Normal Opening Hours
Mon to Fri:8.00am – 6.30pm
Sat:8.00am – 2.00pm
Sun:Closed (Emergencies)

Our Nurse Clinics Provide Vital Care & Support
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Friendly & Experienced Staff
St Runwalds Is Cat Friendly
94a Maldon RoadColchesterEssexCO3 3APTel: 01206 572173Fax: 01206 369634

Welcome To St Runwald's Veterinary Surgery 


Dear Clients,

Thank you to everyone for their patience in these difficult times when providing booster appointments for your pets has been challenging.

I am pleased to report that, through offering 'booster clinics', we have been able to see many of those pets for their annual check-up and vaccination.

If you however still require an appointment for this purpose, please do now contact us.

We still have opportunity to book on some Saturdays and Wednesdays from September into October. We are trying to book those pets that need their vaccinations in date order so, if your pet falls later on in the month for their annual vaccination we will try as we can to keep to that timing or perhaps a little later.  

Please note that some delay is possible, without detriment to your pet’s wellbeing, depending on their medical history and circumstances.

So we can utilise these appointments to their best potential we would be grateful if, at the time of booking, you can pre-order any parasite control products or routine medication required so that these can be ready for you. 

We understand there will be significant demand for these booster appointments and as so, they are expected to fill quickly. Please do bear with us and, if the spaces available are taken, reception will take note of your details and contact you to offer a convenient time and date when more opportunities to be seen will hopefully be secured. 

We are still consulting in the car park to safeguard everyone and after discussing any concerns with you, your pet will come in to the practice and be returned to you, after their vaccination and health check.

We kindly ask that you please make sure you bring your pet’s vaccination booklet with you to your appointment. If you require a new or replacement card, please do make us aware of this when you initially book your pet’s appointment and we can have this ready for you.

Thank you again for your support and the lovely emails we have received. 

With best wishes, 

Anita and team.


Once again, our deepest gratitude goes out to our clients for nominating us in the prestigious Pet Plan Awards 2021.

Our practice and staff have been individually nominated.

We’re very proud of this and we’re honoured that you deem us worthy of these awards.


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St. Runwald’s is a vets in Colchester owned by Anita James MRCVS since 1996.

Our professional team is committed to providing quality veterinary care and treatment to your pet, who we consider to be a member of your family.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website, which includes details of our surgery hours and services plus some useful pet care links that are free to access whenever you need to.

Register your pet

New clients: simply complete our online registration form and click submit to send your details to us.

Out of hours emergencies

Our designated emergency service can be contacted by calling Vets Now on 01206 842224 (after 6.30pm weekdays and after 12.30pm on Saturdays)

In case of a house visit being required please give as much notice as possible.

Thinking of getting a pet?

We can offer a free of charge ‘pre-pet’ appointment with a qualified nurse for you to discuss any queries or questions you may have concerning your new pet.