Room for plenty more paws.

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Lisburn Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Unit B2 Sprucefield Centre
Hillsborough Road
Country Antrim
BT27 5UJ
028 9262 8088 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Normal Opening Hours

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

Holiday Opening Hours

Bank Holiday

  • Monday 26 Aug  - 

We've made it easier to contact us

Now you can use WhatsApp to chat to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as flea & worm treatment, request appointments and easily order and pay for treatments or repeat prescriptions. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07700175706


Meet the team


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 is busy with son Fox and looking after his two rescue goats. He is also allowed to share his home with 5 cats and a dog. He is also a keen reader and enjoys cycling and painting.


Becky Orr

Veterinary Surgeon


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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.


Sarah McGivern

Veterinary Surgeon


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Sarah graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2019. She previously worked as a mixed vet in a busy practice in Lurgan and a small animal practice in Newry before joining Vets4Pets in 2022.

Sarah enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a particular interest in Dermatology and medicine. 

Sarah is married to Richard and they have two dogs, Alfie and Arlo. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing in the silver band of which she has been a member for 21 years, spending time outdoors, crafting and she also loves a quiz!


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 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 wildlife, especially birds. She has fostered and rehomed many animals in the past and helped to rehabilitate injured wild birds before release back to where they belong. Outside of work, she is kept busy with her son Fox and her own pets, which includes 5 cats, 2 goats and of course, Brian the dog xx

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 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 dog called Bert.

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Chloe Morrow

Veterinary Nurse


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Chloe worked as an animal nursing assistant for 4 years before starting her veterinary nursing course. She has now finished her final year of veterinary nursing at greenmount and is a fully qualified Veterinary nurse. 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.

Faye Freeburn

Veterinary Nurse



Kala Adams

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Kala is currently in the third year of her Veterinary nursing degree at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. She has joined the team on a one year placement to gain experience.

Kala enjoys all aspects of the job but in particular caring for inpatients and nursing them back to health. 

At home, Kala has a horse called Molly, Cookie the dog and Tori the cat. In her spare time she enjoys horseriding and listening to Justin Bieber.

Alex McKiver

Student Veterinary Nurse


Elizabeth Blessington

Elizabeth Whitten

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


Nicola McKeag


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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.

Elizabeth Ponticelli


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.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    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
  • 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 / Animal Health Certificate
    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

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

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

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 consultation fees start from £288

Referral Service

For all vet referrals, please complete the referral form.