“Helping Pet owners of Mersea Island and surroundings to maintain the well being of their beloved family pet, through provision of veterinary care and education on responsible ownership.”

Hours may differ over the

Christmas and New Year.

In an emergency, if we are closed,

Call:  01206 842 224

Blackwater Vets

Our services


Just call our friendly receptionists to book your consultation with either the Veterinary Surgeon or the registered Nurse.  Times are 8:30-10:30 & 16:00-18:30 most days.

Health Checks and Vaccinations

We offer free health checks with the Registered Nurse  to ensure your pet remains healthy and happy.

Dental Hygiene

You may be surprised to discover that your pets teeth are similar to yours.  They lose their milk teeth, are susceptible to gum disease and should have a check up every year.

Parasite Control

Here at Blackwater Vets we have the knowlege and products to ensure your pets remain healthy, comfortable and parasite free.

Why not call to book your pet in for a free health appointment to see what we can offer?

Transportation abroad

Travelling to Europe from 1 January 2021

‘From 1 January 2021 the rules for travelling to EU countries with your pet have changed. You should start the process at least four months before you intend to travel to ensure you are prepared. Visit https://www.gov.uk/taking-your-pet-abroad for guidance on the steps you should take, we also recommend you contact DEFRA before you travel for up-to-date information on the requirements for the your destination.


Did you know that in UK law it is illegal if a dog is not microchipped after 8 weeks of age?

Microchipping gives you peace of mind that your pet can be easily identifiable if lost or stolen and is a quick, easy procedure that can be completed in the consult room.


You may already know that neutering prevents animals from falling pregnant or straying.  However, did you know that there are a number of other benefits to having your pet neutered?

Nurse Appointments

Our highly trained experienced nurses help with a wide range of problems and also give support and monitoring for you and your pet.

Surgery and Diagnostics

Our gold standard clinic is fully equipped to carry out the widest range of first opinion, surgical and diagnostic procedures.  Our modern facilities include high powered dental equipment, radiography, ultrasound and a state of the art in-house laboratory allowing full blood profiling with results back in minutes.  


2 Mill Road, West Mersea

Colchester, Essex



Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri:  8:30 - 19:00

Sat: 8:30 - 12:30

Tel: 01206 384999

 Sun & BH: closed

Out of Hours Tel : 01206 842224




Did you know? ..Blackwater Vets is one of only just a few veterinary practices in the Colchester region that hold cat friendly clinic status?