Health Checks and Vaccinations

‘Some of our patients literally pull our clients into the practice, they are so glad to be here!’

Having your pet vaccinated and regularly checked is important to keep them healthy.

Blackwater Vets offer all clients free twice yearly health checks with a Registered Veterinary Nurse, increasing to monthly checks for pets up to 6 months of age.  These checks  allow us to answer any questions you may have, gain accurate weights, prescribe effective treatments against a variety of parasites, administer vaccinations and all interspersed with  fuss & treats  so that your pet associates visiting the vet with nice memories.

Puppies and kittens should be vaccinated from 8 and 9 weeks of age respectively with the 2nd vaccination being given 3 to 4 weeks later.

Our canine vaccinations guard against diseases such as canine distemper, hepititis, parvovirus, adenovirus  and parainfluenza and leptospirosis.

A separate vaccination can be requested which guards against kennel cough.

Our feline vaccinations guard against feline rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, panleucopenia and leukaemia.

 Kits (Baby Rabbits)

Should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) from 5 weeks old.





 The three products we recommend to treat against Ticks, fleas and worms are Advocate, Milbemax, Nexgard Spectra.









2 Mill Road, West Mersea

Colchester, Essex



Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am - 7 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 Sunday & Bank holidays: closed



tel: (01206) 384 999