Neutering plea issued by Calder Vets after huge spike in stray admissions

We’re urging owners to neuter their cats after a huge spike in the number of strays being brought to our animal hospital. We’ve been taking in a steady stream of strays at Dewsbury, with eight arriving in one week alone in May. In many cases, our animal-loving team have rehomed the animals, including Milo (pictured), […]

Kanga bouncing after physiotherapy at Calder Vets

This is Kanga, a 10-year-old English Springer Spaniel who recently visited our Dewsbury practice for physiotherapy. Although she is 10, Kanga still behaves like a puppy. She has IOHC in her left elbow, which means the growth plates in her elbow didn’t fuse together fully when she was growing. This is quite common with her breed and […]

Pre-neutering appointments at Calder Vets

We all know how daunting it can be when we’re planning for our pets to have surgery, which is why we’re now offering pre-neuter appointments for cat and dog owners. We have launched the consultations for owners to bring their pets in before the operation to check up on any unexpected issues and make sure […]

Calder pack assemble for Pretty Muddy charity run

A team of ladies from Calder Vets are putting their best feet forward to push themselves through a gruelling multi-terrain obstacle challenge, all in the name of charity. Pretty Muddy is a 5K run organised by Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK and involves crawling through mud pits, climbing over obstacles […]

Our new pet nurse at Sandal

We’re pleased to announce that we now offer nurse clinics at our Sandal branch with Nicole, our new Pet Health Nurse. The services Nicole offers include: Nail clipping Anal gland expression Flea and worming appointments Weight clinics Dental clinics Post-operation checks Second vaccinations Third parvo vaccines Blood pressure checks Microchipping Rabbit clinics Puppy and kitten […]

Physiotherapy at Calder Vets

We’re very pleased to announce that from June, we will able to offer further care to your pets in the form of physiotherapy. Veterinary physiotherapist Emma Green will be at our Dewsbury hospital every week to offer a wide range of physiotherapy and electrotherapy for all Calder patients. Emma will be working alongside the vets and hydrotherapy […]

Doing our bit at a sad time – our new bereavement room

We know how sad it is to have to say goodbye to a beloved pet, so we’re doing our bit to make things as easy as we possibly can. We’ve created a bereavement room at our Dewsbury practice, which is somewhere more cosy and comfortable for you and your pet. Vet nurses including Phillipa Royston […]

Keep your pets protected as the weather heats up!

With the recent fine weather set to stay, our vet surgeon Gemma Kilby has put together some top tips on keeping your pets cool when the weather heats up… THE weather is too good to be true at present. While you are diligently applying your own sunscreen, please remember that dogs and cats are just […]

An interview with Nursing Manager Kate Ellis

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of the veterinary nursing profession and the vital role they play in animal care and treatment. What was started as an awareness day by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) in 2005 quickly grew into a week and expanded even further to […]

Santi’s not nervous any more!

This handsome young chap is Santi, who has been visiting our Lockwood branch for our free nervous dog sessions. When he was a pup, Santi suffered an injury to his paw which was very painful and required stitches to fix it. As he was at a critical stage for his socialisation, he sadly became very […]