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Lisburn Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Sprucefield Shopping Centre
Hillsborough Road
Lisburn
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

MRCVS

Read Barry Palmer bio

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 is busy with son Fox and looking after his two rescue goats. He is also allowed to share his home with 4 cats and a dog. He is also a keen reader and enjoys cycling and painting.

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Becky Orr

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Becky graduated from University of Liverpool in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice with a particular interest in surgery and loves seeing border collies. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, drawing, socialising and training/walking her border collies Jaffa and Paddy.

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Michelle Gault

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Michelle graduated as a veterinary surgeon from University of Liverpool in 2016 and has experience working in both mixed and small animal clinics. She enjoys meeting and chatting to owners and following their pets journey throughout their lives. At home, she has a border collie called Twix who she enjoys going for runs with.

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Christina Palmer

Practice Owner & Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Christina is a qualified Vet Nurse who trained at the University College Dublin. She has over 20 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. Outside of work, she is kept busy with her son Fox and her own pets, which includes 4 cats, 2 goats and of course, Brian the dog!

Nicole Cullen

Nicole Cullen

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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 been with the practice since opening in 2012 and became a qualified nurse in 2016. She enjoys socialising and going to the gym and has a cat called Smokey.

Vicki McAllister

Vicki McAllister

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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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 qualifed as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2021. She enjoys socialising and has two dogs called and Pippa and Archie.

Ruth Ferguson

Ruth Ferguson

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Ruth studied veterinary nursing in Dundalk and qualified in 2019. 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 socialising and travelling.

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Chloe Morrow

Student Veterinary Nurse

SVN

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Chloe worked as an animal nursing assistant for 4 years before starting her veterinary nursing course. She is currently in her final year of veterinary nursing at greenmount. She loves being involved in orthopaedic surgery and being able to help nurse an animal back to full health. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and walking her Labradoodle Poppy.

Elizabeth Blessington

Elizabeth Blessington

Vet Receptionist

Read Elizabeth Blessington bio

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. She also has a rescue dog called Dexter. Outside work, she loves walking and socialising and spending time with her family.

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Luke Morrison

Receptionist

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Luke joined the practice in 2019 and fit in with the team straight away. He enjoys his role at reception, meeting everyone with a smile and getting cuddles from all the puppies. At home, Luke has two rescue dogs, Ruger and Matilda.

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Nicola McKeag

Receptionist

Read Nicola McKeag bio

Nicola trained and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse many years ago and moved to the role of receptionist after having her children. She joined the team at the start of 2022. 

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends. She shares her home with 2 cats Winnie and Dennis.

Vets4Pets Lisburn is locally owned by husband and wife team Barry and Christina Palmer. They opened up the practice together in 2012 after spending many years gaining experience in both mixed and small animal clinics.

Since then, we have had the pleasure of welcoming thousands of pets to the clinic.

We have a very friendly and close knit team of genuine animal lovers who will provide the very best of care to your pets. We take pride in providing a no fear approach when handling our patients, ensuring each visit is as stress free as possible.

Our vets and nurses are all highly qualified with a vast range of experience. We offer a wide range of services alongside our routine consultations and surgery. This includes orthopaedic surgery such as hip replacements, fracture repairs and knee surgery, endoscopy, athroscopy, digital X Ray, Ultrasound, inhouse laboratory, visiting MRI scanner, nurse consultations/clinics and much much more!

We look forward to welcoming you and your pets.

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Air Way Surgery
    Air Way Surgery
  • Anesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.

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  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
    Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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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

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
Vac4Life

Out of hours

Vets Now Belfast
193 Belmont Road
Belfast
BT4 2AE

Telephone: 028 9065 1729

Standard consultation fees start from £250.50

Referral service

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