To book an appointment or to access one of our services, please contact us. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain social distancing, the practice team will take your pet inside and provide you with updates via phone. Please click here to find out more.

Our Tingley branch remains closed.



Please see our latest guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

Read guidance


Book Appointment


Close this message

Branch Contact Numbers
Ben Lord

Ben Lord

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from University of Liverpool in 2007. After heading back home, I started working in a small animal hospital in West Sussex, mainly doing out of hours emergency work. After working there for 10 years, I decided it was time for a change of scenery. So I decided to move from rural West Sussex into the bustling city centre of Leeds.

It was a new chapter in my life, which led me to join the Calder Vets team in August 2018. I mainly operate between the Dewsbury Hospital and the Halton bramch.  My main interests lie in soft tissue surgery and imaging, especially endoscopy. I also love consulting and getting to know the clients (and their pets of course!).

Having grown up with a household full of cats and rabbits, I have a particular fondness for these species. Otherwise, I have a special interest in chickens and happy to cater to any medical or surgical attention they may require.


In my spare time, you can often find me in the gym. I also enjoy boxing, cooking and have recently joined a choir in Leeds, as I cannot stop singing. I live in Leeds with my ginger cat George – probably the most spoilt cat in Leeds!

< Back to team page