features all the latest news from our practices, including details about fireworks safety, how your dog can become a blood donor and the results of our recent Tour de Calder Vets cycle ride. You can view the newsletter […]


Vets are advising pet owners on how to prevent their animals becoming stressed and unsettled as fireworks season gets under way. Sue O’Hare, behaviour trainer at Calder Vets, which has 12 surgeries across Yorkshire, including a  24-hour animal hospital in Dewsbury, has warned this time of year can be a nightmare for terrified pets who […]

Calder staff’s pedal power raises more than £1,200 for charity

Staff at Calder Vets who took to the saddle to cycle across Yorkshire for charity smashed their fundraising target by more than 300 per cent. The Tour de Calder Vets, which took place on Sunday, September 24, raised a total of £1,294 against the original target of £400. The ride took the 11 participants over […]

Happy Hector recovering after rare run-in with blade of grass

This is Hector, a four-year-old cross-breed who was rescued from a kennel in Cyprus. He’s been in the wars recently after his owners discover a satsuma-sized mass on the right side of his chest six months ago. He was initially treated with antibiotics which caused the swelling to reduce, but in mid-July the swelling started to grow […]

Dewsbury vets in plea over cat neutering

We’re urging people to neuter their cats after we treated nine kittens which had been dumped in a client’s front garden. We’re seeing between 10 and 15 stray cats a month being taken to our practices and our latest unexpected visitors were taken to the Wakefield branch after a client had two adult cats and nine […]

Calder Vets recognised as outstanding by RCVS

Calder Vets’ Dewsbury animal hospital has been recognised as outstanding in three awards by the RCVS after earning the highest possible standard on a recent assessment of its branches. As a statutory regulator, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) carries out assessments of practices across the country, with vets able to apply for accreditation […]

Calder helps Bailey conquer his fear of the vets

Meet Bailey, who has been coming to see Sue at our Brighouse practice to help with his fear of the vets. Bailey used to love coming to see us until after he had an operation, which is when he became scared of his visits. Unfortunately this can happen and despite all the positive interactions before […]

Calder staff to get in the saddle for causes close to their hearts

Staff at Calder Vets are hoping pedal power will prove they are the wheel deal when it comes to fund-raising, as they prepare to take on a 60-mile charity cycle ride. The Tour de Calder Vets is taking place on Sunday, 24th September and will see riders pass near all 12 of Calder Vets branches […]

A fantastic new picture for our cat waiting area

As you may already know we are a gold standard cat-friendly practice which is something we’re very proud of. In order to achieve this status, certain criteria must be met, including having a separate waiting area in reception for cats and their owners, along with a cat-only consult room and many other things. You can […]