Our team of world-class specialists and advanced practitioners offer a renowned referral service across several areas of veterinary medicine.

Veterinarian examining a cat at Vets Now Manchester Hospital

Emergency and critical care

Across the UK, specialist referral options remain limited for critically ill patients – particularly at weekends. Our 24/7 emergency and specialty hospital in Manchester aims to provide your patient with the best possible intensive care and monitoring, with round-the-clock nursing and veterinary care for critical pets. Our team are here to help when you need it the most. Conditions we commonly provide diagnostics and treatment for are:

• Traumatic injuries
• Cardiac arrhythmias
• Respiratory distress
• Coagulopathies
• Gastrointestinal diseases
• Toxin ingestion
• Sepsis

Pet surgery at Vets Now Manchester Hospital

Soft tissue

We offer a vast range of soft tissue procedures, including but not limited to:
• Perineal hernias
• Laparoscopic procedures including ovariectomy
• Laryngeal tieback

Our team also regularly performs complex procedures, including pericardiectomy, mediastinal mass removal, lung lobectomy, skin grafts, maxillary and mandibular tumour removal and portosystemic shunt surgery.

Our soft tissue referral service is led by renowned specialist Professor John Williams, who has a wealth of experience in all aspects of soft tissue surgery.

Orthopaedics appointment, veterinarian with a dog


Our orthopaedics team performs a wide range of procedures on cats and dogs of all shapes and sizes, including (but not limited to):

• Arthroscopy
• Arthrodesis
• Fractures
• Angular limb deformities
• Prosthetic groove replacement

Our state-of-the-art facilities also allow us to undertake ground-breaking new surgical techniques, including the use of 3D printing for surgical guidance. These 3D models help with planning advanced procedures, meaning we can perform complex operations with increased effectiveness and efficiency.

Team at Vets Now Manchester Hospital during internal medicine appointment

Internal medicine

Our internal medicine service prides itself on seeing complex and challenging cases. The team works closely with our soft tissue and ECC teams, and utilise diagnostic imaging to provide a complete service for presenting problems including but not limited to:

• Chronic cough
• Chronic nasal disease
• Upper and lower GIT conditions
• Urinary tract disease
• Anemia
• Pyrexia of unknown origin

Cardiology dog appointment at Vets Now Manchester Hospital


Our cardiology team works closely with the ECC department, meaning we’re able to provide 24/7 emergency care for our busy cardiology caseload.

Our cardiology team is led by James McMurrough who also holds RCVS advanced practitioner status in Cardiology.

James has a keen interest in all areas of cardiology especially the treatment of pericardial disease, feline aortic thromboembolism and acquired cardiomyopathies.

Dog during diagnostic imagining appointment

Diagnostic Imaging

Working closely with internal medicine and all our other departments is our Diagnostic Imager Pedro.

He is experienced in advanced abdominal ultrasonography including the diagnosis of various disorders (including portosystemic shunts), and performing ultrasound-guided diagnostic tests such as aspiration, SUB flushing and Tru-cut biopsies.

Pedro also plays a pivotal role in using computed tomography for advanced imaging studies.