Surgery and Diagnostics

Surgery and Diagnostics

Blackwater Vets is fully equipped with the trained staff and the surgical and diagnostic equipment needed to provide your pet a gold standard service whenever they stay. Using the most modern of anaesthetic regimes, techniques and technology services include:

  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Cutting edge dental equipment including a high speed dental drill.
  • Internal laboratory machines: Enable haematological, biochemical and electrolyte analysis of blood samples within 15 minutes.
  • Thyroid testing and monitoring
  • Urinalysis
  • Cytology
  • Microscopy
  • Specific in – house tests able to detect for pancreatitis in both dogs and cats.

For any other diagnostic tests necessary we have a same day packaging and supply policy of any samples requiring referral to our external lab offering a seven working day turn around.

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 2 veterinary practices in the Colchester region that holds an award for meeting the International Cat Care's recomendations for cat wellbeing within a veterianry clinic?