The Colne Valley Veterinary Practice was founded in 1947 and was initially based in a small building behind a house in Military Road in Colchester. In those early days the practice treated large and small animals.

In 1995, we ended our services for large animals and concentrated entirely on domestic pets. We are now classed as a 100% small animal veterinary practice and we are accredited as a small animal general practice by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

By 1998, we had outgrown the house and outbuildings of our Military Road home and we moved our main premises to a new purpose built site on Maudlyn Road in Colchester. This is where we continue to be based today. Our building is large and well equipped with four consulting rooms and a large dispensary. We have excellent surgical facilities and we are very well equipped with diagnostic tools such as an x-ray machine, an ultrasound machine and several endoscopes (cameras that allow us to into animals' lungs, stomachs and intestines.) We also have a well equipped practice laboratory. Our building has separate kennel rooms for cats, dogs and exotic pets. In short, we continue to enjoy working in a large, comfortable and well equipped veterinary practice.

We have five full-time veterinary surgeons and three part-time veterinary surgeons working at the practice. In addition, we employ nine qualified Veterinary Nurses (six of whom are full-time.) We are a vet nurse training practice and we also have one trainee nurse working with us as well as a full time kennel maid. We have a practice accounts manageress, nine part-time receptionists and four cleaners.

Our practice is constantly evolving, adapting to take onboard new ideas and to take on new challenges. All our vets and nurses regularly attend courses and meetings to keep up to date with new techniques and ideas in veterinary practice. It is our aim to be able to provide the very best service and care to you and your pet from the moment you step through our door or pick up the phone to call us.