Alfie the Guinea Pig

Guinea pig goes under the knife for life-saving op

Vets in Dewsbury had to put their surgery skills to the test to perform a life-saving operation on a tiny guinea pig. Little Alfie, a five-year-old guinea pig, was taken to Calder Vets’ 24-hour Dewsbury animal hospital after his owner became concerned that his usual array of squeaks and squeals had taken on more anguished

Itchy dogs

Frustrated with skin or ears? Come to our itchy dog clinics!

Here at Calder Vets, we see a large number of itchy dogs struggling with niggly skin conditions. These problems are often much worse in the warm weather. Here are some of the signs to look out for: Recurrent ear infections Smelly, waxy or red ears Scratching around face/ears or head shaking Irritated skin Changes in

Sarah Ashlee examines a rabbit for flystrike

Warning after spike in deadly rabbit disease flystrike

Calder Vets is urging rabbit owners to be aware of the deadly disease flystrike after a huge rise in the number of pets being admitted to its branches with the condition. We’ve seen a spike in admissions for the condition, which is caused by flies laying eggs on rabbits which hatch into maggots. The maggots

Gemma Kilby is advising pet owners about the heatwave

Protect pets from the heat as heatwave continues

We’ve recently introduced free heatwave appointments with our nurses to help pet owners keep their animals safe in the heat as forecasters predict the sizzling summer will continue across the UK. With the sun shining across the country and temperatures set to stay high over the coming weeks, Calder Vets is encouraging people to make

New vet practice in Leeds open for business

We are delighted to announce our new practice in Halton, Leeds is now open for business. We welcomed three talented primary school children, who showed off their artistic skills by drawing colourful creatures, to officially open our 13th practice in Yorkshire on Friday, July 6. Prior to the opening, youngsters from Templenewsam Halton Primary School

Extending our service to humans

Here at Calder Vets, we’re known for our state-of-the-art facilities for animals but we’ve recently purchased potentially life-saving equipment to prove our sense of care extends to human healthcare. We purchased the automated external defibrillator (AED) for use at our Dewsbury hospital, to provide emergency treatment to anyone suffering from cardiac arrest. Tracy Hemingway, practice

Dog vaccinations

Dental checks for pets

Prevention is better than cure, which is why we’re urging pet owners to look after their animal’s teeth to improve oral health and reduce the risk of tooth and gum disease. We’re highlighting the importance of regular check-ups by offering dental appointments at our practices. Introducing dental checks and scale and polish treatments into your

Calder Vets fill cats’ hearts with the sound of music

We all know how daunting it can be for our cats when visiting the vets, which is why we’ve found a solution to help relax our feline friends. Senior ward nurses, Kathryn Atkinson and Jenny Taylor, wanted to help our inpatients feel more comfortable while staying at the Dewsbury practice by filling the room with

Calder Vets new branch in Halton, Leeds

Five jobs created as Calder Vets invests £200,000 in new Leeds practice

A leading Yorkshire vets will create five new jobs after investing £200,000 in a new practice in Leeds. Calder Vets, which has 12 practices across the county, is opening its 13th site in Selby Road, Halton in July. Work is well underway on the practice, which will feature two consultation rooms, a digital x-ray suite,

Milo, a stray cat brought to Calder Vets Dewsbury

Neutering plea issued by Calder Vets after huge spike in stray admissions

We’re urging owners to neuter their cats after a huge spike in the number of strays being brought to our animal hospital. We’ve been taking in a steady stream of strays at Dewsbury, with eight arriving in one week alone in May. In many cases, our animal-loving team have rehomed the animals, including Milo (pictured),