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Southend-On-Sea Vets4Pets

535 Southchurch Road

Telephone: 01702 466718

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Opening Hours

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

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Meet the team

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Gavin Young

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

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After graduating in 2004 at the RVC, Gavin was employed at Springwell Veterinary Practice in Hertfordshire for seven years before opening Vets4Pets Southend in April 2012. Gavin opened the practice with only two receptionists and one nurse. The staffing has now grown to employ four vets, four receptionists and four full time nurses and a practice manager. Gavin has two beautiful daughters who he enjoys spending time with outside of work.

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Elinor Hinton

Veterinary Surgeon

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Elinor has visited many countries, starting in South America in her gap year before beginning her Veterinary training at the RVC in 2004. After graduating, Elinor has worked in the Southend area previously and then spent six and a half months travelling to south East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii before coming back to sunny Southend and joining the Vets4Pets team in May 2014. Pets: Flint, a Leopard Gecko. Walter and Jessie, both Blue Tongue Skinks. A Corn snake called Pop, a Royal Python named Obelisk and a crazy Cat called Chewbacca !

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Kamila Jachacz

Veterinary Surgeon

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Kamila joined the team in February 2017 from Poland after graduating in 2016. Kamila worked in an animal shelter in Gdansk for 6 months assisting in their neutering programme. She then spent time in Italy assisting a neurological team which she thoroughly enjoyed. Kamila now has a keen interest in Neurology along with Feline medicine. In her spare time, Kamila enjoys scuba diving, cooking, reading and spending time with her family. Kamila loves cuddling puppies and kittens and feels she was born to be a vet!

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Hannah Preedy

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hannah initially studied Bio-Veterinary Sciences at the University of Surrey before going on to complete her Veterinary Degree at the University of Bristol in 2018. After starting working with us in the summer of 2018, Hannah has gone on to adopt a cat brought into the practice as a stray, named Polly after her extra toes known as being Polydactyl! Outside of work Hannah enjoys exercise specifically running, going to Festivals and Travelling. 

Charlotte Sharrad

Charlotte Sharrad

Head Veterinary Nurse

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Charlotte graduated as a Veterinary Nurse in 2011. Since then Charlotte has worked at Earls Hall vets, Your vets and Companion Care. Charlotte has a keen interest in Exotics - she has recently completed her certificate in Exotics Nursing, Neonatal and Animal Behaviour. Charlotte enjoys going to the cinema, going to the gym, reading and socialising with friends. Pets: Belle – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 2 cats called Patch and Tammy, and a lovely flock of chickens! 

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Nikki Perry

Registered veterinary Nurse

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Nikki graduated from BCA in 1991 and has spent her years working across a variety of different practices including Large Animal, Exotic and Small Animal care. Outside of work she has two lovely daughters both currently studying at University and a 3 legged cat named Chocolate ! Nikki enjoys travelling and attending music festivals and concerts in her own time. 

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Eve Christie

Registered veterinary Nurse

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Eve has been working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and joined our team in 2017. She has special certificates in Surgical, Exotic and Emergency and Critical Care nursing and enjoys working in these areas. Outside of work Eve works with charities rescuing sick and injured Hedgehogs and helping to care for them. 

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Megan Whittick

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Megan studied Veterinary Nursing at Nottingham Trent University and graduated in 2018, before she joined our team that summer. In her first 2 years working with us she completed her top up degree part time whilst working and graduated from this additional study in June 2020. She spends time teaching our Student Nurses and college students and find this aspect of the nursing profession particularly rewarding. In her own time she enjoys all things Disney ! Including attending Disney events here in the UK and visiting the Disney parks around the globe, she one day hopes to have visited all 6 of them ! 

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Lisa Dawkins

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Lisa started with the practice as a work placement student and has since returned as a Nursing assistant and progressed to begin studying as a Student Veterinary Nurse. Lisa is completing her studies with Writtle College and is looking forward to qualifying. She enjoys surgical nursing the most - specifically orthopaedic surgeries. At home she has a pet dog, 2 rabbits and a tortoise!

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Katy Robertson

Practice Manager

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 Katy studied Animal Management at Southend College whilst gaining work experience with Vets4Pets Southend for a year. Katy was offered employment at Vets4Pets Southend in June 2016 as a Receptionist. In September 2017 Katy was offered the role of Practice Manager.  Pets: Jack and Alfie, two lovely Cocker Spaniels. Animal lookalike: Lemur Do you own a onesie? No

Rebecca Mitchener


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Bec previously studied and qualified as a Beautician in 2012, but in 2018 changed her careers direction and chose to join our team as a Receptionist. Bec has a lovely Staffy called Lexi and in her own time enjoys going out with her friends and family. 

Tilly Bolton


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Tilly joined our team in 2018 undertaking her work placement for her college course studying Animal Management and in 2019 she permanently joined our team as a Receptionist. She has two cats called Stanley and Olive, and a dog called Flash. She also has a friendly Bearded dragon called Penny. In her own time she enjoys visiting theme parks, spending time with her family and friends and taking her dog for lovely long walks along the beach!

Hollie Lake


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Hollie studied Animal Management at South Essex College which helped her gain her knowledge and passion of working with animals. She started her placement with us in 2018 and began her Receptionist role in May 2019. She has two pets - a cat and a dog and in her own time enjoys watching films, painting and socialising with her friends. 

Vets4Pets Southend-On-Sea is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, free street car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!



  • 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.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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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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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Medivet Southend
281 Eastwoodbury Lane
Southend on Sea

Telephone: 01702 526666

From £126.28

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