We are very proud of the excellent facilities at Morley but our primary asset is the skill and expertise of our veterinary surgeons.



We are very proud of the excellent facilities at Morley but our primary asset is the skill and expertise of our veterinary surgeons.


Several of these have acquired additional veterinary qualifications to enable them to accept referral work both from within the practice and from other vets.


A particular advantage to you is the extensive range of specialties that we can offer and in a large practice such as ours, there is always someone with either a specific expertise or interest, in every condition.


Access to such skills here in Leeds avoids you and your pet having to travel long distances to seek specialist help.


A referral request form in pdf format is available to download here.

Small Animal Surgery / Veterinary Radiology


Tom Clarke

BA, VetMB, Cert VR, Cert SAS MRCVS


Tom Clarke is a partner at Abbey House. He graduated from Cambridge in 1983 and has been in small animal practice ever since. He gained his radiography certificate in 1986 and small animal surgery in 1998. Tom gained RCVS Advanced Practitioner status in 2015.



Lisa Davies

BVM&S, Cert V.Ophthal, MRCVS


Lisa Davies is also a partner at Abbey House having worked here since graduating in 1989 from the Royal Dick - Edinburgh. She gained her Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1996 and has been seeing referrals since that time.

Soft Tissue Surgery


Professor Rob White

BSc, BVet Med, Cert VA, DSAS (soft tissue), DiplECVS, SFHEA, FRCVS


Rob is one of the UK's leading experts in soft tissue surgery. He has worked at Willows Referral Service in Solihull for many years alongside his role as a professor at the University of Nottingham vet school. Rob is happy to see all soft tissue surgery cases but has a special interest in airway and urogenital surgery. He is also a world expert on the management of porto systemic shunts and brings unrivalled experience in this field.  



Angela Bodey

B.Sc., B.V.Sc., PhD., M.R.C.V.S.

Angela Bodey qualified from Bristol in 1988. She worked in mixed and small animal practice for three years before taking up clinical studies towards a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College.  She has carried out extensive work investigating blood pressure assessment and dynamics in dogs and cats and has published several papers on the subject.



Neil E. Palmer

BVSc, MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS


Neil Palmer has a particular interest in oncological and reconstructive surgery and in the wider management of neoplastic disease. He is also equally concerned with the palliation and management of terminal cases where aggressive management may not be appropriate. Neil has an MSc in clinical oncology.



Justyna Ratczak



Justyna particularly enjoys the internal medicine part of her role in practice, however her special interest lies in animal welfare and behaviour. Justyna holds a post graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour counselling from The University of Southampton. Justyna deals with a variety of cases including feline and canine aggression, house soiling and seperation anxiety. 

Internal Medicine


Emma Howarth



Emma graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1999 and has worked within small animal practice in the West Yorkshire area ever since. In 2013, she gained the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Small Animal Medicine). Emma sees referral internal medicine cases at our Morley Hospital, whilst still enjoying the variety that first opinion and emergency work has to offer.



Kirsten Pantenburg

Dr.Med.Vet Cert AVP(VD) MRCVS


Kirsten graduated from Berlin University, Germany in 2003 and completed her doctoral thesis in 2005. She moved to England thereafter and has worked in Yorkshire ever since. Kirsten gained her RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology in 2014 and is a member of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group (BVDSG) as well as the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).



Victoria Spalding



Victoria Spalding qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1992 and completed her masters degree at the Royal Veterinary College in 2002. She has practiced in human medicine since 1992 but has specialised as an animal therapist since 1996.