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: Clare McDermott HR Manager 0113 3878642 or email hr@abbeyvetspets.co.uk



3 x Cleaners

10-12 hours, evenings/weekends at Morley, Rothwell and Kippax.

Driving licence/own car desirable, flexibility and experience in similar role essential.

Rate of pay £8.21 plus excellent benefits.

Closing date Friday 30th August 2019.


An application form and an equal opportunities form is available at the bottom of this page. Please download, print out and complete by hand demonstrating you meet the requirements for the position giving as many examples as possible. Please include a current CV with your application.

If you need any assistance with the process please contact Clare McDermott on
01132 525818.

Post or email to:
Clare McDermott HR Manager
Abbey House Vet Hospital
52 Commercial Street
LS27 8AG