Lara Mchale

Vet Nurse Awareness Month: Q&A with Lara McHale

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

Louise Bardon

Vet Nurse Awareness Month: Q&A with Louise Bardon

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

Tour de Calder

Harnessing pedal power for charity at Calder Vets

The wheels have been set in motion for a team of charity cyclists in Yorkshire as they prepare for the third Tour de Calder Vets. Sporty staff members from Calder Vets have teamed up with colleagues from sister practice Paragon Veterinary Referrals, in Wakefield, to complete a challenging 50 mile bike ride around some of

Holly the guinea pig

Calder Vets help Guinea Pig Holly lose a stone

A beloved pet Guinea Pig who was finding trips to the toilet an eye-wateringly painful experience is happy and healthy again, thanks to an incredibly intricate operation carried out at Calder Vets. Expert staff at our animal hospital in Dewsbury solved the life-threatening condition by using tiny mosquito forceps to remove a large stone from

Coco the Shar Pei

Shar Pei sees straight after ‘facelift’ operation at Calder Vets

Vets in Yorkshire have provided an eye-raising remedy for a suffering Shar Pei puppy who was in danger of going blind. When five-month-old Coco was taken to Calder Vets in Dewsbury for her first vaccinations, her owner Kerryanne McCann mentioned she were concerned she had an eyesight problem. Vet Claire McAneny quickly confirmed that Coco

Alicia in Africa

Vet nurse Alicia’s life-changing experience in Africa

Feeding orphaned cheetahs, firing tranquiliser guns, helping microchip a rhinoceros and tracking lions, giraffes and elephants aren’t the usual day-to-day activities of your typical Yorkshire teenager – but they were all part of a life-changing experience for one trainee vet nurse. Alicia Scott, a 17-year-old apprentice at Calder Vets’ Dewsbury hospital, spent two weeks at

Len loving his laser treatment

Launching Laser Therapy

We’re really excited to announce that we now offer laser treatment at many of our branches.  Laser treatment is a non-invasive way of reducing pain, inflammation and speeding up the healing process. Veterinary nurse Phillippa Royston says “The laser itself is delivered via a handpiece that is used over the affected area. Lots of pets

Moscow at Calder Vets

Calder Vets rushin’ to save Moscow the Springer Spaniel

One of our vets has described the dramatic two-day battle to save a Springer Spaniel who had swallowed a pine cone and required emergency surgery to remove a large section of his intestines. Veterinary surgeon Ben Lord revealed how two-year-old Moscow had to have surgery to remove the rotting cone along with 50cm of his

Paws for thought and protect pets at Christmas

We’re warning pet owners to be aware of household hazards which could affect their animals at Christmas in a bid to avoid an emergency trip to surgery. The festive period can present a minefield of potential issues for pets as homes are decorated and a range of food and drink is often accessible. Among the

Emergency vets save Kaiser

Emergency vets save beloved German Shepherd who choked on toy ball

The owners of a beloved German Shepherd have spoken of their relief after emergency vets saved their pet from choking on his favourite toy ball. Kaiser only survived because he’d previously chewed away a rope which was attached to the ball, leaving a hole in the middle that allowed him to gasp in air after