Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 478834

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

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We have social distancing guidelines for visiting our practice in place, to help keep our clients and staff safe from local outbreaks and self-isolation. The measures we have ensure that our team can continue to care for all your pet’s needs whenever you need us. Thank you for your understanding.

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Nearest 24 Hour Emergency Practice

Medivet 24 Hour Southend

01702 526666

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

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 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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