Our out of hours service is provided by Vets Now

Out of Hours

Our out of hours service is provided by Vets Now, the leading providers of veterinary emergency and critical care services in the UK. Vets Now Stoke-on-Trent have recently been recognised as Outstanding in the provision of pet emergency care by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Find out more about their service here.


We are fortunate enough to be the host practice for Vets Now, so you will not need to travel to a different veterinary practice as the out of hours service will be provided from Lime Trees Veterinary Hospital – Meir Park.

Should you ring the surgery out of hours, your call will be answered by Vets Now. They will take any details required and arrange for you to be seen if an appointment is necessary.

If your pet requires hospitalisation overnight, Vets Now have both a vet and nurses on site all night and 24hrs at weekends and bank holidays. They will check on your pet on a regular basis and provide all of the medication and care that they will need out of surgery times.

Please click the link below to read our letter we have published in the waiting room informing of the changes:

Vets Now Letter To Clients

If your pet requires urgent veterinary care while the surgery is closed please call our usual number and you will be transferred to Vets Now: 01782 385285. Alternatively, please call Vets Now directly on: 01782 489892.

To find LIME TREES VETERINARY HOSPITAL - MEIR PARK on the SATNAV use ST3 7WA (McDonald’s) and follow Lysander Road in to Meir Park – approx 100 yards from ST3 7WA.