We are a small, forward thinking, friendly team priding ourselves in a high standard of patient and client care.


As well as offering conventional veterinary medicine, we can also offer veterinary acupuncture and alternative treatments with our fully qualified veterinary acupuncturist/healer if a complementary mode of treatment is requested. For more information on acupuncture please click on the link below from the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists).


In 2011, we received RCVS accreditation.  To find out more about RCVS accrditation, please follow the link.


Around the same time, we started offering out clients access to more affordable, good quality pet food through our web shop.  Clients are advised on which diets we advise for their pets at the surgery and the web shop offers around 20% off the recommended retail price for those diets.  



Our team has been carefully selected for their excellent customer care capabilities. 


We employ registered nurses, two approachable receptionists and two committed veterinarians at your service.

Lisa Mustchin joined the practice in January 2018.  

Nathaniel Ellis joined out team in August 2017 and is an experienced veterinary receptionist.  He has worked in large, busy veterinary hospitals before joining us.  

With Linda Walton retiring in September 2017, after 15 years of loyal service at the practice, Evie Northin has now joined our team of veterinary receptionists.  Evie is an experienced veterinary receptionist.

Lucy Crowther, evening receptionist is our latest recruit.  



Aire Veterinary Centre Ltd was originally founded in the 1940s by Mr Kight and was then called Kight and Batchelor.

Kight and Batchelor was then one of the few veterinary surgeons in the area and Mr Kight also operated a surgery in Wakefield at the time.

Mr Batchelor took over the surgery upon Mr Kight's retirement in the 1990's and continued to run the surgery until 2001.

In 2001, N Declunder purchased the practice and the surgery underwent two waves of refurbishments in 2006 and 2009.


N Declunder DVM, MRCVS obtained an MBA (Master of Business Administration) with the Open University in 2009, a Certificate in Acupuncture (member of the ABVA or Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists) from the University of Bristol in 2004 and became a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner in 2012.  Nathalie now works Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the practice.


Sarah Heppenstall MRCVS, our part time vet works at the practice on Mondays and Tuesdays.  Sarah is well-travelled and is knowledgeable about running a business, having run her own business before moving back to Yorkshire.





Nathalie Declunder DVM, MRCVS

Lisa Mustchin RVN

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Nathaniel Ellis

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Sarah Heppenstall BVSc

Lucy Crowther Receptionist

Evie Northin

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Drop us an email at reception@aireveterinarycentre.co.uk or give us a call: (0113) 2786072

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Aire Veteirnary Centre Ltd is a trading name of CVS (UK) Limited; a company which owns over 430 veterinary practices and is registered in England and Wales.  Registerd number: 03777473.  Registered office:  CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER