From Wednesday 25th March the Cleckheaton and Rothwell clinics will be closed until further notice.


Due to COVID-19, this practice is physically open for urgent and emergency cases. All other assistance will be provided via telephone advice or video consultation, where available. To access this service please call us. Click here for further information.

Our Employees

Abbey House currently employs approximately 130 people across 5 branch clinics.

Abbey House is committed to be an equal opportunities employer and we pride ourselves in supporting our employees to develop personally and professionally.

We do occasionally need to recruit new members of the team and we have many different types of jobs within the organisation.


We currently employee 15 vets in full time and part time positions and in addition we have regular locum vets who work for us when we need help covering for holidays, illness or for those attending training courses. All vets have to be registered with and members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) before they engage in any type of veterinary work in the United Kingdom.


We have 15 qualified Veterinary Nurses (VN’s) within the practice. Abbey House has a strong culture for training and development and for many years has been a large training centre for VN’s. The Head and Deputy Head Nurse both have their Certificate in Education (Cert Ed) qualifications and have previously taught on the veterinary nurse training program. We currently have 6 student nurses at college and 5 trainee nurses waiting to start and we are proud of our excellent pass rate. The RCVS is currently in the process of changing the nurse training and examination structure but Abbey House is committed to continuing the training of veterinary nurses.


We currently employee 30 receptionists, the majority of those being part time positions to help us provide an excellent quality of customer service. Some of the receptionists are trained as animal handlers so they can help vets and clients in consultations if needed, this is especially helpful at the branch clinics.


We are proud to have our own in house cleaning team, positions are part time and are generally in the evenings.

Other Positions

Abbey House has a multitude of other roles, all essential to keeping the practice functioning. e.g.

  • Dispensing assistants
  • Lab technician
  • Maintenance technician and driver
  • Admin and accounts team
  • Stock controller

For more information contact: Charlotte Dean HR Advisor 0113 3878642 or email


  • Veterinary Surgeon based at Morley and branches, 47 hours per week, 1 in 4 weekend
  • Registered Veterinary Nurse based at Morley, 40 hours per week, 1 in 4 weekends
  • Cleaner based at Batley, 12 hours per week, Monday to Saturday

If you feel you have the requirements for this role and are interested in applying for the position, please download the application forms below. Please download, print out and complete by hand demonstrating you meet the requirements for the position by giving as many examples as possible. If you need any assistance in this process, would like some more information or would like to request a posted copy of the application forms please contact Charlotte Dean, HR Advisor on 0113 3878642 or email