Converted office building is now state-of-the-art veterinary hospital

A NEW £1.4m veterinary practice in Leeds will open its doors this month.

Beechwood Veterinary Group is opening the facility at Temple House, in Seacroft. Some of the staff based at Beechwood’s current practices in Crossgates and Chapel Allerton, Leeds, will transfer to the new site before the surgery opens to clients on 23 May.

Clients bringing their pets for treatments and routine care will benefit from high-tech equipment and expanded facilities including: Seven consulting rooms, three operating theatres, a dedicated x-ray room, ultrasound and a dental theatre.

The additional operating space will enable Beechwood Vets to offer laparoscopy, or keyhole surgery, providing a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional spay surgery, as well as procedures such as biopsies of the liver, kidneys and intestines.

The practice will also have a dedicated room to provide a calm space for clients and their pets during difficult times, bringing comfort to owners whose pets are receiving end-of-life care.

Funding for the expansion has been provided by VetPartners, a York-based veterinary group.

The relocation will lead to the recruitment of additional staff, including vets and nurses.

Beechwood’s previous sites  at Crossgates, and Chapel Allerton will remain open as branch surgeries for routine healthcare, along with the other surgeries in Beeston and Garforth.

The new site was previously office space that has been converted to meet the needs of the veterinary practice.

Beechwood Vets clinical director, Louise Mallinson, said: “We will be able to offer a much better service at the new practice as there is much more space for improved facilities and it will be much more comfortable for clients and patients.

“Having separate cat and dog facilities creates a much more relaxed and comforting space for patients, especially cats, and having on-site parking will be a huge bonus for our clients.

“As well as providing improved facilities for clients and patients, it will also be great place to work for our veterinary team. It’s an exciting time for us all as we have been closely involved in the planning process to ensure the practice meets everyone’s needs.”

The project to convert the office building into a veterinary practice was designed by Corstorphine & Wright Architects.