Forest Veterinary Centre - Epping Surgery

Hemnell Street
CM16 4LQ


"The best care for your pet - ensuring your peace of mind"

  • Comprehensive first opinion service for local people
  • We accept referrals from other veterinary surgeons
  • Laparoscopy spay and procedures available (key hole surgery)
  • 24 hour emergency service run by our own team of vets and nurses
  • We are the main vet for the Woodford Bridge Centre Guide Dogs 

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Clinic reviews

5 Stars - 15-09-2016 - Bolognese

We live quiet away from this Epping Surgery, but it's well worth the travel, I couldn't fault it, the vets nurses and the receptionists treat animals and their owners with kindness and respect. Treatments are in a class of there own. Cannot thank them enough for all that they do.

5 Stars - 12-05-2016 - Michelle

My 9 month old GSD required major leg surgery due to a growth abnormality. Glenn performed the operation and the girls nursed him through a very difficult few days I found Glenn to be most helpful throughout this stressful time. Explaining the details of the procedure and future outcome with the use of Scans and X Rays. Additionally, he kept us updated regularly whilst he was hospitalised and on hand to help with any problems or questions as they arose. Given the seriousness of the operation and the 16 week recovery time, he was in very little pain. He is now almost fully recovered and shows no sign of lameness. We have Glenn and the team to thank for all their skill in giving him back his leg and life!!!.. Thank you!

5 Stars - 26-04-2016 - Fred

Although some reviews have not given full marks for value for money because I assume they regard the prices as higher than at some veterinary practices, I'd like to point out the state of the art equipment and facilities at Forest which are second to none. When our cat Smartie had her second stroke 2 years ago her life was saved because she was able to spend the night in an oxygen tent at the Hemnal Street clinic where there is always a nurse in attendance 24 hours a day. She also had a heart scan and once again the equipment was there to do that. Many years ago we took in a stray cat on a Saturday evening that had been found by a neighbour in the most dreadful condition. When we called Forest a vet met us there within ten minutes. The cat ended up being hospitalised on a drip for almost a week but came home to live with us a cured and well cat. The only thing I would improve/suggest is separate waiting areas for cats and dogs which I understand has been implemented at Eastwick.

5 Stars - 25-04-2016 - John H

Referred to Forest Veterinary Centre by our local Vets, Highfield , in Cheshunt. A cancerous tumour had been found on his left back leg which would require surgery to remove it. The Op was not a straight forward procedure due to location. After the Op Ren had to be re-admitted due to a complication. From start to finish I had complete faith in all the people who dealt with him, vets and nurses. I was given an update on his welfare every morning and he is now making a full recovery. All the admin side (insurance claim) was dealt with quickly as well. All the people who dealt with Ren and also me were completely professional in all aspects of his treatment. Forest Vets realise how special peoples pets are to them and this certainly came across during the course of his treatment. Just to say a big thanks from Ren and myself.

4.8 Stars - 22-03-2016 - Gary.

We were referred by our local Vets in Melbourn Cambridgeshire to Forest Veterinary Centre for specialist consultation and subsequent procedure for our Dog Benji. Glen and all the Forest team were friendly, informative and very professional. Glad to say Benji is now on his way to a good recovery. Thanks again for all your help and support.

5 Stars - 25-01-2016 - Lucy & Karl

There are not enough words to explain our gratitude for the support and care we received from everyone at Forest Vets. Our French bulldog, Louis was in over Christmas with a slipped disc, requiring emergency surgery on his spine. Glenn carried out his operation. We absolutely knew he was in safe hands despite the high risks involved. Glenn kept us up to date pre & post operation of his progress. Since the operation Louis has come along in leaps and bounds and his back to his cheeky chappy self. Glenn and his supporting staff saved our Louis and we are so grateful. Your surgeons, nurses, reception staff are all a credit to Forest Vets. I would and have recommended you to all family and friends. Thank you all so much again, Lucy, Karl & Louis

5 Stars - 26-09-2014 - Eunice & Ron waller

To Glenn and the team that cared for Rollo. Thank you so much for the care you gave to Rollo in his last days. It was much appreciated and we knew he was in good hands. He was much loved and will be sorely missed. We started out at this surgery when it was Mr Bracegirdle (how many moons ago was that!) and have been with this excellent surgery ever since.

4.8 Stars - 17-07-2014 - Amanda

Would just like to say a Big thank you to the vets, nurses and reception lady at Epping vets today 17/7/14 for seeing my puppy and putting my mind at rest that everything was ok. A fantastic vets really care for the animals not just the money . Thank you

4.8 Stars - 27-05-2014 - lana's Mum

The vets themselves are brilliant as are the nurses. However the same can't be said for the receptionists, in particular the ones that were on duty on Tuesday 27th May, they have no idea of customer service they would rather answer the phone than deal with the waiting people at the reception desk and still answer the phone even when they are serving you. Don't say please, thankyou or even goodbye. All i can say is try and go when Carole is working she is a credit to the reception desk. My scores are bases on the vets and nurses.

Vet Response

Dear Lana's Mum Thank you for your positive comments regarding our surgery, but I am obviously concerned that you did not get the level of customer care from our reception team this morning. A veterinary reception job is incredibly demanding, juggling clients, telephone calls, patients needs and their appointments as well as requests from the vets and nurses. This was a Tuesday morning after the bank holiday with 2 receptionists on duty, there would normally be a third person as back up in the office but unfortunately at this time due to unforeseen circumstances we were short of staff so that person was not available. I would like to apologise that you felt there was a lack of customer service on this particular morning and assure you that at Forest Veterinary Centre we always strive for the best care at all levels. Should you wish to discuss this in person with me please feel free to contact me on 01992 575790 or email me in confidence at Thank you

5 Stars - 05-02-2014 - theresa merry

I would just like to say , how professional and caring forest vetanary centre at eastwick harlow was with Hamish and us when the time came to let him go . we had a home visit from them and was able to spend time with Hamish before and after he passed away . thank you for a all you done over the last few years . I highly recommend you and all your staff .

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