Were you aware that since April 2016 it is the law that all dogs are microchipped? Microchipping your pet gives you hope that if she or he ever goes missing they have a very good chance of being returned.

 Microchipping is no more painful for your pet than a regular injection.  Infact many pets don’t even notice implantation of the chip which is the size of a grain of rice that sits under the skin. The chip contains a reference number which shows up when your animal is scanned.  The number links to your details on a 24/7 central database allowing you to be contacted by the finder and reunited with your pet.

Most animals including cats, horses, birds, rabbits, some reptiles and ferrets can be microchipped. 

Microchipping is included in our loyalty health plan.  For more information please call our friendly reception on 01206 384999


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

Additionally we are closed:

Sat 16th April

Sat 3rd June 



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