Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 478834

4.8 /5
124 reviews

932 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS9 3NG

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  • Your vet in Leigh-on-Sea

    Welcome to our veterinary practice in Leigh-on-Sea, where our team of vets and nurses are committed to delivering exceptional care. We offer a wide range of services and access to our 24-hour hospital in Southend should your pet require intense hospitalisation.

    We look forward to welcoming you. 

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  • Cardiology

    Our Lead Vet, Nuno, is a certificate holder in cardiology and takes both internal and external referrals. Our advanced technology also helps us understand and diagnose heart conditions.

Practice facilities

  • Disability Friendly
  • Street Parking
  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Dr Kevin Wood

Branch Partner

Dr Kevin Wood

Branch Partner

After qualifying as a pharmacist in 2005, I returned to higher education to retrain as a veterinary surgeon. After vet school I worked for 11 years in a small animal practice in South Essex, progressing from Assistant Vet to Lead Clinical Director. I was offered the chance to become Branch Partner at Medivet Downes Leigh-on-Sea in November 2021. I particularly like the support structure within Medivet, working very closely with both hospital and branch level colleagues to offer exceptional care to our patients. I have extensive experience in all aspects of first-opinion medicine and surgery and look forward to meeting clients and their pets from Leigh-on-Sea and the surrounding areas. In my spare time I am a proud dad to two children. I enjoy skiing, theatre and my other passion, West Ham United!

Nuno Guedes

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Nuno Guedes

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

I've been the lead vet at Medivet Leigh-on-Sea for four years now. I enjoy soft Tissue Surgery and Cardiology. I'm of course an animal lover, and have two horses, two dogs and a cat. Unfortunately they live abroad, but they are very happy there. Outside of work I love fitness and playing golf.

Sinzi Hrapciuc

Veterinary Surgeon

Sinzi Hrapciuc

Veterinary Surgeon

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Helen Miller

Head Veterinary Nurse

Helen Miller

Head Veterinary Nurse

As Head Nurse, I’ve been a member of the team for over seven years after working for a small independent practice for 16 years. I qualified in 2002 and have learnt a lot during my 24 years of experience. I have four dogs, Granny, Howard, Flower and Peewee (three of which are rescues), a cat called Eugene and two bearded dragons. I’m a two-time world powerlifting champion and I hold the current British record in weighted single squats.

Viki Ovel

Student Veterinary Nurse

Viki Ovel

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Laura Purssell

Veterinary Nurse

Laura Purssell

Veterinary Nurse

I've been a veterinary nurse for nine years and I enjoy all aspects of the job. I especially love nursing cats and rabbits. I love spending time outside during nice weather and enjoying barbecues with my friends. I have also recently started running and kitesurfing.

Jen Ambrose

Veterinary Nurse

Jen Ambrose

Veterinary Nurse

I initially became a Patient Care Assistant with Medivet in December 2016 and I’ve now completed my second year as a Student Veterinary Nurse. I’m finding the course incredibly interesting and I look forward to qualifying. Outside of work, I enjoy going to yoga and socialising with friends and family. I also have two cats and two rabbits who take up a lot of my time.

Beth Haggar

Client Care Assistant

Beth Haggar

Client Care Assistant

I joined Medivet in 2016, starting as an apprentice and joining permanently in 2017. I've gained a customer service level two certificate, and have volunteered for Essex Wildlife Trust. Outside of work I enjoy photography and walking with my golden retriever Mac.

Steph Newby

Client Care Assistant

Steph Newby

Client Care Assistant

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Tara Fogg

Client Care Assistant

Tara Fogg

Client Care Assistant

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Leslie Dupuy

Head Client Care Assistant

Leslie Dupuy

Head Client Care Assistant

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Reviews

4.8 /5
124 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Such a lovely vets practice. The vet I saw was kind, gentle and took real time to listen. Bobbin loved being spoilt with treats by him too! Thank you so much for giving a great service.
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5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Nuno is fantastic, my puppy went in for her spay and he was concerned about her rib cage so he x-ray'd her, free of charge, to make sure everything was okay, which thankfully it was. Very caring and would highly recommend!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Always a prompt, kind and polite team which is So important for what can be a distressing time
Google
5.0/5
Jul 19, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Easy to book and caring, professional vets available, with whom you readily build a relationship - as they do with your pet.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 14, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Nuno is simply the best vet I've ever used. I will only let my dogs be seen by him! Top class vet who is also very understanding when you are clearly worried about your pet.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 13, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Very professional, great service and treatment!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Great friendly service. Put my puppy at ease as he was nervous. Was very fast and called me in early. Would highly recommend.
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2021
Facebook Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
I have been taking my pets to Downes, for as long as i can remember. They have always been professional and caring, the staff are very friendly and put you at your ease. They take the time to explain and problems and treatments required, i would not take any of my furbabies anywhere else.
Google
5.0/5
May 25, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Professionalism, kindness and working in a Covid safe environment
Google
5.0/5
May 3, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Max is always so well cared for when he visits. I am very anxious about him because of his history but i was kept well informed throughout his last visit and I always feel reassured he is receiving first class care by all at the surgery!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 30, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Very lovely staff
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 27, 2021
Facebook Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Always very professional and caring. The most wonderful staff, always making a fuss of our boy when he has to come in, so he usually enjoys his visits! Empathetic and patient with owners too, as I am a very anxious owner and can sometimes be very worried and upset and ask lots of questions about things. Thank you to all the staff for all you have done, and continue to do for our Max.