Medivet Thorpe Bay Shoebury Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 584511

4.6 /5
72 reviews

27 Shoebury Road, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 3RP

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The practice has disability friendly access as well as free client parking available on-site.

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Nearest 24 Hour Emergency Practice

Medivet 24 Hour Southend

01702 526666

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

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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 Thorpe Bay

    We're a team of friendly and caring veterinary professionals who treat our patients like family members. We provide a full range of services and facilities, as well as a sympathetic and compassionate approach. We look forward to helping your pet lead a long, happy and healthy life.

  • Our Vets Recognised for Helping Pet Owners with the Final Goodbye

    Veterinary teams at Medivet including Thorpe Bay Shoebury Rd have undergone special training to help them support pet owners through the difficult process of saying goodbye to a cherished companion and have been awarded Platinum accredited status.

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  • Our Exotic Pet Service

    Van, our vet and branch partner, has a keen interest in exotics. We see all small 'exotic' pets, including rabbits, reptiles and birds. Van is also a fish specialist and can offer aquatic veterinary expertise.

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Practice facilities

  • Disability Friendly
  • Street Parking
  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Van Hua

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Van Hua

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

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Andrew Teh

Veterinary Surgeon

Andrew Teh

Veterinary Surgeon

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Zazz Ang

Veterinary Surgeon

Zazz Ang

Veterinary Surgeon

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Coralie Campagna

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Coralie Campagna

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

I've been working at Thorpe Bay Shoebury Road for 25 years. Before that, I worked at a busy small animal hospital in Essex. I qualified in 1997 and became deputy head nurse in 2000. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary nursing. Outside of work, I have three children that keep me busy. I also have two cats, called Phineas and Ferb, and a dog called Parker.

Venetia Coggles

Head Veterinary Nurse

Venetia Coggles

Head Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 1993 after studying at Berkshire College of Agriculture. During my career I’ve worked in many different practices across the country including a referral hospital specializing in oncology. After gaining an interest in nurse training, I joined the College of Animal Welfare, where my role involved quality assuring student nurse training. I’ve been in my current role since 2006, where I have the privilege to lead an excellent team of nurses, dedicated to offering the highest standard of patient care and welfare.

Libby Sampford

Patient Care Assistant

Libby Sampford

Patient Care Assistant

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Grace Hall

Student Veterinary Nurse

Grace Hall

Student Veterinary Nurse

I’ve been at the practice for almost three years. Vet nursing has always been the career I’ve wanted to pursue. Once I qualify, I hope to travel and do lots of volunteer work with animals, ideally sloths in Costa Rica. At home I have a springer spaniel called Bessie and a shitzu I rehomed called Freddie.

Jade Ktorou

Veterinary Nurse

Jade Ktorou

Veterinary Nurse

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Jodie Hilton

Veterinary Nurse

Jodie Hilton

Veterinary Nurse

I qualified in 2010 and have been with Medivet since 2006. I’ve been at the Shoebury Road practice for three years and enjoy all aspects of my job role but am particularly passionate about emergency and poisoning cases. I also enjoy training future nurses. Outside of work I have volunteered in south Africa at a wildlife rehabilitation centre, looking after injured and orphaned animals. I also own a domestic short hair cat called Marty, who was a stray brought into the Southend 24-hour hospital.

Pippa Bunton

Client Care Assistant

Pippa Bunton

Client Care Assistant

I've been at the practice for 14 years and love greeting clients and their pets. In my spare time I really enjoy travelling, particularly cruising. I also love watching sport.

Amanda Tucker

Client Care Assistant

Amanda Tucker

Client Care Assistant

I've been working at the practice for almost six years now. I started on a customer service apprenticeship for one year. I've always had a passion for working with animals and have always worked in the veterinary industry. When I was younger, I worked as a student nurse for five years, before starting a family. At home I have two beautiful children, Tyler who is 20 and Katie who is 18. They both make me very proud to be a mum. I really enjoy all aspects of my job and feel very lucky to be working in a lovely practice with a wonderful team of colleagues.

Miriam Carpenter

Client Care Assistant

Miriam Carpenter

Client Care Assistant

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Marian Wither

Head Client Care Assistant

Marian Wither

Head Client Care Assistant

I started working for the practice in 2000, this year being my 20th year of service. I started as a part time receptionist and am now the Head Receptionist. I'm very proud to be part of the team at Shoebury Road. We pride ourselves on our good service, always putting our client’s needs first. Outside of work I'm married and have a daughter who this year has graduated as a social worker. My husband and I are foster carers for the local council. At home we have three rescue cats, Garfield, Bob and Rodney. We also have a Tortoise called Fred who is 57 years young. We're very fortunate to live by the sea, so spending time at the beach hut is a favourite pastime.

Reviews

4.6 /5
72 reviews
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VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Aug 24, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Cant thank van and all the nurses and staff for everything you did for Ruby Here she is recovering in her bed thank you so much van you have given this beautiful girl a good couple of years your amazing I only trust you with my dogs xx
Google
5.0/5
Aug 11, 2020
Google Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
All the staff at this surgery had looked after my Dog Domino for passed 14 years and on her final day today you showed compassion care and dignity in her last few breaths and after she had passed. Thank you from all of Domino's family for you care and support over her life time. Tania
Google
5.0/5
Apr 19, 2020
Google Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Sadly, my cat was killed. A lady picked him up and took him to the surgery where they scanned him for a chip, then contacted me. I am so thankful for their kindness and compassion at the time. I was devastated.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2020
Google Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Brilliant vet practice. Everybody friendly, helpful and more importantly kind and considerate
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Apr 10, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Fabulous surgery. Vets, nurses and reception staff are all welcoming, helpful and friendly. Andrew is a superb vet, kind and thoughtful.
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 27, 2020
Facebook Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
the team at Thorpe Bay are outstanding, was stressed about my new kitten, one call to the team and she was booked into see Dr Ang within a couple of hours Bella was seen and given medication. Even with the current situation with covid-19 the team went above and beyond to treat my little Bella Bug - thank you 💕
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5.0/5
Feb 21, 2020
Facebook Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Vets, Nurses and Receptionists The staff are fantastic so kind and overwhelming helpful, nothing is too much trouble
Facebook
5.0/5
Feb 8, 2020
Facebook Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Medivet staff at Downes Thorpe Bay are just wonderful. They are caring professional people and their love for all animals is incredible. Thank you all for being such wonderful human beings.
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5.0/5
Dec 31, 2019
Facebook Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Happy New Year to all you lovely lot at Medivet Downes, Thorpe Bay. You are the best bunch of people by far and I can't thank you all enough for looking after Josie this past year (and all the ones before) ...and me too. I honestly don't know what we would do without you. Thank you all so very, very much xxx
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5.0/5
Dec 3, 2019
Facebook Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
All the staff at Downs vets in Shoebury Road are very caring and supportive and obviously love animals. They took great care of my nervous cat today. I absolutely recommend this practice.
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 1, 2019
Facebook Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Amazing staff in all roles at this vets. Everyone genuinely loves animals here and they are all super helpful.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 2, 2019
Google Medivet Thorpe Bay Rd Verified User
Downes are amazing.