Why Millpledge

The Millpledge story began in 1976, starting life as Millpledge Pharmaceuticals. Whinleys Estate Farm was acquired in 1977. Whinleys Estate is still the home of Millpledge. Like our physical location, the company’s vision, mission, and values are the same today as they were then – to deliver affordable, high-quality products that change the lives of our customers and their patients.

Our Story

Founded by Derek Carthew and Graham Cheslyn-Curtis, Millpledge began life as Millpledge Pharmaceuticals. Derek Carthew (known as ‘Slim’) was a qualified pharmacist and development chemist formerly at Pfizer and one of the first UK sales managers for Cox Pharmaceuticals. He established the company that would become known as Millpledge Pharmaceuticals.

Whilst working for Cox he had met and formed a good working relationship with Graham Cheslyn-Curtis who was a sales executive for Cox. Graham’s grandfather's family business had been sold to Cox Pharmaceuticals, but Brian, Graham’s father was kept on to run the south of England territory. Graham joined Cox and became a third-generation pharmaceutical territory manager. Slim knew that Graham would make the ideal partner for Millpledge.

Graham came from an inventive background, his great grandfather developed one of the first-ever toothpastes supplied to the Royal Family and the Pope of the time.

After several successful years of the company specialising in generic pharmaceuticals Slim and Graham decided to expand the business portfolio into a wider range of products. Over the years, the company grew into the international business it is today.

As the veterinary world evolves, so does Millpledge, specialising in a product range that meets the various needs of our customers.

We are now an international manufacturer of veterinary consumables, disposables, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals, serving over 60,000 veterinary practices worldwide.

Slim at BSAVA mid 90s WEB

The Millpledge Team


Meryl Lang – Tel: 07836 772779

UK & EU Sales Manager

Angelad Z WEB

Angela de-Zille RVN – Tel: 07824 142600

Education Advisor & Co‑ordinator


Helen Smith – Tel: 07831 114353

Regional Sales Executive UK North & East Midlands


Jaime Kelly RVN – Tel: 07557 285000

Regional Sales Executive UK South-West


Abi Towriss – Tel: 08000 11 22 88

Sales Office Manager

Debbie W WEB

Debbie Wawszczak – Tel: 08000 11 22 88

Sales & Customer Care Assistant

Peace of Mind for the Veterinary Professional

Promise 1

Millpledge Quality

ISO 9001 High Quality Manufacturing for over 30 years

Promise 2

Unparalleled Customer Support

VN’s or RVT’s on hand to support your business

Promise 3

Delivering better patient outcomes

Products Designed and Developed for the Veterinary professional

Promise 4

Overnight Direct Supply

International distribution partners around the world

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