The Cat's out of the Bag!
We are very excited to announce that we are opening a second veterinary practice at the Moor Allerton Centre, a mile down the road from our existing Street Lane Hospital. Due to popular demand, we have outgrown our current house and so from April 2017 we will be operating from both sites.
The floor plan of the new site is below (click to enlarge) and as you can see, we will have lots of space to accommodate all of our lovely pets and pet owners. Separate dog and cat waiting areas will reduce anxiety whilst waiting to be called in. And don’t worry, small furry, scaley and feathered pets haven’t been forgotten; there will be a dedicated area for you as well!
As well as lots of space inside, there will also be ample parking outside, which we know will be welcome news to those of you that visit us at our busier times.
We will have 5 consulting rooms, a theatre suite and a dedicated dental theatre complete with dental x-ray. We have left room to grow and we hope to invest in a hydrotherapy treadmill in due course.
Excitingly, we will be the only veterinary practice in North Leeds to have a CT scanner on-site. Hopefully your pet will never need this piece of equipment but should it be required, rest assured that this test can be performed on-site avoiding the need for you to travel with your pet.
Please follow this link to pre-register (open to new and existing clients) and be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes:
- 365 days’ worth of dog or cat food
- Pet Health Club 12 months for the price of 11
- Free consultation
- Free gift
We will be holding an open day for you to get a first look at our new practice before it opens. More information will be released on our Facebook page and website in due course, so keep your eyes peeled!
Which practice can I attend?
Both practices are run by the same team of staff and both practices will have full access to your pet's clinical notes, therefore you and your pet are welcome to attend either practice. Our customer care advisers will be able to tell you which practice you should visit depending on the reason you are bringing your pet to see us.
Holly House Veterinary Clinic at Moor Allerton is designed to be comparable to your GP. You would attend here for routine vaccinations, health checks and investigations of minor ailments. Our nurse clinics and Puppy Pre-school classes will also be held here. Routine surgeries including neutering, lump removals, stitching of wounds and dental procedures will be performed at this site. Moor Allerton will also house our CT scanner which is used to investigate various conditions including nasal or ear conditions, lameness, cancer and some spinal conditions.
Holly House Veterinary Hospital at Street Lane will be more comparable to a hospital. The 24 hour emergency service will remain on this site so you will attend here outside of normal opening hours. Our night staff will be on hand to deal with any emergencies and to nurse your pet throughout the night. Larger operations will take place here, including orthopaedic surgeries (broken bones, knee surgeries etc.), abdominal surgeries (including surgeries on the gastrointestinal system, liver, kidneys and spleen) and thoracic surgeries. Our surgical and medical certificate holders and our exotic vets will be based predominantly at Street Lane.
It is hard for me to get to Moor Allerton. Can I attend Street Lane for routine appointments?
Of course! We hope that most clients will be excited to attend the brand new clinic as the facilities and parking will be fantastic. However we don’t want to make life difficult for anyone, so you will still be welcome to attend our Street Lane practice if you prefer.
What time are both practices open?
Both practices will be open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Outside of these opening hours, our 24 hour emergency service will run from Street Lane.
Will I still be able to see my preferred vet?
Absolutely. We think it is really important for you and your pet to see the same vet whenever possible. Our vets will rotate between the two practices and our customer care advisers will be able to book you in with your chosen vet at the correct site whenever possible.
What if my pet needs to be transported from one site to the other?
It will be very rare that a pet needs transferring between sites. However, for those rare instances, you may have seen our dedicated ambulances travelling around North Leeds. These will be on hand to transfer your pet between sites, should that be necessary. Alternatively, if you prefer, you would be welcome to transport your pet yourself.