Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 478834

4.8 /5
98 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

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.

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.

Elizabeth Wood

Veterinary Nurse

Elizabeth Wood

Veterinary Nurse

I started as a part-time Client Care Assistant in 2015 before becoming a Patient Care Assistant and then subsequently starting my veterinary nursing studies. I previously studied Biology at university and volunteered at a cattery and wildlife hospital. I have two cats called Misty and Honey and would love to own a dog. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, playing tennis, rock climbing and other outdoorsy activities.

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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Leslie Dupuy

Head Client Care Assistant

Leslie Dupuy

Head Client Care Assistant

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Reviews

4.8 /5
98 reviews
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5.0/5
Sep 21, 2020
Facebook Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Many thanks to everyone at Downes for your care of all our cats and most recently with Minna. We have been visiting Downes for over 30 years and have always received the very best if care. Last weeks visit was the end of an era and we will miss you all!
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
I have been with your practice for years, i would not go anywhere else. Your team are all friendly and caring, understand my rescue cats needs, and he is not frightened to see you, which is remarkable for a scaredy cat. I have always had very good and compassionate care from your team with all of my pets, and when i have had to let one go, they have been so understanding and kind.
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Aug 28, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Nothing is ever too much trouble whether it’s a repeat prescription or a phone call for advice and reassurance every time I call the staff are always polite friendly and helpful.. I have to give special mention to my vet Nuno who has given my poppy dog the best medical care I could hope for .. she is diabetic losing her site but she is treated like a queen every time he sees her and I leave the surgery happy reassured and knowing She is in the best place with the best care all round
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5.0/5
Aug 23, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Yesterday evening we took our beloved dog to them for severe allegy treatment. The Asian Vet was very informative and spent the time to question and explain. That Dr. Is a credit to his proffession and the surgury.
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5.0/5
Aug 3, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Seen on time. Friendly and courteous. Always helpful over the phone too.
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5.0/5
Jul 2, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
During these difficult times the staff here are excellent, hard working, caring and so dedicated to their work, from the staff who greet you to the nurses and vets, they are truly wonderful. They regard social distancing and are able to make a difficult time easy.
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5.0/5
May 26, 2020
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This one had an ear flap haemotoma. Waited ‘til after the bank hol. Called up Downes Vets in Rayleigh this morning, took her straight in. Nurses met us outside, sorted in no time, safely distanced. They’re gona call us later for us to pay over the phone. Dog and Mummy n Daddy very happy. Just in case any of you are worrying the vets aren’t open or safe x
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5.0/5
May 13, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Downes/Medivat of Leigh on Sea are a wonderful vet practice. Every time we ring or visit we are treated with kindness and professionalism by the whole team. Our visits are never stressful and even our dog loves coming along !!
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
May 6, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Being available for our 4 legged family members during this time is going beyond what is expected of you and I am truly grateful for this.
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5.0/5
Apr 29, 2020
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Always a professional, caring service from receptionists, through to veterinary nurses and the veterinarians. Reassuring approach and explanation of treatments always given. The vets are extremely knowledgeable and up to date with treatment options and the facilities are second to none. Therefore pets receive the very best care and chance of recovery. I’ve used this practice since 1992 and would not consider going anywhere else.
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5.0/5
Apr 7, 2020
Facebook Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
It took few minutes to get registered via email correspondence, with swift replies and was very easy to book an appointment. When I arrived at the surgery, they took the kitten and I was waiting in my car, doctor Nuno came to the car and brought my kitten, he was very nice and I felt she was in good hands.
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Apr 7, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
It took few minutes to get registered via email correspondence, with swift replies and was very easy to book an appointment. When I arrived at the surgery, they took the kitten and I was waiting in my car, doctor Nuno came to the car and brought my kitten, he was very nice and I felt she was in good hands.