Ashlands Veterinary Centre was set up in 1991 by Geoff and Geraldine Hale with Pam Braithwaite. Pam retired from general practice in 1995.

Anne and Andy bought Ashlands in 2000 and took over on 3rd March of that year. Together they opened a fully equipped surgery in Glusburn in June 2004. Steve Kirby joined as a partner in 2012, and between them, took over a small branch in Skipton from Cats Only in July 2014.

The practice has grown from 1 vet, 2 qualified VNs and 1 trainee in 2000 to 10 vets, 7 qualified VNs, 4 trainee VNs, 9 receptionists, an accounts manager, an insurance coordinator, practice manager and handyman in 2015.

The aim for the future is to open a purpose built Veterinary Hospital in Ilkley with all modern facilities with an onsite dedicated 24hr hospital team so that Ashlands Veterinary Centre can offer the very best Veterinary care in the area. There are also plans to open a larger, better equipped surgery in the heart of Skipton