Southfields Veterinary Specialists
Cranes Point
Gardiners Lane South
Essex SS14 3AP

T01268 564 664

E[email protected]

Reception Hours

7am – 9pm (Weekdays)
8am – 4pm (Saturdays)
Closed Sundays
Open 24/7 for Emergencies

Vet Professionals


We are currently unable to accept emergencies.
We do apologise and will notify you as soon as we are accepting emergencies again.

Alternative multi-disciplinary referral hospitals in the Linnaeus group:
DWR Veterinary Specialists (Cambridgeshire) emergencies call 01638 572012. More info:
Davies Veterinary Specialists (Hertfordshire) emergencies call 01582 883950 / OOH: 07870 560596. More info:


At Southfields, we make it as easy as possible for you to refer patients. Online referrals can be made via our VetHub portal. Click here to access VetHub.

If you prefer to refer by phone, simply call our Client Care team on 01268 564664.

Our specialists and clinicians are always happy to offer advice on a case with no obligation for onward referral. You can send a request for advice via VetHub or by calling our Client Care team on 01268 564664.

For media enquiries, please contact [email protected]

Emergency, urgent and out-of-hours referrals

Please call reception on 01268 564664 to speak to a member of staff for emergency, urgent and out-of-hours referral cases.
You do not need to complete an online referral form for these cases.

Our new free-of-charge triage service will enhance our emergency support for patients and streamline our referral process. Click here for more information on how our referral and triage process works.

You can also find out more about our services on our Vet Professionals’ page.

Pet Owners

Southfields Veterinary Specialists is staffed 24/7 with clinical staff but not administrative staff. ‘After hours’ we use a single incoming telephone line. If your call is not answered, it is almost certainly because the staff on duty are attending an emergency.

When visiting please be reassured that our building is designed to accommodate the following:

• Allocated accessible car parking spaces
• Accessible toilets
• Ground floor entry
• Wide double doors throughout the building

If you have any questions please do call us.

Local Amenities

If your pet has to stay with us for a few hours while we carry out tests or procedures, you can find information at the link below on some nearby amenities.

Media Enquiries

For media enquiries, please click here.