Leeds Emergency Vets

Abbey House is a long-established night and emergency service providing an out of hours service to the pet owners of Leeds and the surrounding areas. It is based in our well-equipped Morley Hospital, staffed by our veterinary surgeons and nurses who have special training in emergency medicine. Most importantly our emergency teams have not been working during the day. It is better for your pet to be treated by a veterinary surgeon who is wide awake, keen to see your animal and whose special interest is in emergency medicine. It also means that the day vet can get a good nights sleep and give the best possible care to your pet during the day.

Fees: Our LEV consultation fee is the same as our standard day rate. However some procedures/treatments do incur extra fees when carried out during these times.

We are easy to find with strategically placed road signs in the surrounding area. If you have any difficulties in finding us then the staff at the clinic will be able to guide you in. A mobile phone can be invaluable in these circumstances. Always let us know that you are on your way and the nature of the emergency as this allows us to be best prepared for your animal.

52 Commercial Street, Morley, Leeds, LS27 8AG

For matters of personal security the staff at the clinic have instructions not to allow anyone entry to the clinic unless telephone contact has been made first. The doors are kept locked during the out of hours periods. There is an intercom situated at the main door. Staff will let you in as soon as possible but please be aware there may be a slight delay in the vet seeing you as emergencies have to be prioritised at busy times.

All the treatment your pet needs will be performed without delay including x-rays, emergency surgery, intravenous fluid therapy etc. and essential pain relief. This information about your pet’s condition and treatment will be faxed through to your own vet that night so that they will be fully aware of its condition and be able to continue with the veterinary care the following day.

We have staff on site 24 hours a day 365 days of the year. If you are concerned about your pet or are unsure if it is an emergency then please ring us for advise on 0113 2525818. On rare occasions if the staff on site are unable to answer the call due to dealing with another emergency we have an answer phone system which is constantly monitored. Please leave a message and staff will call you back.

Click here to view the 10 Most Common Emergencies.

In the case where you feel you need to come down immediately and cannot wait for a call back then please make your way down to the Morley Hospital and if possible and safe to do so try and call us again on route.

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Meet The Leeds Emergency Vets Team

We have a team of experienced vets who are dedicated to working night shifts supported by day vets who work on a late shift. The registered veterinary nurses (RVN’s) are also very experienced and hold additional nursing qualifications. They are supported by veterinary care assistants (VCA’s) all night and receptionists.

Staff Members

Branca Gregory
Leeds Emergency Vets Veterinary Surgeon DVM, MRCVS Find Out More >
Emergencies

I am one of the night vets at Abbey House. I’ve worked here for the last 12 years and love it.

When I’m not at work I spend time with my family going for walks in the countryside, gardening and showing our children the world we live in. In my free time I play golf, I do long distance running and am now learning how to play the cello. We have a Boxer dog called Smartie who is a part of the family and moved over from Portugal with us last year.

 

Julie Roberts
Leeds Emergency Vets Veterinary Surgeon BVSc, MRCVS Find Out More >
Emergencies

Julie qualified from The University of Sydney, Australia in 1994 and moved to Britain 1998. She worked in mixed practice on the west coast of Scotland then started emergency work in 2005.

Fraser Reddick
Leeds Emergency Vets Veterinary Surgeon BVM&S MRCVS
Emergencies
Louise Chappell
Night Nurse RVN, DipAVN Find Out More >
Emergencies

Louise has worked for Abbey on and off since 2003 and did her nurse training with us. Louise qualified in 2007. At home she has 2 cats, 2 dogs and a parrot called Bilbo who rules the house. Louise has a passion for teaching students and holds a teaching qualification and is  currently studying for her degree in veterinary nursing. She also has a keen interest in pain management and emergency and critical care.

Sarah Kitching
Night Nurse RVN, Cert ECC Find Out More >
Emergencies

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.

 

Heather Bates
Night Nurse RVN
Emergencies
Emma Huffinley
Weekend Nurse RVN
Emergencies
Fiona Hazell
Night Nurse RVN, Cert ECC
Emergencies

Facilities

Abbey House can proudly call itself an RCVS Small Animal Veterinary Hospital and Emergency Services Clinic. To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous assessment every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures. Practices are also subject to spot-checks between assessments. Between 2016 and 2018 the hospital has seen an extension and full refurbishment throughout the clinical areas.

  • Hospitalisation Facilities

    Backed by 24 hour nursing care, there are always vets and nurses on duty in the wards every day of the year. Our commitment to patient care is taken very seriously. We have separate wards for the dogs and cats in both the medical and surgical departments. We have a separate ward for any rabbits, guinea pigs or other small animals or wildlife that have been admitted to the hospital to make sure their stay is as stress free and away from potential predators as possible. We have the Feline Advisory Board Silver award and the cat kennels meet their exacting standards. There is also cat towers for cats to hide away in. We have variety of size kennels for dogs including walk in kennels.  The kennel areas have piped oxygen for patients that may have breathing difficulties and the monitoring equipment is easily accessible.

    There are two isolation wards used for patients where cross contamination of infection is a concern.

    Infection control is a priority for our experienced nursing team, who have exacting standards of cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

     

  • Operating Theatres

    Fully kitted out with anaesthetic machines, that allow us to anaesthetise your pets from the smallest hamster to the largest Great Dane always with their safety as our priority. Our nurses are always supporting the veterinary surgeons in monitoring of the anaesthetics.

    There are dedicated theatres in the referral surgical and oncology departments.

  • Digital X-ray

    We have a digital x-ray unit at the Morley hospital and our Kippax and Batley branches. This allows the rapid production of images of immediate diagnostic value. Any images can be sent to other branches for the opinion of veterinary surgeons with greater experience in their interpretation, veterinary surgeon Tom Clarke is an RCVS certificate holder in radiography. On occasions we can have the image examined by a specialist radiographer as far afield as the US and Australia.

  • Laboratory

    The laboratory at the hospital is manned by two lab technicians during the weekdays and out of these hours nurses run the machines and tests resulting in fast and accurate analysis can be achieved 24/7. The branches also have access to their own lab equipment.

  • Intensive Care Unit

    An incubator, piped oxygen and an oxygen cage are all available alongside the dedicated kennelling area directly next the main prep room at the Morley hospital for constant monitoring.  Minray monitors allow the analysis of the levels of blood oxygenation, the amount of carbon dioxide being produced, ECG, non invasive blood pressure assessment, We also have patient side analysis with lactate and glucometer monitors and blood gas analysis machines.

  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme