About Us

When Chris and Kirsty Barker set up Ashlea Veterinary Centre in 1994 they were taking a major decision at a difficult time – both had left their jobs and Kirsty was eight months pregnant!

Chris and Kirsty quickly established themselves in the community, moving to our purpose-built facility on Port Road Business Park in 1998. We have been delivering compassionate care and a top quality service ever since.

We offer a comprehensive list of services to support the health of your family pet, including separate kennelling for dogs, cats and other small furries, and a range of in-house diagnostic equipment. We also have free car parking available for our clients outside the practice. 

We’ve also been a veterinary nurse training centre for many years, and it has been so rewarding to help launch fantastic careers, many of which see our students returning to our practice with new knowledge and experience further down the line.

Our caring team of vets and qualified veterinary nurses have a range of interests and experience. We’ve been fostering long-standing relationships with our patients and clients for many years through dedication, conscientiousness, compassion and teamwork.

We hope to see you and your pet soon.