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About the Surgery

Abbey House, Kippax opened in June 2007. The branch was extended in September 2008 to include an operating theatre, x-ray and laboratory facilities. Pets admitted at the Kippax and Rothwell branches for routine operations such as neutering or dentals are treated at Kippax.

The clinic now has three receptionists, a veterinary nurse and veterinary surgeon.

There is free parking both on the roadside in front of the clinic and also in a car park to the rear of the premises.

Consultations by Appointment only
Outside these times calls will be automatically redirected to our main hospital in Morley.

11 High Street,
LS25 7AF

0113 286 7108


Opening Times
Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 12 pm
Sunday Closed

Staff Members

Trudi Pardoe
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Trudi has a veterinary degree from the University of Bristol, and has been part of the Kippax team since the clinic opened in 2007. During the past 10 years she has developed her interest in rabbit medicine and surgery and now provides veterinary care to rabbits over a wide area of Yorkshire. Her other main interest is feline medicine. In her spare time she looks after her house-rabbit and 3 cats.

Jade Thorpe
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Jade qualified as a veterinary surgeon from The University of Liverpool in 2015 and after a year of working in a corporate small animal practice in West Yorkshire she joined the Abbey House team in August 2016.

Jade generally works from the Kippax clinic but does help cover at all the branches and the Morley hospital. Jade has an interest in veterinary medicine and also runs the puppy training classes from the Kippax clinic.

She has two dogs, a Pomeranian and a Pomeranian cross Cavalier who both compete in Rally Obedience competitions.

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Jane Easter Brown
Animal Handler and Receptionist Find Out More >
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Jane joined the practice in January 2000 working at the Rothwell surgery, then moved to Kippax surgery shortly after it opened after having her daughter.

She has 5 ponies, 1 dog, 1 cat, 2 Guinea Pig’s, coldwater fish and lot’s of free range laying hen’s and bantams.

Caroline Bartley
Animal Handler and Receptionist Find Out More >
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Caroline started at Abbey House Kippax in January 2012. At home her time is taken with her horse Louis, her rescue Irish Setter Flynn and rescue cat Ruby.

Kayleigh Hill
Animal Handler and Receptionist Find Out More >
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Kayleigh has been with Abbey House for nearly 3 years. She started off as a VCA at the Morley hospital working days, then moved on to work the overnight shifts focusing on out of hours care, before finally coming to our Kippax branch to do reception and animal handling. Kayleigh is currently completing her level 2 diploma for Veterinary Care Assistant with the College of Animal Welfare which she hopes to complete by the summer of next year. At home her time is taken up by her 2 cats; Jasper and Dexter, her dog Bruce and her corn snake Chester.