Emergency 0113 2369030
Out of hours 0113 2369030
Holly House Veterinary Hospital 0113 2369030
Holly House Veterinary Clinic 0113 2369030
Holly House Veterinary Clinic, Ilkley 01943 609285
Emergency 0113 2369030
Out of hours 0113 2369030
Holly House Veterinary Hospital 0113 2369030
Holly House Veterinary Clinic 0113 2369030
Holly House Veterinary Clinic, Ilkley 01943 609285

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Check out some of the services we provide


Check out some of the services we provide

  • 24 hour on-site care
  • Behviour & training consults (see below ↓)
  • Breavement support
  • Community nurse visits
  • CT scanning
  • Dental x-ray suite
  • Exotics, surigcal & medicine
  • Home visits
  • K-laser therapy (see below ↓)
  • Online booking
  • Puppy socialisation classes (see below ↓)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Taining practices for student vets/nurses
  • Ultrasonography
  • Emergency service (see below ↓)
  • Community nursing service (see below ↓)

Read more about our Puppy Services.

Emergency Service

Got an emergency? Don’t travel miles and miles! We are right here in North Leeds 24 hours a day.

Holly House provides the only 24 hour on-site emergency veterinary service in North Leeds through Ark Referrals.

Our emergency service, based at our Street Lane hospital, is available to you day or night by calling 0113 2369030.

Emergency appointments are available at our Street Lane hospital at all times on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. During normal opening hours, a vet will be present on-site, however they may already be working with sick animals. For this reason, we strongly advise that you call the surgery and give us warning of your problem wherever possible before making your way to the surgery. We can give you suitable management advice and prepare correctly for your arrival.

It is our aim to ensure a vet examines your pet at the earliest opportunity. Where your emergency is unannounced and the vet is already consulting or operating, then a qualified nurse may assess your emergency in a nurse triage clinic. Your pet may be admitted and taken to a vet for examination, or you may be reassured that waiting until the vet is free is appropriate. In this instance, the nurse will remain available should you or your pet require further support.

Outside of normal consulting hours, our nursing team will be the first point of contact if you telephone the surgery. Calls will then be directed to the on-call vet as appropriate.

An additional out-of-hours supplement may be charged for animals seen at Holly House under the following circumstances:

  • Unannounced emergency during the working day
  • After 8:00pm and before 8:00am weekdays
  • After 5:00pm Saturday evening and before 10:00am Sunday morning
  • After 4:00pm Sunday evening and before 8:00am Monday morning

24 Hour Nursing Care

At Holly House we provide round-the-clock critical care for all our inpatients. Our dedicated night nurse team looks after any admitted patients overnight and checks them as often as needed. Should our nurses be concerned about an inpatient, they will seek advice from the on-call veterinary surgeon.

Community Nurse Visits

Holly House Vets are pleased to announce a new community nursing service for North Leeds headed up by Registered Veterinary Nurse Amanda.

Amanda can provide nursing consultation within the comfort of your own home, easing pet stress and owner worries if your family member doesn’t travel well.

Amanda qualified as a nurse in May 2007 and has been with Holly House just over 15 years. Amanda has a varied career and has experience as a surgical nurse but most recently has been their practice nurse. Some clients may recognise Amanda from the many nurse clinics. She has recently become the community nurse for Holly House and goes out and about in the Holly House van within a 10 mile radius of the Moor Allerton Clinic.

  • Consultations covered within the Community Nursing Service:
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood sampling
  • K-Laser therapy
  • Bandage changes
  • De-Matts
  • Dental Checks
  • Assisting with medication administration
  • Anal gland expressions
  • Flea and worm treatment consults
  • Delivery of food and medication
  • Drop off and collection of patients to and from the surgery

The community nurse visit is priced at £30.00 for Amanda’s visit and treatment will be charged additionally.

Estimates are available on request. Many of our clients are part of our Pet Health Club and they will benefit from receiving this service at half the price. The pet health club includes preventative healthcare for your pet plus other benefits and is accessed using a convenient direct debit. See www.hollyhousevets.co.uk for details.

Owner Lectures and Training

At Holly House we are passionate about teaching and passing on our knowledge to our clients in our training and lecture days or evenings. 

Training and lectures we offer:

  • First Aid Training (Animals) – Theory and Practical. 
  • Behaviour problems – Hosted by our Behaviourist Hazel Shimmin 
  • Fireworks – Supporting worried pets
  • Tortoise Hibernation Lecture – Hosted by our exotic referral Veterinary Surgeon Sarah Brown

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates on our events. If you haven’t already, you can check with reception to make sure your account is ticked for marketing so we are able to send you information via email, post or text.

Dog Training

There are many benefits of training your dog, in addition to obedience.  Training improves the dog – owner relationship, provides mental and physical exercise, increases understanding and communication, gives the owner the tools to support and manage their dogs in difficult situations, and enables your dog to have a more enriched life by being able to go more places with you.  It can even help prevent behaviour problems and will make resolving any behaviour issue easier.

We offer both one to one training sessions and group classes.

One to one training sessions can help address specific issues such as pulling on lead or recall, but you don’t have to have a training problem, you and your dog may just want to learn more together.  Class sessions enable you and your dog to learn with other dogs and owners and dogs of all ages and ability are welcome.

Please contact: info@hollyhousevets.co.uk if you wish to book onto a class or arrange a one to one.

Behaviour Consultations

We are proud to be one of the only Veterinary Practices within the UK to have an onsite Behaviourist - Hazel Shimmin KCAI(CD), MSc.

Hazel is a Kennel Club accredited and MSc qualified dog trainer and behaviour advisor with decades of experience.  

Many dogs, despite their owner’s best care, may struggle with certain aspect of living in a human society and as a result can develop behaviour problems. Living with dogs with behaviour problems can be very stressful, for both the dog and owner, but fortunately many of these can be treated or managed so that they don’t damage your relationship or restrict your life with your dog. These are best treated as soon as possible and in order to support our owners, we have a full time Dog Behaviourist in practice who will be able to guide your through how to help your dog.

Common issues may include; General Anxiety and Fears and Phobias, including sonophobia, Separation Anxiety, Excessive Behaviour, Repetitive Behaviour or Aggression.

So, if your dog suffers with any of these, or other, conditions, please speak to the vet or behaviourist and arrange a consultation.  

The cost of this will be covered by most insurance companies. 

K-laser Treatment

What is a K-laser?

K-laser Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation, reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing.

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

During K-laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.

Specific conditions that could benefit from K-laser therapy:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Following orthopaedic surgery
  • Gingivitis
  • Wounds
  • Acute and chronic skin conditions
  • Abscesses
  • Burns
  • Aural haematoma
  • Asthma
  • Following surgery to speed up healing of incision

Osteoarthritis – the K-laser can be used as an alternative to or in conjunction with anti-inflammatory medications. It often allows animals already on anti-inflammatory medications to benefit from a dose reduction, meaning a reduced risk of unwanted side-effects.

Following orthopaedic surgery – the K-laser can be used to speed up the healing following an orthopaedic surgery resulting in a more rapid recovery time

Following surgery – the K-laser can speed up the healing of the surgical incision following an operation. This results in less time wearing the buster collar and a quicker return to full fitness.

The K-laser Treatments

The K-laser treatment is carried out by one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses after being recommended by a vet. Depending on the exact treatment that has been prescribed, each treatment takes between four to eight minutes. It is recommended that you stay with your pet during the treatment. The treatment is not painful, most pets actually enjoy it!

The number of treatments required will depend on the reason for the K-laser being prescribed. For arthritis and gingivitis we usually recommend two treatments a week for three weeks. For acute injuries or wounds we normally recommend using the K-laser on alternate days until the problem has resolved.

Client Testimonials

“The day after the operation Dilan had the first of six laser treatments. He was putting weight on his leg within two days! Dilan coped excellently with these. In summary the recovery process is going very well and the scar is healing brilliantly. We could not wish for any more."

- Dilan's owner

“Although my cat Jackson is only 1 year old, he was a rescue born to feral cats and unfortunately carries calicivirus. This has resulted in him having smelly breath and gingivitis, which would only become worse over time and may result in him losing teeth.

It was suggested that a course of K-Laser treatment might be beneficial. Six treatments were given over a 3-week period, each taking four minutes. The nurse who administered the treatments was wonderful, very gentle and caring and Jackson tolerated them well.

But the best part is, after two treatments his breath was already much less pungent, after four it was hardly noticeable and on completion it was gone completely. His gums are now a healthy pink with no inflammation.

I would highly recommend the K Laser and would not hesitate to repeat the treatment if necessary for Jackson."

- Jackson's owner

Further information about the K laser can be found at the following website.

Alternatively, your vet would be happy to discuss this treatment with you further.