Can’t find what you were looking for? We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about veterinary referrals, for vets referring and owners that have been referred to Calder Vets.

How do I know Calder Vets is a reputable practice?

Calder Vets is one of the longest established small animal veterinary practices in Yorkshire, with a state-of-the-art hospital in Dewsbury and branch surgeries in Wakefield, Sandal, Horbury, Heckmondwike, Mirfield, Huddersfield, Brighouse, Tingley, Penistone and Denby Dale.

The practice is BSAVA, RCVS (tier 3) and BVHA approved and also runs a training and assessment centre for Veterinary nursing. With a team of over 120 people working within the practice, our experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and administration staff are continuously updating their knowledge and skills to bring your pets the level of care they deserve. Our aim is to provide first class care for every animal we see.

Who looks after my pet overnight in the hospital?

We have suitably qualified staff taking care of all of the inpatients 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Patients are walked and cared for during the night just as much as they are during the day.

How will I know what is happening when my pet is in hospital?

When your pet is admitted to the practice we will make every effort to explain what will happen during the course of the day. Once our investigations or surgery are complete we will immediately try to contact you by phone to update you.

If your pet is hospitalised you will receive at least one call from the vet every day. We strive to be as honest and reliable as possible with keeping you up to date as possible. You are free to call us at any time to ask for an update if you are concerned. There are occasions where emergencies prevent us from calling immediately to update you. If you haven’t heard from us and are worried, please do not hesitate to call us to get an update.