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Happy New Year

What did 2015 mean to Abbey House?


As we head into 2016 we thought it would be fitting to review our highlights over the last twelve months.

We have loved treating your pets furry, feathered or scaly, It has been a busy year treating record numbers. We get to meet so many lovely people and animals and no two days are ever the same. This makes Abbey House a great place to work.

We have been investing in the business to make sure it is the best it can be. The reception area at the Morley hospital is currently being refurbished, we are getting more phones and phone lines installed to make sure that we answer all the calls promptly and efficiently. Plans to extend the hospital will start in 2016.

We have welcomed our own supervet, Professor Rob White, back to the referral team. He is a leading expert in soft tissue surgery and is visiting the practice on a monthly basis. Tom Clarke was recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as an Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery and vet Laura Smith has passed the BSAVA post graduate certificate in small animal medicine with distinction. Vets James Bost, Claire McAneny, Roberta Bocedi and Matt Lloyd have all joined the team.

We have continued doing our bit for charity in 2015. We raised over £350 for Pet Savers a charity set up by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association. Our fabulous charity dog walk at RSPB Fairburn Ings raised a whopping £1000 for Dogs for the Disabled, now known as Dogs for Good. In 2016 we will be following the development of an assistance puppy through their training. Our ongoing project is knitted cat blankets. We have already donated 25 blankets to Yorkshire Cat Rescue in Howarth and we are now making and collecting for the Cats Protection rehoming centre in Gildersome.

Our community projects have included the annual dog shows at, Springfield and Dartmouth parks in Morley, Animal Ark Aid in Rothwell and Ledsham Fayre nr Kippax. We have had so much support for which we are very grateful, from those who organise, enter, or judge. We couldn’t do it without you. We think it is really important and a lot of fun to get involved in our local communities.

In November we held our 4th annual CPD event where our referral clinicians spoke to 130 vets from the West Yorkshire and Lancashire areas.

In the summer of 2015 veterinary partners Tom and Lisa took over the running of Croft House Veterinary Clinic in Batley on the retirement of Cath Oakes after 30 years.

Finally for colleagues within the practice we have to acknowledge vet Fiona Tate who has reached 20 years’ service at Abbey House, there have also been two weddings, an engagement and two babies!

What a great 2015, we look forward to being here and providing our veterinary services to you in 2016.


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