Dedicated out-of-hours emergency care
With almost 20 years’ experience, partnering with us means peace of mind for you, your team and your clients.
At Vets Now, we cover your out-of-hours care, leaving you and your team to focus on providing a first-class service to your clients during the day, and enjoy a well-deserved rest when you leave the clinic.
With more than 60 clinics and 24/7 emergency and specialty hospitals across the UK, we have the largest out-of-hours emergency caseload in Europe, meaning we truly understand what it takes to run a high-quality OOH service.
If you are interested in finding out what our out-of-hours cover could do for you, contact us by clicking the button below.
You can relax and enjoy your free time with no more on-call and unpredictable evenings and weekends.
With no more on-call nights and weekends, your team is able to focus on their day-time caseload, improving staff performance and client care.
Rest assured that your clients will receive clinical care 24 hours a day, with OOH emergencies handled by a dedicated team.
We operate solely as emergency vets, so our training, extensive experience and expertise is completely focussed on emergency and critical care.
We will never provide any routine first-opinion work and will always pass your cases back to you. We complement rather than compete, making us a natural extension of your service.
Make the most of the opportunity to develop your business and grow profits by removing the risk of bad debt accrued by running an OOH service.
When your practice closes you’ll switch your phones to Vets Now’s emergency number. Our trained contact centre team will be on hand to answer your out-of-hours calls.
Our highly-skilled team will see any cases requiring emergency treatment. Typically, one in four pets needs to be seen, while the rest are reassured that they can wait to see your team the following day.
In the morning we’ll transfer hospitalised cases back to you where possible, and we’ll recommend any outpatients come back to see you.
You’ll receive medical histories for every patient we have treated first thing the following morning, so you’ll know exactly which of your clients we’ve seen on your behalf, allowing you to continue care.
Michael Morrow has been oursourcing his OOH to Vets Now for the last 13 years. Here, he explains how it has changed his life.Read more
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All our clients who have used the Vets Now out-of-hours service have been pleased with the treatment given. Our practice staff have also been completely satisfied. The service you provide is professional and efficient.
People who don’t have pets might not realise that a cat or a dog is part of your family...Thankfully, it wasn’t long before Asha was back to her normal self and I’m very grateful to the Vets Now team for being there to look after her.
Thanks to Vets Now I can now offer my clients a great level of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week — and my team and I get that work/life balance our industry always struggles to achieve.
All of the staff were so calm and helpful, and it was just brilliant when I was able to go and get her the following day. It was so reassuring that, with everything that’s going on, this help was still there when I needed it.
The staff at Vets Now are terrific. In fact, every practice needs your service. I had reservations about the centralised call handling service, but it's been brilliant, a real success, and the system really works.
Having your dog in emergency care is one of the worst things imaginable for a pet owner. But Anita and the team at Vets Now were incredibly caring and thorough – it felt like Karma was in very safe hands