About Us

Find out more about Blaircourt Pet Clinic in Chelmsford, Essex

Blaircourt Pet Clinic is a modern, purpose built practice at the same premises as our long established Equine Clinic in Woodham Ferrers not far from Chelmsford, where we believe in providing a high standard of veterinary care in a relaxed and caring environment. The pet clinic has gone from strength to strength, with a large increase in clientele, a consequence of the high standard of care given to your pets. Out small animal veterinary surgeon, Nicole Eksteen heads up the team, which includes Jessica Ramm and Ria Apparicio who take care of consultations when Nicole is conducting surgeries.

We have a strong emphasis on continuity of care, meaning you see the same person, and you and your pet can elect to see Nicole, Ri or Jess  ensuring those dreaded trips to the vets are as stress free as possible. We have a friendly, approachable team and believe in providing veterinary care with honesty and compassion for you and your pets.

The Clinic provides an ideal setting for both owners and animals, as it is situated in beautiful countryside with plenty of parking and outside space for dogs. The building itself has been designed to provide both space and light whilst creating an ideal environment for cutting edge veterinary care.

At Blaircourt we try to put an emphasis on preventative care as we believe ‘Prevention is better than cure!’ but we are fully equipped to deal with most aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. We have a spacious area for case work up, diagnostics and non-sterile procedures as well as a separate sterile operating theatre.

We have an in-house laboratory, digital x-ray machine and ultrasound equipment for diagnostic investigation. Should a case need a specialist centre for more complicated procedures or further diagnostics such as MRI/CT, we have good relationships with several referral hospitals. We also now offer in-house medicine and orthopaedic referrals service with Andria Cauvin and James Creasey, who will come to the practice for consultations, scans, endoscopes and specialist surgery.

Our team are always on hand for an informal chat over the phone or in person to give advice about your pet. You can also drop in any time during opening hours to get your pet weighed.

Meet the Team

Ri-Apparicio - Veterinary surgeon


Ri-Apparicio BVMSCI MRCVS Veterinary surgeon
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Charles du Preez - Veterinary Surgeon

Charles du Preez

Charles du Preez BVSc CertAVP MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
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