Ark Veterinary Centre

Decades of trusted care

Telephone: 01206 572410

14 Church Lane, Lexden,
Colchester, Essex. CO3 4AF

Memories of loved pets

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George East

I met George as a kitten when he jumped onto my shoulder, and into my life, at Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (SESAW). That same day, I also chose Sophie, George's play mate, and Lily, who we think is Sophie's mother, and they all came...


JD was a beaut. He enjoyed food, meeting new people and seeing if they had food. 

He impressed all our friend by being so affectionate and catching flys clean out of the air. Not to mention clean jumping to the top of the fridge from...

Bob and Dave

We said goodbye to our very much loved friends Bob and Dave on 20.4.17. 

The house is suddenly very quiet and 13 years of fun and faithfulness is being sorely missed.

Avid social cricket followers, they are soon to have a trophy...


Patches April 4th 2017

Our lovely cat Patches was put to sleep, with us both with her. Peter did a wonderful job, in what was a terrible time for us all. 

We adopted Patches and her sister Tiger, when they were about 5 weeks...


Kiri passed away peacefully at home on 22nd March, just short of his 15th birthday. He spent 6 years at PAWS PATAS Animal Rescue Centre in Spain as one of the resident office dogs before getting his chance to travel to the UK where he found a...


Sadly said goodbye to our long time pet and friend of nearly 15 years, on the 15/3/17. He was put to sleep gracefully by the caring and compassionate vet Julie. He was a bundle of joy and full of adventure in the garden, I have his claw marks...

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Monday to Friday: 8am to 6.30pm

Saturdays: 8.30am to 12 noon

Sundays: 9am to 11am

Bank Holidays: 9am to 11am