Passionate about pets
Vets Now is dedicated to improving the lives of pets and vets by providing emergency care when most vets' surgeries are closed. For pets, we're an out-of-hours accident and emergency service. For vets, we're trusted, expert partners providing an extension to the practice's daytime activity.
Vets Now was founded in 2001 by Richard Dixon, a veterinary surgeon who understood the stress of being on-call round the clock while trying to maintain a decent quality of life. His solution was Vets Now - a dedicated out-of-hours emergency and critical care service for pets.
Over the following years Richard and his team helped to revolutionise the way emergency veterinary care is provided outside normal surgery hours. The key to the Vets Now service is a dedicated, full-time team who only work at night, over weekends and during public holidays. We employ some of the country's leading specialists in emergency and critical care, and because of their work pattern, our staff have a wealth of experience in the field.
Today at Vets Now we work with over 600 vet practices and treat around 100,000 animals every year - more than any other out-of-hours provider in the UK. We have 52 clinics across the country, and referral centres in Glasgow, Kent and Swindon. We've also pioneered other ways to help vets and animals, with a comprehensive referrals service, training and CPD, our canine blood transfusion charity Pet Blood Bank.
We've been well recognised for what we've achieved
Pet Blood Bank is the charity created and supported by us