Leeds office building to become veterinary hospital

Plans for a new £1.4million veterinary hospital in Leeds have been revealed by VetPartners.

Work will start in April to convert an office building at Temple House in Seacroft into a new veterinary hospital for Beechwood Veterinary Group.

The 20-strong team currently based at Beechwood’s main veterinary clinic in Crossgates, Leeds, will transfer to the new site when work is completed in late summer.

Plans for the new hospital include seven consulting rooms, three operating theatres, a dedicated x-ray room, ultra-sound suite, dental theatre with dental x-ray, and separate cat and dog wards. The practice will also create a dedicated room to provide a calm, quiet and less clinical space for owners and their pets during difficult times.

The £1.4million hospital is being funded by VetPartners, a York-based veterinary group.

Beechwood Vets’ Practice Manager Kelly Mann said: “We will be able to offer a much better service at the new hospital as there will be much more space for improved facilities.

“We have outgrown our current site in Crossgates and struggle with the number of consult rooms and lack of kennel space. This limits the number nurse clinics we can offer to our clients. We have an excellent team of enthusiastic nurses, who are keen to grow and develop this service, so having the additional consulting space will allow us to do this.

“We also don’t have space to create separate cat and dog facilities and client parking is an issue. Moving to a bigger site and to a building that is being converted to meet our needs is a massive boost.

“As well as providing improved facilities for clients and patients, it will be great place to work for our veterinary team. It’s an exciting time for us all and it has been great being part of the planning process.”

The relocation will lead to the recruitment of additional team members, including vets and nurses, to join the current team.