The importance of vaccinations

Do you ever wonder why your pet needs an annual booster vaccination? You’re probably aware that getting a new puppy or kitten means a few trips to the vets for vaccinations, parasite control and other preventative treatments. However, to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing, regular trips to the vets are recommended. Annual vaccinations (boosters)

Gold & Silver Cat Friendly Clinic

At Calder Veterinary Practice we’re proud to be an accredited Cat Friendly Clinic and members of the ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine). Our Dewsbury Hospital is accredited gold level and our Mirfield practice is accredited silver level. We recognise that cats are unique creatures with specific needs and it’s important to us to demonstrate

Calling all cats aged seven or over!

Learn more about feline hypertension and book a blood pressure check today… What is feline hypertension? Feline hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, commonly affects cats aged seven years or older. As your cat ages, the risk of developing hypertension increases. Hypertension can often go undetected until it is too late; that is why

Five benefits of joining our Pet Health Club

As pet owners, we all want the best for our four-legged friends, but we also know that pet ownership can be expensive. By becoming a member of our Pet Health club you can spread the cost of essential healthcare and save money. Here are five great reasons for you and your pet to sign up today! One

Calder Vets Practice Update

Branch Update: Our Tingley branch remains closed.  Whilst visiting us, we’re here to provide you and your pets with the best experience, in the safest way. We have provided an update for our customers with a Calder Vets Practice update. Our practices, as always, have extensive hygiene measures in place. We are still encouraging social

Importance of Pet Insurance

We believe that pet insurance is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help is there

Calder Vets Team Lace Up Their Walking Boots For Street Paws

Our kind-hearted team and their four-legged friends walked more than 300 miles in October to raise funds for a charity which supports homeless people and their pets. 11 of the staff across Calder Vets Practice in West Yorkshire, collectively walked 314 miles for Street Paws, which provides free accessible vet care and support services to


Help us to keep antibiotics working…

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops mechanisms to reduce the effects of the antibiotic. These mechanisms evolve through mutation and adaptation. Mutations can be good or bad for bacteria. In some cases, the mutation kills the bacteria and it may provide the bacteria with a survival advantage. The survival advantage may


December opening hours

With Christmas around the corner, we wanted to ensure we had our opening times for the festive period in place for you. Please see below our opening times over Christmas and New Year. Christmas Eve Dewsbury – 8.00am-6.00pm Christmas Eve Horbury – 8.00am-10.30am Christmas Eve Halton – 8.00am-1.00pm Christmas Eve Wakefield – 8.00am-1.00pm Christmas Eve Sandal – 8.00am-10.30am Christmas Eve

Christmas Hazards

We wish you and your pets a very happy festive period. With lots to think about it can be easy to forget the risks that are associated with Christmas and our pets. Most of the risks are present all year round, however, we do see an increase in pets eating hazards materials or foods. Our