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Vets4Pets Colchester Hospital

Unit 1
Stane Park
Colchester
CO3 8PB
01206 771 984

Open Today 08:00 - 22:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

Our Advanced Veterinary Services

Advanced Ultrasound & X-Rays

We offer advanced ultrasounds and x-rays here in practice. To find out more, call us in practice or click on the enquire button. 

Ultrasound scanning allows examination of and identifies changes in your pets' internal organs. It is commonly used to assess organs in the abdomen such at the bladder, kidneys and liver. It can also be used to assess the heart.

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CT Scanner in Practice

We are pleased to be able to offer non-invasive diagnostic imaging here in practice through our state of the art CT scanner. 

With our state-of-the-art CT scanner, we can see inside pets which enables us to provide a more accurate and timely diagnosis of both routine and potentially life-threatening conditions. Pets will need to be sedated or anaesthetised for a short time and will have a fully trained CT veterinary team member on hand to ensure that they receive the best possible care during their time with us.

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Laparoscopic Services - Keyhole Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, otherwise known as keyhole surgery, is a minimally invasive abdominal surgery where small surgical incisions are made rather than the more common larger skin incision. Small cameras and fine instruments allow the veterinary surgeon to perform a range of procedures such as:

  • Ovariectomy/Ovariohysterectomy (Spay)
  • Removal of retained abdominal testicles
  • Organ biopsies
  • Bladder stone removal
  • Gastropexy (to prevent twisting of the stomach)
Keyhole Surgery New

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our surgeons are trained and equipped to offer our clients a broad range of basic as well as advanced orthopaedic procedures such as:

  • Fracture repairs (simple as well as complex)
  • Arthroscopic joint surgery (elbows and knees)
  • Cruciate ligament rupture surgery (TPLO, CBLO)
  • Medial Patella Luxation surgery
  • Hip dislocation surgery (Hip Toggle)
  • Arthrodesis (fusion of joints)
  • Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Disease surgery(IVDD) (Hemilaminectomy)
Soft Tissue Surgery New New

Repeat Prescription Request

Request your prescriptions via our online form.

Meet the team

Dr Donald Crawford

Dr Donald Crawford

Lead Surgeon

BVSc PgC SAS GPAdvCert(SAOS) MRCVS

Read Dr Donald Crawford bio

Don Crawford is from Cape Town (RSA) and grew up on the island of Mauritius. He attended Somerset College for high school and then went on to do his veterinary studies in Pretoria at Onderstepoort. He worked in the Cape Town at a welfare called PDSA during 2016.

Don has a very keen interest in Surgery and has completed both the General small animal surgery as well as the Advanced orthopaedic Small animal surgery certificates.

He will never say no to a spontaneous trip away travelling! Otherwise he is a sport fanatic and especially loves his rugby!

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Dr Lex Ormsby

Clinical Director, Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS CertCSM GpAdvCertSAOS PgC

Read Dr Lex Ormsby bio

Lex graduated from Glasgow in 1993. After an initial few year in mixed practice, she has become more specialised in surgery and spent 7 years running a Small Animal referral hospital in Malta. She has a certificate in Canine sports medicine and surgery and an advanced certificate in orthopaedics. Lex is happiest when in the operating theatre but she also enjoys teaching and mentoring the veterinary team.

When not at work she likes to be outdoors on her organic farm with her family.

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Dr Daniel Sones

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS BVet Med PGCertSAM

Stacy King

Dr Stacy King

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS GPCert (Opth)

Read Dr Stacy King bio

Stacy grew up in a town called Edenvale, just outside Johannesburg, in South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria with distinction in 2019. She spent 2020 completing her compulsory community service year at the PDSA in George, South Africa. 

 

Although she loves South Africa dearly, she always dreamt of coming to live and work in the UK and was fortunate enough to meet her partner, who is also a vet and find out he had the same goal. They made the big move in January 2021 and Stacy has enjoyed meeting all the wonderful clients and their gorgeous pets. Stacy has a keen interest in Ophthalmology and will soon commence her ophthalmology certificate studies.

 

When she is not busy looking after her patients she enjoys traveling, socialising, baking and keeping active- especially hiking. 

Dr Johan Kritzinger

Dr Johan Kritzinger

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS GPCert (ExAP)

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Johan is from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He graduated from the University of Pretoria at the end of 2019 and in 2021 joined the Vets4Pets Colchester team.

 

Johan has a real soft spot for labradors. However, he has a passion for the small and furry animals and is excited to complete his exotic certificate at the end of 2022. This will add a new dimension to the practice.

 

Johan enjoys a multitude of sports and spending time in the ocean doing scuba, snorkeling or riding the waves on a body board. When he isn't busy at work or on the sport fields, Johan enjoys bird watching and gardening. 

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Dr Caitlin Williams

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS GPCert (ECC)

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Caitlin grew up in East London, a small coastal town on the Southeastern border of South Africa. From a young girl, she always dreamed of pursuing a career in which she could work with and help animals on a daily basis. This dream became a reality when she was accepted into vet school in Onderstepoort, South Africa. She qualified in 2019, whereafter she practiced in a rural community in the Eastern Cape.

When the opportunity arose to broaden her horizons and move to England, she snatched at that chance and moved to Colchester at the beginning of 2021 with her partner, Dr. Damon Knoop (also a veterinary surgeon at Vets4Pets). She has a soft spot for welfare work and has 3 rescue animals (Rey, Kylo and Nixi). She is currently completing a certificate in emergency medicine, surgery and critical care. She is passionate about the adventure that awaits each day at Vets4Pets Colchester clinic, and looks forward to meeting the community and their precious furry friends.

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Dr Bianca Borrageiro

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS, Pursuing a Small Animal Surgery Post-Graduate Certificate

Read Dr Bianca Borrageiro bio

Bianca graduated in 2019 from Onderstepoort, South Africa. She spent a year working at a welfare centre in Cape Town where her interest for surgery grew.

In 2021 Bianca joined Vets4Pets Colchester and is excited to be part of such a big wonderful team. In her downtime she enjoys being active, planning adventures and watching Netflix. 

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Dr Ryan Walton

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS PG Cert (SAS)

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Ryan is from a town called Benoni, 40km east of Johannesburg, South Africa. He qualified from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort) in 2019 and recently moved over to the UK after doing a year's work of welfare in South Africa.

 

Ryan has wanted to be a vet since he was a young boy. He has a keen interest in surgery and is currently working towards his small animal surgery certificate. He also has a soft spot for Staffies!

 

In his spare time, you can find Ryan playing or watching sport- rugby, football, Moto GP and cricket. He also enjoys travelling and has a keen interest in tropical fish.

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Dr Damon Knoop

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS PGCertSAM

Read Dr Damon Knoop bio

Damon grew up in a small town in South Africa called Benoni. Damon has had a love for animals all his life and pursued a career in veterinary science after job shadowing at his local vet practice for a number of months.

He qualified from the University of Pretoria in 2019, completed a year of work in a small rural town in 2020 and joined the Vets4Pets Colchester team in 2021. Damon enjoys working up cases and diagnostic imaging and is currently completing a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine.

In his spare time, Damon enjoys watching rugby or football. He is also trying (with great difficulty) to improve his golf game. His favorite dog breed is a British bulldog.

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Dr Fladia Buongiorno

Veterinary Surgeon

BVCS MRCVS, Pursuing a Small Animal Surgery Post-Graduate Certificate

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Fladia is from Johannesburg, South Africa, and qualified as a veterinarian at the beginning of 2021. She completed her community service year in Nelspruit and was fortunate enough to work with a multitude of wildlife and small animal species.

She has a passion for primates, their rehabilitation and care, as well as a keen interest in all exotic species. She thoroughly enjoys working with small animals and performing surgeries. Fladia looks forward to furthering her studies later this year.

Fladia’s interests include music, as well as playing the violin and saxophone, outdoor activities, and exploring the world.

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Mr Pawel Kowalczyk

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS PGCert (SAS)

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Pawel graduated in 2016 from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland. Ever since he has been practicing in UK veterinary surgeries in Dorset and Essex.

Pawel's interests involve soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, endoscopy and endosurgery. He has enrolled in two postgraduate certificates: small animal surgery and endoscopy and endosurgery. Pawel is very ambitious and always will try to provide the best available care to your animals.

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Dr Christina de Villiers

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS, Pursuing a Small Animal Diagnostic Imaginng Post-Graduate Certificate

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Christina is from Durban, South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2019. She moved to the UK at the beginning of 2021 and worked at a small animal practice in Kent before joining the Colchester team in 2022.
 
Christina has a passion for small animal medicine and surgery.
 
Outside of work, Christina enjoys singing, playing the piano and guitar, running and traveling.
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Dr Craig Stevenage

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS, Attending the V4P Graduate Program

Read Dr Craig Stevenage bio

Craig grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In 2021, he qualified from the University of Pretoria (Onderstepoort), South Africa. He then performed a year of welfare work in Cape Town and decided to move to the UK in 2023.

Craig's passion to become a vet started at a young age, as his father has been a vet in his home town for many years. His current interests include surgery and diagnostic imaging. 

He loves the outdoors, fishing, photography and bird watching. When he's indoors, you can find him watching a variety of sports - his favourites being rugby, cricket, tennis, formula 1 and football.

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Dr Elli Michaelidou

Veterinary Surgeon

MVDr.(Hons), MRCVS

Read Dr Elli Michaelidou bio

Elli grew up on the island of Kefalonia in Greece. Her desire to travel encouraged her to study at the University of Veterinary Sciences of Brno in Czech Republic, from where she graduated with honours in 2019. Soon after, she moved to the UK where she worked both in general practice and referral settings, and completed a Rotating Internship at the University of Glasgow.
 

Elli enjoys all fields of veterinary medicine but her passion lies in Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging. She has a certificate of competence in Emergency Medicine and is currently pursuing a certificate in Diagnostic Imaging.

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Dr Giovanni Castaldo

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS, Pursuing a Small Animal Suregery Post-Graduate Certificate

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Dr JF Nell

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS

Read Dr JF Nell bio

JF qualified in December 2001 from the University of Pretoria, Onderstepoot, South Africa. He moved to the UK in 2003.

In June 2006 he was thrilled by the opportunity to become the founding partner of Companion Care Vets in Colchester. Since then the surgery has gone from strength to strength, employing a great team of experienced professionals who have all contributed to its success. At work, apart from management he very much enjoys orthopaedic surgery and investing in the careers and development of his colleagues.

At home he has black and white, brother and sister rescue cats 'Batman' and 'Chloe', who make sure his sofas and carpets are scratched when he is not looking, as well as two hilarious African Grey parrots, ‘Twiet’ and ‘Jasper’ who can mimic all sorts of sounds including R2D2 at 6am! He enjoys music, cycling to work, indoor climbing and plays cricket and golf. When he is not working you can find him admiring and sampling coffee from antique espresso machines or planting all sorts on his allotment.

Dr Victoria Stockman

Veterinary Surgeon

DrMedvet MRCVS

Dr Anna Blaine

Veterinary Surgeon

DrMedvet MRCVS

Jodie Nurse & Manager

Jodie

Practice Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Jodie bio

It was apparent ever since she was a young girl that working with animals would end up being her passion. Jodie graduated from Writtle College with a National Certificate in Animal Care and a BTEC in Animal Management. Jodie joined our team in March 2013 and has since become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) as well as a Practice Manager. 

Jodie has a Cockapoo at home named Cassie and has a very soft spot for this particular breed. She has a strong interest in surgery and emergency critical care. 

When not at work, Jodie enjoys spending time exploring, travelling, and rain or shine you could always find her out and about on a paddle board. 

Iris

Iris

Practice Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN NCert Emergency & Critical Care

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Iris joined our team in May 2016 after graduating as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the Netherlands.

In 2020 she fulfilled her dream of achieving a certificate in emergency and critical care.

In her free time she loves to travel, swim and dance. She has a passion for wildlife rescue. Iris and her husband enjoy their busy animal household, with Davina the hairless terrier, Lilah the beagle, Hobbes the cat and Bacuna and Lukaku, the rabbits.

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Brad

Career Development Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN, NCert, VTCert, VPPCert (MedNsg)

Read Brad bio

Brad wanted to work with animals ever since he started school. He achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management at Eastern Otley College in 2014. He started as an apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant at Companion Care Vets in 2015 whilst studying at Writtle College. He studied a worked based animal management course through which he could learn more about veterinary life.


Brad was delighted to commence his Veterinary Nursing Diploma in February 2017. He is excited and passionate about his work, and is eager to learn as much as possible about patient and client care while at Companion Care Vets.


Brad plays all kinds of sports ranging from cricket, football, bowls and table tennis. He also enjoys music, plays the saxophone and would love to go travelling in the near future.

Brad registered as a qualified veterinary nurse in February 2020.

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Chantel

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Chantel joined Vets4Pets in January 2020, and has always had an interest in working with animals. Chantel was surrounded by the most amazing wildlife growing up in South Africa. 
 
She started studying and working with animals in 2016 when she completed her first college course in animal care. Chantel then went on to study for another 2 years doing a technical diploma in animal management. She has worked in various different animal environments such as zoos, stables, day cares and farms.
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Louise

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Louise bio

Growing up with a range of different animals from cats, to rats, to chameleons, Louise has always been interested in animals and animal welfare.

Originally completing a degree in classical music and becoming a peripatetic music teacher, teaching for three years, Louise decided that teaching wasn't her calling and decided to retrain. Helping animals was an obvious step for her and everyone close to her agreed. This led Louise to join the Vets4Pets team as a client care advisor in September 2020. 

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Keshia

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Keisha has always had an interest in animals since a young age. She particularly has a passion for wild animals and loves dogs, especially our senior patients. Keisha has a BA (HONS) in fashion and textiles but decided to pursue her passion for animals when she joined Vets4Pets in March 2020.

Keisha is a Veterinary Care Assistant and hopes to complete her training as a Veterinary Nurse in the future. Keisha enjoys visiting wildlife parks, travelling and spending time with her Miniature Daschund, Oliver.

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Laura

Registered Veterinary Nurse

BSc (Hons) Animal Biology

Read Laura bio

From a young age Laura has had a love for animals, having had dogs and guinea pigs growing up, to now having a bearded dragon named Mushu. Laura has a BSc in Animal Biology from Nottingham Trent University and is also a qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist.

Having previously worked with us from 2016-2018 Laura is back as a Veterinary Care Assistant and has had various jobs in the animal sector ranging from running her own dog walking business to being an Animal Technician Demonstrator at West Suffolk College.

Laura has a dream of moving to Australia to work as a veterinary nurse and working with all the weird and wonderful wildlife out there!

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Shannon

Head Registered Veterinary Nurse for the Cowdray Clinic

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Shannon is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in South Africa at the end of 2018 and worked at a Specialist Referral Hospital in Johannesburg before moving to the UK.

Shannon joined Vets4Pets Colchester in the middle of 2021. Her main interests are surgery and is currently studying to become a Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner.

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Emma L

Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Emma L bio

Emma has grown up with a variety of animals from sheep to ducks and many more. She has always had a very keen interest in animal care. Emma currently has 3 dogs, 2 spaniels called Tikka and Misty and a Jack Russell terrier called Poppy.
 
When not at work Emma spends her free time with her horse called Party girl, who she competes at local competitions on weekends.
 
Emma was previously working at a beauty salon before deciding on a career change to pursue her dreams of working in the veterinary industry, and started working at Vets4Pets Colchester in September 2021.
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Michelle

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Michelle bio

Michelle joined the Vets4pets team in February 2022. Originally from Pretoria, South Africa she qualified from Onderstepoort with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing at the end of 2018.
 
For almost 3 years she worked at a Specialist referral center in Johannesburg where she developed a keen interest in small animal medicine and critical care.For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to help and work with animals and veterinary nursing was the perfect opportunity to do so.
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Ella

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Ella has recently moved to Colchester and taken her first step into the world of animal care. She has always had a passion for animals and their wellbeing, so is excited to be apart of such a successful practice.
 
In her spare time, Ella enjoys spending time with her family and going for walks on the beach with her partner and his family dog bear. She also has a weak spot for Samoyeds. 
 
Ella strives to complete her veterinary nursing qualification one day.
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Kati

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Laura W

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Laura W bio

Laura qualified as vet nurse in 2008 and you won't see her during the day light hours as she has only been working nights for the last 8 years.

Outside of work she enjoys days out with her greyhound, Thunder, yearly trips to Scotland (also with Thunder), films, cheese and spending time with family and friends

Nicola Veterinary Nurse

Nicola

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Nicola bio

Growing up surrounded by animals, Nicola knew from a very young age that she wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Nursing. Nicola has been in practice since 2008 and following studying at Writtle College, completed her training in 2013. She joined the team at Vets4Pets Colchester in November 2022.
 
She enjoys and is passionate about all aspects of nursing, however has a keen interest in medical and surgical nursing and in-patient care.
 
At home Nicola has her beloved Buddy the Beagle who likes to ensure that she doesn’t stop her nursing duties when she’s left the clinic. When she isn’t spending time with her family, she enjoys gardening, playing golf and country walks. 
Olivia

Olivia

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Olivia bio

After studying Anthropology at university for 2 years in Canterbury, Olivia decided upon a drastic career change and switched from studying humans to animals.
She began working as a kennel mad in Leicester in 2018, and started her diploma in small animal veterinary nursing in April 2020. Whilst working at an out of hours and referral clinic, Olivia developed a keen interest in inpatient and exotic animal care. She has a special place in her heart for cats and all things chelonian.
In her spare time, Olivia enjoys good coffee, crochet, gardening (mostly growing plants for her tortoise Bruce) and spending time with her cat, Nico.

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Michaela

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Ronni

Clinical Care Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Ronni bio

Ronni first began her nursing career back in 2017 and qualified as an RVN in early 2021. She has a passion for medicine and providing gold standard nursing care to our hospitalised patients. Ronni began working towards a certificate in Medical Nursing in April 2021 and is keen to continue her education specialising in other areas thereafter.

At home Ronni has a Mini American Shepherd called Chester who she loves going on adventures with. In her spare time she also partakes in ariel fitness.

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Alexis

Deputy Head Registered Veterinary Nurse for the Cowdray Clinic

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Alexis grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and has always had a passion for animals. She started her journey in the veterinary industry in 2018 doing hydrotherapy for small animals. She then proceeded to study a degree in Veterinary Nursing at Onderstepoort in Pretoria and qualified in 2021.


Alexis worked in an emergency 24 hour clinic in Cape Town for a year before moving to the UK in 2023. Alexis enjoys all aspects of nursing, however she has a keen interest in critical care and emergencies.


Alexis has a springer spaniel and two cats back home. In her off time she loves being out in nature exploring, birding and baking.

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Natalie

Student Veterinary Nurse

Mel qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009 and has recently returned from a career break. She is super excited to be back in practice and particularly enjoys caring for the inpatients staying with us in hospital.
 

Outside of work, Mel is kept busy by her young son and also has several furry members of the family, including some guinea pigs and Wotsit the cat, who was a stray rehomed from the Cowdray Avenue practice.

Kelly

Registered veterinary Nurse

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Tayla May

Practice Manager

BA

Read Tayla May bio

Tayla-May joined us from Johannesburg, South Africa in January 2022. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2021. Tayla-May studied psychology, communications and entrepreneurship whilst competing as an athlete for her University on the rowing team. She has competed on the international stage as a rower for a number of years. Her commitment to hard work and challenge grounded in the teamwork of a successful programme. 

 

Tayla-May has a vested interest and passion for helping others and working with people. She is excited to be working for Vets4Pets as a Practice Manager, whilst having the opportunity to work with colleagues and clients who love their pets as much as she loves her own border-doodle named Ollie. 

 

When Tayla-May is not working she’ll be out exploring new sporting activities and adventure opportunities. 

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Peyton

Client Care Manager

Charlotte

Client Care Advisor

Read Charlotte bio

Charlotte joined the Vets4Pets team in July 2018. In her previous employment she was a spa therapist and also worked as a reception spa manager.

Charlotte has always loved animals and grown up around family pets. At home Charlotte has a Chihuahua cross Dachshund called Bailey, who loves going on long walks with his best friend Harvey.

Charlotte loves to travel and to see new places. She also loves going on long walks, keeping fit as well as trying new things to tick off of her bucket list. 

Sue

Client Care Advisor

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Sue worked in the Civil Service for 23 years, before making the move to work with animals. At home Sue has a cat, a rabbit and some gold fish.

Megan

Megan

Client Care Advisor

Read Megan bio

Megan joined the team in July 2022 and has always  wanted to work in the Veterinary Industry.
 
After working in retail since she was 13, Megan has finally got the 'dream job' and can safely say that she loves coming to work! 
 
At home, Megan has a 10 year old Border Collie called Lexi, as well as 3 rescue cats, Cookie, Baloo and Arlo. 
 
In her spare time, Megan loves to bake, sing, and spend time with her other half, and of course she loves to spoil her fur babies.
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Stanislava

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Ellenor

Client Care Advisor

Fiona

Fiona

Client Care Advisor

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Daniel

Client Care Advisor

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Sophie

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Sarah

Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Sarah bio

Sarah studied at Otley College and achieved her first year in Animal Care. She is one of our out of hours VCA and has previously worked in two other practices an thrives whenever there is an available chance to help in surgery. 

Sarah loves all animals but particularly cats and her special boy Bobby. Aka "Crazy cat lady," Sarah, is a massive football fan and loves travelling up and down the country to watch her team, Newcastle United. Sarah is also a car fanatic and a big fan of F1.  

 

 

 

 

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Lloyd

Client Care Advisor

Read Lloyd bio

Lloyd joined us in May 2023. Lloyd has always had a love for animals and finally feels settled in his new job role.
 
Lloyd's past job roles have mostly been with the NHS and within retail. He has over 15 years of experience within the ambulance service and other healthcare settings.
He decided to come and join us within the veterinary world as this is his passion and would love to become a student veterinary nurse in the future.
 
Outside of work, Lloyd enjoys going for walks, socialising with friends & family and holidays.
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Emily

Client Care Advisor

Read Emily bio

Emily has always loved animals so starting a job at Vets4Pets Colchester is a dream come true. She hopes to one day complete her nursing qualification through the company and maybe one day work with wildlife in South America.  

Emily spent the first half of 2023 volunteering in a vet and rescue centre in Thailand and this confirmed the job path she wanted to take. Looking after the dogs and seeing them go off to their forever home was her favourite part. 

At home, Emily has an 8 year old Hungarian Vizla and 2 cats called Nova and Luna. She loves walking, especially in the Lake District, travel and photography.  

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Olivia

Client Care Advisor

Munya

Munya

Veterinary Care Assistant

Lillyella

Lilly

Veterinary Care Advisor

Ellie

Client Care Advisor

Lucy

Client Care Advisor

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Services

  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Arthroscopy
    Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic or keyhole surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

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  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • CT Scan
    Provides 3D imaging for a view of internal organs and bones.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

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Practice accreditations

  • Small_Animal_Hospital
  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • vetBVHA

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Out of hours

Vets Now Colchester
70 Brinkley Lane
Highwood
CO4 9XE

Telephone: 01206 621 549

Standard consultation fees start from £309.00