Open until 9pm

Did you know we have another practice in Colchester? Open 8am - 9pm everyday, our new practice, Vets4Pets Colchester Advanced, will work together with our existing practice to provide exceptional care for the pets of Colchester.

Colchester Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Colne View Retail Park
Cowdray Avenue

Telephone: 01206 771 984

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Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door

We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.

Meet the team


Dr JF Nell

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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 Donald Crawford

Clinical Director & Veterinary Surgeon


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!

Ryan Walton

Dr Ryan Walton

Veterinary Surgeon

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

Read Dr Ryan Walton bio

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.

Damon - Colchester

Dr Damon Knoop

Veterinary Surgeon

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

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.

Bianca - Colchester

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. 

Johan - Colchester

Dr Johan Kritzinger

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVS, Pursuing an Exotic Animal Practice Post-Graduate Certificate

Read Dr Johan Kritzinger bio

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. 

Anie Neethling

Dr Anita Neethling

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MRCVSy, Pursuing a Small Animal Medicine Post-Graduate Certificate

Read Dr Anita Neethling bio

Anita grew up in Bloemfontein, South Africa and graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2017. After graduating Anita spent one year working in a welfare community. This was followed by two and a half years in Cape Town working in a small animal practice where she was exposed to a varied case load. 
Anita has a special interest in ophthalmology and is currently pursuing a certificate in internal medicine. Anita loves spending time in nature, hiking and cycling. She enjoys traveling and discovering new places. 

Dr Stacy King

Veterinary Surgeon

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

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. 

Caitlin - Colchester

Dr Caitlin Williams

Veterinary Surgeon

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

Read Dr Caitlin Williams bio

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.

Garrick Cathrall

Dr Garrick Cathrall

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Garrick Cathrall bio

Garrick was born and bred in Sunny Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied at the University of Pretoria and graduated in 2019. He spent a year working in rural communities close to the Kruger National Park, helping all species of animals.

He moved over to the UK in 2021 working in a small animal practice in Essex, and joined Colchester in early 2022. Garrick loves Dachshunds and English Bull terriers.

When he is not at work he can often be found running, swimming and cycling.

Christina de Villiers

Dr Christina de Villiers

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Christina de Villiers bio

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.
Fladia - Cochester

Dr Fladia Buongiorno

Veterinary Surgeon


Read Dr Fladia Buongiorno bio

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.

Pawel Kowalczyk

Mr Pawel Kowalczyk

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS, Pursuing a Small Animal Surgery & Endoscopy Post Graduate Certificate

Read Mr Pawel Kowalczyk bio

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.

Daniel Sones

Dr Daniel Sones

Veterinary Surgeon

BVet Med PGCertSAM MRCVS, Pursuing a Cardiology Certificate

Dr Elli Michaelidou

Veterinary Surgeon


Giovanni Castaldo

Dr Giovanni Castaldo

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS, Pursuing a Surgery Certificate



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. 



Practice Manager & Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN NCert Emergency & Critical Care

Read Iris bio

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.

Brad RVN


Registered Veterinary Nurse

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.



Student Veterinary Nurse

Read Chantel bio

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.

Emma B

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Emma B bio

Emma graduated in 2017 from Nottingham Trent University with a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing. After 3 years of working in Nottingham, she joined the Vets4Pets Colchester team in September 2020. 

Emma has a special interest in the surgical side of her nursing role and in particular, anesthesia. 

At home Emma has two rabbits called Super Hans and Puddles. When not at work, she is always looking for an opportunity to travel in her campervan and explore new places. 

Louise - Colchester


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. 

Laura - Colchester


Student 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 nutty Labrador called Gus. 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!
Shannon - Colchester


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Shannon bio

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.

Jadie RVN


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Jadie bio

Jadie comes from a small town in South Africa close to the Zimbabwean border. Jadie qualified as a nurse in 2018 and spent 2 years working at a specialist practice in Johannesburg, South Africa before moving to Colchester in May 2021.

Jadie has always had a passion for caring for animals and a keen interest in surgery and critical care. 

Emma L SVN

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.


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.


Registered Veterinary Nurse


Read Chloe bio

Chloe has been working with animals around the world since 2012. She left the UK to volunteer teaching English to children in Asia, but that volunteering then led to helping stray dogs and cats which kick started wanting to work with animals. Since then, Chloe has worked on a farm in the outback in Australia, helped at a neutering clinic in Malaysia, learnt about giant tortoises in The Galapagos and volunteered at a veterinary practice in Canada. Back in the UK, Chloe has worked at 2 referral practices before joining vets4Pets in 2022.
Chloe has a soft spot for all cats, she has 2 at home called Murphy and Mowgli who are very spoilt boys. She also has 2 rescue chickens at home called Mabel and Karen.
Chloe is currently studying towards an advanced nursing certificate in pain management and analgesia. Alongside this she enjoys anaesthesia and in-patient care.
Hati RVN


Registered Veterinary Nurse

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


Clinical Care Manager, Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN (FdSc), CertVNECC, APVN Avian, Wildlife, Reptile & Amphibian, ISFM CertFN, MBVNA, Pursuing ILM5 qualification

Read Dannii bio

Dannii studied at the Royal Veterinary College, London qulaifying in 2013. A passion for all things clinical has led her to achieve post graduate qualifications in areas of special interest - Emergency and Critical Care, Feline Nursing, and Exotics. She has worked in emergency clinics, hospital settings, first opinion, and referral. 

She grew up in rural Norfolk before moving to Essex for wider professional opportunities. In her free time Dannii enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and exploring aerial fitness. She has many pets at home including a dog and three cats.


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Read Claire bio

Claire has previously worked in day practice where she completed her nursing qualification in 2019, and she has worked in an out of hours emergency practice for the last 3 years. 

She has joined the Vets4Pets team as one of the night nurses at the Colchester Advanced practice. She has interests in behaviour, exotics & wildlife, and ECC (in which she is currently studying for her certificate).

At home she has 3 dogs, Bramble, Bella,and Merlin. Claire enjoys going away in her campervan, paddle boarding, walking the dogs, and spending time with family and friends.


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. 


Student Veterinary Nurse

Michaela RVN


Registered Veterinary Nurse

Tayla Practice manager

Tayla May

Practice Manager


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. 



Client Care Manager



Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Keshia bio

Keshia 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. Keshia has a BA (HONS) in fashion and textiles but decided to pursue her passion for animals when she joined Vets4Pets in March 2020.

Keshia is a VCA and hopes to complete her training as a veterinary nurse in the future. Keshia enjoys visiting wildlife parks, travelling and spending time with her 18 year old Papillion Brandy.  

Georgie - Colchester


Finance Co-ordinator

Read Georgie bio

Georgie joined the team in November 2021, previously working in the cooperate entertainment industry that includes everything from face painting to stilt walking.
Georgie has grown up around animals all her life. Ranging from african grey parrots, rabbits, cats, chinchillas, tropical fish, hamsters and dogs. Georgie is a huge dog lover and has lived with a multitude of breeds over the years, including german shepard’s, staffordshire bull terries, west highland terriers and pugs.


Veterinary Care Assistant

BSc (Hons) Animal Science

Read Bethany bio

Bethany graduated in 2021 from Writtle University with a Animal Science Bachelors Degree with Honours and joined the team in March 2022. 


Bethany has worked with a wide variety of animals from companion, exotics, reptiles and livestock. Her work has lead her both travelling up and down the UK, and working on her own 600 acre family farm managing the lambing and calving yards from 200 too 1,000 head of sheep, and heard of 50+ Cattle. 


It wasn't until she finally owned two dogs of her own: Belle, a working Border Collie and Lola, a Podenco Spanish rescue that she really understood the love, time and care that goes into owning animals. She wanted to do more to really help others, realising that the veterinary industry was the perfect path for her to take. 

Neve CCA


Veterinary Care Assitant

Read Neve bio

From a young age Neve has always loved animals and enjoys being around them. She has a soft spot for beagles as she has one herself. Neve has had previous experience with animals by working at a stables and a doggy day care.
Neve started her studies at Writtle college in 2020 and has just finished her level 3 animal management course. 
In her spare time neve likes to go to her best friends yard to help out with her horse and also go for hacks. As well as meeting up with her other friends for days out.
Ella - Colchester


Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Ella bio

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.


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. 


Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Victoria bio

Victoria joined the team in December 2020 having always had a passion for animals, growing up with a variety of pets and owning horses.

When Victoria isn't at work she spends all of her time with her fiancé and daughter Maddison. At home Victoria has 2 rescue cats Lilo and Stitch and 3 rabbits, Bubba, Bailey and Peanut.  


Apprentice Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Alicia bio

Alicia joined our team in September 2020 and is currently completing an apprenticeship to become a veterinary care assistant. In her free time, Alicia loves creating art and going on walks with her two adorable cockapoos, ages 6 and 1.

At home she also has 2 loving playful cats as well as a corn snake called Buttercup. Alicia grew up with horses, working in the stables and entering junior riding competitions, which sparked her love for animals at a young age.  


Insurance Co-ordinator

Read Sue bio

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.


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.

Charlotte K

Veterinary Care Assistant


Read Charlotte K bio

Charlotte recently graduated from Writtle University with a Bioveterinary science degree earlier this year. Her previous careers have all been labratory based so she is excited to extend her knowledge in animal handling, specifically in companion animals, to work towards completing her veterinary nursing qualification one day. 

When Charlotte isn't working she enjoys horse riding, travelling the world and spending time with her family and her french bulldog, Hugo. 


Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Kati bio

Kati graduated from the University of York with a Psychology degree in 2018 and after a stint in marketing, discovered that she wanted to pursue a career that can cater to her lifelong love of animals.

Kati’s favourite dog breeds are cavapoos (especially her own, Ruby) and whippets, so they get a big fuss made of them when she is in!

Kati joined us in August 2022 and is working towards one day becoming a Student Veterinary Nurse.

Stanislava VCA


Veterinary Care Assistant

Ellenor CCA


Client Care Advisor

Read Ellenor bio

Ellenor has always had a big passion for animals and welfare and has always wanted to work within the Veterinary industry.

She has spent many years at an equestrian centre with her nutty pony called Ruby.

Ellenor is a qualified fitness instructor and enjoys keeping fit and active.

When not at work, Ellenor enjoys going on adventures with her son Arthur.


Client Care Advisor


Veterinary Care Assistant


Client Care Advisor


Veterinary Care Assistant

Read Raycheal bio

Raycheal has had a passion for working with animals since a very young age, starting with an addiction to the TV program animal hospital.

She went to college where she achieved the highest level of distinction in level three animal management with an aditional veterinary care assistant diploma. The path to her dream job to being a veterinary nurse is on track since joining the Vets4Pets Colchester team as a veterinary care assistant in September 2022. 

In her spare time she has her own selection of animals to look after. Her two dogs Cookie and Zuko, her bearded dragon Galelio Beardio and a selection of tetra fish to keep her busy.

Jane CCA


Client Care Advisor

Read Jane bio

Originally from Australia, Jane moved to the UK in 2010. She started working for Vets4Pets in September 2022 after working in her local equine store and a long career in logistics.

Jane has always had animals and currently has 2 horses Golide & Izzy, Harry her cocker spaniel and Nya her 15yr old Bombay Cat who travelled from Australia to the UK with Jane.
In her spare time you will find Jane either riding, dog walking or relaxing in front of the TV.


Client Care Advisor

Welcome to Vets4Pets Colchester! We are a small animal practice with a diverse team that strives to provide the highest standard of patient care for your beloved family pets. We aim to effectively communicate and make sure the health of your animal is always at its best. 

Please explore this site to find out more about your local Vets4Pets surgery in Colchester (formally Companion Care Vets Colchester).

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  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Airway Surgery
    Airway Surgery
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cardiology
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Ear Surgery
    Ear Surgery service is available to keep your pet free from any infections.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • 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.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • 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.
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Tonopen - Eye Pressure Testing
    Measures eye pressure.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Brian and Kitten

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Vets Now Colchester
70 Brinkley Lane

Telephone: 01206 621 549

Standard consultation fees start from £296.50.