Colchester Veterinary Surgery

Companion Care Vet Surgery
Inside Pets at Home
Colne View Retail Park
Cowdray Avenue
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1YN

General

  • Highly experienced vet professionals
  • Owner-managed surgeries so that you get to know your team
  • Modern equipment and extensive facilities
  • Full range of treatments from health checks to emergency operations
  • Complete convenience - open 7 days a week, plus extended hours!
  • Inside Pets at Home: a one-stop shop, with parking too!
  • Value for money

Opening times

Day Opens Closes
Monday 9:00 am 9:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am 9:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am 9:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am 9:00 am
Friday 9:00 am 9:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am 4:30 pm
Sunday 10:30 am 3:30 pm

Clinic reviews

5 Stars - 20-09-2017 - Kate Thompson

I have used Companion Care for some years but in recent weeks I have had to consult for my aged and poorly dog. The care and compassion received from all the staff I dealt with but especially Dr Marc Verrall was superb. The care they gave to my beloved dog made the decisions we had to make all the easier for their understanding and support. I would have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful practice to anyone and it is worth the half hour journey from my home to feel that my pets always receive the best care for all the staff.

5 Stars - 05-05-2017 - michaela Longo

Thank you so much for being so emotionally in tune with us today. It was very hard for us today today to say goodbye to our friend coupled with guilt that maybe we could have done more. The sensitivity and professionalism displayed today really helped us and made this a very dignified end to the life of our cat Pico. Thanks really appreciate that

5 Stars - 09-12-2016 - Bridget

the quality of care before, during and after my cat's operation has been exceptional despite how busy this practice is. Highly recommended.

5 Stars - 10-09-2016 - Mrs k

I took my dog for her annual boosters she is a nervous dog but the vet was very patient and very accomadating. He was very thorough and was good with my young daughter who was very inquisitive and was the best service we have received at a vets will definately continue to use them. The receptionist is very friendly and happy to answer any questions would recommend to every one

1 Stars - 03-08-2016 - DYLAN DOG

SEVERAL DAYS AGO MY WIFE MADE AN APPOINTMENT, 11:55 AM SUNDAY MORNING WITH YOUR OFFICE IN "PETS AT HOME" COLCHESTER CO1 1YN, AFTER RECEIVING A RECOMMENDATION FROM A FRIEND. WHEN WE ARRIVED WE WAITED TEN MINUTES IN A QUEUE AT THE FRONT DESK,AND AFTER A FURTHER WAIT OF FIFTY FIVE MINUTES TO BE SEEN BY THE VET,MY WIFE ENQUIRED IF WE WERE NEXT, ONLY TO BE INFORMED THERE WERE ANOTHER FIVE PEOPLE INFRONT OF US, AND THAT "THEY WERE ONE VET DOWN" WE CONFIRMED OUR APPOINTMENT AT 10:30AM, WHY WERE WE NOT TOLD OF THIS SITUATION. WE LEFT WITHOUT BEING SEEN BY A VET. THE SERVICE WAS ABYSMAL, AND NOT WORTHY OF YOUR REPUTATION.

Vet Response

Thank you for the feedback provided. I am sorry to read that you felt you had an unacceptably long waiting time on a Sunday that your pet needed to see our vet. Please would you allow me to explain why waiting times on a Sunday can be longer than usual on occasion: 1. We are one of only two vet surgeries in Colchester that provide a normal service on a Sunday. All other surgeries are closed and their clients are directed to use the out of hours service Vets Now at a higher cost. 2. The result of this is that we get a large number of calls from clients that require emergency appointments on a Sunday. 3. We reserve a significant section of consultation time for these cases, but due to the volume of clients that have to be seen, we cannot run it on a strict appointment bases, but rather on a 'arrive and wait to be seen bases', similar to when one visits A&E for an emergency appointment. 4. We aim to make all clients aware of this when they request to be seen on a Sunday. We do apologise if you were not made aware of this. Most clients understand that there will be a longer than usual wait and they appreciate that we are happy to see them on a Sunday. Clients also understand that we need to prioritise more life threatening emergencies. 5. The alternative to using our service on a Sunday would be to go to the out of hours provider Vets Now Colchester that is open all Sunday for emergency veterinary care only. Please feel free to contact us on 01206 771984 if you would like to discuss your concerns further.
23-08-2016

2.6 Stars - 06-06-2016 - jade

5 Stars - 05-08-2015 - AmyEvans92

I have two cats registered with Companion Care in Colchester and i just cannot speak highly enough of the service i have received across 4/5 visits. I have always been made to feel very welcome and my cats too! I took my eldest cat in this Monday as she had one of her back feet, the vet wanted to make sure she was checked out as he thought it could be broken. I was told that she would need an xray ASAP and the following morning was extremely busy but to bring her in anyway. After arriving in the morning, I was seen to very quickly and the vet nurse explained everything i needed/wanted to know. The receptionist was also extremely helpful when i needed to fill in my claims form. I just had to turn up at 5:30pm to collect my cat and again, they were very good at explaining what had happened. I seriously cannot recommend Companion Care in Colchester enough. If you want to use a vets that's friendly, accommodating and reasonably priced, go there!

5 Stars - 27-06-2015 - Margaret

I need it chip

1.6 Stars - 28-04-2015 - Sharon

5 Stars - 09-02-2015 - Lucie Bax

I cannot recommend this practice enough. I was so nervous about Gary going in for his neuter (I'm well aware it's silly, he's just very important to me!) But I've just called the practice and the lady on the phone (Sue?) was so lovely. She went over to him and talked to him whilst I was on the phone, explained what they did and all of the aftercare to me again (even though they've gone through this with my partner earlier) and I cannot thank her enough, and all the team, for being so kind. If you love your pet - this is the place to take them! It's run by people who clearly have pets too.

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