39 Church Road, Tiptree, CO5 0SU


We are open between 8.30am and 6.30pm every week day for help, advice and collections (we close for lunch between 1pm and 2pm).

Consultations are:

Monday – Friday 8.30am – 10.30am and 3.30pm and 6.30pm

Saturday – 9am – 11am


We are now also open from 12.30pm – 5.30pm on Saturday and 8am – 5.30pm on Sundays at our Witham Hospital.

This is an emergency service for Spring Lodge clients that is staffed by our own Vets and nurses – please call 07702 070037 for help between these times.



We opened as a branch practice of Spring Lodge Veterinary Hospital in 1997, and are situated in the village centre.Teddybeach


Our main veterinary surgeons are Portia Clayton and Ira Williams who over see the running of the Practice. They are assisted by our experienced reception staff  Teresa and Jacqui (and Jacqui’s dog Teddy!) who are there to answer any questions, provide advice and book appointments.

Sophie Gilbey our practice nurse offers regular nursing clinics for microchipping, nail clipping, health advice and preventative health treatments.

Any animals requiring hospitalisation or operations are transported in our ambulance to our Witham Hospital (see ‘Witham Centre’) for the team of vets and qualified nurses to care for.

Our ‘out of hours’ care is provided by Vets Now Ltd.  They are an independent company who provide the equivalent of a pet A&E department for local practices  during the night and weekends.  We are lucky, as this service is run from our Witham Hospital so your animal can receive care 24 hours a day once it has been admitted to our Hospital.  For more information on Vets Now please go to www.vets-now.com (Vets Now fees apply to this service).