Room for plenty more paws.

We are accepting new clients.

Southend-On-Sea Vets4Pets

535 Southchurch Road
01702 466718

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Opening Hours

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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 five vets, four receptionists and five 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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Before moving to the UK and beginning my employment at Southend on Sea Vets4pets in 2017 I used to work for a charity hospital in Poland and a Neurological hospital in Italy. I hold a certificate in small animal surgery and I am currently working towards another certificate in feline medicine. Cats, especially seniors, have a very special place in my heart (self-proclaimed cat lady) and I am using that to provide everyday improvements on making the practice feline friendly. Outside of work you can find me in the gym, swimming pool or in the kitchen baking bread. Whale watching around the world is also an interest of mine. I'm a mum of 2 wonderful creatures: one toddler girl and one cat, luckily just one of them is semi- feral ;)

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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. 

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Michael Ho

Veterinary surgeon

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Nikki Perry

Head 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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Lisa Dawkins

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Lisa started with the practice as a work placement student, since then she has completed her training with us and is now a fully qualified RVN.

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Stacey Brown

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have worked within Vets4pets since 2014 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2018. I Transferred to Southend Vets4pets in September 2022 and I'm excited to develop my skills and knowledge of Exotics species.

I have a British shorthair called Colin and in my spare time enjoy horse riding as well as socialising with my friends and family.

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Grace Hall

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I have worked with animals since I can remember and have worked within the veterinary industry for 5 years. I qualified as an RVN in 2021 and joined the Vets4pets Southend team in august 2022. I enjoy all aspects of my job, but one day I would love to work abroad at sanctuaries. In my spare time I like to catch up with friends and family, watch plenty of Netflix and enjoy my aerial hoop skills.

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Katy Robertson

Practice Manager

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I studied Animal Management at Southend College whilst gaining work experience with Southend on Sea Vets4Pets for a year. I was offered employment at Southend on Sea Vets4Pets in June 2016 as a Receptionist and in September 2017 I was promoted to Practice Manager.  I have 2 cats, an old girl called Gene and a younger girl called Billy. Since being at Vets4Pets I have become a crazy cat lady and you can often find me in our cat ward having chats and cuddles with our cat patients.

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Rebecca Mitchener

Client Care Advisor

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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. 

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Hollie Lake

Client Care Advisor

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Hollie joined us for work experience in 2018 before being offered employment in 2019. Hollie has a Bearded Dragon called Spiro and 2 beautiful Jack Russel puppies, Patch and Buddy, who love coming to see us. Hollie also holds a certificate in caring for the vulnerable. Hollie loves socialising with her friends and family.

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Katie Harris

Client Care Advisor

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Katie has been working for us since June 2021, but has been working for Vets4pets since 2018. Katie has a wide range of pets including 6 Tarantulas, a Hedgehog, Snake, Bearded Dragon, Leopard Gecko, rabbit and 5 cats. Katie particularly loves taking on the older cats for their retirement.

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!



  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED

Health Plans

Health Plan

Bug Pack

25% off
Buy 12 month's worth of flea and worm treatment and save 25%
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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Health Plan


Just £149
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