Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 478834

4.8 /5
106 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

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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.

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
106 reviews
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VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Feb 5, 2021
VetHelpDirect Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
I have only been to Downes recently after our little dog was given a sad diagnosis. Everyone at Downes including reception staff are exceptional especially vet Nuno. Unfortunately we lost Bambi on Monday and vet Fran was very empathetic. They were all very kind during a traumatic time. I cannot recommend enough. Especially during Covid we were allowed in to say goodbye. When we are ready we will get another rescue dog and Downes will be our go to vet.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 26, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
As always a great service with care x
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
VetHelpDirect Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
As usual excellent service from Beth, she is very professional, understanding & patient. Even prepared to wait after closing time for me so I could collect my dog’s medication. Very much appreciated !
Google
5.0/5
Jan 7, 2021
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
respectful and professional my dog loves it there,
Google
5.0/5
Dec 21, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Reception staff always brilliantly helpful and Nuno is an amazing vet ! Cannot fault their covid protocols either
Google
5.0/5
Dec 20, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
I was very impressed with the safe way the surgery is being operated during the Covid crisis whilst staying open to treat our pets. And most importantly I am always confident that my much loved cats are treated well by the vets. Thank you.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 17, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Nice staff that treat.pets like their own
Google
5.0/5
Dec 15, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Vets very friendly my dog never wants to leave
Google
5.0/5
Dec 13, 2020
Google Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd Verified User
Nuno is such a wonderful vet and the receptionists are brilliant too.
Facebook
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