About us

Our veterinary practice was initially established in 1953 on Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne by James Gourley who was then in partnership with another veterinary surgeon. James then progressed to create his own custom built surgery on Wellington Road in 1974.

In 1990, James retired from veterinary practice and his son Michael, who qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1977 took over as principal of the family business.

In February 2010, Michael also retired from practicing veterinary medicine. Michael Gourley Veterinary Practice was acquired by CVS (UK) Ltd in February 2008 and now operates as part of this larger group of veterinary practices and veterinary service providers.

We are a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Accredited Tier 2, Small animal, first opinion practice. Our team consists of a clinical director, nine full time and one part time veterinary surgeons; 15 nurses, nine receptionists, a practice manager and an administrator.

Since 2002 our main surgery in Ashton-under-Lyne has undergone several changes including a complete refurbishment of the preparation areas, kennel areas and operating theatres and also an extended waiting area for our clients and their pets.

We also have five consultation surgeries based in Denton, Droylsden, Hyde, Newton Heath and Stalybridge. Your will find more information and opening times on our branches under the our practices section of this website.

Our clients are provided with access to a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year.