Medivet Leigh-on-Sea London Rd

Downes Veterinary Surgeons

01702 478834

4.7 /5
155 reviews

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

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Disability Friendly, Street Parking, Free Client Parking

We offer the Medivet Healthcare Plan at this practice. Save £305* a year.

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Medivet 24 Hour Southend

01702 526666

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

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Meet the team

Dr Kevin

Branch Partner


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Dr Kevin

Branch Partner

After initially training, and working, as a pharmacist at King’s College Hospital, I returned to university to study Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge Vet School. I have been Branch Partner at the Leigh-on-Sea surgery since November 2021 after working at another local practice for 11 years. I have been lucky enough to work with VetAid on animal projects throughout Kenya, and have extensively travelled through Uganda, working with both chimpanzees and gorillas. Away from work, I follow West Ham United Football Club and attend most games, which is why I look glum most Mondays.... I also enjoy skiing and travelling.

MPharm (Hons) MA (cantab) VetMB MRCVS

Nuno

Senior Veterinary Surgeon


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Nuno

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I became a Veterinary Surgeon in 2001 in University of Medicine Porto Portugal. I do have a previous Degree in Cardiopneumology. I've been with Medivet Leigh-on-Sea for seven years now, I am the Senior Veterinary Surgeon. 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.

Iris

Veterinary Surgeon


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Iris

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified in 2022 at the University of Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca in Romania. I joined Medivet in 2023 and have been at the Leigh on Sea branch since then. I have a huge interest in internal medicine and surgery, and I am looking forward to one day getting certified in either cardiology or soft tissue surgery. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and painting. Back home, I have 7 cats and 4 dogs. In my breaks, I enjoy cuddles with our practice cat, Rodney.

Helen

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Helen

Head Veterinary Nurse

My name is Helen and I first became a Veterinary Nurse in 1995. I have been working at Downes Leigh since 2012 in which time I have worked my way up to becoming head nurse. I have a small zoo of animals at home including 3 dogs, one of which Vernon you may of seen around the practice as he comes to work with me, I also have a rag doll, a Devon Rex, 2 bearded dragons and a uromastyx. I absolutely adore hedgehogs and have a breeding pair living in my garden that I hand reared from only few weeks old, they have gone onto breed and produce 3 litters of their own which have all been successfully released back into the wild. In my spare time I enjoy paddle boarding and running.

Laura

Veterinary Nurse


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Laura

Veterinary Nurse

I worked for Downes previously as a qualified Veterinary nurse before joining the Medivet team. I have a particular interest in diabetes and anything feline. If there is a cat involved I am there!

Jen

Veterinary Nurse


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Jen

Veterinary Nurse

I came to Medivet in December 2016. I started as a Patient Care Assistant, then became a Student Veterinary Nurse and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2020. I enjoy many aspects of the job. I have an interest in surgical nursing and have started carrying out intradermal sutures. At home I have two cats I rescued from Pippa's Army. I also adopted two rabbits that were abandoned and handed in here at Downes Leigh. Outside of work, I enjoy going paddleboarding and socialising with friends and family.

Viki

Veterinary Nurse


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Viki

Veterinary Nurse

I started as a PCA in 2018 and qualified as an RVN in 2022. I am particularly interested in rehabilitation and imagery, specifically ultrasonography. I have a degree in zoology with animal behaviour and experience monitoring nesting sea turtles in Mexico and volunteering at both a zoo and at my local cats protection. I have two cats, Moses and Minnie, and a Westie cross called Nora, all of which have been adopted over the years.

Courtney

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Courtney

Student Veterinary Nurse

I started working for Medivet in 2018 and am now in my final year of studying before becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the summer. At home I have a cat called Ollie and a cat called Arnie who I hand reared from 3 days old. I also have a dog called Monty and 4 Guinea pigs. I have an interest in wildlife and exotics, and would love experience volunteering in Africa in the future. In my own time I enjoy forest walks, paddle boarding with my dog and kayaking.

Lesley

Head Client Care Assistant


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Lesley

Head Client Care Assistant

I have been working at the practice as a Client Care Assistant since 2004. Over the years, I have had both cats and dogs. Now I get my cuddle fix from the many lovely pets that come into the Practice with their owners. I enjoy being outside and like nothing better than going on long walks and hiking holidays. I very much enjoy gardening and I have my little veggie patch that keeps me busy. My other love is reading and after a long day I like nothing better than to curl up on the sofa with a good book.

Tara

Client Care Assistant


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Tara

Client Care Assistant

I have been working at Medivet for just over three years. I enjoy all aspects of being a client care assistant but mostly interacting with the animals. Outside of work I enjoy swimming, socialising with friends and family and being an auntie to my niece and nephews.

Ellie

Client Care Assistant


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Ellie

Client Care Assistant

I have worked for Medivet for a year and a bit now. I really enjoy learning new things and I would love to progress to become a patient care assistant. I love spending time observing and learning anything new.

Yvette

Client Care Assistant


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Yvette

Client Care Assistant

I have been working for Medivet since October 2012 as a Client Care Assistant. The mixture of human and animal care makes this a very rewarding, interesting workplace and there is never a dull moment! Outside of work I love to explore and experience other cultures. I am a keen traveler, having lived and worked abroad in various Countries from Hong Kong to Australia. I have always been a keen horse rider and fortunately have owned both horses and dogs all my life.

Michelle

Administrator


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Michelle

Administrator

I have been here at the practice since 1994. I started my time here as a receptionist and eventually becoming an administrator in our office, although I miss seeing all the animals that come into the practice. I have just 1 cat, Sam who is a Savannah, and very naughty. I love reading and enjoy travelling.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

Medivet Healthcare Plan

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Reviews

4.7 /5
155 reviews
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5.0/5
Apr 6, 2024
Google Medivet
Wonderful practice! They've been so helpful and informative while I raise my kitten. Such kind staff and a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 5, 2024
Google Medivet
Staff were very polite and friendly, was easy to get an appointment.
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2024
Google Medivet
Our dog is a member of our family and when she is ill we are able to seek comfort and reassurance as we have complete faith in our vet (Kevin) that she is in safe hands and he has 100% her welfare foremost. Kevin understands Luna and treats her as an individual working with her emotional character and her physical needs. We highly recommend
Google
5.0/5
Mar 9, 2024
Google Medivet
Fabulous vets and staff… always super attentive and helpful!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 24, 2024
Google Medivet
Medivet in leigh on sea very good service and friendly and helpful staff
Google
1.0/5
Feb 17, 2024
Google Medivet
Why do you say that your open till 7pm on Saturday when your closed...my cat is in pain and he needs h8s medication.....not good
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5.0/5
Jan 30, 2024
Google Medivet
Friendly welcoming staff Great service and cost Spent a lot of time going over all the care needs of our new kittens Took their time and did not feel rushed at all Happy to answer questions and gave us all our options of care moving forward Really fantastic service, felt very welcome and they really showed they cared about our kittens
Google
5.0/5
Nov 29, 2023
Google Medivet
This was my first visit to Medivet. I took my pup for her first check up and had some concerns regarding vaccinations after losing my last dog to cancer. Iris talked through everything with me to help with my decisions. She was very caring and showed warmth throughout the visit.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 31, 2023
Google Medivet
Lovely Practice and Staff. My Cats are very relaxed when coming here.
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1.0/5
Oct 30, 2023
Google Medivet
Awful place, avoid if you can. Put their prices up 25% after I had booked an appointment and been told how much it was. On top of that, just rude and corporate. Much, much nicer vets in Leigh, privately owned. Staff and manager are just rude. I hope they close
Google
3.0/5
Oct 23, 2023
Google Medivet
The people are lovely. The prices are ridiculous. Be aware that your pet may be given the most expensive injection or tablets when not necessary. Options should be discussed.
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5.0/5
Oct 6, 2023
Google Medivet
Friendly staff & clean waiting room.. I get sent reminders for health checks and boosters.. They have a great plan in place for monthly flea & Worming... Excellent Veterinary service as usual from Kevin ..Thorough , kind and Honest..He's been our vet for 10 years .. And we wouldn't go anywhere else..

*Based on average saving for dogs and cats on the Medivet Healthcare Plan over a 12 month period at this practice. This saving excludes the additional savings benefits that are available to these pets on plan (e.g. 15% off dental procedures & 10% off vet care and medication and some food). Prices correct February 2024.