Modern Medicine. Traditional Values.

Tweed House Veterinary Surgery is a family-run company, which aims to provide comprehensive small animal veterinary care to the communities of North-West Leeds and the surrounding areas. We strive to serve the community through education of pet owners, the general public and our employees alike. We will always charge a fair price for the care we provide, so that we can continuously improve through reinvestment in new services, technologies and employee education. This will allow our employees to develop their careers and will ensure we always provide the best service to the community.
— Tweed House Mission Statement

Our History

Tweed House in yeadon was established in 1983 by Gil Averis. in 1991 she opened a second branch in pudsey.

In 1999 the Yeadon branch was expanded and extensive alterations were carried out to provide excellent facilities for the patients and our veterinary staff.

Tweed House also has a branch surgery at Pudsey. This began as a small satellite surgery in 1991 and has expanded into a busy surgery backed by our full hospitalisation and surgery facilities based in Yeadon.

In August 2011, Tweed House was taken over by Katie and Andrew Price after six years of Andrew being a veterinary surgeon at the practice. They aim to continue the high standard of veterinary care that has always been provided by Tweed House. 

Tweed House, Pudsey

Tweed House, Pudsey

Tweed House, Yeadon

Tweed House, Yeadon

Our Staff

Introducing our friendly team of vets, nurses and support staff; each dedicated to the care of your pets.


Elisabeth joined us in March 2016 having qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015. She is interested in all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, but has a particular interest in surgery including cruciate ligament disease and surgical management. Elisabeth helps us to ensure that our practice is kept 'cat friendly'.

Lorraine Birch BVMS MRCVS

Lorraine graduated from Glasgow University in 2005. She has been in Small Animal Practice ever since and has gained experience in all aspects of medicine and surgery . She joined our Veterinary Team in August 2012 and has developed a particular interest in surgery.

Phillip Emerson BVSc MRCVS

Phillip graduated from Liverpool in 2002 and worked in Mixed Practice for 5 years, before joining a Small Animal Practice. Phillip has a particular interest in Internal Medicine and is currently studying towards his British Small Animal Veterinary Association Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

vicky hutchings BVSC bsc mrcvs

Vicky joined us in January 2018 and she is enrolled on the BSAVA Surgical Certficate. She qualified from Bristol Vet School in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Science and a BSc in Veterinary Parthogenesis. She spent three years in mixed practice before travelling and working in Thailand and New Zealand before returning to join the team at Abbey House Veterinary Hospital. She is currently working towards her Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Andrew Price BVMS (Hons) MRCVS

Andy qualified from Glasgow University with Honours in 2004. After spending a year in a small animal practice in Cheshire he moved to Tweed House. Andy also has a keen interest in surgery and routinely performs operations such as cruciate ligament repair, patellar luxation correction, fracture repair and more complicated soft tissue surgery. Andrew has recently received training from Orthomed in performing Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) for cruciate ligament surgery and the Ridgestop procedure for Patellar Luxation.


Katie has a first class honours degree in Biology from the University of York. From there she went on to Glasgow University to study Veterinary Medicine, where she completed the course in only four years instead of the usual five. Since graduating in 2004, Katie has worked in several small animal practices and has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of first opinion work. She has a particular interest in internal medicine.


Our nursing team:

Catherine Morphet (Head Nurse) RVN

Shelley O'Brien RVN

Sarah Amos-Jones RVN

Robyn Hanson RVN

Nicola Ross RVN

Gabby DaLuz Vieira

Lidia Ognissanti

Amy Trantor

Lucy Ann Ackroyd


Our support staff:


Jan Till (Manager)

Maxine McCaffrey (Receptionist)

Adele Naylor (Receptionist)

Lindsay Hawkshaw (Receptionist)

Lisa Seale (Receptionist)