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We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected and we have also adapted our services, making it easier to care for your pet. When you book your appointment our friendly team will also explain what to expect at your visit.

Lisburn Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Sprucefield Shopping Centre
Hillsborough Road
BT27 5UN

Telephone: 028 9262 8088

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

Meet the team

Barry Palmer

Barry Palmer

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Barry qualified from University College, Dublin in 2003 and has worked in mixed practice, both north and south of the border until finally opening up his own clinic, along with wife Christina, here in 2012. He has a passion for all aspects of small animal practice with a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery. At home, he enjoys looking after his three recue goats and is allowed to share his home with 5 cats and a dog. He is also a keen reader and enjoys cycling.
Joleen Little

Joleen Little

Veterinary Surgeon


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Joleen graduated from Liverpool University in 2002 and began her career in a mixed practice in Cookstown. She met her husband Mark, a fellow vet, and after a year of working together with cows and horses they travelled to Australia. It was here that she discovered her love of small animal practice. After a year she returned home and began to work in a busy clinic in Belfast. She joined Vets4Pets 18 months ago and has enjoyed getting to know all the wonderful clients and their pets. Joleen enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a keen interest in Cardiology and Soft tissue Surgery. Her other interests include travelling, Rugby, walking her Labradors and spending time with her young family.
Christina Palmer

Christina Palmer

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse


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Christina is a qualified Vet Nurse who trained at the University College Dublin. She has over 15 years experience in nursing and has worked in both small animal and mixed practice before opening up the Lisburn surgery with husband Barry in 2012. She loves all aspects of her job but has a particular interest in behaviour, welfare and rehoming.She has fostered and rehomed many animals in the past and says there is no greater feeling. Outside of work, she is kept busy with her own pets, which includes 5 cats, 3 goats and of course, Brian the dog!
Nicole Cullen

Nicole Cullen

Veterinary Nurse


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In 2007 she graduated from University College, Dublin with a BSc in Zoology, following this she went on and achieved a MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Queens University Belfast. She has extensive experience working with animals and has volunteered in rescue centres across the country. She has recently passed all her exams to become a fully qualified veterinary nurse. She enjoys socialising and going to the gym and has a cat called Robert.
Vicki McAllister

Vicki McAllister

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Vicki joined Vets4Pets in 2018 as a student nurse. She has previously worked in numerous veterinary clinics which allowed her to complete her Animal Nursing Assistant course at Greenmount in 2016. She is currently in her second year of college to qualify as a registered Veterinary Nurse. She enjoys socialising and has two dogs called Ollie and Pippa.
Ruth Ferguson

Ruth Ferguson

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Ruth goes to college in Dundalk and is currently in her final year of the Veterinary Nursing Course. She has worked in Vets4Pets Lisburn part time as a student nurse since 2017, after carrying out work experience in the practice. She enjoys working with exotic animals, especially rabbits. Outside of work, she enjoys college life and travelling.
Elizabeth Blessington

Elizabeth Blessington

Vet Receptionist

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Liz has been a receptionist with Vets4Pets Lisburn since opening in 2012. She joined the surgery as she has a real love for animals and wants to make a difference in their and their owner’s lives. At home she has a wonderful little boy Corey and two step children Adam and Holly. Outside work, she loves walking and socialising and spending time with her family.
Nicola Scott

Nicola Scott

Vet Receptionist

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Nicola joined Vets4Pets in the Lisburn store in 2012 after working as a receptionist for a charitable organisation. Nicola loves all animals especially dogs – the bigger the better! She has 3 black Labrador retrievers called Sonny, Indie and Bowe, two of whom she rescued from the practice. Outside of work Nicola enjoys watching her two sons play sport – David at Rugby and Jonny at Football.

Vets4Pets Lisburn is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
kitten in practice

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Complete Care dog header

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now Belfast
193 Belmont Road

Telephone: 028 9065 1729

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £149. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £149.

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