Welcome to Vets Now’s Media Centre
As the UK’s leading provider of pet emergency care with a nationwide network of emergency clinics and 24/7 hospitals, there’s nothing we don’t know about animal care.
If you’re a journalist or researcher looking for an expert veterinary opinion, incredible real-life case studies or any other media-related matters, you’ll find all the information you need here. Get in touch using the contact details below.
Our spokespeople are experienced veterinary professionals whose passion and expertise make them perfectly placed to comment on any animal-related topics. Having appeared on various local, regional and national radio and television broadcasts, our senior vets and vet nurses are readily available to provide media interviews, comments and information.
Our state-of-the-art hospitals in Glasgow and Manchester also provide ideal filming locations. If you would like to speak to one of our spokespeople, please get in touch using one of the contact methods above.
Laura is Vets Now’s Professional Standards Director. She is responsible for driving clinical and professional standards and works closely with the Vets Now marketing department on a wide variety of digital content, media and PR work.
From Castleford, West Yorkshire, Laura qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1999 and worked in small animal practice for eight years before moving into emergency and critical care at Vets Now.
In the early part of her career at Vets Now, Laura successfully led three different out-of-hours emergency clinics as a senior veterinary surgeon before being promoted to the role of district vet.
Lara is lead veterinary surgeon in our pet emergency hospital in Glasgow. She also teaches effective client communication skills to newly-qualified vets.
Originally from Scotland, Lara moved to Northern Ireland after graduating from Glasgow University in 1996. She worked for eight years in mixed practice before taking up a senior vet surgeon role at Vets Now in Belfast. Lara was later promoted to the role of district vet, with responsibility for seven of Vets Now’s pet emergency clinics.
Since joining the company Lara has gained an MBA. She is also a member of the British Veterinary Association and the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
Dave qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997 and went on to work in busy small animal practices in London and Derby for more than three years before working as a small animal locum in private, charity and referral practices.
He joined Vets Now in 2004, where he is head of clinical intelligence. Dave has a passion for emergency and critical care and the development of evidence-based medicine.
Dave became an elected member of the RCVS Council, which sets the standards of conduct for the veterinary professions in the UK, in January 2018.
2020 Press releases
2019 Press releases
- Pet Christmas survival guide 2019 231.2kb
- Design Awards Glasgow hospital 152.7kb
- Vets from all over the world assemble for Congress 2019 209.3kb
- Vets call for fireworks to be banned from public sale 135.64kb
- Hot weather could end in tragedy warn vets 121.81kb
- The warning signs of heatstroke in dogs. Nationals. 190.22kb
- Laura Playforth and Daniel Lewis promoted to leading roles at ECC provider. 152.78kb
- Vets Now launches Wellness Month. 153.27kb
- Dog Friendly Days Out in Surrey. 220.85kb
- Bring Your Dog to Work Day Vets Now helps companies roll-out. 158.55kb
- Media content Nine Smart Eating Strategies For Your Shift. 167.71kb
- Media release Vets Now Glasgow hospital launches new residency programme. 112.41kb
- Vets Now vets shortage occupation list press release. 224.5kb
- RCVS discplinary committee hearing response May 2019 95.97kb
- Keeping your pet safe in the garden. National Gardening Week 238.46kb
- Vets issue Easter warning to pet owners 2019 161.26kb
- Vets Now announces ECC Congress 2019 207.64kb
- Vets warn popular Mother's Day gifts could be fatal for cats 203.04kb
- Ten flowers to avoid this Valentines 197.96kb
- Vets Now CPD Bitesize roadshow 2019 176.12kb
- Vets Now Glasgow hospital relaunches following 1.5m investment 148.57kb
- Media content package.Emergency vets issue cold weather warning 291.91kb
- Vets Now Staff use angle fund to help critically ill patients 150.66kb
Vets Now images
We have an extensive catalogue of high-resolution photography from our clinics and hospitals, pet case study images and photographs of our senior staff. If you would like to use any Vets Now images email us or call 01383 627611.
For filming requests in our clinics, hospitals or support office, email us here. For information on our brand values and guidelines click here. If you are a pet owner with a query or complaint, please contact client care.
- Vets Now was established in 2001 and is the leading provider of emergency veterinary care for companion animals in the UK.
- With 24/7 Pet Emergency Hospitals in Glasgow, Manchester and Swindon, and 59 out-of-hours clinics nationwide, Vets Now is committed to delivering a responsive emergency and critical care service for cats, dogs and other small animals.
- Vets Now also partners with more than 1,400 veterinary practices across the UK to provide their clients with a seamless out-of-hours emergency care service.
- Vets Now employs over 1000 staff.
- Vets Now remains at the forefront of emergency veterinary care through its commitment to clinical excellence and training, employing many of the country’s top Emergency & Critical Care Specialists.