Why Millpledge

The Millpledge story began in 1977, acquiring Whinleys Estate Farm and forming officially in 1978. 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. Slim knew that Graham would make the ideal partner for this new company.

Graham’s grandfather's family business was sold to Cox Pharmaceuticals, Brian, Graham’s father was kept on to run the south of England territory for Cox, Graham joined Cox and became a third-generation pharmaceutical territory manager.

Graham’s inventiveness was no fluke, his great grandfather developed one of the first-ever toothpastes supplied to the Royal Family and the Pope in the office of the time.

As the veterinary world evolved, so did Millpledge, adding depth and variety to our product range that meets the diverse needs of our customers. We later became Millpledge Veterinary and the company we know today.

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


Abi Towriss – Freephone: 08000 11 22 88

Sales Office Manager

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Debbie Wawszczak – Freephone: 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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