Medivet 24 Hour Southend

01702 526666

4.5 /5
187 reviews

281 Eastwoodbury Lane, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6UH

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Entrance via the car park. Eight private spaces to the side of the practice, including one disabled.

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Open 24 hours, 365 days a year

We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have internal round-the-clock care at our 24-hour practice.

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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.

  • Your vet in Southend

    Our dedicated veterinary hospital in Southend provides the best possible care 24 hours a day. Our caring, compassionate team – led by Veterinary Surgeons Kathryn Davies and Oliver Duprey – offer a full range of services and facilities to help your pet lead a long, happy and healthy life.

  • Six Figure Investment Provides Enhanced Service to Essex Pet Owners

    Pet owners in South East Essex are to benefit from a £150,000 investment in a new, state of the art CT scanner at Medivet 24 Hour Southend.

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  • We're a Cat Friendly Clinic

    Medivet in Southend has been awarded a Silver Standard Cat-Friendly Clinic Award from the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). This was in recognition of its efforts to create a cat-friendly practice and to reduce the stress suffered by feline patients during a visit.

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Practice facilities

  • Disability Friendly
  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Sebastian Szpakowski

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Sebastian Szpakowski

Night Veterinary Surgeon

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Maria Lazaro Munoz

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Maria Lazaro Munoz

Night Veterinary Surgeon

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Jakub Perzynski

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Jakub Perzynski

Night Veterinary Surgeon

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Oliver Duprey

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Oliver Duprey

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I've been a Branch Partner at Southend since 2015. I have a certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Internal Medicine and am close to completing a certificate in Cardiology. I run the hospital-side of the practice and love anything to do with internal medicine. At home I have two cats, two budgies and a giant land snail called Neal (so named as it is how my youngest daughter pronounces snail). Outside of work I spend the majority of my time with my family or rock-climbing. I travel around the world to rock-climb and have a climbing wall in my house, which I use as a training aid between trips.

Kathryn Davies

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Kathryn Davies

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2005 and came to Medivet Southend in 2014. I previously had two long term jobs in small animal veterinary hospitals and spent a year travelling around the world. My main areas of interest are surgery and endoscopy and I have certificates in endoscopy and keyhole surgery as well as Advanced Veterinary Practice with a surgical bias. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, walking with my Romanian rescue pup Lea, and being rudely awoken in the middle of the night by my cat Syril when he wants attention.

Francesca Tee

Veterinary Surgeon

Francesca Tee

Veterinary Surgeon

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Sami Da Costa Argent

Veterinary Surgeon

Sami Da Costa Argent

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the University of Glasgow Vet School in July 2015 and joined the Medivet Southend team in 2019. I'm particularly interested in soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology, and hope to begin working towards an ophthalmology certificate. In my spare time I enjoy playing hockey and am in the Old Southendian Hockey Club Ladies first team. When not playing Hockey I can be found in the gym or spending time with my ever-expanding family, including my English bulldog, Lola, whom I adore.

Ivo Santos

Veterinary Surgeon

Ivo Santos

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 2016 from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where I'm from. I joined Medivet in November 2018 and have been working permanently at Southend since January 2020. Medically, I have a strong interest in exotic species and am always looking for opportunities to further my knowledge of them. I also enjoy internal medicine. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my lovely cat named Panda. I'm also fond of travelling and bird watching.

Margarida De Almeida Coelho

Veterinary Surgeon

Margarida De Almeida Coelho

Veterinary Surgeon

I started here at Medivet Southend in 2020. I graduated in 2018 from the University of Evora, Portugal, and have been working in the UK ever since. Back home in Portugal I have a cross-breed dog named Luna and a cat named Pepper. When not at work, I enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air and going to the cinema regularly.

Carmen Darias

Veterinary Surgeon

Carmen Darias

Veterinary Surgeon

I joined Medivet in 2015, initially working days at Southend before moving onto nights. I obtained a certificate in Ophthalmology (eyes) in June 2018 and am starting a certificate in Keyhole Surgery in 2021. I'm from the Canary Islands and outside of work enjoy reading, going to the gym, playing guitar and swimming. At home I have two cats, Stevie and Gary, and an incredibly naughty sausage dog named Bruno. Randomly, my favourite animals are Jersey Cows.

Roland Iliuta

Veterinary Surgeon

Roland Iliuta

Veterinary Surgeon

I started with Medivet in 2019, after qualifying in 2018 at the University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania. I'm looking forward to enhancing my knowledge of internal medicine here at Medivet Southend. I used to own a cocker spaniel named Tommy who lived to the grand old age of 14. Outside of work these days my hobbies include reading and swimming, and I also take great pleasure in discovering different cultures and understanding their ways of life.

Alex Lataretu

Veterinary Surgoen

Alex Lataretu

Veterinary Surgoen

I joined Medivet in 2019 and qualified from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Romania. I'm currently undertaking a certificate in diagnostic imaging, specifically focusing on CT scanning. Outside of work I enjoy swimming and spending time with my family, including my young daughter, and my cat Poppy. Interestingly, in my career, I've been known to scan fish, aardvarks and even cheetahs.

Paige Hoffman

Deputy Head Nurse

Paige Hoffman

Deputy Head Nurse

I qualified from Nottingham Trent University in 2017. I joined the Medivet team in March 2019 and previously worked in a referral practice. My professional interests are hospital nursing and emergency critical care, which I'm currently undertaking a course in. I have two cats at home, Taz and Sabre, and during my time off I help out with my local Boys Brigade.

Carrie Apps

Head Veterinary Nurse

Carrie Apps

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008 and have been our Head Nurse here since 2014. Since qualifying I've gained Advanced Nursing Certificates in Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care and Exotic Animal Nursing. I enjoy studying outside of work to ensure I can provide the best care to our patients. When not studying, I enjoy DIY and gardening, spending time with my colony of rabbits and caring for my cat Pam whom some might remember to be our old practice cat.

Chloe Marriott

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

Chloe Marriott

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

I started with Medivet in 2016. Initially I worked during the day but have now gravitated to night shifts, and am very close to completing my nursing qualification. Whilst at work I love nothing more than caring for my patients, and I have a particular fondness for small, fluffy dogs. In my spare time I enjoy making music in the studio with my trusty guitar for company. My other favourite past time is eating and I consider myself a bit of a food connoiseur.

Tamsin Woods

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

Tamsin Woods

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

I've been with Medivet Southend since 2017, initially joining as a Patient Care Assistant before beginning my training to become a Veterinary Nurse in 2019. Prior to this I received a National Diploma in Animal Care in 2001. I am a small animal fan and own four rats named Aurora, Luna, Ginny and Tiana. When I'm not working nights I enjoy travelling, going to the theatre and reading. I also volunteer for a breast cancer charity, CoppaFeel.

Emma Holroyd

Night Student Veterinary Nurse

Danielle Fitzpatrick

Night Veterinary Nurse

Danielle Fitzpatrick

Night Veterinary Nurse

I joined Medivet in 2017 as one of the designated night nurses. I qualified in 2016 after three years training at the College of Animal Welfare. At home I have two Chihuahuas and two cats, Freddie and Lady Penelope. Freddie is my latest hand rear and I couldn't bear to part with him. I've hand-reared over thirty kittens and it gives me great joy. Outside of work I love going out for dinner and to the theatre.

Matt Melaragni

Patient Care Assistant

Matt Melaragni

Patient Care Assistant

I joined the team in 2016 and have a National Certificate and a First Diploma in Animal Care. I'm very family orientated and enjoy spending time with my nephew. I also enjoy going to car shows and dream of owning an American muscle car. I would definitely say that I'm a dog person, although I used to own two bunny rabbits.

Abbi Brown

Patient Care Assistant

Abbi Brown

Patient Care Assistant

I joined Medivet in 2018 and begun as a floating Patient Care Assistant before joining the Southend team full-time. At home I have three chickens, Chicken Little Jr., Cucumber and Delphine, a miniature schnauzer named Maggie and a rabbit called Wobble. Both Delphine and Wobble were re-homed from work. In my spare time I'm a member of a ladies football team and play in a competitive league every Sunday.

Charlotte Vandyck

Student Veterinary Nurse

Charlotte Vandyck

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started my Medivet career in 2017 as a mobile Patient Care Assistant before becoming a permanent fixture at Southend in 2018. I especially enjoy emergency and critical care. I already hold a Diploma in Animal Management which I studied at Writtle College. At home I have three dogs, a corn snake and a horse. Outside of work I spend a lot of time either down the stables, reading or socialising with friends.

Emma Woods

Student Veterinary Nurse

Emma Woods

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Jody Elford

Student Veterinary Nurse

Jody Elford

Student Veterinary Nurse

I've worked at Medivet since 2013. Initially I was on reception as a Client Care Assistant but am now behind the scenes working towards my nursing qualification. I specifically enjoy emergency nursing and hospital nursing. When not at work I am a self-confessed bookworm and turn my hand at creative writing, hoping to one day become a published author. I also have three cats as home: Arrietty, and my two stowaway kittens Lemon and Nymph.

Elinor Brennan

Student Veterinary Nurse

Elinor Brennan

Student Veterinary Nurse

I've worked at Southend since early 2017 and began my Veterinary Nurse training in February 2019. Before joining Medivet I obtained a Diploma in Animal Welfare and Management in 2015, and a Diploma in Animal Science in 2016. At home I'm joined by three French bulldogs, one rescue kitten, two rescue guinea pigs, one leopard gecko and a horse, who is a Welsh Section D. Unsurprisingly I love horse riding, as well as spending time with my family and friends.

Cathy Edwards

Veterinary Nurse

Cathy Edwards

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 1993 and have been employed by Medivet since 2016. At home I have a 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named Maisie and a black cat, Echo, whom I re-homed from Downes Thorpe Bay when he was abandoned by his owner. I also have two teenage daughters who both share my passions for horse-riding and spending time in the great outdoors.

Gemma Fielden

Veterinary Nurse

Gemma Fielden

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified from Writtle college in 2017 and joined Medivet in July 2019. Exotics and radiography are my main professional interests. Prior to becoming a veterinary nurse I worked in retail, banking, media and at a trekking yard in Bensafrim, Portugal. Outside of work I enjoy horse riding and part-loan a speedy little pony, Sara. At home I have a large ginger cat named Winston who came into the practice as a stray in January 2020 and is FIV positive.

Lauren Julings

Veterinary Nurse

Lauren Julings

Veterinary Nurse

I've worked for Medivet since 2015, initially working at Chafford Hundred as a Patient Care Assistant. I completed my veterinary nursing qualification in November 2019 and joined Southend that same year to further my career as their CT nurse; diagnostic imaging is my passion. I've also got a diploma in Animal Management. At home I have two small dogs, both cross-breeds, named Bale and Hugo (named after players from Tottenham Hotspur). Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, staying active and going to Tottenham games.

Sarah England

Client Care Assistant

Sarah England

Client Care Assistant

I've worked for Medivet Southend since 2015 and absolutely love my job. I find the interaction with the patients and their humans incredibly fulfilling. I was initially inspired to work in the veterinary field after visiting my local Medivet practice and meeting my vet Johan, where I take my dog Niâmh. Niâmh is a ten and a half year-old German Shepherd and she means the absolute world to me. However, at work I also have a very special place in her heart for our practice cat, Gary. Outside of work I enjoy walking in the forest with Niâmh and my family.

Amanda Wade

Client Care Assistant

Amanda Wade

Client Care Assistant

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Yvette O'Brart

Client Care Assistant

Yvette O'Brart

Client Care Assistant

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Faye Bell

Client Care Assistant

Faye Bell

Client Care Assistant

I joined Medivet in 2015 and very much enjoy my job, especially cuddling all of the cute puppies and kittens. At home I have a Cocker Spaniel named Rosie and a tabby cat named Mr Cat Cat, who arrived on my doorstep in 2016 and never left. My spare time is mostly spent spending quality time with my family, especially my young granddaughter.

Janice Lennox

Client Care Assistant

Janice Lennox

Client Care Assistant

I joined Medivet in 2007. Prior to this I worked as a receptionist at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in London. I've also achieved an Animal Care qualification from Writtle college. At home I have five rescue cats and a golden retriever named Lottie. Unsurprisingly my favourite animals are cats, closely followed by koalas and giraffes. When not at work I love attending quiz nights and travelling the world.

Simone Brandon

Client Care Assistant

Simone Brandon

Client Care Assistant

I'm one of Medivet Southend's longest employees having worked here since 2010. I love that no two days are the same here at the practice and am very proud of the standard of care we provide. At home I have two cats, Ronnie and Yoshi, who both have strong individual characters. Spending time with the cats, my two children and my husband is my favourite way to unwind after a long day.

Karen Righton

Client Care Assistant

Karen Righton

Client Care Assistant

I started at Medivet in 2018 and prior to this I gained experience in various customer service roles and the banking industry. I own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Treacle, whom I enjoy going on long walks with. When not at work I spend time with my family, and look after two teenagers. I enjoy going to the gym, watching films at the cinema and eating.

Sarah Dundson

Client Care Assistant

Sarah Dundson

Client Care Assistant

I joined the team at Medivet in January 2020. I own two cats named Timmy and Winston and outside of work I spend most of my time dedicating myself to my children's hobbies. I also love to travel when I get a chance and have backpacked around South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia.

Lisa Pethurst

Head Client Care Assistant

Lisa Pethurst

Head Client Care Assistant

I'm a long standing team member here at Medivet, having worked here since 2009. I also hold a BA(Hon) degree in Industrial Design and combine my art with my passion for animals, which can be seen in my paintings displayed in our reception. When I'm not at work I care for a variety of animals at home with my husband. We rescue Dogue de Bordeaux's, have two rescue cats and a number of tortoises.

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Practice cat

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Practice cat

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Reviews

4.5 /5
187 reviews
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Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Facebook Medivet Southend Verified User
Would like to say a massive thank you to the surgeon who looked after ozzie and the vet who dealt with Annie! You are both amazing. Nothing to complain about 💗
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5.0/5
Jul 6, 2020
Google Medivet Southend Verified User
The phone was answered quickly. The appointment was almost immediate. The treatment was sound. The advice given was gratefully received. When you're a concerned pet owner, waiting and wondering only makes a bad situation worse.
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5.0/5
Jun 24, 2020
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The Southend team are stars. They went above and beyond to nurse our lovely cat Ebony back to health and we couldn’t thank them enough! So friendly and great communicators, we couldn’t fault them. Thank you again!
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5.0/5
Jun 5, 2020
Google Medivet Southend Verified User
Helpful on the phone, attended to my puppy immediately, staff were kind and explained every step in aiding my puppy, very impressed
Facebook
5.0/5
May 30, 2020
Facebook Medivet Southend Verified User
great team who really care and get to the root of the problem
Google
5.0/5
May 2, 2020
Google Medivet Southend Verified User
A great big thank you to Paige who very patiently took me through the procedure of feeding my cat, Sasha, via feeder tube. She even typed out the instructions for me. It's very comforting to know that my poorly cat has been in such expert and caring hands. Once again many, many thanks Ian Morgan
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5.0/5
Apr 30, 2020
Google Medivet Southend Verified User
I was so relieved to find someone on the end of the phone when the cat keeled over. With the lockdown I thought I would have problems. I was given and appointment and telephone support as I was very worried. When I arrived all practice staff were caring and efficient.
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5.0/5
Apr 19, 2020
Facebook Medivet Southend Verified User
you guys are total heroes! you recently dealt with Murhpy who had twisted his gut. your amazing vet skills and your outstanding customer service and the love and care you all showed Murphy and us, was above and beyond. thank you isnt enough but thank you for saving our baby xxxx
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2020
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The team are just incredible. We are really struggling not being able to see Sausage in this challenging and scary time but I know he is getting the best care from you all until he can come home. You never mind us calling for updates to see how he is and Oliver has kept us updated on his progress and explained everything so well so we can understand. Like so many people can't be with their family right now, Sausage is family and its so heartbreaking not being able to see him so he knows we are still here for him. I know he's in the best care with you all though. You were also incredible when we lost Onslow end of last year. Thank you all so very much for the great jobs you are all doing in such difficult times. We shall be clapping for you guys to this Thursday at 8pm too.
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2020
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The team at Southend on Sea are just incredible. We are really struggling not being able to see Sausage in this challenging and scary time but I know he is getting the best care from you all until he can come home. You never mind us calling for updates to see how he is and Oliver has kept us updated on his progress and explained everything so well so we can understand. Like so many people can't be with their family right now, Sausage is family and its so heartbreaking not being able to see him so he knows we are still here for him. I know he's in the best care with you all though. You were also incredible and so supportive and compassionate when we lost Onslow end of last year. Thank you all so very much for the great jobs you are all doing in such difficult times. We shall be clapping for you guys to this Thursday at 8pm too.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 1, 2020
Facebook Medivet Southend Verified User
Vet who took care of my pets was lovely, friendly helpful, sufficient. Took very good precautions at this difficult time. Receptionist are very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. All very easy with minimal stress. Very happy with their service. Also a big thank you for still running your practise at this time. Stay safe all.
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5.0/5
Mar 28, 2020
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I have had pets all my life, but I have never met such kind and compassionate vets as I did last week. Sadly the outcome was not good for our little dog, but the dedication and care she received was just amazing. Oliver and Roland also reached out to us as a family, particularly to my daughter, who they knew was struggling at such a tough time. We will never forget how they made us feel and the love they showed our Nellie. Thank you guys, a difficult profession at times, but please remember how amazing you have been. x 🐶❤️ x