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Mrs Raper

I have trusted Abbeyhouse to look after my cats since the early 1980s.I am confident that my pets will always receive the best possible care and attention.

Every member of staff is friendly, efficient, supportive and reliable. The vets are particularly outstanding and I have my own favourite vet but happily see others when he’s not available.

I am very grateful to everyone at Abbeyhouse, its reasuring to know that they are only a phone call away.

Lucas Kolbe

The staff are always really friendly and helpful. Very professional vets / nurses, who are really good with animals, especially the ones that can’t usually stand to be at the vets!

Samantha Gibson

Sam is our longest serving member of staff at Croft having worked here since 1992, Sam is our insurance claims administrator and a collector of stray pets!

Meet The Team

Abbey House currently has over 100 employees, many working shifts to help provide around the clock care. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and pride ourselves in supporting employees to develop personally and professionally.

We have a team of veterinary surgeons some working regularly at one particular clinic and others that work from a number of different locations. We aim to provide appointments at your nearest location with a vet you know or can build a trusting bond with. All vets have to be registered as members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) and have to keep their knowledge up to date by attending regular training, records of which are auditable by the RCVS. We encourage and support our vets to develop their skills and knowledge and most undertake post graduate qualifications.

Having registered veterinary nurses within the team is essential to support the vets and provide the required standards of care we set. For over 30 years the practice has been a large training centre for VN’s and this remains a priority.

Without the wider team of support staff including the veterinary care assistants, reception, dispensing assistants, admin team, driver, cleaners etc we would not be able to provide the services we do or to the level we do for which we are very grateful.


Mr and Mrs Gaten

“The emergency service provided was extremely prompt and effective and the staff were very reassuring and helpful during this time. Thank you” Mr and Mrs Gaten

Mrs Skinner

“I have been bringing my pets in to Abbey House for over 20 years. I am very happy with the service and care I receive and how the staff look after us. I can be confident that if I need to bring my little dog (Pooch) in then he will be well looked after.”

What did 2017 mean to Abbey House

Happy New Year

As always, we have loved meeting clients old and new and looking after your pets. We have been working hard keeping the practice up to our high standards and making sure our staff are developing and providing the best level of care and knowledge.

There has been constant building work over the last two years at the Morley hospital but the culmination of most of the changes finished at the beginning of the year. Most of the upstairs of the practice has been remodelled, providing us a chemo therapy suite which has a theatre, prep room and chemo treatment room with kennels for six day patients. There is now a spacious upstairs preps area next to the CT machine with a new digital x-ray machine, a surgical theatre and endoscopy suite.

Downstairs we have new separate inpatient wards for dogs, cats and small animals, a new laboratory and lift to move animals around the building. Over the last few months we have completed the new dental theatre, cat prep room, cat ward, a scanning room, an instrument room/sterilising room, two separate surgical theatres and a sixth consulting room.

Its great to report that the MRI machine is coming every two weeks, it does cause a little inconvenience in the car park which we are grateful for your continued patience, but we think the service it is providing to our patients more than justifies it.

Veterinary Surgeon Partner Tom Clarke was delighted to be appointed this year as an honorary associate professor at the University of Nottingham a role which involves lecturing vet students on musculoskeletal disease.

Congratulations goes to our newly qualified nurses Stacey, Natalie and Jenna, all now Registered Veterinary Nurses after completing their level three diploma’s, a fantastic achievement.  Vets James Bost, Roberta Bocedi, Evi Kalogirou and Claire McAneny have started their veterinary post graduate qualifications in either Medicine or Surgery.

In October we held the 6th Annual CPD event, an evening at the Village Hotel in Tingley where six of our referral vets spoke on their referral subject to 120 vets from around West Yorkshire and Lancashire. It was as popular as ever and in fact we are planning the first event in March for nurses.

We have been involved in the usual community projects this year with the local dog shows which were very well attended and a lot of fun as always. The knitters and sewers are still busy making cat blankets to donate to the Cats Protection in Gildersome or to sell in the RSPCA shop in East Ardsley. We have raised money throughout the year for charities such as MacMillan and Brooke and we are donating to Radio Aires Mission Christmas and give a pet a Christmas dinner via local foodbanks and kennels.

Finally, we are have some fantastic length of service achievements, our clinical coach and RVN Charlotte has reached 25 years. Office manager Susan, Cleckheaton receptionist Caroline and night nurse Fiona have all reached the 15 year milestone. There have also been four engagements and one baby girl.

I am sure you will agree this has been a fantastic year and we are very excited welcome 2018 in and look forward to being here and providing our veterinary services to you.

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.