Our Facilities

We are extremely proud of our refurbished hospital and love to show it off.  If you feel that the virtual tour does not show you everything you wish to see please book an appointment with our practice nurse or practice administrator who will give you a personal tour.  We will make every effort to show you around when you ask but you must appreciate that we have to sometimes deal with sensitive situations.  Do not be offended if we ask you to return for a specific appointment.

First floor

Our first floor houses our surgical and diagnostic suite.  It is an entirely clean area designated by a change in floor colouring.  Staff must wear special clothing and shoes when entering.  If you are visiting you will be asked to do the same.

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Anaethesia and Recovery Radiography Lift Theatres 1 & 2

This room is often called the preparation room. The animals arrive here in the lift and have an examination before receiving their anaesthetic, which is usually a mixture of injectable and inhalational anaesthesia and requires lots of special equipment to deliver. Whilst the vet is responsible for the patient there is always a nurse on hand to closely monitor the animal during its procedure (diagnostics or surgery). The nurse uses a mixture of manual and electronic techniques and always completes a record chart. We have machines that monitor breathing, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, electrical activity in the heart and temperature – the nurse also keeps a check on these machines to ensure they are accurate. This is also where the animal’s hair is clipped and their skin prepared prior to surgery.

From here animals will be moved to diagnostics or one of our two theatres. 

Animals also recover in this area when they return from surgery or diagnostics; we have a bank of recovery kennels and a heated blanket to help them recover quickly.

This is the room where many of our diagnostics happen such as x-rays, endoscopy and ultrasound. The room is capable of being completely darkened so that the images on the screen can be seen easily.

We have an endoscopy unit with television screen so that everyone can see the image. Our ultrasound machine prints pictures, which can be shown to clients. We have installed a digital radiography machine, which is much quicker than our old system and provides us with an image within seconds - this is essential to our emergency service. The digital images can be emailed and displayed on any computer. Electrocardiography (ECG), which measures the electrical activity in the heart, can also be performed here.

The lift is used to bring the patients up from the wards to the surgical area.

Theatre 1

This is the larger of our two theatres. It is mainly used for orthopaedic (bone fixation) procedures due to the massive amount of equipment and people needed to perform this type of surgery. 

Theatre 2

This theatre is slightly smaller and is used for more routine procedures such as neuters and lump removals, which we perform at least daily.

Ground floor

The downstairs area is home to our reception and consulting facilities and our ward areas.  You will see the consulting rooms regularly when you visit but you may only see the wards if you are visiting your pet in hospital or have booked for a tour.  Please be aware that if your pet is isolated for an infectious illness you may not be able to visit. 

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Reception Lab Exotic ward Lift Vet consulting 1 & 2 Emergency treatment room Cat ward Dog ward

Our clients will already be familiar with our reception area, light and airy, greeted by friendly reception staff. If you own a dog it will be weighed here and you will be arrived when you come for your appointment. This is also where we deal with phone calls and payments. We also display a range of toys, food and accessories to meet your pet care needs.

The Laboratory has machines which enable us to test blood in-house. This is useful for monitoring kidney and liver function prior to anaesthetic procedures and for monitoring of the effects of long term medication. All our nurses are trained to use these machines and one of our senior nurses deals with their maintenance. Some of the machines are used in emergency situations when it would be too time consuming to send samples to an external lab.

We have a special exotic ward for reptile pets. This is kept at a high temperature and houses vivariums of all shapes and sizes to accommodate the tiny geckos to the huge iguanas. The rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, rats, mice, chinchillas to name a few are kept next door in a separate ward.

The lift is used to bring the patients up from the wards to the surgical area.

These consulting rooms are equipped for vets to carry out their day-to-day consultations. Familiar to many of you who are already clients?

This room can sometimes double as a consulting room but is often used as an emergency treatment room as it contains piped oxygen and a crash box for emergency situations.

The cat ward is a quiet room with double aspect windows. Some of the cages even get the sun, which we know cats love! Our long-term patients tend to get these. None of the cages face each other in case we have cats that dislike other cats. This is a single species ward and houses only cats.

The dog ward is a large room with access to the yard. We have many cages of different sizes and even a walk in cage for really big dogs. None of the cages face each other in case we have dogs that dislike other dogs. The ward is soundproofed so that if the dogs bark we are less likely to hear them in the rest of the hospital. Usually it’s the healthy ones that bark, as they prefer not to be in a cage!

Holly House Veterinary Hospital, 468 Street Lane, Moortown, Leeds  LS17 6HA

Holly House Veterinary Clinic, Unit C, Moor Allerton Centre, King Lane, Leeds LS17 5NY

t. 0113 2369030      info@hollyhousevets.co.uk

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