We have 2 vet practices in Essex (please see map) with full details below

Our Welfare vet clinics offer the following services to eligible registered customers:

Vet services at our vet surgery include

  • Vaccinations for Dogs, Cats and Rabbits
  • Neutering for Dogs, Cats and Rabbits
  • Microchipping of Dogs and Cats – and we sometimes advertise and hold “snip and chip” clinics
  • Nail trimming
  • Expressing Anal Glands
  • Dental check ups, plus scale and polish or extractions as required
  • Basic blood tests
  • X-Rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • Veterinary consultation for illness, injury, regular health checks and basic surgical procedures
  • Flea and worm treatment for registered customers

Note that some of these services may require a vet appointment but simple procedures such as nail trimming may be carried out by one of our fully qualified vet nurses.

Please note – We may decline to permit the registration of an animal at our discretion.  For example, if we believe the owner is breeding from the animal.

Services we cannot currently provide:

At present we cannot provide items from the list below but can provide a referral to another vet who will charge you directly:

  • Veterinary home visits
  • Overnight hospitalisation of animals
  • Intravenous fluid therapy (overnight treatment)
  • Emergency surgery (case dependent)

Eligibility Criteria to use a Welfare Vet Clinic

The branch offers a welfare clinic for pet owners in the Branch area who fulfil the following eligibility criteria:-

  • You will be in receipt of a means tested benefit
  • You live within our catchment area
  • You should be a tenant and receive housing benefit
  • You will not be using any animals for breeding purposes of any kind
  • You can register a maximum of 2 animals at your address with our clinic
  • You will have your dogs / cats neutered and microchipped within 6 months of registration
  • You must be in receipt of one of the following: Incapacity Allowance, Income Support, means tested JSA/ESA/Universal Credit,  (which must be accompanied by Housing benefit which must be in the same name as benefit) or State Pension along with housing benefit.
  • You must bring proof of eligibility to each appointment to receive the welfare prices

Standard Procedures Pricelist 2024

Initial Consultation Fee£25.00 dog/cat/ rabbit
£20.00 small pet
Follow up Consultation Fee (within 1 month)£22.00 dog/cat/rabbit
£15.00 small pet
Nurse Consultation Fee£12.50
Vaccinations DogInitial course of two vaccinations £55.00
Annual Booster £30.00 (Kennel Cough, if given at same time, +£17.00)
Vaccinations CatInitial course of two vaccinations £65.00
Annual vaccinations £35.00
Neuter Cat (including microchip)
Cats Protection Approved Centre – vouchers available
Castration £50.00
Spay £80.00
Plus a consultation charge in advance for pre op check £12.50
Neuter male dog (with microchip, if required)Dog Castration up to 10kg – £110.00
Dog Castration 10 – 25kg – £145.00
Dog Castration 25 – 40kg – £165.00
Dog Castration 40kg+ – £185.00
Plus a consultation in advance for pre op check £25.00
Neuter female dog (with microchip, if required) Bitch Spay 0 – 10kg – £135.00
Bitch Spay 10 – 25kg – £195.00
Bitch Spay 25 – 40kg – £235.00
Bitch Spay 40kg+ – £265.00
Plus a consultation in advance for pre op check £25.00

The Colchester Vet Clinic

The Colchester clinic provides vet services for pet owners in the east of our branch area (Colchester through to the coast at Clacton and Harwich). However, clients can opt to choose the most convenient of our two vet surgeries for initial registration.

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The Chelmsford Vet Clinic

The Chelmsford branch offers a welfare clinic offers vet services for pet owners in the Chelmsford area. However, clients can opt to choose the most convenient of our two vet surgeries for initial registration.

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Here are some photos of our Clinics showing reception, consulting rooms and operating theatres. The map also shows our geographic coverage