Open and here for all your pet’s needs

Protecting the health of our colleagues and clients remains our priority but our practices are remaining open and here to help for all your pet’s care and wellbeing needs.

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24-hour emergency care

Access to around-the-clock emergency care at one of our 22 24-hour centres.

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Symptom Checker

If you’re not sure whether your pet needs to see a vet, our quick and easy Symptom Checker can help. Answer a few simple questions about the signs of illness your pet is displaying and the checker will advise whether a trip to the vet is necessary and how urgently that specialist care should be given.

Meet some of the latest visitors to our practices

  • Grass seeds - a common problem for dogs

    Ember and Ozzy have been recent visitors to Medivet Oakengates after both falling victim to grass seeds – a common problem for dogs during the summer months. Both dogs have made full recoveries after successful procedures to remove the sharp grass seeds. Visit our advice page on areas to avoid, how to check your pet and what to do if a grass seed injury is suspected.

  • Police dog with GDV

    Police dog with GDV

    British Transport Police dog Tara, trained to save lives by searching for explosive devices, faced a threat to her own life recently after displaying signs of GDV - Gastric Dilation Volvulus – or dog bloat. The team at Medivet 24 Hour Alder performed corrective surgery and Tara has now made a full recovery . Signs of GDV include a swollen stomach and an urge to vomit but with nothing coming out.

  • Kitten vaccinations

    These adorable kittens have recently been in to visit our practices for their all important vaccinations and health checks.

    Vaccinations are an essential part of ongoing pet care and protect them from a number of serious illnesses.

  • dog with snake bite

    Snake bites in the UK

    Although relatively rare they can cause nasty swelling & bleeding – as poor Duke found out. Thankfully the team at Medivet 24 Hour Southend were quick to administer anti-venom after Duke’s curiosity got the better of him & an Adder struck. We're pleased to confirm that Duke is now on the road to recovery. 

  • Barney the sneezing dog

    The curious case of the sneezing dog

    Poor Barney’s acute attack of sneezes was the worst ever to be encountered by the team at Medivet Oakengates. His owners took him in for a closer examination (adhering to strict safeguarding measures) which revealed a tiny, barely visible 1cm mark on his upper lip. A simple procedure to stitch the wound means that Barney is now sneeze free.

  • Microchip Brings Stray Cat Lily Home

    A Chafford Hundred vet is urging owners to microchip their pets after an Essex family was reunited with their cat, Lily, after six months of anguish.  Medivet Chafford Hundred Lead Vet Karine Field said: "Lily’s amazing story illustrates perfectly why we recommend having your pets microchipped."

Puppy and Kitten Advice

Find out all the latest advice for the newest member of your family.

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Our latest pet care advice

At Medivet, we’re committed to providing trustworthy, expert advice that helps you care for your pet. Don't miss our latest advice for keeping your pets happy and healthy.

Why choose Medivet?


Years of experience


Veterinary practices


State-of-the-art 24-hour practices

We’re dedicated to helping your pet live a long, happy and healthy life. We do this by delivering exceptional care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our Medivet practices provide exceptional continuous care and a broad range of services – including both routine and advanced surgery – to meet all your pet’s health and wellbeing needs.

More about Medivet

We’re rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot

Our clients have rated us 'Excellent' on Trustpilot, cementing our reputation for providing exceptional care that’s always there. Take a look at our five-star reviews and see why our clients trust Medivet for all their pet-care needs.

The importance of insurance

Insurance can offer piece of mind, especially in challenging time. At Medivet, we are committed to providing trustworthy, expert advice that helps you care for your pet, including advice on choosing the right insurance policy to protect your pet.

Medivet Healthcare Plan

Regular care that's always there. Our healthcare plan is a convenient way to give your pet the everyday care they need each year to stay happy and healthy.

Medivet supports animals in need

We support a number of brilliant causes through charities and other organisations.

Saving the Rhino with Wilderness Foundation Africa

Discover how we’re working with Wilderness Foundation Africa to develop, implement and support the rhino protection initiative.

Animal charities

We also regularly support a range of other charities doing incredible work to help animals in need, including the RSPCA and Guide Dogs.