• Andrew Bodey

    Veterinary surgeon

    Andrew Bodey qualified from Bristol in 1989, and then spent 2 years in mixed practice in Staffordshire before moving to companion animals in the south east. In 1995 he joined Bishopton Veterinary Group in Ripon, obtaining his CertVR in 2003. From this he further developed his interest in ionizing radiation, and solved his frustration at having to refer hyperthyroid cats either to Glasgow or Newmarket by establishing the first radio-iodine unit in the North of England, in 2008. In the process he reduced the minimum hospitalization period to 2 weeks. In September 2013 he founded the Hyperthyroid Cat Centre, near Wetherby, providing radio-iodine treatment on a much larger scale, and further reduced the minimum hospitalization period to 7 days. Spare time ideally includes music, cycling, and Dennis, the cat!

  • Angela Bodey

    Veterinary surgeon

    Angela Bodey qualified from Bristol in 1988, and since then has worked in mixed and small animal practice, carried out clinical research and done some teaching. Her previous clinical research included a large epidemiological study involving over 1000 dogs, leading to her PhD entitled “A Clinical and Comparative Study of Canine Hypertension”. Following from this, and her post-doctoral research she authored and co-authored several scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, on the subject of blood pressure and related issues. Her role at the Hyperthyroid Cat Centre is to oversee clinical research, advising on how best to collect and process clinical data to draw relevant and robust conclusions. In her spare time Angela enjoys music and wild swimming.

  • Amanda Mewis

    Business Manager

    Amanda has a wealth of experience in Business Management and Governance, having previously worked as Company Secretary for a charity. She also ran her own business, providing Wi-Fi to rural areas. More recently, Amanda worked with the legal team at NHS England, dealing with clinical negligence and claims management. She enjoys running, mountain biking and is a semi-professional vocalist. Amanda is passionate about cats and animals and owns three cats of her own, namely Molly, Izzy and Lou-Bear.

  • Joanna Hill

    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Joanna has been working with animals since she was 14 years old as a cat sitter and dog walker. After completing her National Diploma in Animal Care at Bishop Burton College in 2001, she went on to work in kennels, catteries and a pet grooming parlour. In 2006 she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse and worked her way up the employment ladder to achieve the role of Deputy Head Nurse at her most recent practice. Since qualifying she has specialised in animal behaviour and training, physiotherapy and student nurse training. In her spare time she enjoys walking, and visiting historic places.

  • Gina Barrett

    Animal Care Assistant

    Since leaving school Gina Barrett studied at Bishop Burton College, first gaining distinctions in a Diploma in Animal Management and then going on to gain a BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training. Throughout her time at Bishop Burton she carried out work placements at veterinary surgeries and wildlife parks, and her dissertation involved studying the Amur leopards at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Felines are Gina’s passion, and she has also enjoyed volunteering for animal welfare charities such as Cats Protection and Caring for Cats. She owns a British shorthair called Misha.

Hyperthyroid Cat Centre, Address : 433 Birch Park, Street 7, Thorp Arch Estate, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 7FG

Please use the form below to contact us. We will respond as soon as possible.

Contact Us

I’m the referring vet

To refer your client and their cat, please complete our referral form, attaching laboratory results, other reports, and clinical history as appropriate.

This can be done online once you have registered as a referring vet; or you can download and post back or fax the completed referral form.

If you have a case you would like to discuss before referral, please get in touch.

I’m the cat’s owner

To arrange for your cat to be treated you will need to ask your usual vet to refer you. Please remember that not all cats are suitable to receive our treatment, and each patient is assessed individually. Working with your local practice we will advise on the appropriate tests so that these can be completed before you travel to us.

Please see the information page for a copy of our client information booklet, or if have any other questions please get in touch.

If you would like us to contact your usual practice to send them a referral form and our usual protocol, please provide their contact details in the form below.

Thank you

Information for the cat’s owner

To open a 28-page booklet on feline hyperthyroidism, click here:


This booklet introduces feline hyperthyroidism, discusses all current treatment options, describes what to do before and after radio-iodine treatment, offers guidance on body condition scoring and nutrition, and includes a summary of current thinking on risk factors that have been associated with feline hyperthyroidism. If you would prefer a free printed copy please complete your contact details below and tick the box. We'll send you a copy as soon as we can!

To view a Webinar produced by us titled "My cat is hyperthyroid - what do I need to know, and what can I do?", follow this link and then register to view:

VIEW WEBINAR on feline hyperthyroidism

To view a Webinar produced by us that discusses possible causes and prevention of feline hyperthyroidism, follow this link and then register to view:

VIEW WEBINAR on preventing feline hyperthyroidism

To read testimonials written by other cat owners about radio-iodine treatment at our Centre, click on any of the pictures viewable on the home screen.
To talk about radio-iodine treatment with a cat owner whose cat has been treated at our Centre please contact us and ask to be put in touch with someone from the HCC Community. They will be very happy to share their experience.

Links to other sites which offer other information about feline hyperthyroidism are listed below.

You are always most welcome to contact us by email or phone if you have any questions.

Thank you

Insurance. Our treatment is usually covered by pet health insurance policies, but you will need to check with your insurer. If you would like some help or advice, please contact us.

Other useful websites include:

International Cat Care
This has almost endless information on cats!

Vet Professionals
This site has a very readable beautifully illustrated text book on hyperthyroidism, to purchase.

Animal Endocrine Blog
This is a fascinating question-and-answer site written by Dr Mark Peterson, an American specialist veterinary endocrinologist, who writes on feline hyperthyroidism and other hormone conditions.

The advice on Prevention is based on Dr Peterson’s recommendations.

Information for the referring vet

Cats can now return home from 5 days after radioiodine treatment. Once at home there will be a period of approximately 4 weeks when special handling is required, as detailed on page 14 of the CLIENT INFORMATION BOOKLET. If more convenient for your clients, cats can stay on our Low Radiation Wards until no longer radioactive.

Please be aware that our pre-referral protocol is now simplified. In most new cases it is no longer necessary to check renal function whilst the patient is euthyroid. Please send laboratory samples to IDEXX where the novel renal biomarker SDMA is available to us, detecting renal deterioration earlier than creatinine and urine SG. Click on SDMA FAQs for further details. No longer checking renal function whilst euthyroid avoids having to trial-treat with methimazole, other similar drugs or iodine-restricted diet, and shortens significantly the time to referral and cure. Please discuss a new case before starting any management, as this can significantly shorten the time to referral. For cases already on treatment please do not discontinue your current management before contacting us. For further information on our pre-referral protocol please use the REFERRING VETS tile on the homepage, or please contact us. Our email and telephone details are at the head of every page, or you can use our CONTACT US form.

To refer a potential patient you can:

  • REGISTER and LOGIN to complete our referral form online, where attachments can be also be uploaded;
  • download, fill in and return our REFERRAL FORM with supporting laboratory results, clinical history, and other reports as appropriate;
  • CONTACT US. to request paper copies of the referral form;
  • For speed, a copy of the clinical history with supporting laboratory results will often suffice.

Our fees are discussed on page 13 of the CLIENT INFORMATION BOOKLET.

As well as treating cats we also offer CPD on feline hyperthyroidism to vets and nurses. Please CONTACT US to ask whether you are close enough to host our "lunch and learn" or "seminar with supper", when we present on the possible aetiology and prevention of feline hyperthyroidism as well as evidence-base medicine. We discuss as much as we can in the time you have available. We also provide refreshments, CPD certificates and copies of 2 articles for future reference, based on this presentation, as published in the Veterinary Times during the summer of 2014. These articles are also available as pdf downloads via the REFERRING VETS tile after you login.

Alternatively, an earlier slightly out of date recording of this presentation is available as a webinar titled "Feline Hyperthyroidism; (Non-surgical) evidence-based medicine, possible aetiology and prevention" as hosted by the Webinar Vet in December 2013. This can be viewed as a FREE WEBINAR RECORDING.

Please introduce yourself if you are attending the 2015 LONDON VET SHOW 19 - 20 November at Olympia Grand, W14 8UX - we're at Stand M23. The CONFERENCE PROGRAMME is as full as ever!

At the Hyperthyroid Cat Centre we are also interested in research and an invitation to participate in an upcoming project, surveying the clinical outcome of surgical management of feline hyperthyroidism amongst UK general practitioners, was included in the Veterinary Times in October 2014. A copy of the letter which explains the background to this new project, run in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, is available via the REFERRING VETS tile after you login. Many thanks to the many who have already offered their support; further information will be added in due course.

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