About Us

Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has been a veterinary practice since 1963. For the first twenty-five years Ian McKinlay MRCVS and his wife, Susan, ran the practice together. Since Ian’s retirement 1987 Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has been owned and managed by Aidan Raftery and Bernard Wynne. In December 2007 Matt Saunby became a third owner of the practice. The practice has now grown to employ five veterinary surgeons, ten qualified veterinary nurses, three auxiliary veterinary nurses and a practice manager . Ashleigh Veterinary Centre now occupies the whole building, as well as a purpose built extension to the rear. As a larger practice we are able to maintain the high level of equipment and facilities needed to provide the best modern treatment for the well-being and comfort of your pet.

Our high standards have allowed us to attract caring and skilled vets and nurses who wish to work in a challenging and friendly environment. The practice has been approved as having the facilities needed for qualified veterinary surgeon specialist level. Advanced qualifications have been obtained in Canine and Feline Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery by veterinary surgeons working at Ashleigh Veterinary Centre.

Commitment to Continuing Education

Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has over the years proved successful in training many Veterinary Nurses to qualification level, and as an approved nurse training center (R.C.V.S. approved) has been actively involved in the V.N. course. Several of our nurses have obtained advanced nursing qualifications. Over the last ten years the Practice has expanded, its Cat and Dog medicine and surgery, with the addition of a Cattery and the development of specialist skills in the treatment of “Exotics” we are now able to offer all our clients a comprehensive veterinary service.

Bookings can be made by contacting the reception during opening hours.
Monday to Friday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm Saturday 8.30 – 11.00 am

Sunday, Bank and Public holidays 10.00 – 11.00 am

These are also the times that cats can be dropped off and collected. However over bank holidays these times may vary.

Here at Ashleigh veterinary Centre we are happy to provide prescriptions, to help reduce the costs of your pet’s care.

We offer an out of hours service in case you have an problem outside the normal hours. The out of hours team of vets and nurses deal solely with emergency and hospitalised cases. They will be looking after your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Contact us on 0161 881 6868. Your call will be answered by either the Veterinary surgeon or the Nurse, who will take your details and advise you on what to do next. You will also be given an indication of the relevant consultation fees involved.

Should your pet need to be hospitalised for emergency care overnight they will be supervised by our practice team.

It is essential that you telephone us before arriving as this allows us to prepare for your pet’s arrival, and ensures we have all the necessary equipment in place to treat, when you arrive.


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