History of Astonlee

Paul Manning opened the doors of the old surgery at No 68, Tickford Street on 1 August 1986. Starting with very little, the practice grew and in June 2002 we opened our purpose built new hospital on the site of the old BP garage on the other side of the road. Since then the hospital has become an RCVS accredited Veterinary Hospital working to the highest standards, and has a team of about 30 people including a night care team on site for our emergencies and in patients. Since November 2007, we have been the only veterinary practice in the area providing our own out of hours service with our own team in our own premises, and that involves having our patients’ notes available to refer to 24 hours a day, plus the ability to treat our seriously ill patients in the hospital without having to move them to another premises, making the treatment as comfortable and continuous as possible.



We offer a comprehensive range of services, both for preventative care and for medical and surgical treatments. Pet owners who are interested to find out more can book a tour of the hospital to be shown around in what many clients find is a much bigger and modern facility than they had imagined. The Hospital has 2 operating theatres, imaging including x ray, ultrasound and video endoscopy, in house laboratory facilities, 4 separate patient wards, separate dental room with modern equipment including dental x rays, 6 consulting rooms and the welcoming and large reception/waiting area with a large car park. The old surgery is now home, since 2017, to our veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy services.

The hospital welcomes referrals from other veterinary practices for cruciate surgeries from all over the British Isles as well as local cases. The veterinary physiotherapy and hydrotherapy services are growing for our own clients and referrals from other local practices. We also see a range of different clinical cases for second opinions.

Astonlee is a Silver Award Investor in People organization, and this is an important recognition of the commitment we have to continuous professional development and ongoing improvement. Astonlee is also a Cat Friendly Gold Award, and Rabbit Friendly Silver Award winning practice.

The most important quality we pride ourselves in goes right back to the start of our journey in which we share a passion for the care of our patients and clients.

How to find us

Astonlee Veterinary Surgery Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 9BA Tel: 01908 611637 - 24hrs Fax: 01908 218095 The new Hospital is located opposite the old surgery (which is now our physio/hydro centre), and is easily visible because it has a very distinctive tower on the corner of Chicheley Street and Tickford Street. Turn right past the tower around the island and a short way up Chicheley Street you will see the large car park on the right.

Charter Of Service

The ‘Astonlee Charter’ sets out our promise to you. It is constantly updated as we listen to your views on what you are seeking from us for your pets. Established in 1986 we have always been at the va...