Welcome to West Mount Vets online
The veterinary hospital surgery on Pellon Lane is our flagship practice.
We offer the same high standard of advice, health checks, preventative care and treatment for sick pets as elsewhere at West Mount Vets
In Halifax, when other surgeries are closed, there are always vets and support-staff on-site.
The staff look after patients who require close observation and round the clock nursing, and provide emergency care for our clients’ animals in case of accident or acute illness at night or at weekends.
We take great pride in the services we can provide our clients from this surgery. We are one of few practices to have a veterinary surgeon present on-site every day and night of the year.
Services and facilities at this surgery include:
Vet appointments, Vet Nurse appointments, consultations, health advice, vaccinations, micro-chipping, surgical facilities, neutering, dental care, X-Ray, Ultrasound, ECG, endoscopes, therapeutic laser, diagnostic laboratory, warm comfy kennels, intensive-care, pet-food advice and sales, effective wormers and flea products. Special rates at our weekday afternoon budget clinics.
Our patients include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamster, gerbils and ferrets.
The waiting room is fitted with air conditioning for the comfort of our patients (and owners!)
Normal hours: Please call 01422 354542 for advice or an appointment.
Night-time / Weekends / Public Holidays: If your pet has a condition that needs urgent attention or has been involved in an accident, call any of our surgery telephone numbers. Your call will be answered with a message giving the procedure to follow and the emergency number to call.
This surgery has been accredited as an RCVS Veterinary Hospital, which means that it meets a high standard of veterinary care.
In addition to complying with Core Standards, such as health and safety, hygiene and legal requirements, we also have access to diagnostic facilities, can provide continual nursing and veterinary care for in-patients 24 hours a day, maintain and improve our clinical standards through an ongoing process of monitoring and review, have a range of specialist equipment such as ECG and ultrasound and have met rigorous standards of hygiene throughout the premises.
187 Pellon Lane
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 7:30pm
Helen studied in Edinburgh University and qualified in 1980.
Helen is our branch manager at Halifax and she has a particular interest in cardiology, animals with heart disease may be referred to see Helen at our Halifax surgery.
Emma joined us in July 2007, she is based at our Halifax surgery. Having graduated with a BSc in Animal Science at Leeds University she went on to qualify from Liverpool Veterinary School in 2004.
She spent her first 2 years in mixed practice in Yorkshire which she thoroughly enjoyed. Since then she has decided to specialise in small animal work and surprisingly has not missed the farm calls to calvings at 3am! She enjoys all aspects of her job but her main interests are small animal internal medicine and cardiology. She hopes to study for her medicine certificate in the near future.
Emma lives in Halifax with her husband John, 2 dogs (Shankly and Brooke) and 6 chickens! They have recently bought a house in Halifax which they are busy rennovating. During her time off she enjoys socialising with friends, walking with the dogs, weekends away in their campervan, cooking , gardening and holidays abroad.
I first started work as an auxiliary Veterinary Nurse in a small animal practice in June 1991. Then in July 1997 following the birth of my daughter Charlotte I started my Veterinary Nurse training at Myerscough College in Lancashire, qualifying in November 2000.
I remained at the same practice until April 2009 when I joined UK Insurance to work as a Technical Advisor within the pet claims department.
In July 2011 I joined the West Mount Group and work at the Halifax hospital which I am really enjoying, especially the intensive care nursing.
I live in Halifax with my husband & daughter and our 2 dogs Webley & Moray, our cat Mavis and 7 ferrets (and yes they do all have names).
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family & friends and watching Halifax RLFC.
I became a qualified nurse in 1998. Since then I have worked in a couple of different practices and joined the team at West Mount in July 2006.
I love my job, particularly the in-patient care and the theatre work.
Sarah passed her nursing exams in October 2007, and is now finishing her nursing assessor qualifications so that she can assess student nurses.
Sarah lives in Halifax and normally works full time at our Pellon Lane surgery.
Outside work Sarah enjoys running and is training for her third marathon. She also enjoys going to gigs, camping and other outdoor activities.
I've always owned animals including exotic pets, water dragons and parrots. I used to work at a rare breeds farm where I was in charge of birds of prey and fish (I love birds of prey). My dream would have to be to go to Africa to work with monkeys in the wild
I joined West Mount Vets in October 2008 and was originally employed as a nursing assistant, internal locum.
I completed my BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care in 1997 and I since Dec 2011 I've been enrolled as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I am currently in my last year of training.
I feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to train in a profession I am extremely proud of. It has been an ambition of mine since the age of 14 and at the age of 31 I have been informed I am classed as a mature student !
I have one rescue cat called Isabel, who i totally adore. While not at work I love reading camping, hiking and most of all socialising with friends and family.
I have been a Student Veterinary Nurse here since January 2012. I am based in the Halifax hospital on Pellon Lane, but you may well catch me working in our Mytholmroyd surgery. I hope to complete my training and be a full qualified Veterinary Nurse in August 2014.
I love all aspects of the profession and thrive on a busy environment. Working in the two surgeries allows me to become involved in an extensive range of cases, permitting me to gain and develop important skills crucial to my education.
When I’m not working I brave the good old British weather and spend as much time as possible with my eight year old Welsh Cob, Lewis. I have owned Lewis for almost four years now and have worked with him teaching him all there is to know about the equine world. Competing in horse shows is a hobby of mine, and this year I hope to take this to county level and compete in The Great Yorkshire Show. I’m a very outdoor kind of person, if I’m not rolling around in mud at the stables, I will almost certainly be running though fields with my three dogs, Harvey the Golden retriever, Alfie the Cocker Spaniel and Zeus the Samoyed.
I feel honoured to be working in such a welcoming and supportive team here at West Mount Vets. I am very fortunate to be in this position and I have no doubt that working with such experienced professionals will help me become the best possible nurse I can be.
I am a student training to be a Veterinary Nurse.
I am currently on my placement year which I thoroughly enjoy. I find the busy Halifax hospital offers me a wide range of opportunities to learn and develop my skills, helping to gain the experience I need to qualify.
I have a very bouncy Springer Spaniel called Zebedee who has the best personality and two cats Carlos and my latest addition Wellington.
I love working with animals and feel very welcome at West Mount Vets, the staff help me to build the confidence needed to develop into a brilliant nurse.
Nicola began working at the Halifax branch in 2001 whilst training as a Veterinary Nurse and passed her exams in 2003. Nicola has worked at both the Halifax and Hebden Bridge surgeries as a qualified Veterinary Nurse.
Since February 2009 Nicola has been working in the administration side of the practice. Dealing with debt management, client accounts, insurance forms/queries and general everyday office tasks.
In her spare time she enjoys socialising, eating!!, walking the dog and riding her horse.
I work in the office in Halifax, helping with the admin side of the practice.
I found West Mount through searching for the best veterinary care with 24-hour cover for my dogs and I'm delighted to have found that, and also ended up working here!
I'm owned by four rescued dogs - Billy Woof, Maisie Mouse, Tim and Clover - they all came from very bad starts to their lives and they amaze me every day.
Much of my spare time is taken up with training and competing with them in Dog Agility.
How to find us
The surgery is on Pellon Lane approx ¾ mile from the town centre.
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