Providing veterinary care in Skipton, Craven and the Dales for over 80 years, Kingsway has achieved the highest level of excellence from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and is the first practice in the area to be accredited with Veterinary Hospital status.
The practice was originally established at 21 Newmarket Street in Skipton under the name of V J S Leslie & Partners. Initially our clientele was mainly farmers and small animal work was handled in the mornings with an open surgery rather than appointment format, and with operations carried out just once a week on Thursdays.
In 1984 we moved to brand new purpose built premises with parking off Otley Road on the outskirts of the town and adopted the name Kingsway Vets.
Attaining our RCVS Veterinary Hospital accreditation involves rigorous independent inspection and review to ensure the practice meets the very highest standards in delivering care to animals. Any practice in the UK is currently allowed to use the term ‘animal hospital’ but only those with the Royal College’s certification can be termed Veterinary Hospital.
The accreditation recognises our round the clock on-site patient care, meaning that pets are not left unattended overnight. It also acknowledges our continual investment in modern technology to ensure the best possible animal care with separate wards for dogs and cats, two modern operating theatres and a state of the art in-house laboratory allowing for same day results.
In addition to the 24-hour Veterinary Hospital, we also have a branch in Silsden which opened in 1991 and one in Crosshills which opened in 2004.