Spring Lodge Veterinary Group in Essex | 24hr Emergency Service

Great Notley Clinic

The Green Great Notley Braintree CM77 7US

Great Notley Clinic Spring Lodge Vets Essex dog and vet


We are open between 8.30am and 6.30pm every weekday and between 12pm and 2pm on Saturdays.

Consultation Times

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

Wednesday – Late night consulting session on a Wednesday from 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Saturday – 12pm – 2pm


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 1999, originally working from a demountable ‘hut’ on the site of ‘The Cricketers Arms’ while we were waiting for our practice to be completed.

Our main veterinary surgeons are Lucy Drew, Portia Clayton and Joanna Grove-Smith who over see the running of the Practice.

They are assisted by our experienced reception staff of Barbara, Lesa, Juliet and Stuart who are there to answer any questions, provide advice and book appointments.

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

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.


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