Crufts winner Vinnie’s great work Down Under

Vinnie the superstar cocker spaniel is already a celebrated Crufts winner and budding film star. Now, the Best of Breed champion in both 2017 and 2018, who will soon be appearing in the movie Show Dogs, has notched another remarkable achievement in siring eight puppies in Australia – all by post! Four-year-old Vinnie is such a […]

Dogs on their best behaviour at Calder’s puppy training school

Have you recently welcomed a new puppy into the family home? If the answer is yes, then our puppy training courses are for you! Run by our Registered Veterinary Nurse Sue O’Hare at our Brighouse and Lockwood practices, the course offers your new puppy a chance to socialise with other puppies in a safe environment […]

Calder calls for cat blood donors as shortage strikes

We’re making an urgent call to cat owners across Yorkshire for their pets to become potentially life-saving blood donors due to a serious shortage of suitable felines. There are currently only two cats on our donor list and both have reached an age where it isn’t in their best interests to continue to give blood. […]

Brave Helga survives late-night trauma with treat ball

The owner of a puppy who needed an emergency procedure with a hacksaw to cut away a hard plastic ball she got stuck around her lower jaw is warning fellow dog lovers to be aware of the potential dangers their pets’ favourite toys can pose. Helga, an eight-month-old German Pointer, became extremely distressed when she […]

Vets to help care for homeless people’s pets

A team of our vets are set to take to the streets of Huddersfield to provide much-needed free care for homeless people’s pets. Our staff will visit the on-street soup kitchen in the West Yorkshire town on Tuesday March 20 to support the homeless and their companion animals. As part of our Calder in the […]

Chocs away on Valentine’s Day!

We’re urging pet owners to be aware of the dangers of leaving Valentine’s Day gifts within reach of animals. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase of food and alcohol poisoning cases around the romantic period, as traditional treats can present potential issues for pets. The most common poisonous food is chocolate, which […]

Loyal Calder staff clock up an amazing 500 years’ service between them

It’s said that time flies when you’re having fun and loyal staff at Calder Vets are clearly enjoying themselves after clocking up a staggering 500 years’ service between them. The 32 team members have all been with the practice for at least 10 years and celebrated reaching the combined landmark earlier this month. Tracy Hemingway, […]

Keep winter cold remedies out of reach for pets, warn vets

We’re warning pet owners of the potentially fatal dangers to cats and dogs of leaving cough and cold medicines lying around the house. With winter in full swing, flu and colds are widespread and many people are stocking up on remedies and medicines. However, Laura Du Pre, our lead veterinary surgeon, is urging people to […]

Calder Vets launches Pet Health Club

Calder Vets has launched its own Pet Health Club to provide a convenient and affordable way for clients to protect their pets against diseases and discomfort. The service entitles clients to preferential rates and discounts on their pet’s care. Anyone who joins will be able to spread their regular pet care costs with a fixed […]

Vet staff bring Christmas cheer to Huddersfield homeless

Kind-hearted staff from a Yorkshire vets have brought some festive cheer to homeless people in Huddersfield after packing 11 rucksacks with essentials and gifts to hand out around the town on Christmas Eve. Staff from all 12 of Calder Vets’ surgeries across the county have been collecting food, drink, essential toiletries, hats and scarves for […]