ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Baildon Vets is proud to be your local vet. We live and work in Baildon and we care about getting to know our patients and their owners. We're an experienced team and we love to take our work home with us! We all have pets, many of them rescued (meet some of them below).

We took over an existing veterinary practice in 2003 and four years later we expanded upstairs to create room for our state of the art operating theatre. Since then, we've updated the practice again and completely remodelled our reception and treatment areas, meaning we're now working in an attractive modern space.

We try to do our bit for those animals who don't have the greatest luck in life, which is why we work closely with the local Cats Protection and Dogs Trust, as well as treating the many wildlife casualties brought to us each month.

MEET THE TEAM

Janice Slater

JANICE SLATER

BVM&S MRCVS / Veterinary Surgeon & Director

Janice was born on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides and owns Baildon Vets along with Jill.
Jill Fraser

JILL FRASER

RVN / Director

Jill is head veterinary nurse and co-owner of the practice. She grew up in Baildon but now lives on a smallholding in Oakworth.
Maria Towarek

MARIA TOWAREK

GP CERT(SAS)MRCVS / Veterinary Surgeon

Maria was born in Czestochowa in Poland and loved animals from an early age, often taking care of homeless cats.
Clare Smith

CLARE SMITH

BVSc MRCVS / Veterinary Surgeon

Clare qualified from Liverpool in 1989 and has worked in mixed and small animal practice, including 5 years at the PDSA.
Jane Roberts

JANE ROBERTS

BVM&S MRCVS / Veterinary Surgeon

Jane qualified from Edinburgh in 1984 and has worked in a variety of private and charity practices over the years.
Helen Lee

HELEN LEE

RVN / Head Nurse

Helen first started working with animals in 1996 and then went on to become a qualified veterinary nurse in 2008.
Claire Hartley

CLAIRE HARTLEY

RVN / Veterinary Nurse

Claire has worked in a veterinary surgery since 1988 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1995.
Kerrie Bates

KERRIE BATES

RVN / Veterinary Nurse

Kerrie joined Baildon vets in January 2017 having worked in veterinary practice for over 5 years previously.
Sophie Matthews

SOPHIE MATTHEWS

Veterinary Care Assistant / Receptionist

Sophie joined the team late summer 2017 after predominately working with charities.
Claire Hartley

JANE GRIFFITH

BSc(Hons) / Veterinary Care Assistant / Patient Care Coordinator

Jane joined Baildon Veterinary Centre in 2008 as a work experience student doing an HND Animal Management.
Shelley Bairstow

SHELLEY BAIRSTOW

Practice Manager

Shelley joined the practice in 2009, initially working part-time, mainly on reception. Since then she has moved into the role of Practice Manager.
Gemma Hall

GEMMA HALL

Receptionist

Gemma joined the practice at the beginning of 2017 after a career change of 20 years in childcare management.
Clare Burdon

CLARE BURDON

Client Care Coordinator / Receptionist

Clare has always loved animals since starting horse riding at age 5 and spent all of her childhood at Baildon Moorside Equestrian Centre.
Isobel Lawrence

ISOBEL LAWRENCE

Nurse Assistant

Isobel began work experience in 2015 whilst studying for her GCSEs. She now works two evenings a week and absolutely loves it.
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I would highly recommend this practice anytime all staff are absolutely amazing and I can’t thank them enough for the dedication given into helping my dog through his life.
Says Vicki Wade