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Gourley Veterinary Surgeons

0161 330 2514
0161 330 4839


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Gourley veterinary practice was initially established in 1953 on Oldham Road, Ashton Under Lyne by Mr James Gourley who was then in partnership with another veterinary surgeon. James then went on 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. Gourley’s are the longest established veterinary practice in Tameside.

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 Tier 2 Small animal 1st opinion practice employing a Clinical Director, 8 full time and 1 part time veterinary surgeons. We also employ 15 Nurses, 8 Receptionists, a Practice Manager, and an Administrator.

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

We have also have 5 branch clinics based in DENTON, DROYLSDEN, HYDE, NEWTON HEATH and STALYBRIDGE. These are consultation only clinics. Please follow the link ‘branch clinics’ for information and opening times of each clinic.

Our clients are provided with a 24hr emergency service, 365 days a year.


Emergency Service

Our clients are provided with a 24hr emergency service 365 days a year

0161 330 2514

0161 330 4839

Gourley Veterinary Practice is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 300 veterinary practices in the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473. Registered Office CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER