In case of Emergency please phone: Pets: 01422 354999       Equine/Farm: 01422 354106

Associate Veterinary Surgeons

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Eddie Burt

Michael Lightwood

Kirsty Baird

Eddie Burt -
BVSc. MRCVS (Partner)

Eddie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1985, and joined Hird and Partners in November of the same year, and subsequently became a partner in the practice. Eddie has a wealth of clinical expertise in all areas of small animal medicine and surgery. Recently, Eddie has attended CPD courses on feline medicine and BSAVA congress in Birmingham. Away from work, Eddie has a busy family life, spending much of his time with his children as well as finding time to enjoy walking.

Michael Lightwood - BVSc MRCVS BSAVA PG Cert SAM

After graduating from the University of Bristol in 2007, Michael joined Hird and Partners as an associate small animal Veterinary Surgeon. His professional interests include canine and feline emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging. He has completed an intensive course in ultrasonography and carries out most of the scanning in the small animal practice. Michael has recently completed his BSAVA Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. Michael’s interests include walking his Border Terrier, Roger, and spending time with friends.

Kirsty Baird - BVMS. MRCVS (Clinical Director)

Kirsty graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991. After spending time working in mixed general practice, and a period working in the Caribbean, Kirsty made the move to Hird and Partners in February 2006 as a small animal practitioner. Kirsty is interested in all areas of general practice, and has recently attended the North American Veterinary Congress. Outside work, Kirsty enjoys mountain biking, travelling, and walking her dogs, Ruby and Florence. Kirsty is currently undertaking her GP certificate in Small Animal Medicine and has a keen interest in Veterinary Acupuncture.

Andrew Ayers

Andrew Ayers - MRCVS

 

Mary Lees

Mary Lees - MRCVS

 

Jonathan Dunn

Jonathan Dunn - MRCVS

 

Nursing Staff

Maree Broadhead

Maree Broadhead -
BSc. RVN AI

Head Nurse

Maree joined Hird and Partners in 2004, whilst studying towards her BSc. in veterinary nursing at Hartpury College. Maree attained her BSc. with Honours in 2005. Maree has particular interests in small animal dentistry and surgical nursing. Recently, Maree has attended numerous CPD courses including Veterinary Anaesthesia, a VN assessor workshop and most recently BSAVA congress. Away from work, Maree enjoys cooking and taking care of her horse, dogs and chickens on her small holding.

Kate Peacock

Kate Peacock - Deputy
Head Nurse

 

Helen Dugdale

Helen Dugdale - RVN

Ripponden

After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a BSc. in Animal Behaviour and Welfare in 2006, Helen became a Nursing Assistant in 2007, previously having worked as a receptionist at our old Blackwall centre. Professionally, Helen enjoys canine and feline behavioural medicine. After completing her training with Hird and Partners – Helen qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2010. Helen has recently attended CPD covering feline aggression, blood transfusions and feline hyperthyroidism. In her spare time Helen enjoys socialising with friends, travelling and films.

Laura Wheelwright

Laura Wheelwright - Nursing Assistant / Receptionist

 

Grace Bamford

Grace Bamford - RVN

 

Victoria Lund

Victoria Lund

Emma Newsome

Emma Newsome

 

Stacey Weston

Stacey Weston - RVN

Walsden

 

Molly Peek

Briony Norman

Briony Norman - RVN

Molly Peek

Lucy

Lucy

 

Rebecca Emsley

Rebecca Emsley

 

Annette Baverstock

Annette Baverstock

 

Reception and Administration

Lisa Oates

Lisa Oates SQP -
Head Receptionist

 

Bath Mallinson

Beth Mallinson
Account Manager

Beth joined Hird and Partners in June 2014 having previously worked at Design & Display Ltd, managing personnel and accounts. Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, long walks and touring in camper van with husband and 2 dogs, Badger and Doug.

Janet Allan

Janet Allan - RVN

Janet joined the practice in 1981 as a veterinary nurse. Nowadays, Janet is involved in the administrative side of the practice, chiefly with the processing of small animal insurance claims. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, walking and reading.

Denise Sutcliffe

Denise Sutcliffe

Jane Otty

Jane Otty

 

Jade Thomson

Jade Thomson

Linda English

Linda English

 

Cheryl Taylor

Cheryl Taylor

Receptionist - Walsden

Elizabeth Bosden

Elizabeth Bowden

 

Valerie Lord

Valerie Lord

Peter  Lobb

Peter Lobb

Samantha Hewick

Samantha Hewick

Caroline Regan

Caroline Regan

 

Sue

Sue - Small Animal Receptionist

 

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Contact Us

Small Animals King Street Practice

2 King Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1SR

Small animal: 01422 354999
Email: reception@hirdandpartners.co.uk

Farm/Equine: 01422 354106
Email: info@hirdandpartners.co.uk

 

Shelf Equine Clinic

Lower Giles Hill Farm, Giles Hill Lane, Shelf, Halifax,
West Yorkshire, HX3 7TW

Tel: 01274 601534

Email: shelfequineclinic@hirdandpartners.co.uk

 

Small Animals

52 Oldham Road, Ripponden, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DP

Tel: 01422 823312     Fax: 01422 822732

 

Unit 2D, Walsden Industrial Estate, Rochdale Road, Walsden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6UD

Tel: 01706 810271     Fax: 01706 818841

 

Sheffield Equine Clinic

Howarth Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4NB

Tel: 01709 911900

Email: sheffieldequineclinic@hirdandpartners.co.uk

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