There has been a veterinary surgery on the site at Westgate End for many years (originally called Ashton House). Calder Vets acquired the clinic in 2003 and subsequently modernised and improved the facilities. The surgery has a large car park to the rear (accessed via Lawefield Lane and Milton Street) as well as some parking at the front on Westgate End. Facilities include 2 consulting rooms, prep room (for anaesthetic induction, minor procedures and dental work), large operating theatre, imaging room with xray and ultrasound facility, lab facilities and a spacious ward for day patients.
Mark Harrison has been the main vet at Wakefield since it opened. Mark grew up and went to school in the city and returned to Wakefield to settle with his wife and young family. After graduating from Liverpool University in 1995 he spent 3 years at a mixed practice in Jersey and then worked 'down south' for 5 years before coming back up north. He is interested in all aspects of first opinion work but particularly dermatology (skin) cases.
Teresa Newsome is the head nurse at Wakefield. She qualified as a VN in 2008, although she has been with CVG for 7 years. As well as assisting the vet with anaesthetics and surgical/medical procedures, she is able to offer a Pet Health Advisor service and is keen to help with a wide range of health problems and general advice, including weight clinics/dietary advice, senior pet clinics, parasite control (worming and flea treatment), vaccinations, choosing the right pet and dental checks.
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 7.30pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
All consultations are held by appointment only. Any emergencies will continue to be seen as required.