Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 478834

4.8 /5
53 reviews

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

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Medivet 24 Hour Southend

01702 526666

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

  • 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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Practice facilities

  • Disability Friendly
  • Street Parking
  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Nuno Guedes

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Nuno Guedes

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

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Charlotte Biddle

Veterinary Surgeon

Charlotte Biddle

Veterinary Surgeon

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Sinzi Hrapciuc

Veterinary Surgeon

Sinzi Hrapciuc

Veterinary Surgeon

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Chaminda Weerasinghe

Veterinary Surgeon

Chaminda Weerasinghe

Veterinary Surgeon

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Arnold Hegedus

Veterinary Surgeon

Arnold Hegedus

Veterinary Surgeon

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Jade Bell

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Jade Bell

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

I’ve been working at the Leigh-on-Sea London Road practice for just over five years. Before that, I worked in Essex for several busy small animal branches and an animal hospital. I originally qualified in 2013 and have worked in practice for over 15 years. I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing. I have two dogs called Bobby and Stanley, a horse called Kyra and a tortoise called Hetty. When I’m not at work, I enjoy riding my horse, walking my dogs and spending time with my friends and family.

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 squats.

Viki Ovel

Patient Care Assistant

Viki Ovel

Patient Care Assistant

I have been a Patient Care Assistant since April 2018 and began my training to become a veterinary nurse in September. In the past, I achieved a degree in Zoology with Animal Behaviour and have volunteered at a zoo, with Cats Protection and with sea turtles in Mexico. I’m particularly interested in animal behaviours and rehabilitation. I have two cats: a Persian called Dolly as a Birman called Moses. I enjoy reading, travelling and exploring new places.

Elizabeth Wood

Student Veterinary Nurse

Elizabeth Wood

Student 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

Student Veterinary Nurse

Jen Ambrose

Student 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.

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.

Jennifer Irons

Client Care Assistant

Jennifer Irons

Client Care Assistant

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Beth Haggar

Client Care Assistant

Beth Haggar

Client Care Assistant

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Stephanie Thoburn

Client Care Assistant

Stephanie Thoburn

Client Care Assistant

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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
53 reviews
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5.0/5
Dec 13, 2019
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After a horrendous time at Downes last year my cat was booked in with head vet Nuno. I was ready to leave the practice until meeting this wonderful vet. He is what every vet should be, gentle, caring and in the job for the love of animals! My cat is usually petrified after visiting the vets, today she is not phased at all after meeting Nuno and his gentle hand. Also wonderful not to be judged for my own health problems and made to feel safe and taken seriously for the first time ever at this practice. I will be requesting Nuno every time my cat needs treatment now, I hope he never leaves! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Nov 21, 2019
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We would like to say a massive thank you to Nuno and team for saving the life of our beloved dog Candy. Last week , Candy became extremely ill very suddenly. Nuno managed to see her immediately and carried out a life saving operation which we were worried that she would not come through because of her age. One week later and she is back to her normal self, crazy as ever and back to playing with our other dog! Words cannot express how grateful we are! Thank you so so much!
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5.0/5
Jul 7, 2019
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I have been with Downes for many years and stayed when it changed over Charlotte is the vet I use she is brilliant
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5.0/5
May 21, 2019
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Amazing staff and vet Charlotte was fantastic. We were kept up to date with what was going on with our little gecko, even had follow up call to check in on him.
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5.0/5
Apr 10, 2019
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Charlotte was amazing today, kept us informed the whole step of the way with our little gecko today. friendly reception staff too
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5.0/5
Jan 3, 2019
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Lovely service. My dog is very nervous but received great care and attention. We were well informed of all costs involved and as an owner felt very comfortable and confident
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5.0/5
Aug 14, 2018
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Have been taking our animals to this vets practise for over 30 years, I wouldn’t trust or go to any other. I know my animals are well looked after, nothing other then the best care and advise is given.xx (I rate full stars)
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5.0/5
Jun 21, 2018
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Great service expert advises. DR Biddle certainly knows her job well. Her attitude and professional advise was spot on. I felt the practise certainly benefits from her expert knowledge. They're very lucky to have her as there surgeon. She considers people's feelings which is very important.
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5.0/5
Mar 24, 2018
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Excellent experience in difficult circumstances
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5.0/5
Mar 20, 2018
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Did not use the vets ourselves however you can tell they have a real passion for animals. They took in a stray cat that my family has grown very fond of and would like to adopt. Looked after her until word spread back to us that she was there and safe. Cant thank them enough.
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2018
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Really good vets and take great care of the cats.
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2018
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Very good. Always happy to help and give advice.