Chairman Richard Dixon, 46, is a veterinary surgeon who started this provider of emergency out-of-hours pet care in 2001, after funding his PhD by handling night-time and weekend calls for other vets. The Dunfermline-based company provides its services to more than 1,000 veterinary practices across the UK, from its 53 emergency vet clinics nationwide and three emergency hospitals. Chief executive Mark Ross, 42, led the business to profits of £4.1m in 2016.

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Company details
CompanyVets Now
ActivityOut-of-hours vet surgeries
Annual profit growth76.16%
Latest profits £000s4,130
Latest sales £000s36,759

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