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Donaldson’s Vets are the only Independently owned Veterinary Group in Huddersfield.

That means that the practice is owned by many of the Vets who work in the practice. We care passionately about looking after your animals, be they a cat, dog, horse, lizard, sheep, budgie or cow. We pride ourselves on providing ‘Total Care’ for your pets and are here to help you with all aspects of pet ownership.

We combine truly cutting-edge training, facilities, equipment and premises with good old fashioned personal care.

The team at Donaldson’s Vets are available 24 hours-a-day to provide great customer service to you and top quality care to your animals.

Client Announcement

At Donaldson’s Vets, we have always maintained our commitment to Independent Mixed Practice. Despite increasing specialisation and the continued acquisition of independent practices up and down the country by corporate consolidators, that remains our firm intention.

Central to maintaining that long term commitment is to ensure that we have strong leadership in each area of the business and so we are delighted to let you know that, as of 1st October 2021, the Donaldson’s Group has been restructured to ensure that “Donaldson’s Farm and Equine” are entirely focused on the needs of our farm and equine clients while “Donaldson’s Vets” is focused on the care of domestic animals.

Please be reassured that your access to all of our services will be unaltered.

The new model ensures the continued vibrancy of both the small animal and large animal sides of the Donaldson’s Group and ensure that you continue to access the high quality Veterinary care you require while we can maintain the independence we all value.

Statement to clients regarding Covid 19

Here at Donaldson’s Vets we are committed to reducing the spread of Covid 19, protecting our staff and clients, and hopefully reducing demand on our fabulous NHS.

To do this we will respectfully request all our clients attending our practices to follow current government guidelines and the guidance of our staff:

  • Maintain social distancing measures
  • Wear face masks (unless exempt)
  • Use the hand gel supplied
  • Payment by card wherever possible

If you have Covid 19, recently recovered or have previously been shielding please discuss this with our receptionists when you make an appointment.

What our clients say about us…

Just a quick note to say how wonderful Donaldson’s were last week. The vets, Tom and Grace, visited our home to euthanise our beautiful and beloved old guy, Duke, last week and I really cannot thank them enough. They were sensitive and professional throughout a horrendous time for us and made something so terrible a tiny bit more tolerable. It was especially nice to receive card this week expressing their condolences on the loss of our handsome boy. Thank you so much.

We have experienced nothing less than incredible care and compassion and a service second to none over the last 7 months from when our cat Smudge was rushed in for an emergency operation to all the follow-ups. All the staff have been wonderful and I’d like to say an especially heart-felt thank you to Vet Kat Arnold who has been exceptional in every way. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Donaldson’s Vets, we couldn’t have wished for better care, they have gone above and beyond. Thank you 

Great vets, professional, friendly, really get the horses, would highly recommend

Just took out VIP plan for each of my cats. receptionist was most helpful and vet was great. Thank you for fast efficient service.


With 6 clinics spread across Huddersfield, Mirfield and South Halifax, friendly pet care is never far away


Our Equine Vets are on hand round the clock to see to your horses’ needs


Our experienced farm team are on hand 24 hours, 365 days a year to care for farmers throughout Kirklees and beyond


Our Exotic Vets have a wealth of experience in dealing with your more unusual pet