Best Friends Group Orchid

Orchid, Essex

Other facilities include:

Exercise Yard

Consultation Room

Operating Theatres


Kennel Room

Preparation Room

Dedicated Floor for Exotics

Bringing you veterinary care in the heart of Essex

This surgery was acquired in the Summer of 2001 and although operated as a totally separate surgery is complemented by the Shenfield surgery nearby. 

We are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), as are all Best Friends Vet Branches. We are also an accredited silver cat friendly practice.

Bringing together the best for your pet

The practice has recently expanded to accommodate our increasing client base. Orchid is now a 3 vet surgery, with two exotic veterinary surgeons and a dedicated floor for exotic pets. The practice also has a large garden that the dogs can benefit from. 

Out of Hours

Forest Veterinary Centre
Hemnall Street



CM16 4LQ


Travelling with your pet

We offer pet passports, which are essential if you want to travel with your pet. It is recommended that you start the process for gaining a pet passport at least 4 months before travel, so don’t leave it until the last minute. Call us on 01277 227462 to chat to our Reception Team about what is required or make your first appointment.

Trusted with your animals

We’re a caring practice who welcome you and your animals to our friendly branch - and our pet owners agree! Here’s some of the feedback we’ve had from people who trust their animals to us here at Best Friends Orchid:

"The only vet nearby who understood how to treat my pet birds, as well as treat myself with respect. I love this place. They listen to my opinions when considering what is wrong and how to treat my pets too, which in a lot of places doesn't happen."

Amber Bloomfield

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