Back in 2001 our founder Richard Dixon was working on his PhD in Glasgow, and to make ends meet he offered to help a number of local veterinary practices by covering their out-of-hours work. It was a win/win – he’d get some extra cash and they’d get their lives back at nights and weekends. His idea took off, and from there a company was born.
Vets Now, now
Since then we’ve been instrumental in revolutionising the way emergency veterinary care is provided outside of normal surgery hours. With 53 out-of-hours clinics throughout the UK and three 24/7 emergency and specialty hospitals in Glasgow, Swindon and Manchester, we treat around 100,000 animals every year – more than any other out-of-hours provider in the UK. We've also pioneered other ways to help animals such as our comprehensive referrals service and providing our staff with industry-leading training and CPD opportunities. We also support the canine blood transfusion charity, Pet Blood Bank UK.
Why it works
The key to our success is our employees and the expertise and professionalism they show every day. Our ethos is simple - to give people and their pets the care and support they deserve, at the time they need it most - and we live by our core values of innovation, caring, releasing potential and responsibility.
Still run by vets
At Vets Now we still put the veterinary profession at the heart of everything we do. Our founder, Richard, still plays an active role in the running of the company and our clinics are all managed by people who have worked as frontline vets or vet nurses.