The practice has 2 clinical directors Gordon Slater and Sarah Reeves. There is a team of 2 other vets (Sabine Langer and Sally Caunce).
Gordon Slater BVMS MRCVS
Gordon is from Ayrshire in Scotland, and graduated from Glasgow University. He spent his initial time working in busy farm (dairy) practice in Ayrshire, before coming down to England to work in small animal practice, initially in Lancashire, before settling on the right side of the pennines here in West Yorkshire! Gordon has spent most of his post graduate development on small animal internal medicine and its related lab work. When not at work Gordon enjoys running with Dexter, his pet labrador, and walking in the dales, and Scotland with his wife and their other dog Rosie, a Border Terrier
Sarah Reeves BVetMed MRCVS
Sarah is from Lancashire and graduated from Liverpool University. She initially spent some time travelling around the world, while also working as a veterinary surgeon in a number of practices. She has been settled here in West Yorkshire for some time now, and we have really reaped the benefits of her previous broad experience and interest in small animal medicine and surgery. Sarah is a particularly skilled soft tissue surgeon. Sarah’s free time is presently taken up with a very young family, but she is a keen cyclist, and traveller!
Like the veterinary surgeons, our nurses have many years experience in veterinary medicine. They are all totally dedicated to the job, which they love. All of our nurses are fully qualified and registered veterinary nurses.
Gayle Ball RVN
Gayle has been training and working as a veterinary nurse since she left school! While Gayle is originally a local lass she has moved back to the area after some years running the nursing team as Head Nurse of a north yorkshire dales veterinary practice. We are now benefiting from her many years of experience, and lovely disposition.
Kathy Bailey RVN
Kathy is a Bradford lass! She has been with the practice for many years, before, during, and after raising a family! She is very experienced and approachable. Kathy runs our weight clinics and is very successful with them!
Sarah Hosty RVN
Sarah is from Huddersfield. She trained and subsequently qualified as a Veterinary Nurse with us here at Shearbridge. So, she really does have great understanding of the practice, and our clients. Sarah particularly enjoys directing the senior clinics, and with Kathy runs the hugely popular Puppy Parties. Watch out for her posts on Facebook!
Janet is our longest serving employee. Having closed the Bradford site over a year ago, Janet now works from the Hipperholme centre where she carries out reception duties, but behind the scenes is the manager of the practice. She has a particular interest in helping clients complete pet insurance claim forms.
Julie also works from the Queensbury centre. She has not been with us for as long as some of the others, having started work with us in 2010. Julie rapidly showed herself to be a great asset as a front of house person, clearly loving her job, and being particularly good communicating with our clients.
Lucy spent many years working from our Hipperholme branch with a mix of nursing and reception/admin duties. More recently she has taken on the full time role of reception at our Queensbury branch and has settled into the role extremely well, she is the pet insurance administrator for the practice. Lucy is particularly approachable, has lots of experience, and skill in veterinary nursing, and loves chatting to clients!
Queensbury Vet Centre
10 Osbourne Drive
Bradford BD13 2GD
Hipperholme Vet Centre
Unit 4 Co-op Parade
Denholme Gate Road
Halifax HX3 8LT