Ashleigh Veterinary Centre Celebrates Successful NEW Sale Branch Family Fun Day!

Our History

We have proudly been caring for your family pets for 55 Years!

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 in 1987 Ashleigh Veterinary Centre has been owned and managed by Aidan Raftery and Bernard Wynne, with Matt Saunby becoming a third owner of the practice in 2007. We are one of the few remaining Independent practices in Manchester, being run and owned by vets and nurses who work within the practice. in

Our 24hour Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in Chorlton branch cares for dogs and cats, with a specialist team caring for rabbits and exotics. 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.

New Sale Branch opens

As many of its staff live in the Sale area we wanted to expand our patient community and therefore bought the old Ashfield Vets premises. We had our grand opening as Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in March 2018 and held a Family Fun Day in May.

On Saturday May the 5th Staff from Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in Manchester gave the public a “Behind the Scenes” look at life in practice with a Family Open Day at its Newly Opened Branch Practice in Sale.

The event gave existing and potential clients the chance to view the newly opened facility and meet the team.

They could also participate in behind the scenes tours, obtain free pet advice, partake in a raffle and have their faces painted.

Vet nurse Cathy and auxiliary nurse Kim were on reception with a warm welcome offering cakes and refreshments and selling raffle tickets to win hampers full of prizes from veterinary and local independent companies.

Going Behind The Scenes

Meanwhile, Vet Beth and deputy head nurse Cheryl gave tours of the kennel area, prep room, X-ray and theatre, with the opportunity for children – and some adults too – to dress up as a vet or veterinary nurse in theatre. Elsewhere, vets and practice partners Matt and Aidan were giving guests information about the practice and advice on animal health. Vet nurse Izzy was on face painting duties while fellow Vet nurse Maria dressed up as Ashley the mascot dog to entertain the children.

At the same time, auxiliary nurse Nicola was raising awareness of hedgehogs and wildlife with advice and hand-outs; she even brought in her homemade hedgehog garden feeding station to show clients.

The children’s quiz was also popular. When asked to “name three things veterinary nurses do,” one valiant participant said “to make and eat cakes,” after seeing the cake sale in full swing.

Cheryl Said: “The day was a huge success! Not only did we raise awareness of the new branch and veterinary nursing as part of veterinary nurse awareness month, we also raised £100 for charity to be split between the RSPCA Altrincham Cheshire Branch charity and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.”

Contact us

Our team would love to meet you and your pets!

Why don’t you come in for a chat, registration and book your pets in for a FREE nurse clinic?

Telephone: 0161 962 8236.


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