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Christmas Opening Hours

Saturday 23rd December 2017 
Normal openings hours

Sunday 24th December 2017 – Christmas Eve
Emergency appointments at Morley only

Monday 25th December 2017 – Christmas Day
Emergency appointments at Morley only

Tuesday 26th December 2017 – Boxing Day
Emergency appointments at Morley only

Wednesday 27th December 2017 – Saturday 30th December 2017 
The hospital and all branches resume normal service.

Sunday 31st December 2017 – Monday 1st January 2018 
Emergency appointments at Morley only

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 
The hospital and all branch clinics resume normal service

The Leeds Emergency Vets team will be here 24/7 over the Christmas period to continue to care for your poorly pets.

A reminder if you want to contact the surgery by email or Facebook it will be checked infrequently over the Christmas period so for emergency enquiries please phone the Morley reception on 0113 2525818

All the staff at Abbey house would like to wish our clients and pets a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

About our Surgical Nurses

As a surgical nurse there are many things we are are involved with. When your pet comes into the vets for a procedure we help get your pets prepped and ready to go. Monitoring anaesthetics is one of the main roles we perform as a surgical nurse. It can range from more routine operations like castrations and spaying to more major orthopaedic surgery.

Surgical nurses also assist with different types of imaging including x-rays and CT. We are always happy to give advice and make sure patients feel as comfortable as possible during their stay. We scrub into major surgical procedures to assist the vet and are also involved with the sterilisation and maintenance of the equipment and instruments used.

Our job can be busy and challenging as we see lots of different types of emergency here at Abbey House which makes our job very interesting. Lots of the nursing team are involved in doing post qualification certificates and further learning.

Sarah Kitching

I started working in Veterinary Practice as a receptionist/animal handler in 2003 in East Yorkshire and went on to study veterinary nursing, qualifying in 2009. I have enjoyed both surgical and medical roles throughout my career, but love the combination of both that emergency and critical care nursing brings. After gaining the Vets Now certificate in emergency and critical care in 2014, I joined the night team at Abbey House Veterinary Hospital in January 2018.

In work I enjoy playing my part in stabilising critically ill patients and making all our patients stays in hospital as comfortable as possible. Out of work I enjoy nothing more then walking in our fabulous countryside with my four legged friend Morris Whippet.


Anita Miles

I took my dog Rocky to Abbey House as an emergency After a road accident Mr Clarke saved him. I’m so grateful to everyone there for taking care of him a big thanku

Hot Dogs

At Abbey House Veterinary Hospital / Clinics,  this time of year we often see overheated dogs, some of which are so severe that the problem can lead to seizures or even death. There are a few golden rules that may help prevent this situation.

  • Walk dogs in the cooler hours only, 6-8am and 9-11pm.
  • Only make emergency travel in cars with dogs. Even traveling in a car can cause heatstroke. If travel is essential try to make a plan for stops and also during cool hours


  • We at Abbey House want you to enjoy the summer with your pet. Here are a few tips on things that can assist in keeping them cool.NEVER EVER leave your dog in the car. The heat inside a car can reach 35+degrees C in a very short space of time. Even 5 minutes can kill them.
  • Do not leave your dog lying in the garden. If the dog becomes overheated when lying out it will not have the strength or energy to lift itself. So while you think he/she is sun bathing, in fact they just may not be able to get up and move!
  • DO NOT walk on tarmac surfaces. Tarmac can heats up to 60 degrees C. This can cause severe burns to feet.
  • Allow your dog to rest. Although playing and running is fun it does increase a dog’s temperature. Leave this for cooler mornings or evenings.
  • Be aware that running in and out of water (paddling pool) does not necessarily mean you dog is cooling off
  • Cool coats dry quickly, they only work if WET. If using one ensure it is always wet on the inside not just the outside.
  • Some breeds are more susceptible to heatstroke than others.
  • Cool mats can be used and sometimes just allowing them to sit on a cool tile floor rather than a bed is good for them.
  • Ice pops for dogs—Freeze some water with treats inside, this encourages them to lick it.
  • Frozen Kong—Freeze the Kong with treat inside ( needs some water in)
  • Place paddling pool in a shaded area, to keep the water cooler.
  • Make a shaded area for you dog to escape to.
  • Provide a fan (safely) or a portable air con unit.
  • Place ice cubes in water bowl, or even freeze a water bowl, for dog to lick.
  • Wet some towels and place in freezer for a short time, lay on floor for dog.
  • Never leave home with your dog and no water, even a short journey you should take water and bowl with you.


Know the signs of Heat stroke.


  1. Excessive and loud panting.
  2. Excess thirst.
  3. Thick Saliva.
  4. Vomiting/ Diarrhoea
  5. Fatigue
  6. Red tongue but pale gums.
  7. Or Bluish gums (lacking oxygen supply).
  8. Non- responsive (Urgent)
  9. Seizure activity (Urgent)

What to do.

Above is just an overview of SOME, not all signs, every animal is different. If you do see/ feel any of these signs relate to your dog, then follow below.

  • Get your dog into shade.
  • Get cool (not cold) towels and lay over dog. Ensure you change these regularly as the heat from the dog heats the towels up quickly.
  • Place one towel in-between hind legs to touch bare abdomen and legs. Wet nose and pads
  • Offer water. If your dog will not drink do not force it, squirting water in could cause aspiration into lungs.
  • Ring the vets and advise them you are coming. Prompt action on arrival could be the difference between life and death.


Contact Us

Abbey House Veterinary Hospital, Commercial Street, Morley, West Yorkshire, LS27 8AG

Tel: 0113 252 5818


Opening Times

Mon – Fri 8 am to 7 pm

Sat – 8 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 6 pm

Sun – Vet on site for emergency appointments only.